Daily Summary (9pm UTC)

Welcome to our AI-generated Daily Summary topic! (9:00 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 (5am UTC), and Daily Summary (1pm 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


Key Stats

In the last 24 hours, the community has been bustling with activity, seeing a total of 44 new posts and 8 new topics. Among the contributors, some have stood out for their engagement:

  • Moin led the way with 16 likes and 6 posts.
  • Following closely, Lilly received 11 likes for her 4 posts.
  • Jagster, Zeemah, and pfaffman also made notable contributions with their insightful posts and engagement.

Interesting Topics

The discussions over the past day have spanned a variety of subjects and categories. Here are some of the most interesting topics:

support

  • A user inquired about viewing flagged/hidden posts and received guidance on the settings that control this feature. Read more.
  • There was a discussion on restricting suggested topics to specific user groups, with suggestions on achieving this through theme components and custom CSS. Read more.
  • The community explored solutions for seeing Cloudflare IPs instead of user’s real IPs in the security section, with advice on configuration adjustments. Read more.

feature

  • A proposal was made to allow moderators to see replies to “revise post” PMs, aiming to improve communication between moderators and users. Read more.
  • The idea of allowing a “not in” category for filtering reviewed posts was discussed to help moderators manage flags more efficiently. Read more.

installation

  • Questions were raised about installing multiple Discourse forums on a single Ubuntu server, with the community providing insights on using the multisite configuration. Read more.

dev

  • A user sought advice on resizing ‘Modern Category + Group Boxes’ thumbnails via CSS, sparking a discussion on customizations. Read more.

theme-component

  • The Discourse Topic Cards component was praised for its functionality, with suggestions for category-specific application. Read more.
  • Queries about adding background images to Category List with Banners were addressed, highlighting CSS customization options. Read more.

marketplace

  • A request was made in the marketplace for customizing the placement of ‘post-controls’ within posts, indicating a budget and seeking expertise. Read more.

Activity by the @team Group

The Discourse Team has been actively participating in discussions, providing support, and sharing insights:

  • Lilly engaged in several topics, offering solutions and welcoming new members. Read more.
  • Saif contributed to the conversation on enhancing Discourse AI, discussing current features and future improvements. Read more.
  • mcwumbly provided guidance on using Discourse with Cloudflare, linking to best practices documentation. Read more.
  • supermathie inquired about the setup details in a discussion about Cloudflare IP visibility issues. 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 61 new posts were made across 10 new topics. Among the most active contributors, Lilly led the way with 11 likes and 7 posts, followed closely by kuaza with 9 likes and 5 posts. Other notable contributors include AquaL1te, darkpixlz, and Moin, among others.

Interesting Topics

The community has been engaging in a variety of discussions, from technical support to feature requests. Here are some of the highlights:

Announcements

  • Introducing Discourse Discover: A new feature aimed at enhancing user engagement through content discovery. The community is curious about the GDPR implications of sharing data with a US-based company. Read more

Feature

  • AI personas integration of the chat plugin: The idea of chatting with AI personas within the Discourse AI plugin has sparked interest and discussion about its potential. Read more
  • Is there a way to have a free forum?: A lively discussion on the costs associated with running a Discourse forum, exploring options for minimizing expenses. Read more
  • It would be great to be able to assign personas created in Discourse AI to respond to the topic: A feature request to automate responses from AI personas to specific topics or posts. Read more

Support

  • New users not receiving activation emails: Users report issues with activation emails not being sent, sparking a conversation on troubleshooting email delivery problems. Read more
  • Code highlighting failed because bunny.net CDN: A solved issue regarding code highlighting not working due to CDN configuration. Read more

Theme-Component

  • Avatar Size and Shape: Discussion on customizing avatar sizes and shapes within Discourse. Read more

Dev

  • Are Post Voting votes/replies accessible via API?: A query about accessing post voting data through the Discourse API. Read more

Sysadmin

  • Use Nginx Proxy Manager to manage multiple sites with Discourse: A technical discussion on configuring Nginx Proxy Manager for use with multiple Discourse instances. Read more

Announcements

  • Embedding a list of Discourse Topics in another site: Queries about embedding Discourse topics on external sites, with a focus on displaying tags or categories. Read more

