The change to the new Forum layout brought many improvements in form, appearance and function.
As with many things, there can remain items to be teased out.
Several of you have noticed that the forum software will give a popup over the Post Preview noting that “You have replied ‘x’ number of times to ‘x’ member. Encourage others to get involved… Maybe take it to PM (I am paraphrasing here…)”.
The purpose of this is clear- the software may think that two members are engaged in ‘heavy debate’ or perhaps dominating a discussion. In a forum setting, this can be trying. But Zorin Forum is also primarily a Help Desk and rapid fire posts between two members in this setting can be quite safe and necessary as they quickly work to troubleshoot the issue.
This makes that Notification redundant - indeed, many members expressed that they felt as if the forum was telling them that they were doing something wrong by posting and stopped making a post that they were making.
As of 11 March 2021, zorink disabled that setting, so users will no longer be pestered by the forum software about their posting frequency.
The forum makes use of a word filter list to prevent abusive language being used. However, some filtered words are valid. For example, BUTT is the name of a utility called “Broadcast Using This Tool.” And we all know of GIMP.
Linux Developers have a sense of humor.
Many of us have run afoul of the Word filter while using words with innocent intentions. The purpose of the filter is to prevent abuse, not posting, so if you get tangled up in the word filter for an innocent usage, please note it here or in a new thread for examination and possible exclusion from the filter.