New Forum Features and Updates!

New Updates

You may have noticed the forum going up and down for a while today. This was due to us making some changes/updates to the forum to make it a bit nicer to use! We hope that the new updates make using the forum even just a bit nicer for everyone :heart:

New Category: Announcements

Where you currently are! This category will be used to both mirror announcements from other platforms, as well as make forum-specific announcements. Be sure to check back regularly to stay up to date!

New Plugins

We have installed 5 new plugins to make the forum a bit nicer to use. Each one will be gone over.

Plugin: Solved

Solved is a plugin now in use on our Support category. This plugin allows thread authors to accept replies as "solutions’'. These replies will be distinguished with a green check mark, and linked to at the top of the original post.

This will make marking issues as “solved” much easier, and make it so you can find answers to common issues much faster!

Plugin: Reactions

Reactions is a plugin that adds the ability to add different emoji reactions to posts. This works alongside likes, but giving you a higher level of expression! Hover over the “like” button to see a list of new emojis.

We will eventually be porting over our emojis from our Discord server onto the forum, so they can be used here as well!

Plugin: Math

Math is a plugin that adds the ability to use LaTeX in posts for math equations.

We expect this to be most useful in Technical Discussion.

Example:

$$
\sqrt{(-1)} \; 2^3 \; \sum \; \pi
$$
\sqrt{(-1)} \; 2^3 \; \sum \; \pi

Plugin: Graphviz

Graphviz is a plugin that adds the ability to use Graphviz graphs in posts.

We expect this to be most useful in Technical Discussion.

Example:

[graphviz engine=circo]
graph {
    a -- b;
    b -- c;
    c -- d;
    d -- e;
    e -- g;
    a -- g;
    a -- c;
    a -- d;
    a -- e;
    b -- d;
    b -- e;
    b -- g;
    c -- e;
    c -- g;
    d -- g;
}
[/graphviz]
a a b b a--b c c a--c d d a--d e e a--e g g a--g b--c b--d b--e b--g c--d c--e c--g d--e d--g e--g

Plugin: Assign

Assign is a plugin that adds the ability to assign a user, or whole group, to a thread. That way it’s clear who is looking into what.

We expect this to be most useful in our Support category.

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Glad to have helped put forward some of these suggestions, should help people to have a better user experience, especially with solutions!

Hoping to see some more changes done soon, but this is a great start.

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