Activity by the @team Group

The Discourse team has been actively participating in various discussions, providing insights and assistance:

  • Lilly has been particularly active, engaging in topics about new user activation emails here and discussing avatar size and shape adjustments here.
  • sam shared updates on the integration of AI personas in the chat plugin, indicating that something might be ready in a few weeks here.
  • JammyDodger provided guidance on checking API availability for post voting data 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. There were 87 new posts and 16 new topics. Among the most active contributors, lindsey led the way with 12 likes and 1 post, closely followed by david with 8 likes and 1 post. Other notable contributors include Discourse and pmusaraj, each making significant contributions to the discussions.

Interesting Topics

  • announcements

    • lindsey introduced a new topic sorting option called Hot, designed to help users discover trending conversations in their community. This feature aims to blend overall popularity with recent activity to surface the most engaging discussions. Read more
  • support

    • Joseph3 encountered an issue with embedding Discourse comments on a Ghost publication, sparking a helpful exchange on troubleshooting steps. Read more
    • Discussions on RSS polling not working since December 2022 highlighted challenges with the RSS polling plugin and sought solutions for debugging. Read more
  • ux

    • A suggestion for editable group chat icons to facilitate easier identification of group chats was well-received, with confirmation that it’s in the planning stages. Read more
  • dev

    • The Onebox parser m3u8 link topic, marked as solved, shared a solution for streaming video playback using VideoJS. Read more
  • feature

    • A discussion on displaying a category as a calendar by scheduled Topic-timer dates explored the feasibility of such a feature as a Theme Component. Read more

Activity by the @team Group

  • lindsey shared insights on the Hot topic sorting option, emphasizing its utility in discovering trending discussions. Read more

  • david updated the community on the Ember 5 upgrade, noting the removal of the EMBER_VERSION feature flag. Read more

  • pmusaraj addressed concerns regarding the initial absence of hot topics on forums, explaining the need for an update following a feature flag removal. Read more

  • martin responded to feedback on reaction-likes showing on certain URLs, committing to a fix for the observed bug. Read more

  • JammyDodger offered troubleshooting advice for RSS polling issues, suggesting checks on permissions and tags. Read more

  • sam engaged in discussions on RSS Feed for Unread topics and Algolia reindex problems, providing insights and seeking further information to address the issues. Read more on RSS and Algolia

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 126 new posts and 17 new topics have been created. Among the most active contributors, awesomerobot led the way with 14 likes and 3 posts, closely followed by JammyDodger with 13 likes across 4 posts. Other notable contributors include Moin, Arkshine, and nathank, each bringing valuable insights and discussions to the forum.

Interesting Topics

  • dev

    • awesomerobot and nathank discussed the process for getting a theme-component PR reviewed, highlighting the community’s role in facilitating reviews. Read more

    • The introduction of the “Hot topic sorting” feature sparked a conversation about its impact on user experience, with contributions from Ed_S and sam. Read more

  • bug

    • JammyDodger addressed an Error 500 when installing Avatar Size and Shape, providing a solution that has been confirmed to work. Read more
  • support

    • A discussion on moderation tools and their usability was initiated by ajtowns, with JammyDodger offering insights into existing functionalities. Read more

    • HisFocus inquired about creating a blank page within Discourse, receiving guidance from Lilly on utilizing the page publishing feature. Read more

  • announcements

    • The “Discourse Discover” feature was elaborated upon by HAWK, addressing concerns regarding data sharing and GDPR compliance. Read more
  • feature

    • The request for a plugin outlet on top of the sidebar received attention from awesomerobot, leading to the addition of new outlets. Read more

Activity by the @team Group

  • awesomerobot merged a theme-component PR, celebrating the community’s contribution. Read more

  • JammyDodger provided a fix for the Avatar Size and Shape error, enhancing the plugin’s functionality. Read more

  • sam shared insights on the “Hot topic sorting” feature, discussing its potential as a default view on Meta. Read more

  • HAWK clarified the data shared with the “Discourse Discover” feature, ensuring GDPR compliance. Read more

  • Lilly guided a user on creating a blank page within Discourse, showcasing the platform’s flexibility. Read more

