Franz apparently we need to talk about the wording here again.
Thank goodness there's one sensible voice here with a wrench.
No offense, people. I know everyone's excited about Flarum and loves being active contributors. I'm not here to step on toes, and I'm waaaaaaaay too busy with other things to come in here and start debates about default UI changes that you might think are trivial. (Trust me, they're not.) As long as I can safely make changes to the UI myself (without having to make the same changes with each system update), then I don't really care.
But I'm not a UI design noob. I'm not even young. ?
I've got years of experience (and education) in usability and UCD and you'd be surprised what actual users find intuitive versus what you think is intuitive based on some other platform you like to use. (Please don't compare Flarum with Reddit, or any other system you think is representative of global use. No system is. Every system will have its unique users and you need to test them and take them to heart or else you're just guessing.)
I'll repeat what I said earlier, but switch words and use emphasis: The menu options would be more specific and clear if two words (one a modifier clarifying the other) were used. A small change with a large affordance.
This apparent obsession I see here with reducing everything to the utmost minimum is unwarranted. That's clearly putting design before usability, and that's a mistake. My advice to developers is to launch with what is clear before what is minimal, because minimal is easy to get wrong without user testing. You can always adjust from there.