Daily Summary (1pm UTC)

Welcome to our AI-generated Daily Summary topic! (1:00 PM Edition) :slight_smile:

This is the topic where a daily summary of meta’s activity is collated by our good friend Bert, and posted here so everyone can get a rundown of some of the top discussions over the past 24 hours.

To account for our global audience, we have three editions (this one, Daily Summary (9pm UTC), and Daily Summary (5am UTC)), which fire at different times of the day so you can get one at a time most convenient to you. All of them cover the last 24 hours (respectively), so the main difference is when they land.

If you’d like to get a ping whenever a new one is posted just set this topic to Watching (and if you change your mind, change it back :slight_smile:).

Feedback is certainly welcome. We’ll be tweaking and refining the idea as we go, so all input is encouraged. We do have a separate topic for that so as to keep this one just for summaries. You can find that here - Daily Summary Feedback

Enjoy! :slight_smile:

:warning: Small caveat… AI (even GPT-4) does hallucinate, it is unavoidable. Don’t treat everything it says as truth, as there will likely be some lies mixed in. We’ll try to manually correct any if we spot them, but still… keep an eye out. :eyes:

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Today on meta.discourse.org

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Interesting Topics

#hosting

site feedback

support

theme-component

  • In the User Card Directory component topic, Truest reported that the table/card toggle wasn’t working properly. JammyDodger requested more details and a screenshot to better understand and troubleshoot the issue.

installation

community

Activity by the @team Group

Thanks for reading, and I’ll see you again tomorrow! :slight_smile:

Today on meta.discourse.org

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In the last 24 hours, there were:

Interesting Topics

announcements

dev

support

feature

site feedback

  • Some users noticed the small Meta logo is broken in default light themes due to an “Access Denied” error on the image URL.

    In the Daily Summary Feedback topic, Lilly amusingly pointed out an inaccurate statement about group timezones functionality moving to the Discourse Calendar plugin.

Activity by the @team Group

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Today on meta.discourse.org

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  • 101 new posts and 15 new topics in the last 24 hours
  • Top users:

Interesting Topics

dev

support

bug

marketplace

  • quimgil requested a patch for the RSS Polling plugin to set the date of imported posts based on the pubDate in the RSS feed, to avoid manual date adjustments when activating a new feed.

Activity by the @team Group

  • awesomerobot explained how to handle CSS customization when installing a theme from a GitHub repo.
  • pmusaraj has a PR ready to fix an issue with topic filtering in the custom-homepage feature.
  • Lilly noted that posts with images may need to be rebaked after removing the CDN URL and rebuilding.
  • JammyDodger suggested using permalinks to redirect specific topics to a category.
  • sam is considering a tool-free mode for Discourse AI that targets entire topics.
  • Falco shared some solutions for giving staff tools to handle unanswered topics.

Thanks for reading, and I’ll see you again tomorrow! :slight_smile:

Today on meta.discourse.org

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Interesting Topics

installation

ux

theme-component

support

#translations

feature

Activity by the @team Group

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Today on meta.discourse.org

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In the last 24 hours, there were:

  • 105 new posts
  • 20 new topics

Top users by likes and posts:

Interesting Topics

installation

feature

bug

ux

#translations

dev

wordpress

Activity by the @team Group

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Today on meta.discourse.org

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Interesting Topics

community

installation

plugin

support

ux

Activity by the @team Group

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Today on meta.discourse.org

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Interesting Topics

bug

support

plugin

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ux

  • merefield shared feedback on the admin sidebar when header dropdown navigation is selected, finding it unsuitable for that use case. martin noted the sidebar is designed to replace the header dropdown mode rather than support both navigation modes for admins.

installation

Activity by the @team Group

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Today on meta.discourse.org

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Interesting Topics

feature

  • ganncamp requested the ability to leave a note to self when setting a bookmark reminder. Moin suggested using the “What is this bookmark for” field, but ganncamp felt having to check each bookmark for notes may be worse than no notes at all. The discussion shifted to #ux feedback on the new bookmarks.

    mbauman proposed having silence and suspend reason messages sent as PMs rather than emails, to keep a log of the communication with users regarding moderation actions.

theme-component

  • Aaron_Walsh encountered an issue where the announcement bar theme component disappears for all users when one user dismisses it. nolo confirmed it’s a cache issue related to how the cookie is implemented.

announcements

  • Architect reported a minor bug where the Discourse Discover page didn’t show any sites and the search bar searched meta instead.

installation

#Contributing

  • ondrej noted some inconsistencies in how the required user level is specified in doc topics’ meta blocks. JammyDodger confirmed the Discourse docs are being worked on and consistency will be ensured.

bug

  • kuaza reported that rebuilding always fails when the MaxMind daily limit is exhausted, suggesting to skip this process and continue rebuilding in that case.

ux

  • ondrej encountered an issue where the AI tag selector button goes out of alignment when the topic title exceeds 41 characters. Moin linked to an existing topic on this.

Activity by the @team Group

  • JammyDodger provided guidance on the correct command to use when rebuilding app with a two-container setup.
  • Lilly noted that the issue with the announcement bar disappearing is related to verbose translation keys settings.
  • pmusaraj explained that the Discourse Discover bug reported is a known Safari-specific issue that has been reported to the Webkit bug tracker.
  • mcwumbly shared a hack of drafting a reply and setting a bookmark reminder, so the composer pops open with the draft when the reminder goes off.
  • sam recommended disabling GPT-3.5 and only using GPT-4 for more consistent AI bot behavior, and including examples of desired behavior in the system prompt.
  • HAWK pointed out that admins can check a user’s pages without needing to impersonate them.
  • martin stated the aim is to make the admin section as un-customizable as possible for consistency.

Thanks for reading, and I’ll see you again tomorrow! :slight_smile:

Today on meta.discourse.org

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Interesting Topics:

bug

  • RGJ reported a regression in how thousand separators are handled when inputting values in settings. The issue affects both Firefox and Safari browsers differently.

  • Jagster discovered an issue with the Details markdown feature, where it only accepts one word as a summary instead of the full text.

feature

  • quimgil proposed adding an option to show /top or /hot topics in Showcased Categories instead of Latest topics. This sparked a discussion about potential improvements to the component.

  • merefield suggested implementing a “rolling window” feature for replies in mega-topics, allowing automatic deletion of older replies once a set number is reached.

dev

  • kokoloman001 shared a method for showing the security status of external links using the Google Safe Browsing Lookup API. The community discussed potential security implications and improvements.

  • c12gene asked for guidance on adjusting the layout of category pages to make them more visually appealing, similar to meta.discourse.org’s varied designs.

support

  • Mollyvog inquired about implementing an automated PM for new users, similar to the one received when lurking.

  • Isambard sought advice on creating a workflow where draft topics from specific users require approval before becoming visible.

ux

installation

  • kuaza reported issues with rebuilding when the MAXMIND daily limit is exhausted, prompting discussion about potential fixes.

theme-component

#wordpress:

  • Kayla discussed challenges in using WordPress comments alongside Discourse, particularly with classic themes and Toolset archive templates.

#hosting:

  • NateDhaliwal explored options for using mailcow as the email service for Discourse, with community members offering advice on setup and alternatives.

sso

  • Jaskaran sought assistance with the OIDC plugin regarding the UserInfo response format and potential issues with JWT responses.

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Today on meta.discourse.org

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