Thanks for this list, and for calling it to our attention!
Margins at the sides are too large
Users panel is useless
The solution I’ve been imagining here is an option to move the users list to the left, under streams.
What is your screen resolution?
Search bar at the top
We’re planning to replace this with other information (stream name and description). Will still take up space, but hopefully will feel like a more useful use of the space.
This is tough :). If someone from the rust community wanted to help tweak this, we’d welcome the input.
Within a single thread, I don’t need to be reminded of the thread for each new day. It’s already displayed at the top.
Agreed; this is on our list to change.
haha, we’ve gone through at least 5 iterations of this. I think everyone agrees it could be better, but it’s been surprisingly hard to get it right. We hadn’t thought about using a different box though depending on whether you’re in a thread view or interleaved view.
The other purpose of the blue box is it helps you determine what has and hasn’t been read.
You can also click on any message to reply. The issue with not having the buttons at the bottom is that new users would never figure out how to Reply.
Hide the advanced reply interface
Interesting idea; I hadn’t thought of that. That does seem like it could simplify the experience.
Streams are not discoverable.
You can auto-subscribe new users to a stream via Default Streams (Gear menu -> Manage organization -> Default streams).
unread counts for muted streams
Yeah, reasonable. This one is also tough; I feel like it can go both ways.
The idea here is that we never automatically mark things as read, that you haven’t read. It’s a bit subtle, but you can see what we’ve marked as read via a thick line to the left of an unread message.
On the mobile app, it would be great to be able to scroll to the most recent message.
It would be good to allow unregistered users to read and browse the server.
Definitely! This is a big feature, but the top “hard” feature on my list.