Welcome to the Discourse forum usability test!
This is a trial to test the usability of the Discourse forum software, and to iron out any issues before we roll out the new Folksy forums to everyone. This trial is open to a small, selected group of Folksy members. However, please remember that this is a public forum and other people will be able to see and read what you are posting.
Objectives & Background info
We are looking for key feedback on functional and usability issues for all of the main tasks that you would usually perform within the forum, including:
- log in/log out
- create topic
- reply to topic
- post images and links
- quote/reply to individual users
- edit/delete topic or reply
- flag a topic or reply
- send private message
- find topics by recency, category,search
- update profile information
Please have a play over the next few days and use these forums as you normally would. Press all the buttons to see what happens, and don’t worry about breaking anything!
Let us know if things work as expected (or not!).
We’ll discuss any feedback here as we go. If you notice anything odd, please describe in as much detail as possible what the issue is and the steps you went through before seeing the issue.
Feel free to start a new topic in the Meta category for any feedback that doesn’t fit within this general topic. If you would like to leave any feedback privately, please send a PM to @SianFolksy or email email@example.com
Timescale of test: 1 week (ish)
At the end of a week we will review your feedback and make any changes.
What will happen next?
Depending on the feedback, we plan to roll out the new forums to everyone in early to mid-April. We will run both forums in parallel for one month before retiring the old forums (forums.folksy.com), which will then be archived to read-only.