Daily Summary (5am UTC)

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: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

Key Stats

In the last 24 hours, the Discourse community has been bustling with activity. A total of 72 new posts and 16 new topics have been created. Among the most active contributors, the following members stood out:

  • piffy received 9 likes and made 2 posts.
  • bartv received 8 likes across 4 posts.
  • JammyDodger from the Discourse Team also received 8 likes for 4 posts.
  • Ed_S was appreciated with 8 likes for his 2 insightful contributions.
  • Lilly, another team member, engaged actively with 7 likes received for 8 posts.

Interesting Topics

The community has been engaging in a variety of discussions, from technical issues to community management strategies. Here are some of the highlights:

Bug Reports

  • Users have reported an issue where they can initiate chat with unprivileged users despite restrictions. bartv and Lilly provided valuable insights into the problem. Read more.

Community Management

  • A discussion on how to deal with top ignored users in forums has sparked interest. wellbing-go initiated the conversation, with piffy and Jagster contributing their perspectives. Read more.

WordPress Integration

Installation & Setup

  • A query on setting up a subdomain for Discourse was resolved by JammyDodger, assisting xha1e through the process. Read more.

Feature Requests

  • The community discussed the potential for a Discourse AI Plugin to connect with OpenAI Assistants, with Aizada_M expressing enthusiasm for the development. Read more.

Support Queries

  • Issues with chat buttons not working post-update were addressed by Lilly, offering troubleshooting steps to ranjeet. Read more.

Activity by the @team Group

The Discourse Team has been actively participating in various discussions, providing solutions, and engaging with the community. Here are some notable contributions:

  • JammyDodger has been particularly active, offering solutions to SSO flagging issues here and assisting with subdomain setup queries here.
  • Lilly contributed to several discussions, including clarifying chat initiation with unprivileged users here, addressing chat button issues here, and providing insights into embedding issues here.
  • mcwumbly shared thoughts on the potential for centralized services in Discourse Discover here.
  • supermathie engaged in troubleshooting the Grammarly keyboard compatibility issue here.

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

Today on meta.discourse.org

Key Stats

In the last 24 hours, the Discourse community has been bustling with activity, showcasing a total of 96 new posts across 10 new topics. Among the most active contributors, Lilly led the charge with an impressive 17 likes and 15 posts, closely followed by merefield with 15 likes and 14 posts. Other notable contributors include jenmck, ondrej, and Dylan_Michael, among others, who have significantly contributed to the discussions and engagement within the community.

Interesting Topics

Activity by the @team Group

  • Lilly was notably active, providing solutions and engaging in various discussions, including helping with a bug report and offering advice on plugin issues.

  • sam contributed to several technical discussions, including clarifying questions about RSS feeds and addressing a profile image changing bug.

  • HAWK shared valuable insights on community management, emphasizing the importance of managing the behavior of top ignored users in a community discussion.

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

Today on meta.discourse.org

Key Stats

In the last 24 hours, the Discourse community has been bustling with activity, featuring 125 new posts and 14 new topics. Among the most active contributors, Lilly led the way with 10 posts and received 11 likes, closely followed by Moin and sam, each making significant contributions both in terms of posts and likes received.

Interesting Topics

Support

  • Missing RSS Feed for “New” Topics: A discussion initiated by janbolmeson on finding a way to get the latest topics ordered by creation date without logging in. sam provided a solution with a direct RSS link. Read more

  • How to Block Outgoing Emails to Specific Addresses: flash raised a concern about blocking emails to certain addresses to prevent repeated complaints. supermathie and pfaffman offered solutions involving local postfix configuration and VERP setup. Read more

Feature

  • True Block Functionality Request: HAWK and Lilly engaged in a discussion about enhancing block functionality beyond the existing ignore and mute features, emphasizing the need for a healthier discussion environment. Read more

Bug

  • Tag Group Visibility Issue: Jagster reported a bug where tag group visibility settings were not being saved correctly, with Lilly and Arkshine attempting to reproduce and address the issue. Read more

