The forum has has been updated to Discourse 3.0 which is the latest stable version.
The majority of the changes are under the under the hood or in things we are not using in this forum (or we will activate only later).
One of the prominent changes is a new (experimental) feature for user status. This allows you to select an emoji, a short text and for how long it will stay up — this appears next to your username on your posts (hover the emoji to see it).
It’s totally optional, but we think it can be fun to use. To see/set your own, click on your avatar on the top right, go to the last tab and use the
Set custom status:
You can also change it in your account preferences.
There are some navigation/menu changes that we are have not activated yet which, among other things, will allow a personalized menu for your favourite categories/tags, and also a new user menu that separates notifications by type (all, only replies, only likes, and other). We will look into these later once we settled with the new version.
There’s also some new helpful tips for new members when they join so that they get acquainted with the features more quickly. For the most part, these will only be relevant for anyone joining from now.
If you bump into something new that you like and/or have questions about — or a problem that needs to be looked into —, please post it here so that there’s a centralized place for it.