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General Discussion

Lots of Forum Updates!

We've just launched a few nice little updates to the forum that we think will make it an even better place to ask questions and get answers.

Firstly, we spruced things up a bit with some new paint here and there. We added tags to the listing view, made it more obvious who forum moderators and Treehouse staff are, made pagination work a bit more nicely, and added a little notice to hit up customer support for any technical questions you might have.

There are also two new filters on the main listing page. The first is for unanswered questions to help those bubble up to the top so we can focus on getting those answered quickly. The other is for featured posts, like this one, which are posts that the Treehouse staff has decided are worth keeping around for easy reference. Think of it as our answer to the "sticky post". :smile:

The last, most major addition is forum search. In the top of the right-hand sidebar on every page in the forum, you'll find a little search box. Just type your query in there and hit enter. With any luck you'll be provided with some good search results to help you navigate the forums with great haste. :muscle:

Welp, I think that about sums it up. We've got more great things in store, so stay tuned!

:shipit:

35 Answers

Yayayay!

Sara Miller
Sara Miller
7,954 Points

I am super excited about that forum search! Yay!

And man, you guys are quick with the features - I just saw some of these ideas pop up on the forum and poof! they happen. Nicely done.

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

@Sara - If you check out the new featured posts filter, you'll see the New Features Straw Poll post, it was posted about a month ago, which is still pretty impressive turnaround, IMHO.

Allison Grayce Marshall
STAFF
Allison Grayce Marshall
Treehouse Guest Teacher

This is so awesome and will make it so much easier to make sure posts don't go unanswered. Until tagging, too it will be a great way to search for our names. It will also be handy to have the "featured" section. Thanks guys!:)

Wahoo!

Really great new additions to the forum, I like that staff now have a little staff icon.

Im not sure if its just me, but there is no indication of the search box, just a white rectangle. on my page. Maybe if it was marked forum search or something like that it wouldn't look so strange

@Jack, ah, that's a bummer. There should be a little magnifying glass in there. What browser and OS are you running?

Sara Miller
Sara Miller
7,954 Points

@Sean, I only see a rectangle, too. I'm running Chrome on Windows 7, if that helps.

The search works fine, I just don't see a little magnifying glass.

Andrew McCormick
Andrew McCormick
17,729 Points

and there was much rejoicing....

Thank you for the search function.. now this will be a great resource!

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

@Sean - I don't see the little magnifying glass on Chrome 25, Firefox 19 or Internet Explorer 9 all under Windows 7.

Chrome - Mac - Mountain Lion

Oh, this is nice! Great work team!!!

Happy Pooh

And more to come! :D

:)

Woo! +1 on the great job by App Team!

Alex Hedley
Alex Hedley
16,378 Points

Great to see the search, as others have pointed out though it's not obv, its just another textbox in the top right.

once you've searched there is a magnifying glass at http://teamtreehouse.com/forum/search, should that green one be on the other pages?

Windows 7 Chrome - Version 25.0.1364.152 m

Moiz Malik
Moiz Malik
11,905 Points

The only thing left is being able to control what the sort is by. I really would like to see "Sort by Latest Comment."

Matt West
Matt West
14,545 Points

Awesome work guys! :)

Awesome!

Great work :)

Vincent Wilkes
Vincent Wilkes
8,215 Points

Search function! Thank you so much!

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

FYI

A fix has been pushed out so now for the magnifying glass in the forum search box. I can see it now on Chrome under Windows 7 after a page refresh.

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

@Sam - Email support @help@teamtreehouse.com to report that issue.

samiff
samiff
31,206 Points

@James - That's what I get for having my default text size of the browser set a bit larger. Emailed the issue though. The height of that box is fixed, and the headline has a no-wrap rule on it.

Love the forum so far! :)

But "sorting by last comment" would be a super awesome feature.

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

@Matthias - That's a great idea :+1:

Start a new thread for it, and tag it as forum and feature request.

@Matthias, that's more-or-less what the "Active" filter does. Is your idea for how that should work different? We're always open to suggestions. :smiley:

@Sean: Well I think it's a little bit counter-intuitive that there is only one timestamp which displays the start of the thread. So there is no explicit visual indicator which marks a reply except for the counter on the right. Most forums display the timestamp from the last change in a thread.

I'd personally prefer it this way, because it makes it easier for me to see which threads were changed.