New features in 2.9.0.beta6
Whispers now support groups
Whispers are a great way for staff to communicate within a topic, without their post becoming public. Staff might share their thoughts on how to reply to a post, or discuss with each other whether to close a topic.
Historically, whispers were a staff-only features. Users needed to be admins or moderators to see (and post) whispers. Now, using the
whispers allowed groups site setting, additional groups can be granted permission to whisper.
Whisper example. Staff view on the left, with whisper visible in italics. Anonymous view on the right.
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For users with less powerful devices, or low bandwidth, the initial page load may take a few seconds. Discourse now displays a splash screen, rather than a blank white page, so users know something is happening.
This beta includes 1 security fix for issues reported by our community and HackerOne.
- Validate email constraints when trying to redeem an invite
But wait, there’s more! We do our best to highlight new features and changes for you, but there’s always too many changes to detail. For a full list of new features, bug fixes, UX improvements, and more, be sure to review the Additional Features and Fixes listed below.