Announcements

  • Discourse as a PWA on iOS: An ongoing discussion about the implications of the Digital Markets Act (DMA) on Progressive Web Apps (PWA) and how it affects Discourse’s functionality on iOS devices. Read more

Community

  • Growing Your Community: Bas and HAWK shared insights on strategies for community growth, emphasizing the importance of focusing on the target audience’s needs. Read more

Activity by the @team Group

  • sam provided a direct RSS link solution for fetching “new” topics by creation date in the support category. Read more

  • HAWK contributed to the discussion on true block functionality, advocating for a focus on behavior rather than gender in feature discussions. Read more

  • supermathie suggested a solution for blocking outgoing emails to specific addresses using a local postfix configuration. Read more

  • Lilly actively participated in multiple discussions, providing solutions for removing tags from the left menu and addressing the tag group visibility issue. Read more and here

  • Falco clarified the behavior of Discourse proxying avatars from object storage and introduced a setting for redirecting avatar requests. Read more

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

Today on meta.discourse.org


Key Stats

In the last 24 hours, the Discourse community has been bustling with activity. A total of 123 new posts were made across 16 new topics. Among the most active contributors, Lilly led the charge with 15 likes and 8 posts, closely followed by Falco with 14 likes and 4 posts. Other notable contributors include chapoi, merefield, and Moin, each making significant contributions to the discussions.


Interesting Topics

Announcements

  • AI Image Captioning Feature in Discourse AI Plugin: Falco introduced an AI Image Captioning feature to the Discourse AI plugin, aiming to improve content accessibility and enrich visual elements within the community. Read more

Theme-Component

  • Discourse Topic Cards: chapoi shared a new theme component that restyles the topic list to display as cards with a thumbnail, enhancing the visual appeal of topic lists. Read more

Support

  • Trial period limitations - sending an email invite?: M_W inquired about the limitations during the trial period regarding sending email invites, sparking a discussion on the functionality and settings. Read more

Feature

  • Disable OpenGraph tags for private sites?: deviantintegral proposed a feature request to disable or remove OpenGraph tags from pages on private Discourse communities to prevent uninformative link previews in services like Slack or Dropbox Paper. Read more

Migration

  • Duplicate categories with hash after migration: Wilson_Ho reported an issue with duplicate categories appearing with a hash after a migration process. Read more

Installation

  • New Install Bootstrap Fail in ‘bundle exec rake themes:update assets:precompile’: gren sought help for an installation issue encountered during the bootstrap process. Read more

Dev

  • Discourse Drafts API Not Working: ludomori99 added to a discussion about issues encountered while trying to write drafts to posts via the API. Read more

Activity by the @team Group

  • Falco was instrumental in introducing the AI Image Captioning feature in the Discourse AI plugin, aiming to enhance accessibility and user experience. Read more

  • martin addressed a bug related to the experimental admin sidebar navigation, ensuring a smoother user experience for admins. Read more

  • tshenry contributed to resolving an issue with the “Add Category Column” theme component, ensuring its compatibility with mobile views. Read more

  • david assisted a user with configuring GitHub login for Discourse, providing insights into potential issues with browser extensions. Read more

  • supermathie offered guidance on updating themes to resolve display issues on mobile versions of forums hosted by Discourse. Read more


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

Today on meta.discourse.org

Key Stats

In the last 24 hours, the Discourse community has been bustling with activity. A total of 111 new posts were made across 17 new topics. Among the most active contributors, Lilly led the way with 15 likes and 8 posts, closely followed by Ed_S and merefield, showcasing the vibrant engagement and collaboration within the community.

