Erlend (@sadr)

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  • Erlend
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    @sadr

    I don’t think this should be a priority for bbPress. You’re doing the right thing by “outsourcing” it. But even that might be unnecessary. Most websites would be better served by adjusting to bbPress, not the other way around.

    Those strongly opposed to change should simply consider options such as SimplePress, which follows the traditional (legacy imo) style of forum structure.

    Maybe the teaching route is better than the development route in this case? An instructional blog post or codex page to ease people into bbPress’ new concepts could go a long way. That’s the Git approach for instance.


    Erlend
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    @sadr

    Thanks for including SWNK in the examples list!

    ’twas my pleasure. Your forum does a very good job of being clean and readable, and you’ve clearly built a very active community around it.

    NB bbPress site owners: You’ll want to follow this trac ticket to know when you can submit your bbPress-powered site to the official WordPress showcase.


    Erlend
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    @sadr

    Any further thoughts on my styling points?

    I also made a few more edits to the examples page. The WPMU forum is apparently still running on the stand-alone bbPress, so I had to remove it (for now). Kudos to ck for making the top100 for the legacy bbPress forum.

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    Erlend
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    @sadr

    I’m on Chrome 21, and I don’t see anything in any of the “Last Poster” fields.


    Erlend
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    @sadr

    @Erlend Can you create a new page for this,

    The page was in draft form, but empty. I just did another one of my copycat acts to get a page up there; dunno if John had other plans for it.


    Erlend
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    @sadr

    I figured they were two different topics (this one was kind of ‘case closed’ already), but alright.

    Okay I’ll incorporate the on-site GPL page back into the article.


    Erlend
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    @sadr

    Gah, just noticed I typed the link to the examples page wrong. Here’s the proper link:
    https://bbpress.org/about/examples/


    Erlend
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    @sadr

    I just finished a draft of my proposal for bbpress.org’s license page. I don’t think a dedicated GPL license page is necessary when there’s a nice public page for it and plenty other trustworthy “mirrors” in case of downtime.

    I basically copied the WordPress License page, updated it with mentions of bbPress and alternatively licensed forums, and merged it with a summarized version of the domains warning.

    Your thoughts please.


    Erlend
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    @sadr

    Yesterday I offered to help write some copy for bbPress.org, so this is the first of many such posts in a series of sorts as I work my way through the pages and contents in question.

    Today I’ve been looking at the examples page. This page is not linked to yet, but we’ll sort that out once we’re happy with the page itself.

    Also, down the line bbPress should simply have its own “flavor” on the WordPress Showcase site, coupled with a custom page on bbpress.org that pulls information from there, much like how the BuddyPress showcase probably already works. But since that might take a while (all I know is it’s beyond my capabilities) I figured a static page would serve as a good substitute in the meantime.

    Styling

    I realized that a common question that’s going to be popping up as I work on these pages is “Changes to bbpress.org vs Changes to my article formatting“. So when I give this feedback, know that I probably have a reasonable workaround for it in mind already if you don’t agree with the proposed changes.

    • Page headers – Either make them take charge of the page (more prominent than h1) or don’t show them at all. One of my favorite examples of a beautifully dominant page title is WooThemes’ Optimize.
    • On my test site (also where my images are currently loaded from because I don’t have that privilege here yet) I used captions to achieve some simple compartmentalization. It seems the bbpress.org theme doesn’t have any styling for captions yet. Furthermore, on hover they expand slightly instead of highlighting in some other way (e.g. a shadow overlay), making the content below shift downwards slightly, which looks weird.
    • The showcase codex page should be retired.

    Your input is most welcome, including my choice of “featured” items.

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    Erlend
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    @sadr

    This is a gorgeous looking forum site! Is it running bbPress 2?

    @netweb if you read this, I tried checking the source but this one didn’t have bbpress in it. Got any other tricks up your sleeve? Well, the permalinks, the anchors, the widgets.., it all points towards bbPress 2, so I’m gonna go ahead and add it to the examples page.

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    Erlend
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    @sadr

    Re: Markdown

    Feedback should be directed towards the WP-Markdown support forum.

    Re: Search

    wpmudev.org has got a very elegant forum search set up on their site, including an alternative Google search. Maybe they’ll share the code. I’ll refer them to this thread and try get a conversation going.

    Re: Breadcrumbs & Tags

    Agreed, I’ll do some mockups.


    Erlend
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    @sadr

    Thanks mate, I found it already and it’s on my list 😉 I scoured the “Pimp your press” category and I’ve made note of 14 different forums.

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    Erlend
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    @sadr

    A simple report button would indeed still be nice.


    Erlend
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    @sadr

    Hey @janoochen . I’m putting together an examples collection of bbPress 2 forums. Can you just confirm that your forum is running on the bbPress 2 plugin, not the older bbPress 1.x or 0.9 version?

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    Erlend
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    @sadr

    Thanks for Markdown!

    Got some more:

    • Could really use a forum-wide search. So far it seems we only have board-wide (that’s what I prefer to call a single forum) and topic-wide.
    • Breadcrumbs would be nice in my opinion, but it’s a preference thing.
    • The tag cloud is so massive I don’t even dare look at it. It’d be interesting to track the amount of clicks those tags get. What purpose does the tag-cloud serve?

    Erlend
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    @sadr

    aaaand I now have access to posts, but not pages 😛


    Erlend
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    @sadr

    Cheers!

    Small problem: I’ve tried accessing the admin (via top bar as well as manually typed) and I keep getting redirected to the front page. Same thing for for post-new.


    Erlend
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    @sadr

    I’ll get right on that copy then 😉


    Erlend
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    @sadr

    bump! 2.1 is out, along with a brand spanking new bbpress.org. If there ever was a time to introduce the WordPress community at large to bbPress this would be it 🙂


    Erlend
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    @sadr

    Loving it!

    Some “could be nice”s:

    Frontpage: I think the 1-3 latest blog posts ought to be shown prominently somewhere on the front page.

    Forum: Have you considered using the excellent WP Markdown plugin for this forum? I find it to be a really clever, future-proof alternative to bbcode.

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    Erlend
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    @sadr

    Wow there, it’s only been 8 hours. For all we know, every developer available could still be sound asleep. We’ve been getting daily RC releases based on users’ bug reports; I hardly think there’s any reason to complain.


    Erlend
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    @sadr

    I could swear I saw John write somewhere that bbPress 2.0 was successfully working with W3 Total Cache, but don’t take my word for it.


    Erlend
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    @sadr

    Just another thought thrown in here, although it doesn’t really tie into P2.

    What if nested replies were made possible by BuddyPress activity replies? That’s already made possible via the activity view, but it’d be super cool if those replies could be integrated into the post view.


    Erlend
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    @sadr

    For what it’s worth, removing “topic” should have no effect on SEO.

    If you have a “General” forum, i.e. at /forums/general , wouldn’t you rather avoid the confusion if a user starts a thread called “general”? I actually don’t know what would happen in this scenario…

    In reply to: img tags

    Erlend
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    @sadr

    mrtonny8 is a spambot. Please ban.

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