Since the latest forum update a new plugin is enabled by default which lets you see who is currently writing a reply to the topic you are looking at (at the bottom of the thread).
The goal of that plugin is probably to avoid two people giving the same answer to a question.
But the downside is that some people may not answer at all if they see someone else already does even though they may have a unique point of view to offer.
Also personally it just makes me nervous when I see someone starting to write a reply when I’m just writing mine.
So what I go is simply use uBlock Origin to hide the elements of that plugin.
Here is the element you have to block: ##.presence-users
If more people dislike this plugin than think it’s helpful we can also disable it for everybody.
PS: The full entry in uBlock’s “My filters” panel has to look something like this:
The date is of course not important. What’s important is that you block the element on all of forum.fairphone.com. If you simply use the element picker mode within a topic to block the element you’ll only block it in that topic.
Sorry, to me it’s interesting info, as I sometimes already did wait with my reply in the making to find out if it might be obsolete or if there are other aspects, I might add before replying.
But I could live without it of course.
Good idea; it just depends, where the concerns are located and what a user can configure.
1 - Show who is replying (yes/no)
2 - Show that I am replying (yes/no)
1 - If you just don’t want to see who is replying and get a “cleaner” screen, it’s perfect.
2 - If you don’t want to be seen by others as replying to a topic, it should be turned off completely. If the information does not show everyone replying, it’s useless in my opinion.
A possible solution to that would be, to just show, that someone (else) is replying, without giving away the user-name.