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, there were:

  • 14 new topics
  • 114 new posts

Top users by likes and posts:

Interesting Topics

plugin - Locations Plugin

Don discovered there was an issue with the Locations plugin where navigating to a user profile without a location set caused problems. merefield reproduced it and provided a fix. Further discussion uncovered related issues that merefield is looking into.

blue-sky asked about dragging the mini-map which currently closes it. merefield noted the differing behavior between user cards and topic titles, with room for improvement on desktop.

support - Tags confusing (to all or me only)

Bathinda found that searching for a synonym tag returns no results, even if the main tag is used on a topic. merefield commented that the synonym feature can be confusing. supermathie gave an example of #howto and #how-to behaving differently in search vs clicking the tag.

support - Quote reply not working properly

forummaster had an issue with the “Remove full quote” setting preventing proper quote replies. Lilly suggested checking the quote-related site settings and linked to a previous discussion on the topic.

support - Button to join group on post

mol was looking to add a button on a post to join a group, similar to a previous Discourse Teams feature. ondrej pointed to the Discourse Policy plugin as the closest current option for an agree/join button on a post.

installation - Can’t install reaction plugin

forummaster ran into errors trying to install the Discourse Reactions plugin on Ubuntu 22.04. The rebuild failed with a yarn timeout error. Firepup650 suggested it could be related to slow disk speed issues.

dev - Remove overriding of cmd/ctrl-f

Discussion continued on Discourse’s handling of the Ctrl+F keyboard shortcut. Isambard noted Discourse hijacks Ctrl+Alt+F and / on Chromebooks for search. Firepup650 clarified Discourse only overrides Ctrl+F on very long topics that can’t fully load, falling back to the browser’s find on a second press.

Activity by the @team Group

Lilly helped troubleshoot a “Remove full quote” issue affecting quote replies.

supermathie provided an example of tag search inconsistency between howto and how-to.

JammyDodger discussed troubleshooting a plugin install that failed to rebuild.

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

Today on meta.discourse.org

Key Stats

In the last 24 hours on meta.discourse.org, there were:

  • 110 new posts
  • 11 new topics

The top users by likes and posts were:

  1. pfaffman with 14 likes and 12 posts
  2. JammyDodger with 10 likes and 6 posts
  3. Arkshine with 8 likes and 5 posts
  4. Moin with 7 likes and 3 posts
  5. awesomerobot and david each with 6 likes and 2 posts

Interesting Topics

Some of the most interesting topics discussed in the last 24 hours included:

ux

theme-component

installation

#Self-Hosting

praise

support

dev

plugin

Activity by the @team Group

Over the past day, the @team group was active in the following topics:

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Today on meta.discourse.org

Key Stats

Interesting Topics

support

bug

dev

#translations

ux

site feedback

Activity by the @team Group

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Today on meta.discourse.org

Key Stats

  • 154 new posts
  • 24 new topics
  • Top users:

Interesting Topics

support

installation

#hosting

  • Ar_D asked about installing Discourse for free, particularly around email setup. mol, ja3 and others suggested free SMTP providers like Mailjet, Mailgun, and using Cloudflare Tunnel to expose the service. However, ja3 cautioned about security risks of exposing servers this way.

dev

bug

Activity by the @team Group

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Today on meta.discourse.org

Key Stats

Interesting Topics

dev

site feedback

announcements

blog

support

installation

#hosting

community

data & reporting

Activity by the @team Group

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Today on meta.discourse.org

Key Stats

In the last 24 hours, there were:

Interesting Topics

dev

feature

support

ux

#translations

sso

Activity by the @team Group

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Today on meta.discourse.org

Key Stats

Interesting Topics

support

dev

ux

bug

sso

Activity by the @team Group

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Today on meta.discourse.org

Key Stats

Interesting Topics

installation

feature

support

bug

ux

#translations

Activity by the @team Group

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Today on meta.discourse.org

Key Stats

  • 169 new posts and 26 new topics in the last 24 hours
  • Top users by likes and posts:

Interesting Topics

installation

ux

feature

support

dev

#translations

data & reporting

Activity by the @team Group

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Today on meta.discourse.org

Key Stats

Over the last 24 hours on meta.discourse.org, there were:

  • 18 new topics
  • 106 new posts
  • Top users:

Interesting Topics

plugin ActivityPub Plugin

  • angus clarified that Google does a reasonable job finding original sources and doesn’t seem to penalize Mastodon for federating heavily. However, he is considering using canonical URLs for ActivityPub topics.

community How do you deal with flag spammers?

  • HAWK explained that if a few people are ganging up to flag posts they disagree with, triggering auto-moderation, then you have a moderation problem.

    Jagster suggested kicking out flag spammers right away without warnings to teach that shitty behavior is not accepted.

bug Lightboxed images do not have vertical-align set, misaligning them with naked imgs

  • Obskyr reported that Discourse’s CSS has vertical-align: middle set for img but not .lightbox-wrapper, causing misalignment between lightboxed and non-lightboxed images.

    awesomerobot fixed the issue in a pull request.

bug Image lightboxing does not respect manual resizing or [grid] tags

  • Obskyr noted a bug where lightboxing compares the original image resolution to the max width, ignoring manual resizing or [grid] tags.

support Locking topics to be accessed by members-only

  • Teresations asked about the best way to lock all topics to members-only access.

    Moin advised using category permissions to configure who can see topics. Jagster added the simplest solution is setting all rights to TL0.

#Using Discourse Hot topic list

  • JammyDodger created a placeholder topic to test searching the /hot topic list to keep on top of trending topics.

Activity by the @team Group

  • nat appreciated the feedback on Discourse and said they will make improvements to simplify the admin experience.
  • HAWK clarified that if people are ganging up to flag posts, it indicates a moderation problem.
  • JammyDodger:
    • Noted there are built-in guards to dampen flag gaming behavior.
    • Created a placeholder topic on hot topic lists.
    • Suggested HyunjinJo try adding Qualtrics as an allowed iframe.
  • awesomerobot fixed the lightbox image alignment issue.
  • zogstrip merged and deployed a fix for quotes breaking with right brackets in channel names.
  • martin increased the reject reason character limit to 2000.
  • chapoi said reordering sections in the sidebar menu component isn’t possible currently.
  • Lilly confirmed the anon-hiding function in the sidebar menu component is working as expected.
  • sam:
    • Said the AI bot should be able to summarize large text if the “read” tool is used.
    • Reported the Adsense pageview issue is likely fixed now with new “browser page view” counting.

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