Dec 21, 16 / Cap 20, 00 12:44 UTC
General Feedback ¶
Hello, i just want to provide some feedback for the actual state of the forums:
From the technical point of view:
This board is actually a 95% downgrade from Facebook Groups. it does only allow to publish content, it does not allow to search, alert, rate ( like / react on ) or ignore content. It does not allow to connect with, privately talk to and efficiently collaborate with people participating at this forums. Standard implementations of general purpose forums serve board groups, notifications, assisted moderation and the ability uniquely recognize members along their avatars. At least some standards violations are on "the wall" too.
From the UI point of view:
This board has some major UI flaws which makes it more difficult to read topics and channel ( sub-forum ) directories and to identify strict zones of control ( chains of UI elements in the page flow ). I recommend to generalize a UI among standards. The UI in general is out of sync to its environment ( the website ). The same counts to some UI elements of the web page in general ( Logout-Button, Forum-Button ). It takes more than just "bootstrap" a forum. There are also unimportant UI elements visible, that do not serve any purpose for regular board members.
From the directing point of view:
The board pretty much looks like "It's needed, we don't finish it, we just enable it." - Such things are worst practice. I am sure we can do that better.