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Forum. New!

dir patchers,

in a quest to gradually modernize vvvv.org we present to you step one: a new forum.

Here is what's new

  • the forum is now using the brilliant open-source software https://discourse.org so you may want to check out their site to get an overview of the possibilities
  • it comes with a dedicated mobile theme
  • as requested previously you can now use markdown to format postings
  • links to external sites get embedded with a preview if you put them in an extra line
  • you can now "Like" a post instead of posting an answer with only "+1" to show your appreciation for it
  • the search seems to works supa good so we got rid of tags for "topics" and only use them for special labeling
  • the main categories are:
    • question: Question about using vvvv or vl
    • feature: Feature requests regarding vvvv or vl
    • bug: Bug reports regarding vvvv or vl
    • general: General statements or discussions not necessarily about vvvv or vl
    • website: Discussion about the vvvv.org website including this forum, the wiki, the blogs,...

Use of Tags

Instead of using a usercontributed tag-cloud approach as we did in the old forum so far we decided to try something different this time and only use tags very selectively:

  • please use the vl tag to let us know you're posting about VL
  • please use the alpha tag if you're posting about an alpha version
  • please use the devvvv tag if you're posting about the sdk or developing a plugin

And some caveats:

  • pasting links from vvvv.org does not automatically convert them to pretty links anymore. you'll now always have to manually use markdown syntax to do that. it is not so hard, the wysiwyg editor helps you.
  • the search for vvvv.org and the forum are now separate
  • same for bookmarks: there are now separate bookmarks for the forum
  • forum entries are no longer listed on the activities overview page which means that you'll now have to check 2 places (activities and forum) for news
  • no more flattr integration in the forum (which didn't seem to have been used much anyway)
  • the shoutbox is not available while viewing the forum
  • there can now only be one solution per thread. this is due to a lack of functionality in the Accepted Answers Plugin for discourse. any ruby-on-rails aficionados out there who want to give this a shot?
  • your existing subscriptions for individual threads have not been moved over to the new forum. you're now "tracking" each thread you've participated in and can of course change that again for each thread individually
  • discourse has its own personal profile settings

Sorry for those inconveniences.


Hope you find our new place for discussions comfy. Feedback welcome as a comment below or in the website section of the forum.
Have a good discourse!

joreg, Tuesday, Oct 25th 2016 Digg | Tweet | Delicious 11 comments  
soriak 25/10/2016 - 13:07

can we get v4p and zip upload back in the forum?

joreg 25/10/2016 - 13:22

aight, they are back. thanks for the pointer.

microdee 25/10/2016 - 15:26

fuckyeah, awesome! nice stuff! next stop the contrib page (*khm* with vpm *khm* :D)

sunep 25/10/2016 - 16:15

how about an indication that there is something new and unread in the forum in the activities view and vice versa.

this way we can check one place and see if there is something new.

jens.a.e 26/10/2016 - 08:14

Yay! Discourse! Very happy to see the new change :D Email digests for the week... you save my day!

h99 26/10/2016 - 11:34
joreg said
there can now only be one solution per thread. this is due to a lack of functionality in the Accepted Answers Plugin for discourse. any ruby-on-rails aficionados out there who want to give this a shot?

Not only this, also that other users, rather than just OP, can mark an answer as solution, if this is still a thing, though.

u7angel 26/10/2016 - 18:57

dankeschön for the effort

tekcor 26/10/2016 - 20:55

i was so much used to the old one that i was a bit shoked to be honest. like if someone replaces your living room suddenly...

u7angel 27/10/2016 - 12:40

next stop - a new gallery - masonry or grid styled ^^

manuel 27/10/2016 - 17:42

And google search can cover forum and vvvv site ?

It would be nice to have at least a link back to the user vvvv user profile in the forum user profile..

joreg 02/12/2016 - 21:26

a couple of updates:

  • @sunep: an indicator of "new topics available in forum" is now available in the activities
  • @manuel: there is now a link from userpage to forum-profile. the other way round is still missing
  • mobile now has a header so you can navigate back to the main page
  • @readme has shared a way to apply custom css-styling to the forum if you're not happy with the defaults, in this topic.
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Shoutbox

~1d ago

joreg: @eglod vvvv is international! wenn du hilfe auf deutsch brauchst, dann komm am besten in unseren deutschen chat: https://riot.im/app/#/room/#vvvv-at:matrix.org

~2d ago

eglod: In allen möglichen Sprachen gibt es VVV. V4 ist deutsch, warum nicht in deutscher Sprache. eglod

~2d ago

eglod: In allen möglichen Sprachen gibt es VVV. V4 ist deutsch, warum nicht in deutscher Sprache. eglod

~3d ago

joreg: Reminder: First #vvvv meetup in #hamburg this friday: vvvv-hamburg-meetup-1 Hope to see some of you there!

~5d ago

AKa-visuals: Hi guys. Everyone guess when xenko engine would be avaliable to play around in vl ... Isnt?

~13d ago

joreg: and right after the intro join us for our second Patching Circle: patching-circle bring your projects and problems and patch along

~13d ago

joreg: Reminder: This thursday: Free #vvvv gamma intro course: free-vvvv-intro-workshops-this-summer-in-berlin