“I’ve used Discourse before. Didn’t particularly care for it, but that doesn’t matter now. I’ll learn to deal with it.”
I haven’t used Discourse before but did use Slack for a while as a CMF and didn’t particularly like it. I guess it was the organization and screen layout. If I was gone for a while it was hard to find where I left off.
This system is much better. I use the “Community Latest” as my home/entry point. It clearly shows what I haven’t read and by clicking one of the buttons, I can view just unread messages.
Primary movement is to click a topic/message, read it and click the “page back” arrow on my browser.
When I do the “page back” the page has been updated to show I read the message.
If you are sitting on the main page and someone posts a message, it will update the screen.
I was reading a message and saw at the bottom a little “notice” that “TMFVicki is responding” or something to that affect. I waited and sure enough, her submitted message appeared.
On market days, I normally post my portfolio results and statistics on my Fool profile. On the old My Fool page, it stretched to 10 different entry windows daily with 4 additional that I updated once a month. There was no formatting, so everything was “slammed” together.
On the new system, (Link below), I make a single paste of formatted lines. It is much easier for me and it is a lot more readable.
And I put a “knitted” photo of our main view from our deck before the house and deck were built. No photos on this system.
People have been posting charts and graphs. TMPRP has been working on his magnificent reports, making them into a jpeg file, very easy to read with color and you can save a copy for future reference.
Here is where he was testing it:
When Powell made his talk the other day, I took a screenshot of my portfolio performance though the day. I opened a reply, dragged the png file over, dropped it and wrote my reply.
I believe you will find it better than these boards after working with it for a while.
All holdings and some statistics on my Fool profile page
https://community.fool.com/u/gdett2/activity (Click Expand)