For the generic offtopic chit-chat
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1. and why not a Sort drop-down menu/s for both Topics and Posts??? duh. all these technophiles, and you can't even get a simple critical user/UI function like that sorted (pun intended)
2. and the Sort options hidden are also quite dysfunctional. doesn't anyone here know how to design an easy to use & understand, and highly functional, UI? or is it somehow 'cool' to make it as clunky and difficult as possible?
3. and of course, just what you need on a tech Forum - NO way to upload screenshots, let alone anything else.
so i can't actually SHOW you the screen shots of what is missing or needs fixing. no-one has ever heard of the ancient and perceptive saying - 'a picture is worth a thousand words? No, you would rather everyone has to write a thousand words, and STILL have the possibility of being misunderstood.
so back to 2. above.
in fact, looking at all this, and Quick Links' option, the simplest and most user friendly fix/enhancement would be to have a simple drop-down TOOLBAR across the top that enables both easy access to the various sort and select/search options AND much greater flexibility & functionality by being able to select eg My Post for the 'Last Month', etc etc etc. is that too difficult a concept?
gee, fellas, i could show you a screenshot of a whole design mock-up, but, you know, something is stopping me.
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We used SMF before which felt better but development seized so we had to switch. And there is just nothing else out there. Discourse is actively developed but it's completely different. It is what it is. For what we use it for, it works great. People find solutions via Google or searching here, can ask questions, etc.
I mean, you can use Linux or BSD, where you can find many "old-style" GUIs and software and it runs great on modern hardware. They are keeping alive things like KDE3 (KDE Trinity), Gnome 2 (Mate), Cinnamon (old style UI), but there are also things like Fluxbox, Openbox, or tiling wms, etc. There are sooo many choices there. And you can just run a modern browser on top and there, comfy computing.