Do you like the new forum?

There should be shown an automatic message tha explains what lifts them to trust-level 1
The things you have to do are much faster to do than wait a day. and after some posts wait another day...

The main purpose is to keep out SPAM-Bots. Well SPAM-Bots will be kept out. You would need a 100.000 big army of compromised PCs as a botnet to take the time to imitate a real human user by

Get to trust level 1 by…

  • reading at least 5 topics

  • Reading at least 30 posts

  • Spend a total of 10 minutes reading posts
    best regards Stefan

Just what we need, another message for new users to ignore

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Depends on the wording:

want to continue posting faster?

For posting multiple postings in a short time, the new member has to get to Discourse trust level one on the forum, which is a pretty trivial matter:

Get to trust level 1 by…

  • reading at least 5 topics
  • Reading at least 30 posts
  • Spend a total of 10 minutes reading posts

I would even force them to enter into 18 textfields the message above
So first textfield enter the word "reading"
second textfield enter the word "at" ...

In the italian sub-forum some time ago I read this reaction from the moderator:

Your thread is locked and stays locked until you re-edited your first posting according to this guidelines "link".

That's what I call effective.
best regards Stefan

can you actually edit a posting if the thread is locked?

Not sure. I don't remember exactly what the moderator wrote.
It was that harsch: Continuing will only possible after .....

Maybe he said write me a private message as the edited version of your posting
best regards Stefan

After creating a new account, the user receives a private "Greetings!" message from @discobot. There is a special screen overlay that makes it so you can't possibly miss this message:

This private message is an interactive tutorial for using the forum. You can see a video here:

That "Greetings" message contains this text

  • For safety reasons, we temporarily limit what new users can do. You’ll gain new abilities (and badges) as we get to know you.

That "new abilities" link goes to an explanation of the trust level system.

Somehow i thought there should be no limitations for a first topic, but thinking about it that means that the new user has not done a google search at all. I still think that for the first topic the limit should be relatively low and should increase by reply 10 or post 2.

i Have a 4K display, and that hurts even more. Moreover the composer window is obstructing the view of the thread. Apparently the width of the text should around 75 chars for easy reading, but columns would really help. It is clear you have not read the whole thread since it was one of the main complaints early on, and so far has not be 'repaired' by the team.

Which limit are you referring to?

I was thinking more like reading 3 topics, reading 10 posts. but maybe it is ok as it is, it forces a proper google search.

How can we force a proper reading of the results?

One can not measure what is read, and how it is absorbed, but google will bring up links to the forum's threads. 10 minutes of reading those should give some idea. Of course just leaving a topic open for 10 minutes is reading it for that long.

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My modified version of the CSS by @eric_baas:

@namespace url(http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml);