  • martin addressed an issue with reaction counts, ensuring accurate like statistics. Read more

  • Falco extended the DiscourseAI plugin’s capabilities, demonstrating the team’s commitment to innovation. Read more

  • nat updated a guide on using Discourse with Cloudflare, enhancing the community’s technical resources. Read more

  • supermathie clarified outgoing email statuses, aiding in troubleshooting efforts. 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 153 new posts and 19 new topics. Among the most active contributors, Alon1 led the way with an impressive 48 likes and 1 post, closely followed by JammyDodger with 28 likes and 18 posts. Other notable contributors include merefield, LWinterberg, and HAWK, showcasing the vibrant and engaging discussions happening across the forum.


Interesting Topics

  • ux

    • LWinterberg shared a compelling narrative on the challenges of navigating the Discourse settings in “The Evil Bouncy Castle of Settings and Customize.” The discussion sparked valuable insights and suggestions for improving user experience. Read more
  • praise

    • Alon1 highlighted the advantages of using Discourse over traditional communication tools like Slack in “Why you should use Discourse internally for your company/team instead of Slack (4 years use case).” The post emphasizes the benefits of structured conversations and knowledge retention. Read more
  • dev

    • RGJ encountered a technical hurdle with modifyClass not overriding action in “modifyClass does not override action?” This topic was marked as solved, showcasing the community’s collaborative problem-solving approach. Read more
  • translations

    • The “Missing strings (DiscoTOC)” topic initiated by discojan led to the DiscoTOC component being added to Crowdin, demonstrating the community’s commitment to improving accessibility and localization. Read more
  • installation

    • “What’s the best/safest branch not break production site?” by CGenie sparked a discussion on the best practices for updating Discourse without risking stability, with valuable input from JammyDodger and others. Read more
  • support

    • In “Add a link to user profile in the navigation,” Gonerdot sought advice on enhancing navigation, which was promptly addressed by Lilly, showcasing the supportive nature of the community. Read more

Activity by the @team Group

  • JammyDodger actively engaged in discussions, offering insights and solutions across various topics, including “Why you should use Discourse internally for your company/team instead of Slack (4 years use case)” Read more and “What’s the best/safest branch not break production site?” Read more.

  • HAWK contributed to enhancing the user experience by addressing concerns in “The Evil Bouncy Castle of Settings and Customize.” Read more

  • Lilly provided technical support and solutions, notably in “Add a link to user profile in the navigation” Read more and “Missing strings (DiscoTOC).” Read more

  • Falco shared expertise on technical issues and updates, such as in “Bootstrap failed with exit code 1 on Raspberry Pi.” Read more

  • sam addressed a bug in “Caption with AI button returns error 500 (on Meta),” showcasing the team’s commitment to continuous improvement. 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, showcasing 166 new posts and 13 new topics. Among the most active contributors, Moin led the way with 22 likes and 11 posts, closely followed by sam with 18 likes and 3 posts. Other notable contributors include Arkshine, RGJ, and JammyDodger, each making significant contributions to the forum’s vibrant discussions.


Interesting Topics


Activity by the @team Group


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 102 new posts across 12 new topics. Among the most active contributors, JammyDodger led the charge with an impressive tally of 15 likes and 9 posts, closely followed by Arkshine with 13 likes and 8 posts. Other notable contributors include Lilly, Moin, and hellekin, each making significant contributions to the forum’s vibrant discussions.

Interesting Topics

  • Feature Discussions

    • hellekin initiated a thought-provoking discussion on making Category, Group, and Tag descriptions as topics to leverage all composer features. This feature aims to enhance the usability and accessibility of descriptions across the platform. Read more
  • Support Queries

    • A user encountered challenges with inserting symbols in posts, sparking a collaborative effort to find a solution. The community explored various methods, including keyboard shortcuts and HTML entities, to facilitate symbol insertion. Read more
    • pfaffman sought assistance in locating the styleguide for theme development, leading to a quick resolution thanks to Moin's guidance. Read more
    • Gonerdot inquired about limiting the number of characters displayed in topic titles within topic lists, receiving a helpful CSS solution from Arkshine. Read more
  • Theme Components

