Can we have an App?
I really loved the FaceBook Page Mac Geek Gab cuz it as was simple and quick to post and chat. Now website to long into everytime.
When you log in there is a tick box to remember your details, which doesn't last forever but removes the hassle if you want to check the forums several times a day. iCloud keychain also works to fill in the user id & password quickly for those times when you do have to re-enter your details.
The wpforo software that drives the forum is pretty good at "responsive" web pages so even on the small iPhone screen they are formatted well and the text manipulations (like bold/underline) when you are posting a topic correctly react to the built-in iOS text options.
You could add one of the forum web pages to the home screen on your iOS device and I think it will function almost as well as an "app". I use a bookmark to the "recents" page - which gives a similar function to going in to view what's been happening in a Facebook group: https://www.macobserver.com/community/recent
Edited to add: and the recents page has a setting to only show you your unread topics: https://www.macobserver.com/community/recent/?view=unread
(I haven't tried it as yet, but given that the underlying CMS is Wordpress I wonder if the Wordpress app would work with the wpforo pages?)
Real shame about Facebook demise.
I much preferred that experience 😩
I do understand.
I just happen to visit Facebook fairly regularly because I follow a number of support and/or interest groups on Facebook, so open one app for everything.
Is there any chance the Forum will be added tot eh MGG App?
I kind of feel the same way as Robin. It was just so easy to get notifications of updates while checking facebook. I liked the freeform aspect of the facebook group. I don't like having to check multiple "forums" rather than just the good 'ol facebook group. But, its not about me...I get it. Wishing all the best.
…which I think is great for folks who don't get much email or have a tactical way of filtering and reviewing it. For me, I'm trying to reduce email inflow so that's why I'm more interested in an app connection.
I really like receiving requests at or near the time they're made and responding with my insights. I hope to consume the same sorts of requests on the forum as were made in the Facebook group.
Glad to hear that you are aware of the issue and looking for a better long term solution. I do understand the reason for the move and it does make sense as we are now seeing with Facebook where people, pages and groups do not have control over their content and that is not a good long term strategy expressly if you want to build up a knowledge base of useful information and a community long term.
I'm working to adjust. I think you gain so much in having an actual database or archive of knowledge, but you lose at lot in the UI/UX. It's visually not as appealing and clunkier to see what's going on. Also, like people above, I resist email updates so I refuse to get RSS emails dumped in my box. I have added the RSS to Flipboard and Feedly, and also pinned a tab in Chrome. Still, having an app would be ideal for me. If there were a push notification/badge in the app whenever there was a new topic or reply that'd be a dream. I also feel goofy, but I don't know how to tag people in this. 😉 I like the broader screen utilization in the Plex Forums. And I know this isn't meant to be a forum, but I'm wondering if an interface like Notion would encourage greater engagement?
Yaa FaceBook Page Mac has been great one...Quite simple and quick to post....Websites stucked sometimes