Discourse Version 2.9


  • Make login and signup dedicated pages, not dialogs

  • Some 2FA factoring and UX improvements @osama

  • Improve overall experience under “Slow 3G” network throttle preset in Chrome developer tools

  • Improve new user onboarding with dynamic “have you seen…” popups, all skippable via the existing skip new user onboarding tips and badges user pref

  • Add “site goals” to the setup wizard, such as “reddit news style”, “everything muted by default for discussing lots of very different topics”, “simple minimalist whatsapp style site” etcetra @techapj

  • Add “hot” category topic sorting option per @falco

  • Replace loading spinner UX with less jarring top-docked horizontal progress bar @david

  • Add support for scheduling banners and pins in topic actions

  • Release search performance optimization by making SiteSetting.use_pg_headlines_for_excerpt default to true @tgxworld

  • Allow tagging bookmarks.

  • Upon user delete, check for other users at the same IP address and warn; see dev topic 52759

  • Alias search support for emoji in emoji popup @vinothkannans Add English and translated aliases for Emojis - #16 by sam

  • Allow staff to start a discussion from the review queue.

  • Site setting to remove username from links "Share a link" for a post should not leak username


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