It seems like we’ve been making a nice progress in having this forum ready for announcement. I’ve gone through everything and found some final tweaks that I think could be important (or nice) to have before the launch. We also have to get a consensus on Importing qubes-users discussions.
@michael sorry to make you take a look at more settings, but I promise it’s the final look (at least from my part).
What do others think about these changes?
Changes to settings
Tweak some settings in the admin area.
title- It’s currently “Qubes OS”. I think it should be “Qubes Community” or “Qubes Forum” or something.
allow user locale- Allow users to choose their own language interface preference. Might be nice especially since the forum is welcoming localized discussions.
hide user profiles from public- Disable user cards, user profiles and user directory for anonymous users.
Even though the forum is public, I think user cards could require a login as a privacy concern. This would avoid anonymous crawling of user profile information.
log anonymizer details- Whether to keep a user’s details in the log after being anonymized. When complying to GDPR you’ll need to turn this off.
share anonymized statistics- even though telemetry is useful, we know anonymity is hard and so I think people in this community would me more pleased with this disabled.
Changes to categories
prevent non-admins from posting in #news - I can’t confirm if this is done
ordering - regarding the ordering, it is currently reordering the categories automatically according to the activity they have. I think that will be fine as long as the colors of the two dominant categories don’t clash.
coloring - even though this is a matter of personal opinion,
With these proposals it would look something like this
This is a minor thing, but the current theme is named “Light” and so when the user goes to the user settings to select the theme it shows two options called light. @michael could you rename it to “Qubes”?
It will also avoid confusion in case an admin wants to tweak the theme in the future.
The current one is discourse’s default. I think this could be looked at.