As Public Assembly continues to scale, it is increasingly becoming more important for the forum to accommodate organized discussions. To proactively address this situation, I’m starting this thread to get some feedback/suggestions so we can push this update within the next ~month via proposal.
The current forum categories are:
Design + Visual
Proposed new categories are:
The thinking behind the new categories is to create more space around the proposal framework. Hopefully this will allow people to get better birds eye view of what is currently happening at Public Assembly, what is already completed/executed, and what are some ideas that can become proposals and projects. Sidenote: how does everyone feel about a monthly townhall? Think it can be a great onboarding portal, project update space to meet outside of the forum once a month!
I made this simple mockup of what an updated design could look like. Feel free to add any ideas!
I vibe with the idea of having monthly town halls as they could be a great way of keeping everyone updated on current projects, providing context for newcomers, and addressing the needs of everyone involved.
For the forum layout, could we have a pinned post that includes an FAQ section for important links? For example, we could include the About section from the PA website, which would help direct people to the GitHub or documentation page for further context.
additional thinking is that bascially the current categories will become tags, so that within the propoed new categories we can then clearly note who a new post is relevant to (ex: devs, designers), and on what timeline it should be considered
This was going to be my question until this reply. As the current categories have an important framework, I do agree that de-siloing the work from specialization/working groups while keeping them as tags and moving towards a proposal-first system is the most horizontal and inclusive. All of this rolls up nicely with the town hall addition as review, onboard. Big +1 on that.
This is my first experience using Discourse ever. It’s a great idea if this makes things better for everyone. As someone who recently joined the forum I am still finding my way, so I can adapt to changes. So far I have a general Idea where forum posts are and mostly spend my time in the chat messages anyway.
The gnosis safe forum uses the Air Theme with background modifications, the theme has built in rounded corners but there is also an ability to override/edit the code for the box corners that fit closer to your image.
need PNG/SVG of “Public Assembly” in the desired font, probably best inline with the mutual design library, and if we can get the svg version there can be custom code for light and dark mode
These squares are a png overlay, going to remove the blue swooping thing with custom css so there nothing in the background but if there is any desire to put the unicode in the background it would just be a transparent layer