@-moz-document domain("forum.arduino.cc") {
/* ----- Arduino Forum ----- */
/* text colors for code box */
:root {
 --hljs-attribute: black!important;
 --hljs-comment: black!important;
 --hljs-keyword: black!important;
 --hljs-meta: black!important;
 --hljs-number: black!important;
 --hljs-regexp: black!important;
 --hljs-string: black!important;
 --hljs-title: black!important;
 --hljs-variable: black!important;
 --primary-very-high: black!important;
 --tertiary-high: black!important;
}
  div.contents.clearfix > div.arduino-nav-top {
    line-height: 0.7 !important;
  }
  header.d-header.clearfix.header-search-enabled div.wrap div.contents.clearfix > div {
    font-size: 70% !important;
    height: 3em !important;
  }
  /*
  div.header.d-header.clearfix.header-search-enabled > div.wrap {
    line-height: 1.7 !important;
 display: none!important;
  }
  */
/* --- Topic pages --- */
/* page container */
body.archetype-regular div#main-outlet {
 padding-top: 0px!important;
 padding-left: 5px!important;
}
/* site notice and alerts */
body.archetype-regular div#global-notice-alert-global-notice {
 display: none!important;
}
/* new or returning user alert etc. */
/* NB. Possible to use div.new-user and/or div.returning-user instead */
body.archetype-regular div.post-notice {
 display: none!important;
}
/* all div elements (dozens!) */
body.archetype-regular div {
 margin-top: 0px!important;
 margin-bottom: 0px!important;
 padding: 0px!important;
}
/* all messages container and various elements*/
body.archetype-regular section,
body.archetype-regular nav {
 margin: 0px!important;
 padding: 0px!important;
}
/* single message container, large */
body.archetype-regular div.topic-body {
 width: 90%!important; /* was: calc(690px + (11px * 2)) !! ?? */
}
/* single message container, small */
body.archetype-regular div.cooked {
/* columns: 440px 2;
  */
  max-width: 99% !important;
 margin-bottom: 0px!important;
 padding: 5px 11px!important;
 line-height: 1.2em!important;
 background-color: #F7F7F7;
}
div.container.posts > div.row {
      max-width: 99% !important;
  }
  article.boxed.onscreen-post > div.row {
      max-width: 99% !important;
  }
  div.post-stream > div.topic-post {
      max-width: 99% !important;
  }
  div.post-stream {
      max-width: 99% !important;
  }
div.topic-body.clearfix > div.regular.contents > div.cooked > * {
      max-width: 85vw !important;
  }
/* message title bar */
body.archetype-regular div.topic-meta-data {
 background-color: #E0E0F0;
 padding: 0px 3px 1px 3px!important;
}
/* user avatar next to message
body.archetype-regular div.topic-avatar {
 display: none!important;
}
  */
/* quote */
body.archetype-regular aside.quote {
 font-size: 85%!important;
 margin-bottom: 0px!important;
}
/* quote */
body.archetype-regular aside.quote div.title,
body.archetype-regular aside.quote blockquote {
 padding: 3px!important;
}
/* avatar in quote
body.archetype-regular div.title img.avatar {
 display: none!important;
}
  */
/* message text */
body.archetype-regular p {
  /*
 margin: 0px 0px 2px 0px!important;
  */
 margin-top: 0px !important;
  /*
 margin-bottom: 0px !important;
  */
 margin-left: 0px !important;
 margin-right: 0px !important;
 padding: 0px!important;
}
/* image in message */
body.archetype-regular div.lightbox-wrapper {
 /* todo: resizable ? */
 max-width: 100%!important;
 overflow: auto!important;
}
/* image in message */
body.archetype-regular img.d-lazyload {
 border: 1px solid silver!important;
 margin-top: 3px;
 margin-bottom: 5px;
 padding: 0px!important;
 resize: both!important;
}
/* youtube embed */
  div.lazyYT.lazyYT-container {
    height: 100% !important;
    min-height: 100px !important;
  }
/* code block in message */
body.archetype-regular code {
 /* code.cpp, .css, .php, .apache (etc. ?) */
 display: block!important;
 /* height: 180px; todo: werkt niet ? */
 border: 1px solid silver!important;
 resize: both!important;
 margin-bottom: 0px!important;
}
/* buttons below message (like, share link, ..., Reply) */
body.archetype-regular button.widget-button,
body.archetype-regular button.btn-flat,
body.archetype-regular button.btn-icon {
 margin: 0px!important;
 padding: 0px 0px 3px 10px!important;
}
/* thin line below message */
body.archetype-regular article {
 display: block!important;
 border-bottom: 1px solid silver;
}
/* "[user] is replying..." - avatar */
body.archetype-regular div.presence-users img {
 margin-top: 5px;
 height: 10px!important;
 width: 10px!important;
}
/* "[user] is replying..." - hide dancing dots */
body.archetype-regular span.wave {display:none!important;}
/* "Please register" (when not logged in) and "This topic will close 4 months after the last reply" */
body.archetype-regular div.topic-timer-info,
body.archetype-regular div.signup-cta {   
 display: none!important;
}
/* list of suggested topics */
body.archetype-regular h3#suggested-topics-title {
 margin: 10px 0px -5px 0px!important;
}
body.archetype-regular table.topic-list {
 margin-bottom: 0px!important;
}
body.archetype-regular table.topic-list td,
body.archetype-regular table.topic-list th { 
 padding-top: 0px!important;
 padding-bottom: 0px!important;
}
}

Posts with embedded YT videos are cut in height, i couldn't make them auto-size properly.

The Nano Family boards are basically sorted by CPU type. They should not be merged. A few are similar enough to allow merging

  • Nano 33 BLE and BLE Sense

  • Nano 33 IoT and MKR 1010WiFi (that would remove it from the MKR family)

  • Maybe Classic Nano and Nano Every

But is is a beautiful waste of space. The alternative would be text across the entire screen or pretty images left and right distracting the eye while reading a post?

Using space to focus on what is important is art. Enjoy it. :slight_smile:

You can use your whole screen for watching photographs or movies, playing games, having lots of debug windows open.

It is the composer window that obstructs the thread that disturbs me most.

I had asked, several weeks ago, that in the html header the "language" field be filled in.

This is important for browsers like Chrome which offer automatic translation.

And that's part of HTML standard ! ! ! !
Large majority of site does it, not Arduino.

Is there any hope that this point will ever be changed?

Would such automatic translation be a feature that could easily be disabled ? If not then I don't want anything to do with it.

As a moderator it is important to know immediately that a post is not in English and should I need to be certain of the language being used and its subject matter then Google Translate does a good job by simply highlighting the text and clicking the translate icon

It's just a possibility offered by HTML.
It is to the user to activate the machine translation.
The arduino site has just to indicate that the language of its site is English.

Without this information, if you want a translation in other language you must go to the submenu of your browser to activate it each time you connect, without the possibility of storing the choice.

If you want to continue browsing in English language, you won't have to do nothing
Just to continue as now.

When Chrome recognizes the language information, a small icon appears.
if you click a pop-up offers to translate into the language of the system or to choose another language.

If you try to visit a Chinese site you will be glad that the Chinese webmaster has specified the language of his site.

This modification is childish to do for a professional, you just have to find someone for whom respect for others is important.

Thanks for the details

Can you suggest a site where I can see this in action ? I have never been aware of Chrome recognising the language information and showing an icon to activate the pop-up. Where does the icon appear ?