Suggest similar communities during creation of new community
In order to avoid multiple communities for the same topic, suggestions should be made to use existing communities with a similar name before creating a new one. At the moment there exist for example at least three groups dealing with Mac (macOS, Mac, Mac setup, ...).
Complete list of communities
With 1300+ and counting, we need a complete list of communities, perhaps even by specific category (like art, tech, food, etc.) so that new users can better integrate and engage. I’ve seen this hoped-for feature requested in countless comment threads...
Statistics about own posts, comments and reactions
I am way more active on OB than I ever was on any other social network. It made me curious to know how many posts, comments and reactions I've made. It would be quite nice to be able to see some kind of statistics about my own activity (such as posts, comments and reactions) on OB
Better search results for communities
It would be great if the search for communities would also search for hits in the description field of the communities. This way more communities could be found.
Enable filters for notifications to cut down on “noise”. The following filters would be useful: All, Comments on your post, your @username mentioned, Reactions, Interactions (new followers, connection requests, etc.). These could appear as icons in an additional toolbar that appears at the top of the page when you click on notifications in the existing bottom toolbar.
Notification when promoted to "Moderator" status in communities
If I promote a community member to Administrator or Moderator status, this member should be notified about her / his promotion.
Add a filter to hide inactive communities
Since there are quite a lot of communities at the moment with only one or two members and without any posts, I suggest implementing a filter which hides communities with less members than <enter number here> and/or without posts (or maybe with fewer than <enter number here> posts.
Copyright notice for pictures
A lot of the pictures I post with my content need a copyright notice. I think we need a input field for that next to the picture. That should pop up after you load a picture. My preferred place for the string to be after you release the post would be on the right side of the picture, like in the example below
Make notifications more descriptive
I would like notifications to be a bit more descriptive. At the moment it is close to impossible to see which post a notification refers to (except image posts) and you can not distinguish between public or private posts or posts made in a community or on the profile. When someone comments on my post, the notification currently says"X commented: [comment]" I would prefer that it said something like "X commented on your [private/public] post: [comment]" When someone comments on a post that I have also commented on, the notification says "X also commented: [comment]" I would prefer that it said something like "X also commented on Y's [public/private] post: [comment] If it was posted in a community, I would like that the notification included the name of the community, for example "X commented on your post in /c/[community name]". When the notification is regarding a post in a community there would not be a need for the public/private part of the notification.