Interesting Topics

  • UX

    • The discussion on the “+Create Topic” button has sparked considerable interest, with suggestions to make it less intimidating for new users. Ed_S and merefield proposed more welcoming alternatives. Read more
  • Feature

    • translation ai: The introduction of prompt customization in DiscourseAI has been a hot topic. Falco shared plans for future enhancements, while sam delved into the technical challenges. Read more
  • Dev

    • A solution for changing the headings of preference settings was found, with Lilly providing a CSS workaround. Read more
  • Announcements

    • The AI Image Captioning Feature in the Discourse AI Plugin has been discussed, with Falco addressing the customization of error message captions. Read more
  • Installation

    • A new install bootstrap failure was resolved by avoiding the entry of a MaxMind key, as shared by gren. Read more
  • Bug

    • The issue with editing a form template after previewing it has been confirmed by Lilly. Read more
  • Support

    • Questions about setting up a staging server and removing the “Export your data” option were addressed, highlighting the community’s focus on customization and privacy. Read more and here

Activity by the @team Group

  • Falco shared insights on the development of prompt customization in DiscourseAI, emphasizing the team’s commitment to enhancing user experience. Read more

  • sam contributed to the discussion on the technical challenges of making DiscourseAI prompts customizable, showcasing the team’s dedication to innovation. Read more

  • Lilly provided valuable support across various topics, including troubleshooting form template issues and offering CSS solutions for customizing preference settings. Read more and here

  • pmusaraj addressed the community’s interest in AI image captioning, linking to the announcement of the feature’s readiness on meta. Read more

  • chapoi and maiki engaged in discussions about theme components and feature requests, respectively, demonstrating the team’s active involvement in community-driven development. Read more and here

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

Today on meta.discourse.org

Key Stats

In the last 24 hours, the Discourse community has been bustling with activity, featuring 136 new posts across 14 new topics. Among the most active contributors, Lilly led the charge with a total of 12 posts and received 16 likes, showcasing the vibrant engagement within the community. Other notable contributors include pmusaraj and Firepup650, who have been instrumental in fostering discussions and sharing insights.

Interesting Topics

  • feature

    • lindsey shared exciting news about a new functionality for creating direct message links with pre-filled information, enhancing community interaction. Read more
  • support

    • A discussion initiated by HisFocus on removing specific categories from the homepage but not from the Hamburger Menu sparked a collaborative troubleshooting session, with Lilly and Heliosurge providing valuable insights. Read more
  • bug

    • joffreyjaffeux addressed a “'TransitionAborted” error in the console, contributing to the ongoing efforts to enhance the platform’s stability. Read more
  • installation

    • The community rallied to assist lemonade with a bootstrap failure on Raspberry Pi, showcasing the collaborative spirit of Discourse users. Read more
  • feature

    • Nick_Chomey highlighted the implications of iOS 16 web push notifications changes, sparking a discussion on the future of PWAs. Read more

Activity by the @team Group

  • Lilly was particularly active, contributing to discussions on new DM functionality, category visibility, and assisting users with technical issues. Read more and here

  • pmusaraj provided insights into improving the layout of the login screen, demonstrating the team’s commitment to enhancing user experience. Read more

  • joffreyjaffeux tackled a challenging “'TransitionAborted” error, contributing to the platform’s technical robustness. Read more

  • awesomerobot shared updates on AI image captioning features, highlighting the innovative strides being made in the community. Read more

  • tshenry and keegan were instrumental in resolving issues and enhancing features, showcasing the team’s dedication to continuous improvement. Read more and here

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

Today on meta.discourse.org

Key Stats

In the last 24 hours, the Discourse community has been bustling with activity. A total of 99 new posts were made across 15 new topics. Among the most active contributors, Moin led the way with 17 likes and 8 posts, closely followed by tobiaseigen with 12 likes and 7 posts. Other notable contributors include pmusaraj and Don, showcasing the vibrant and engaging nature of our community discussions.

Interesting Topics

  • announcements

    • Changes to which reactions :thumbsup: are counted as likes :heart: sparked a lively discussion on how reactions and likes are integrated within the user interface. tobiaseigen and Don delved into the nuances of this change, highlighting its impact on user engagement and badge criteria. read more
  • ux

    • The topic on the Expand composer button on mobile by Moin addressed a common usability issue, leading to a swift resolution by the team. read more
  • support

    • A solution to remove the Feedback category from homepage but NOT from Hamburger Menu was brilliantly provided by tynaut, showcasing the flexibility of Discourse’s customization options. read more

    • Not able to log in after restoring a backup presented a challenge that was expertly navigated by pfaffman, offering insights into the robustness of Discourse’s backup and restore functionalities. read more

  • theme-component

    • Versatile Banner updates by awesomerobot continue to enhance site aesthetics and user experience, demonstrating the power of community-driven development. read more

Activity by the @team Group

The Discourse Team has been actively participating in various discussions, providing insights, and pushing updates:

  • tobiaseigen engaged in a detailed conversation about the integration of reactions and likes, offering clarity and future directions. read more

  • pmusaraj swiftly addressed the Expand composer button on mobile issue, showcasing the team’s commitment to enhancing user experience. read more

  • awesomerobot provided valuable updates to the Versatile Banner theme component, further enriching the Discourse ecosystem. read more

  • joffreyjaffeux tackled a trivial “'TransitionAborted” error in the console, ensuring a smoother user experience. read more

  • Falco offered insights into configuring API keys for OpenAI, demonstrating the team’s expertise in integrating cutting-edge technologies. read more

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

Today on meta.discourse.org

Key Stats

In the last 24 hours, the Discourse community has been bustling with activity, featuring 44 new posts and 11 new topics. Among the contributors, some users stood out for their engagement:

  • Moin led the way with 11 likes and 2 posts.
  • Zeemah followed with 6 likes across 3 posts.
  • Jagster, sam, and kuaza also made notable contributions, with Jagster and sam each receiving 5 likes for a single post, and kuaza engaging actively with 5 likes across 4 posts.

Interesting Topics

The community has been engaging in a variety of discussions, from support queries to feature requests. Here are some of the most interesting topics:

Support:

  • A user inquired about viewing flagged/hidden posts, sparking a discussion on the visibility settings and moderation practices. Read more.

  • Installation issues were addressed, including a question on setting up multiple Discourse forums on Ubuntu. Read more.

  • Cloudflare integration raised concerns about displaying user IPs correctly, leading to a technical exchange on configuration. Read more.

Feature Requests:

  • The idea of integrating AI characters into the chat plugin was proposed, with the team confirming work in progress. Read more.

  • A suggestion to allow moderators to see replies to “revise post” PMs was discussed, highlighting the need for better communication channels between moderators and users. Read more.

  • The community expressed a desire for adding a temporary Threads logo to the current Font Awesome version, reflecting the evolving social media landscape. Read more.

Marketplace:

  • A request in the marketplace for moving ‘post-controls’ to ‘post-info’ in posts garnered developer interest. Read more.

Activity by the @team Group

The Discourse Team has been actively participating in the community, providing insights, solutions, and updates on ongoing projects:

  • sam engaged in the discussion about AI characters integration, hinting at upcoming developments. Read more.

  • mcwumbly offered assistance on a Cloudflare IP issue, directing the user to relevant documentation. Read more.

  • supermathie inquired about the Cloudflare web template in the same thread, aiming to clarify the setup process. Read more.

  • Lilly provided guidance on LDAP plugin issues and addressed a login problem related to IP address restrictions. Read more on LDAP and more on login issues.

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

Today on meta.discourse.org

Key Stats

In the last 24 hours, the Discourse community has been bustling with activity, seeing a total of 55 new posts and 7 new topics. Among the most active contributors, Lilly led the pack with a commendable engagement, receiving 12 likes for her 6 posts. Following closely, AquaL1te and darkpixlz also made notable contributions.

