This was probably already shared in one of the discourse megathreads, but I stopped reading those after the first few days post-move. So apologies if this is old news.
I’m a weird flavor of Luddite. I don’t mind new technology, but I hate new systems which replace those I’ve grown familiar with. I used in-browser mouse gestures for long after the extra little buttons standard on most meeses made them irrelevant.
The thing that I hated most about Discourse was the loss of the userCP page, which is what I always used as my SDMB landing. Here is how to recreate it perfectly. It doesn’t take much fiddling at all, but it does take a minimal amount of fiddling. Here’s how to do it for anyone in my boat.
1) Navigate to your user preferences.
2) Go to ‘notifications’ and set “when I post in a topic” to “tracking.” This is not the default setting.
3) Set up a new bookmark in your browser with the following url: https://boards.straightdope.com/latest?state=tracking
- That’s it. The bookmarked search result’s output is identical to the old userCP and makes checking up on your most relevant threads a breeze. It’ll put threads with new responses at the top. And, of course, you can set interesting threads you haven’t posted in to “tracking” and they’ll show up as well.