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Feature request: Ability to turn off the "progress" section for our forum

By Christian Scheuer @chrscheuer2020-01-26 20:22:42.721Z

The ability to answer to threads in the sequential "progress" format at the end is not working very well with our user base. I think it works well when people posting are mostly educated to use the forum but in our case it just causes a lot of confusion around where to hit reply. It would be very helpful for us to be able to turn it off for either our whole forum or at least for individual sub categories.

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  1. KajMagnus @KajMagnus2020-01-27 04:34:48.044Z

    Ok, will fix — in the upcoming version, or the one after probably. Thanks or the feedback

    1. CChristian Scheuer @chrscheuer2020-01-29 05:18:21.716Z

      Thank you Magnus :)

      1. KajMagnus @KajMagnus2020-01-29 06:01:31.014Z

        B.t.w. yesterday I was at a UX testing meetup, and ... Well, maybe as expected, everyone got confused by these diferent Discussion and Progress sections.

        So probably should be disabled by default everywhere, ... except for here at Ty .io where I can experiment with the UX.

        At the same time, some of them thought that the Progress type replies, made sense for Problem and Idea type topics (topics about getting something done together — solving a problem or implementing an idea). So, in newly created communities, maybe having such topic types by default use Progress replies, whilst Q&A topics could default to threaded best-first replies, could be made to work.

        1. CChristian Scheuer @chrscheuer2020-02-06 17:46:25.009Z

          A good start would be the ability to turn the feature off individually. I can't say too much about whether or not it should be disabled by default on other sites - I don't have an overview of your other users/forums, so I would leave that up to you. But for us it would be a huge improvement to be able to turn off the "progress" section, since our users just don't think in that linear way haha.

          1. KajMagnus @KajMagnus2020-02-06 20:03:06.299Z

            You can add this CSS, to hide the "Add progress note" button — then people should be unable to start using those type of replies, in new topics where they haven't been added already:

            .s_OpReB.s_OpReB-Prg {
                display: none;
            }
            

            ... Until later when I've added a real UI prefs option for this.

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