I just upgraded our Discourse installation to Discourse upgraded to 2.2.0.beta9. The two biggest user facing changes are (content copied from meta.discourse.org):
Consolidate like notifications
Does your site have that one user that likes every single post? The one who causes your notifications to overflow when you wake up in the morning? Good news! Discourse now merges sequential likes from the same user, helping keep your notification history happy. By default, sequential likes will be merged if there are 5 or more, and they happen within 2 hours of each other.
Font size increased
Our old default was 14px, now it’s 15px. All text will look slightly larger.
There’s some evidence that larger font sizes increase readability, and larger font sizes are generally becoming more common across the web (you can easily find some sites that are making body text as large as 20px!). So this is a minor bump in that direction.
I hate it
That’s ok. Visit https://blenderartists.org/my/preferences/interface and select “Smaller” from the text size dropdown.
You can access the full release notes here: