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#3999 reviewing enhancement

Add link/button to create new topic near "reply form"

Reported by: tobifjellner's profile tobifjellner Owned by: sergeybiryukov's profile SergeyBiryukov
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: Support Forums Keywords: has-patch has-screenshots needs-testing
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Description

Quite often, users who want to ask a new question submit their question as a reply to some earlier question (their own question or someone else's).

One reason for this seems to be that they've arrived to the forum either via an emailed link from a topic they've participated in earlier, or via Google.

And, once you're inside a specific topic, it's not too obvious how to add a NEW question/topic. There will be a link to the forum itself in the sidebar (which is further down on narrow screens), but it's still not obvious that that's the way to go.

Instead, they'll fill out the only form they see.

Suggestion: Add a button near the response form "Create new topic"

Attachments (5)

Screen Shot 2020-03-19 at 10.02.55 AM.png (68.5 KB) - added by dufresnesteven 4 years ago.
What about something like this?
Screen Shot 2020-03-19 at 10.16.27 AM.png (95.4 KB) - added by dufresnesteven 4 years ago.
I'm not very familiar with that use case. But if we use the word instead we should remove the border seeing that we are in the context of submitting a reply. Whereas in my first screenshow, we are in the context of viewing the ticket as a whole.
3999.patch (3.1 KB) - added by vladytimy 3 years ago.
3999_ltr_proposal.jpg (278.7 KB) - added by vladytimy 3 years ago.
3999.patch ltr
3999_rtl_proposal.jpg (260.4 KB) - added by vladytimy 3 years ago.
3999.patch rtl

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Change History (18)

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5 years ago

@dufresnesteven
4 years ago

What about something like this?

#2 @tobifjellner
4 years ago

@dufresnesteven I like that. But the text should probably be more like:
Do you have a different question? Create a new topic instead
What do you tnink?

@dufresnesteven
4 years ago

I'm not very familiar with that use case. But if we use the word instead we should remove the border seeing that we are in the context of submitting a reply. Whereas in my first screenshow, we are in the context of viewing the ticket as a whole.

#3 @tobifjellner
4 years ago

Yay. That's a couple of pixels closer - less risk of missing. Thanks. Like it!

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3 years ago

@vladytimy
3 years ago

@vladytimy
3 years ago

3999.patch ltr

@vladytimy
3 years ago

3999.patch rtl

#5 @vladytimy
3 years ago

  • Keywords has-patch has-screenshots needs-testing added

Based on the last proposed design and text above, 3999.patch is a proposed approach. I'm not very familiar with bbp, so there might be a better way to do this. But I really think this has a chance of fetching some people who are just about to fill out the wrong form.

PS: The extra new line in the patch is a typo.

Last edited 3 years ago by vladytimy (previous) (diff)

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3 years ago

#7 @SergeyBiryukov
3 years ago

  • Owner set to SergeyBiryukov
  • Status changed from new to reviewing

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3 years ago

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