The forums always look a bit disconnected from the main site. Fixing that has been a huge pain, but there is a potential solution here by having a small banner that looks similar to what Discourse uses on their forums:
For the forums here, what are some of the items to put for our three columns? I was thinking something like: Tutorials, Fun Coding Exercises, How to ask a great question!
If I was new I would probably find the following most helpful:
- Forums tips (formatting text, scroll to last post ect)
- How to ask a question (example question)
- Frequent beginner topics (links to tutes on main site and topics on the forum)
That’s a great suggestion! Maybe even an intro video that covers a lot of what would be in the first two points.
Yeah a video would be really good
Not an entirely serious suggestion, but: Don’t post SEO spam as your first post. Probably hundreds or thousands of those accounts deleted every year.
Its kind of weird seeing a web dev advertisement tacked on the back an AS thread from 10+ years ago
After much wrangling, I was able to get the home page banner up. I went back and forth on how actionable the banner should be, but I settled on something more casual instead: