I just want to say 'Thank You' for the new autosave Thread Draft feature. I've been working on a long one all week and I can't imagine how much more cumbersome it would be if I had to keep saving to a Word doc every night!
Is there a setting to allow threads from ignored users to be seen? I have a massive and growing ignore list and I don't like having threads from those people just hidden by default. Would be a lot better in my opinion if they showed up but were just dimmed out so you could choose to look at them or not. It's frustrating having someone ignored from EtcetEra and then missing a thread they made gaming side about something I'm otherwise interested in but don't care who made the OP for.
I would like to offer a suggestion for increasing the visibility of staff communication notices at the top and bottom of the page:
Please make 'staff posts' notices visually distinct from the rest of the UI/theme design, as they are very easy to miss (I have been banned for continuing to post about a topic without noticing such a communication). I don't think many people are going to actively look for the 'staff post' notice at the top or bottom of the page because there would be no reason to do so unless the user already knew a staff communication was posted. Ideally, there should be a red alert by the 'staff post' notices so that they can catch everyone's eyes who enters or refreshes the thread whenever a new communication is posted, and I think implementing this notification system will go a long way in ensuring that more people notice staff communications the moment they're posted.
I understand if it's not a possibility, but the shooting in NZ made me wish that we could disable all images, videos and media uploads in certain threads. I don't trust people to be discerning about what they should and shouldn't post.