I had to check WHOIS and contact them to ensure it was valid, it just sounded so phishy.
Given that previously nationwide.co.uk was used and trusted, I wonder what internal discussions led to selecting that new domain and why. And what advocates for the end-users spoke up and said "whoa dudes that's just confusing".
I wouldn't be surprised if in some organisations it's easier to register a new domain than to get any changes made to the "mothership" domain.
Is this a Stackoverflow competitor or just some sort of watercooler to talk about Github in general?
Feels a little bit random to me.
Look at the navigation hierarchy. There are two nav background colors, but you can barely see the difference (even on a new MBP). The search input blends into the nav background, and not in a stylistic way, it seems completely on accident.
The "Community Forum" logo type looks off brand.
The iconography illustration in the masthead was mailed in. It's just the same two icons copy pasted.
The card layout at the bottom seems very un-github as well. They are typically very good at handling large amounts of text and information, but those cards are really hard to read. They bounce around from center-aligned lists (usually a bad idea) to nested columns.
I will say the community search is nice.
I suppose it's just not launched yet. Else you'd at least expect a blog post.
You were redirected from the community domain to the main domain to log in. Once there, the system saw you were already logged in and redirected you back to the community site with some proper tokens in the url to identify you.
And the Atom discussion area is too (but that's been up for a while): https://discuss.atom.io/
I wonder what was their experience with Discourse like.
If you're a pessimist like me you've kept a mental list of demerits (like this weird forum) that add up to a picture of a slowly dying platform. Join mine instead and postpone the cold grip of death!
Crucially, there's no imperative to leave a platform just because it might be slowly dying. If it does what you need it to do, and do it well, the effort to switch is unlikely to be worth it. SourceForge is still around, and still (strangely enough) servicing some projects -- it's not like anyone got left behind because they failed to see that SF was "slowly dying" in time.
>Crucially, there's no imperative to leave a platform just because it might be slowly dying. If it does what you need it to do, and do it well, the effort to switch is unlikely to be worth it. SourceForge is still around, and still (strangely enough) servicing some projects -- it's not like anyone got left behind because they failed to see that SF was "slowly dying" in time.
SF has also been injecting adware into software hosted on it. You stay behind at the expense of everyone around you.
And honestly - it's a lot easier, at least for me, to trust a person whose name and email address I know than a faceless company with interests that don't align with mine.