    • The Discourse Topic Cards theme component discussion saw Gonerdot seeking help for integration issues, with chapoi stepping in to offer troubleshooting advice. Read more
  • AI and Machine Learning

    • Pat sparked a conversation on the potential applications of AI and ML within the Discourse platform, leading to an insightful exchange on current and future integrations. Read more

Activity by the @team Group

  • JammyDodger was particularly active, contributing to discussions on various topics, including the effective use of the Bulk Award tool for badges. Read more
  • Lilly spent most of the day looking at pictures of knitted dog Easter bonnets on the internet
  • renato engaged in the discussion about enhancing category descriptions, suggesting the use of theme components for improved visibility. Read more
  • maiki shared a demonstration of Discourse’s exploration into AI and ML, highlighting the platform’s commitment to leveraging cutting-edge technology. Read more
  • Falco offered technical support for VPS installation issues, guiding users through troubleshooting steps for a successful setup. Read more

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

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Today on meta.discourse.org

Key Stats

In the last 24 hours, the Discourse community has been bustling with activity, featuring 86 new posts and 17 new topics. Among the most engaged users, Lilly led the pack with a total of 22 likes and 7 posts, closely followed by Arkshine with 15 likes and 7 posts. Other notable contributors include Moin, Don, and ondrej, among others.

Interesting Topics

  • installation

    • The community discussed challenges and solutions around “The site is offline when installing the plugin”. Insights into core updates and potential workarounds were shared by Don and featheredtoast. Read more
  • community

    • A vibrant conversation unfolded on “How do you deal with flag spammers?”. Lilly offered practical advice on incorporating flag spamming into the user code of conduct. Read more
  • dev

    • “How to Edit Html and Css of Theme?” saw user34 seeking guidance on theme customization, with Moin and Lilly providing helpful tips and resources. Read more
  • bug

    • “I18n keys showing on Webhooks edit page” was highlighted by uckelman, with Arkshine identifying a regression and proposing a fix. Read more
  • feature

    • The potential integration of the Matrix protocol for chat was revisited in a discussion initiated by Thomas_Rother, with sam providing an update on the project’s status. Read more
  • support

    • “Change /login screen” saw user40 inquiring about customizing login screen text, with Firepup650 guiding them to the right settings. Read more

Activity by the @team Group

  • Lilly shared insights on handling flag spammers and contributed to discussions on theme customization. Read more and here

  • featheredtoast provided clarity on the site’s offline behavior during plugin installation. Read more

  • JammyDodger was active in guiding users through various support queries, including bulk awarding badges and dealing with Loom video embedding issues. Read more and here

  • Falco addressed a query regarding ARM64 and jemalloc, indicating ongoing work to improve compatibility. Read more

  • sam responded to inquiries about integrating the Matrix protocol for chat, outlining the challenges faced during initial testing. 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 buzzing with activity. A total of 144 new posts and 17 new topics have been created. Among the most active contributors, Arkshine led the pack with 18 likes and 16 posts, closely followed by sam with 10 likes and 8 posts. Other notable contributors include JammyDodger, Lilly, and ondrej.


Interesting Topics

bug

  • A discussion on Loom Embedded videos not playing/loading has garnered significant attention. Users report issues with previously functional embedded videos, sparking a conversation on potential fixes and workarounds. Read more

site feedback

  • The Weekly Summary Feedback topic has seen active participation, with users suggesting improvements and reporting bugs in the summary generation process. Read more
  • In the Daily Summary Feedback topic, users discuss the accuracy and utility of daily forum summaries, highlighting areas for enhancement. Read more

feature

  • The Matrix protocol for chat topic explores the integration of Matrix with Discourse for enhanced chat functionality, drawing insights from the community. Read more

admins

  • A conversation on Read Only Modes in Discourse delves into the nuances of enabling read-only mode, with contributions from the community on best practices. Read more

support

  • The Why is the styleguide so well hidden? topic has been marked as solved, with users sharing discoveries and tips on accessing and utilizing the styleguide. Read more

dev

  • Tag Custom Fields? A discussion on adding custom field support to tags for enhanced functionality, particularly in relation to ActivityPub support. Read more

Activity by the @team Group


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