I see what hrobertson was talking about when he said that the Category definition for Support was a meta field. It doesn’t show up when you decide to arrange topics with the “Categories” button at the top.
Google Chrome (v 30?) here:
I for one have been having intermittent issues with the the forum losing my login. I thought it might be timing out, but since I could just restart the main page and I was still logged in, I’m not too sure.
Logging in returned a blank page alot (mentioned in other threads). Since it mentioned something about deleting cache data in the url, I went and manually did that in the browser options and it finally let me in.
Edit: Renamed thread by hrobertson’s suggestion. Makes sense anyway
I think specific threads are better than one big ‘all forum issues’ thread.
There is already the Avatar Problems thread and the Connecting an old account with a new one thread, perhaps rename this “Login/Session Loss Issues”.
I think the problem you describe is the one Keith is referring to here:
and on Twitter here:
If you're having weird issues with being logged in/out to the forums @discourse checked in a fix last night. I'll merge later tonight
This type of forum is really different from all of the ones I’m used to. I much prefer the category view because it is more similar to what I’m used to. Is there a way to make the category view the default?
Since this is about issues, im not to wrong here:
The title of the page says “I-Noave” instead of “I-Novae”.
Sorry if someone already mentioned it, I just saw it and thought i should post it
Its just the forum btw. not the mainpage.
@INovaeKeith What do you think about reducing the 15 character limit on thread titles and the 20 character limit on posts?
As is already happening, if someone wants to just say ‘Thanks’ they’ll just pad out their post to meet the char limit.
Some hypothetical thread titles shorter than 15 characters:
Ship Design (11)
Faction Styles (14)
If someone wants to give a thread an concise and accurate title, they might not be able to.
If someone wants to make a spammy thread without thinking about the title, they can do that anyway, it’ll just be a longer spammy title.
What benefit do the char limits add? What purpose do they serve?
I think the limits are there to make sure that what you’re saying is a meaningful contribution to the discussion. I’ll look into shortening the limits as putting in a whole bunch of padding is certainly a trivial way to circumvent the limits =)