I’m trying to customize these yellow alerts:
Searching these forums, I couldn’t find much… maybe I don’t know how to search, is there a name for these? Yellow alerts? Instructional modals? Big Brother? Obscure-my-preview Esc X bot?
If the answer is that they’re not customizable, I’m going right in to feature request mode, I see enormous community-training possibilities here, even more than Topic Templates.
The really interesting thing to have would be a model that allows customizing both
detection based on a number of conditions
- is this a reply or a new topic being started
- how old is the previous reply
- is this a new/recent user?
- free text regexp match (“you mentioned X, please check this helpful link first”)
action like selecting a nice appropriate text for the yellow alert
If it can’t be a plugin, at least a Ruby-code-level customization possibility would be nice.
I see that Discourse itself is already using this effectively in several places, I’d love to be able to use those super-powers for Community-specific things.
We call them JIT (just in time) notifications. I’m not aware of any docs for them, but this plugin should have an example of how to create a custom JIT notice: GitHub - discourse/discourse-perspective-api: Google Perspective API Plugin for Discourse
Ah thanks, you’re right, armed with that “JIT” term I was able to search much more profitably.
I even remembered I had read this old @codinghorror post:
I think it makes every bit of sense to extend that philosophy beyond generic Discourse triggers, into Community-specific behavior.
What I would give to be able to just nudge people to tell us the freaking software version they’re running while asking for support… I can’t get back the 3.7 years of life already spent typing “what’s your version”, but at least some of my future could look brighter.
Is it just me, or this deserves a user-friendly plug-in, or even a core-UI for the simplest cases (edit the default texts)? Maybe it’s just me.
You can customise the text of the existing ones from the
Maybe What are Topic Templates? are an option for you
Thanks, I’m on to that already and yes, I see them as a piece of the same puzzle
For the device/version issue, some people have found the reply templates useful, and others have used the reply-by-url feature to prefill some custom blurb in the composer.
Not sure if they’re useful, but thought I’d throw them into the mix.