Discourse Support Enthusiast

Hello there and welcome here! In this training, you’ll learn to become a Discourse Support Enthusiast and be able to confidently support an active Discourse community.

If you are new to this training, be sure to have read Discourse Support Training Program to understand how this training program works. Feel free to reply to this topic to ask questions if anything is unclear.

To complete this training, your tasks should you choose to accept them are below, you’ll share a link to your newly installed Discourse instance (which you’ll use as your sandbox through this training), along with other links where applicable and a reply of your ticked-off tasks, to mark this as completed.

If you’ve already done this set of tasks within the last 6 months, feel free to reply with all tasks ticked and a note mentioning this.

To see your progress with respect to the contributions to specific categories, you can either search for your username and the category in https://meta.discourse.org/search. So for @itsbhanusharma’s contributions to the #feature category, he’d search for: Search results for ‘@itsbhanusharma #feature’ - Discourse Meta OR, use this DE query: Data Explorer query | Helpful contributions in Meta by category.

:mega: Don’t click the checkboxes in this main post, make a copy of the following task lists into a new reply by Use template as reply button! If you do this, you can check off the items in your reply as you complete them.

Set up a Discourse instance, install plugins and a new theme as your testing sandbox

Learn how to use markdown confidently

Read, understand, and have applied where necessary all of the #getting-started guides, and 50% of the #contributing guides

Read The Rule of Three and Complaint-Driven Development to learn a bit about how we prioritize development tasks

Answer #support topics with 3 replies marked as solutions

Reproduce 25 #bug requests to check their validity

Give helpful contributions to 20 topics across the different categories here in Meta, categories like #feature, #plugin, #bug, and others

:next_track_button: Done with these tasks? Awesome! Now follow the steps in the Discourse Support Advocate guide to level up.


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Training explainer: Discourse Support Training Program
Training Level 1: This topic
Training Level 2: Discourse Support Advocate
Training Level 3: Discourse Support Expert

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Set up a Discourse instance, install plugins and a new theme as your testing sandbox

Learn how to use markdown confidently

Read, understand and have applied where necessary all of the #getting-started guides, and 50% of the #contributing guides

Read The Rule of Three and Complaint-Driven Development to learn a bit about how we prioritize development tasks

Answer #support topics with 3 replies marked as solutions

Reproduce 25 #bug requests to check validity

Give helpful contributions to 10 topics in the #feature category with your reply liked by a member of the Discourse team

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Set up a Discourse instance, install plugins and a new theme as your testing sandbox

Learn how to use markdown confidently

Read, understand and have applied where necessary all of the #getting-started guides, and 50% of the #contributing guides

Read The Rule of Three and Complaint-Driven Development to learn a bit about how we prioritize development tasks

Answer #support topics with 3 replies marked as solutions

Reproduce 25 #bug requests to check validity

Give helpful contributions to 10 topics in the #feature category with your reply liked by a member of the Discourse team

2 Likes

Set up a Discourse instance, install plugins and a new theme as your testing sandbox

Learn how to use markdown confidently

Read, understand and have applied where necessary all of the #getting-started guides, and 50% of the #contributing guides

Read The Rule of Three and Complaint-Driven Development to learn a bit about how we prioritize development tasks

Answer #support topics with 3 replies marked as solutions

Reproduce 25 #bug requests to check validity

Give helpful contributions to 10 topics in the #feature category

4 Likes

Set up a Discourse instance, install plugins and a new theme as your testing sandbox

Learn how to use markdown confidently

Read, understand, and have applied where necessary all of the #getting-started guides, and 50% of the #contributing guides

Read The Rule of Three and Complaint-Driven Development to learn a bit about how we prioritize development tasks

Answer #support topics with 3 replies marked as solutions

Reproduce 25 #bug requests to check their validity

Give helpful contributions to 10 topics in the #feature category

2 Likes

Set up a Discourse instance, install plugins and a new theme as your testing sandbox

Learn how to use markdown confidently

Read, understand, and have applied where necessary all of the #getting-started guides, and 50% of the #contributing guides

Read The Rule of Three and Complaint-Driven Development to learn a bit about how we prioritize development tasks

