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Should we change the dashboard layout?

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What is it?

Ordering communities by pairing them into groups of 3 based on quantity of categories.

The communities which could not be paired with similar communities due to varying quantity of categories can sit at the bottom.

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*The right part of the above image is not official, it is just for demonstration purposes and made using a simple design program.

Pros

  • Makes it look more organized.
  • Makes use of unused vertical space, thus shortening the height.

Cons

  • Makes it hard for ranking communities to the top if they are more active, if this was how they were sorted before. If they are ordered based on which community was created first, then this downside does not hold much weight.
  • There isn't really a major issue with the current layout and they are functional as-is. Therefore, not the best use of developer time.
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Larger changes (2 comments)
While sorting by creation date (?) might not be the most useful sorting, it is at least consistent ac... (1 comment)
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Larger changes
trichoplax‭ wrote 3 months ago

It might be worth considering this in conjunction with changes to how communities are listed in general, not just in the dashboard, and any customisation options we may introduce in future. For example, there are the following discussions:

trichoplax‭ wrote 3 months ago

The concern about wasted vertical space can be addressed either separately or as part of introducing a customisable order. Even if the user is able to rearrange the communities into an arbitrary order, the vertical space between communities in a column can be removed without needing to match heights between columns. This would mean that there is never wasted vertical space, regardless of how many columns happen to display on a given screen size.