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New filtered category view, darker theme, improved search access & more

MeggoMeggo Registered Users Posts: 197 ■■■■■□□□□□

Good Afternoon! 

We just deployed several changes to the community to make it easier to find and follow conversations that interest you the most.

  • Added “following” category filter. You can now opt to only view followed categories. To use this feature, “follow” categories of interest, go to the “Categories” page (https://community.infosecinstitute.com/categories) and change your view to “Following” by clicking the “View” drop down box in the top left of your screen. This will apply a filtered view to your Category page

  • Added search function to every page

  • Reduced brightness of theme

  • Further expanded discussion post width; reduced margins and font sizes

  • Moved author bio information to left of post (instead of at the top) to improve discussion flow

In the works:

  • Adding a dark theme option. In the meantime, you might find this plugin helpful: https://darkreader.org/ (thanks, @draught

  • Adding “Certifications” field to author bio area at the discussion level

A huge thanks to everyone who provided feedback following our initial launch. Your comments have not gone unnoticed! If you have additional suggestions, please drop them on this thread. We look forward to your feedback and will continue to make improvements to the community overtime.


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    iBrokeITiBrokeIT Member Posts: 1,318 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Good job Meggo and team!
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    NetworkNewbNetworkNewb Member Posts: 3,298 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Definitely looking better.  Nice work!
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    COBOL_DOS_ERACOBOL_DOS_ERA Member Posts: 205 ■■■■■□□□□□
    Good job guys!! much better :+1:
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    SteveLavoieSteveLavoie Member Posts: 1,133 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Reduced brightness of theme

    It is just about right now..  clear but now glowing. This way, I would not need a dark theme

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    PC509PC509 Member Posts: 804 ■■■■■■□□□□
    I like this much better. Thank you and the rest of your team for taking the suggestions of the users and making it happen (if possible). I really appreciate it! 
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    Johnhe0414Johnhe0414 Registered Users Posts: 191 ■■■■■□□□□□
    edited December 2018
    @Meggo Awesome! Thank you!!
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    DZA_DZA_ Member Posts: 467 ■■■■■■■□□□
    Keep those good changes coming. :) 
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    kaijukaiju Member Posts: 453 ■■■■■■■□□□
    Thanks for the update!
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    SpiegelSpiegel Member Posts: 322 ■■■■■□□□□□
    This is looking very good. Great work to everyone involved!
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    MontagueVandervortMontagueVandervort Member Posts: 399 ■■■■■□□□□□
    This is starting to look a lot better! I hope our avatars come back though.
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    wd40wd40 Member Posts: 1,017 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Thanks, it looks better now.

    One more suggestion, elearnsecurity should have its own category under Information Security Certifications

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    DZA_DZA_ Member Posts: 467 ■■■■■■■□□□
    This is starting to look a lot better! I hope our avatars come back though.
    Thats what I noticed too, everyone's response looks blended in together. I don't think the size has to be as big as the OP's but even a 100x100 px I would be OK with. 
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    MeggoMeggo Registered Users Posts: 197 ■■■■■□□□□□
    edited December 2018
    We removed the avatars in comments to reduce the fixed min length of a comment post (limit scrolling as much as we can), but I do see what you mean, @DZA_ and @MontagueVandervort

    Maybe we should take a forum poll in a few days? 
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    iBrokeITiBrokeIT Member Posts: 1,318 ■■■■■■■■■□
    edited December 2018
    I think you should reduce the size of the first post avatar 60% and add the rest back in at that reduced size.
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    cyberguyprcyberguypr Mod Posts: 6,928 Mod
    I gotta say I do use the avatars to quickly scan who posts. Having said that, they seem massive to me. Perhaps resurrecting them and reducing size would help?
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    UnixGuyUnixGuy Mod Posts: 4,567 Mod
    I agree with bringing avatars back, it makes it easier to identify posters :) 
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    DZA_DZA_ Member Posts: 467 ■■■■■■■□□□
    I gotta say I do use the avatars to quickly scan who posts. Having said that, they seem massive to me. Perhaps resurrecting them and reducing size would help?
    UnixGuy said:
    I agree with bringing avatars back, it makes it easier to identify posters :) 
    Is this to see who post BSs and who doesn't? I'm kidding. 


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    cyberguyprcyberguypr Mod Posts: 6,928 Mod
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    EANxEANx Member Posts: 1,077 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Agree with bringing back avatars
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    DZA_DZA_ Member Posts: 467 ■■■■■■■□□□
    YES!  :D
    Exposing the fakes and keeping it real since 2007.  B)
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    JoJoCal19JoJoCal19 Mod Posts: 2,835 Mod
    Avatars are definitely needed. Not that I ignore posts from people whose avatar I don't recognize, but when I'm quickly scanning a thread I like to quickly be able to attribute a post to a user without having to read the username.
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    Johnhe0414Johnhe0414 Registered Users Posts: 191 ■■■■■□□□□□
    I gotta say I do use the avatars to quickly scan who posts. Having said that, they seem massive to me. Perhaps resurrecting them and reducing size would help?
    Same here! - Agree
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    NetworkNewbNetworkNewb Member Posts: 3,298 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Site is looking soooo much better from when it first was updated!   o:)  
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    DZA_DZA_ Member Posts: 467 ■■■■■■■□□□
    The world has been restored, thanks guys!
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    Johnhe0414Johnhe0414 Registered Users Posts: 191 ■■■■■□□□□□
    Thanks!
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    PC509PC509 Member Posts: 804 ■■■■■■□□□□
    Looks much better. I love the evolution of this site. :) Thanks!
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    SteveLavoieSteveLavoie Member Posts: 1,133 ■■■■■■■■■□
    I like how responsive the community manager are... Bravo!
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    cyberguyprcyberguypr Mod Posts: 6,928 Mod
    Did anyone notice how Meggo is embracing memes :smiley: ? That was a big no-no under the old administration. And some people thought TE was dying, NAH!!!!!
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