Why community forums like this one are still relevant

Tiffany

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@Arantor
Wow, thank you for sharing all of this and making it so clear. 😇 :geek:

It's almost like Flarum removed all of the surrounding posting noise and helped the member just get to the point....somewhat basic like someone would post a reply on a WP page.
 

Arantor

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That's their overarching goal, yes. But I think they may have gone too far - the core doesn't even have attachments. That makes Flarum the only platform I've seen in *years* that didn't support attachments in one fashion or another out of the box.
 

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@Arantor that certainly looks different to a traditional forum and not in a way that I'd especially like, either. It reminds me a bit of Gmail and its tag system rather than folders, which I prefer.
 

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Unfortunately that style is the modern design ethos - Discourse and NodeBB were pushing for that sense/style/aesthetic from their respective launches in the mid 2010s and Vanilla's been pushing it longer I believe.

I'm not a fan of it either but I can see why it would appeal to a different demographic/audience who were brought up on some of the social networks first.
 
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