Answer #support topics with 3 replies marked as solutions

Reproduce 25 #bug requests to check their validity

Give helpful contributions to 10 topics in the #feature category

2 Likes

Set up a Discourse instance, install plugins and a new theme as your testing sandbox

Learn how to use markdown confidently

Read, understand, and have applied where necessary all of the #getting-started guides, and 50% of the #contributing guides

Read The Rule of Three and Complaint-Driven Development to learn a bit about how we prioritize development tasks

Answer #support topics with 3 replies marked as solutions

Reproduce 25 #bug requests to check their validity

Give helpful contributions to 10 topics in the #feature category

2 Likes

Set up a Discourse instance, install plugins and a new theme as your testing sandbox

Learn how to use markdown confidently

Read, understand, and have applied where necessary all of the #getting-started guides, and 50% of the #contributing guides

Read The Rule of Three and Complaint-Driven Development to learn a bit about how we prioritize development tasks

Answer #support topics with 3 replies marked as solutions

Reproduce 25 #bug requests to check their validity

Give helpful contributions to 20 topics across the different categories here in Meta, categories like #feature, #plugin, #bug, and others

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You’ll need to also go to the topic linked there to complete the tasks mentioned there and share a link to the new site you set up for testing. I just checked that topic and did not see this.

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Set up a Discourse instance, install plugins and a new theme as your testing sandbox

Learn how to use markdown confidently

Read, understand, and have applied where necessary all of the #getting-started guides, and 50% of the #contributing guides

Read The Rule of Three and Complaint-Driven Development to learn a bit about how we prioritize development tasks

Answer #support topics with 3 replies marked as solutions

Reproduce 25 #bug requests to check their validity

Give helpful contributions to 10 topics in the #feature category

1 Like

Set up a Discourse instance, install plugins and a new theme as your testing sandbox

Learn how to use markdown confidently

Read, understand, and have applied where necessary all of the #getting-started guides, and 50% of the #contributing guides

Read The Rule of Three and Complaint-Driven Development to learn a bit about how we prioritize development tasks

Answer #support topics with 3 replies marked as solutions

Reproduce 25 #bug requests to check their validity

Give helpful contributions to 20 topics across the different categories here in Meta, categories like #feature, #plugin, #bug, and others

Set up a Discourse instance, install plugins and a new theme as your testing sandbox

Learn how to use markdown confidently

Read, understand, and have applied where necessary all of the #getting-started guides, and 50% of the #contributing guides

Read The Rule of Three and Complaint-Driven Development to learn a bit about how we prioritize development tasks

Answer #support topics with 3 replies marked as solutions

Reproduce 25 #bug requests to check their validity

Give helpful contributions to 10 topics in the #feature category

Set up a Discourse instance, install plugins and a new theme as your testing sandbox

Learn how to use markdown confidently

Read, understand, and have applied where necessary all of the #getting-started guides, and 50% of the #contributing guides

Read The Rule of Three and Complaint-Driven Development to learn a bit about how we prioritize development tasks

Answer #support topics with 3 replies marked as solutions

Reproduce 25 #bug requests to check their validity

Give helpful contributions to 10 topics in the #feature category

2 Likes

Set up a Discourse instance, install plugins and a new theme as your testing sandbox

Learn how to use markdown confidently

Read, understand, and have applied where necessary all of the #getting-started guides, and 50% of the #contributing guides

Read The Rule of Three and Complaint-Driven Development to learn a bit about how we prioritize development tasks

Answer #support topics with 3 replies marked as solutions

Reproduce 25 #bug requests to check their validity

Give helpful contributions to 10 topics in the #feature category

1 Like

Set up a Discourse instance, install plugins and a new theme as your testing sandbox

Learn how to use markdown confidently

Read, understand, and have applied where necessary all of the #getting-started guides, and 50% of the #contributing guides

Read The Rule of Three and Complaint-Driven Development to learn a bit about how we prioritize development tasks

Answer #support topics with 3 replies marked as solutions

Reproduce 25 #bug requests to check their validity

Give helpful contributions to 20 topics across the different categories here in Meta, categories like #feature, #plugin, #bug, and others

2 Likes