Honestly I think the new theme looks pretty bad. I wish the posts appeared on a solid background compared to having a blur over an image (similar how to MyBB, Flarum, and ProBoards have all had their themes).
The default WoltLab theme looks miles better. That would actually be tolerable if it had a dark version. Also, why is the padding so big?
I mean, I think this padding or font can be a little smaller
In terms of improvement for Video's theme, why is it so bad?
You can barely see any distinction between the quotes except for the text being spaced. Also it's really hard to tell if a thread is selected. You have to click on the title of the thread as well. On Flarum, you can click anywhere on the line of the thread and it'll bring you there. I think that's a genuine functionality improvement that should be implemented on WoltLab.
Other improvements are to put the sidebar at the top of the page with the user info and fix the padding
What's the point of a dashboard if you can't customize it? Shouldn't you be able to add or remove what you want to your dashboard? Seems kind of useless if not and in my opinion the boards should be at the homepage of the forum.
I also don't understand why the categories tab on the articles page has to take it up and then there be dead space under it. The comment section feels crammed.
Also, I think the padding for discussions is pretty big. If there was a normal theme instead of a blur on an image, we could have lines to separate threads.
I think the background not only looks bad especially with that image, but if it was a normal solid color, you could have lines separate it and not have such big padding. I mean, if you look at iMessage or WhatsApp which has "bubbles" like the forum, they aren't even padded as big as they are on this forum.
Also, what's up with uploading images? Why do we need to put a source and a link? Isn't that the same thing?
The final two things are I think there should be an option to let us have a smaller profile picture sidebar view. Feels like the avatar is too big which makes the rest of the sidebar too big. And finally, I think that the logo is too big. On a laptop, the logo seems to take up most of the screen. On Flarum, the title is small enough that you can still get a glimpse if a lot has happened since you last saw the forum. I mean, just look at how much space is being used on WoltLab compared to Flarum
I personally don't like the new forums. I feel like Flarum had a really good design, but doesn't have a great suite of features or permission system. ProBoards had both a great design and a lot of features, but we've already had this argument a million times. So, I hope that these suggestions are considered and we don't have another MyBB forum.