Thursday, July 18, 2019

Sticky post reformatting

After raising it on Slack a couple of days ago I’ve reformatted sticky posts so that they appear as narrow bars which have to be opened manually - it was getting a bit much that players had to scroll down two or three pages to see if there were any new proposals in the game.

Do people think this is a useful permanent format for sticky posts? Or would it generally be better to have the whole post visible, and to instead discourage the overuse of sticky posts?

Comments

Kevan: City he/him

18-07-2019 09:16:28 UTC

This still needs some polish: it might make sense to drop the “Sticky Post:” prefix and maybe include the name of the user who posted it in the bar. Could also possibly try a Gmail-style preview of the first sentence of the post, fading away as it runs out of space.

redtara: they/them

18-07-2019 11:47:27 UTC

IMO this works well for mobile, at least. Yet to look on desktop. I think as long as we made an effort of giving sticky posts informative titles to avoid things being overlooked it could be a permanent solution.

derrick: he/him

18-07-2019 13:24:45 UTC

The desktop version looks slick. You have to give it a good title, but that’s simple enough.

Kevan: City he/him

18-07-2019 13:56:13 UTC

Have added a fading preview thing which looks okay on all my browsers here, but let me know if it’s breaking anywhere.

Farsight:

18-07-2019 14:27:55 UTC

I’d vote to try this way for a while and see how we do.

TyGuy6:

18-07-2019 16:29:45 UTC

Wow, great work, Kevan! I love it so much!