Interesting Topics

  • Announcements

    • The community is buzzing about the new Discourse Discover feature, raising questions about data sharing and GDPR compliance. AquaL1te and darkpixlz engaged in a thoughtful discussion on the implications for privacy policies on forums. Read more.
  • Hosting

    • A lively debate unfolded on whether it’s possible to host a Discourse forum for free. Moin shared insights on leveraging one’s own hardware for hosting, while Lilly emphasized the hidden costs associated with “free” services. Read more.
  • Support

    • Several members reported issues with activation emails not being sent to new users. pfaffman offered troubleshooting advice, pointing towards potential mail server problems. Read more.
    • The community also tackled a technical hiccup related to 'Failed to execute ‘postMessage’ on ‘DOMWindow’ error during Discourse and Ghost integration. Lilly and simon provided guidance to resolve the issue. Read more.
  • Feature

    • The idea of assigning Discourse AI personas to respond to topics sparked an engaging conversation. kuaza proposed this innovative approach, with sam weighing in on the feasibility. Read more.
  • Dev

    • A discussion on accessing Post Voting votes/replies via API saw contributions from JammyDodger, who suggested reverse-engineering the Discourse API for undocumented features. Read more.

Activity by the @team Group

  • Lilly was particularly active, engaging in discussions about activation email issues here and providing support for embedding Discourse comments here.
  • martin addressed a bug related to reaction-likes showing incorrectly, promising a fix to improve the user experience. Read more.
  • JammyDodger offered insights on accessing Post Voting data via API, guiding users towards helpful resources. Read more.
  • sam contributed to the discussion on assigning Discourse AI personas, exploring the mechanics of integrating AI more deeply into forum interactions. Read more.

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

Today on meta.discourse.org

Key Stats

In the last 24 hours, the community has been bustling with activity, resulting in 89 new posts and 18 new topics. Among the most active contributors, lindsey led the way with 13 likes and 1 post, closely followed by Moin with 12 likes across 12 posts. Other notable contributors include david and ganncamp, each making significant contributions both in terms of posts and likes received.

Interesting Topics

  • Announcements

    • lindsey introduced the Hot topic sorting option, a new way to discover trending discussions in your community. This feature aims to highlight content that is both recent and resonant with community members. Read more.
  • UX

    • sok777 suggested the idea of having an editable group chat icon or image to easily identify group chats visually. This suggestion was well-received, with chapoi confirming it’s in planning. Read more.
  • Dev

    • ganncamp inquired about the process and timeline for getting a theme-component PR reviewed, sparking a discussion on the best practices for plugin PR reviews. Read more.
  • Support

    • isambard asked about viewing a simple version of a topic for easier copying and pasting, with Moin providing a solution involving the /print and /raw URL paths. Read more.
  • Feature

    • craigconstantine explored the possibility of displaying a category as a calendar based on scheduled Topic-timer dates, with Lilly and nolo contributing ideas on how to achieve this through existing plugins and theme components. Read more.

Activity by the @team Group

  • lindsey led the announcement of the Hot topic sorting feature, aiming to enhance content discovery within active communities. Read more.

  • david shared updates on Discourse’s upgrade to Ember 5, marking a significant milestone in the platform’s development journey. Read more.

  • chapoi confirmed the planning phase for the introduction of editable icons in group chats, responding to community feedback. Read more.

  • JammyDodger engaged in troubleshooting RSS polling issues, providing insights into potential causes and solutions. Read more.

  • Lilly was active across several support threads, offering solutions and clarifications on topics ranging from viewing simple versions of topics to setting up sound notifications in the Discourse app. Read more and here.

  • pmusaraj provided a crucial update on the Hot topic sorting feature, ensuring its smooth rollout across communities. Read more.

  • sam contributed to discussions on the Hot sorting feature and offered insights into the development of DiscourseAI’s prompt customization. Read more and here.

  • awesomerobot and supermathie provided support and solutions in the dev and support categories, respectively, showcasing the team’s commitment to community engagement. Read more and here.

  • HAWK addressed concerns regarding data sharing with the introduction of Discourse Discover, ensuring compliance with GDPR. Read more.

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