The forum software received another update. That’s great. Another great-to-have feature (not a bug), I’m sure:
Besides emojis missing on the bottom of a post to click on - as to leave a short and quick “emoji-onal” comment on someone else’s post - being simply gone (forever?) there are a few other things, perhaps more worth a mention. (The emoji-thing has already been brought up by someone in another thread.)
Besides a new user-menu layout (upper-right corner of the screen), the system is laggy in this respect (and that to me is a BIG BUMMER as compared to before):
Whenever I browsed threads, log off and much later log on, the (my) browsed history is not kept up-to-date like it used to be. New items in my personal menu (upper right) appear, although they were long browsed before last log-out.
Another thing that bugs me:
Answered threads in that same user-menu appear to be unread or unanswered.
I think this whole new feature is as smart as ass.
Either the Discourse devs are writing super-crappy new code, or it is laggy, because one and every online-act has to go through Langley live.
I still remember when the EnOS team transferred their server, hw-wise. You were there. The Verschlimmbesserung (missing features from the older discourse version) was just akin to this new situation created through another software-update introduced by the Discourse devs.
I am not talking about response-times to the server, but this time I am talking about an apparent in-cohesiveness of their code, as lags explained above.
I would suggest you consider this a user issue, not a general one, until you make sure it is not a pebcak.
Whenever changes are done on the server side, clients are confused, which means caching and cookies may change/reset. This is a potential answer to your current frustrating issues, IMHO.
This was from personal experience with Discourse sites.
I just read this issue with a fresh pair of eyes, but do you still have this issue?
When the update borked, the forum was stuck, so I had to flush the cache to get it moving again. This might be the issue and not caused by the new update.
The main issue was that the plugins retort and national flags were causing errors, so I had to disable them to go further.
Another thing I came across just now, if I search for older forum posts of mine, it can’t find them - as only much older posts appear in a done thread-search (2020 to 2022).
If I broaden the search to not related to my user, well the results are the same, although results from the last three weeks are included. But in between 2022 and the last three weeks, there appears to be a gap in results.