You may not have even noticed, but this week we migrated the forum over to a different host. It’s still a fully managed solution with backups and updates being performed regularly by our host, so stability and the safety of our resources is still going to be top notch.
The biggest improvement that you will see as an end user is the ability for us to do further customization of discourse. There are a wide range of plugins that have been developed and continue to be developed which add functionality to Discourse.
One of which, MermaidJS, has already been added. MermaidJS enables users to create charts within their posts using simple text. These can have any number of uses, including showing your current pedal board setup and being able to easily modify it on the fly. See this example below:
Mermaid is really easy to use, and you can find all the examples/how to use it here.
The only tweak you need to make for it to work on the forum is to add the following to the begging and end of you chart text:
To give an example, here’s the above chart’s text:
[mermaid] graph LR A[Guitar] -- Left Input --> C[Aeros] B[Keyboard] -- Right Input --> C D[BeatBuddy] -- Aux In --> C D[BeatBuddy] -- Midi Master --> C C -- All Outputs --> E[Headphone Amp] [/mermaid]
From here, we will likely add the solved plugin after a week or 2 to ensure this plugin is stable. If you see a plugin you like, feel free to let us know and we’ll consider adding it to the forum.