I know that the main devs are very busy with the main client and thats great, but how long will the forum remain broken like this? Broken View counts, perpetual “new user” status, and some broken pages.
Do we have any worklist tickets on this so that independent developers can take a poke at it? I’d gladly try look into some of the issues related to using the Discourse engine (although, its been 4 years since I last looked into Ruby, but my JS and Rails (Grails) knowledge is uptodate).
As of the moment; II think having such a broken communications channel can add negativity to the already lackluster first-impression (of a testee with no prior knowledge of high fidelity having high expectations) within High Fidelity, especially compared to the ever growing competition. Having broken view counts can also bring in the wrong impression that the place simply is dead, even if people actually actively read the threads: But for a new person asking questions, this can be devastating…
Partially however, A clean up could be useful and locking down old massive threads might also help alot (such as the random image thread seems to bug out like crazy when opening it in the half way mark). And Update could also do some good to update from 0.9 to 1.4.