Hello. Your current engine for community forum looks horrible. Not readable at all. I suggest to make it something like https://faceinet.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/foros-nuevos-ayudawp.png . It will be good for our eyes.
Hi @alex256 when I first started out in the community I was also sort of on the same wave length but I think those templates you linked for community pages are slowly becoming redundant (though not completely It’s a platform created by Discourse which many companies and organisations are starting to utilize for one reason or the other. I guess it’s more simple to the eye as opposed to former forums - here’s Manjaro’s community/forum https://forum.manjaro.org/
As you can see it’s pretty much the same but I do agree with you they’ll have to do something which makes it more neat and tidy but personally I can’t make any recommendations because the the team adopting Discourse has done a pretty good job so far and the current product and features the platform it’s pertaining to I suppose forces it to look like that.
There’s a small inference also made here regarding the forum, just though you may want to take a look. Streamline feedback please
Numpty, thanks for your links and explaination. Still I find it hard to read this engine. Really not a good solution. If not some old forum engine they could at least find something readable. Or even create simple engine from scratch.
https://bbs.archlinux.org/ is a good example of modern yet readable community forum.
I highly doubt they’ll design something from scratch, it’s the reason why there are independent solution provided by such companies as Discord. This solution for the team I suppose give more flexibility in that allows the team to organize, communicate, invite more effectively than other standard solutions.
The only things that concerns me is security which I heard Discord is sort of known for having issue around. That being said when the member replies, ask them/him whether there are other formats/templates to choose from. I’m assuming of course Discord provides other options considering the expense of such a platform is quite a penny and for such a premium solution they (Discord team) must have made efforts towards different UI/UX of their own.
Just throwing my 2 cents in. This link https://faceinet.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/foros-nuevos-ayudawp.png . Looks like something from 2000 - worst look and design page. Super Early internet looking.
Current community site is pretty effective imho!