Display a site message to all users

If you can think of ways to make clear pin more obvious, let me know.

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I have tried to click on the thumbtack icon to clear pin more times than I can count. That’d be my “don’t make me think” proposal.

Alternatively, or in addition, you could automatically clear the pin after entering the topic the first time since the last time it was pinned.

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I have something like this on my community groops.de. I don’t use it often, but if I do, it’s great. Indispensable.

Sure, that’s possible – I just wonder how many people are “clicking” on that tiny pin on phone and tablet.

So do both? I didn’t work it out until I saw this thread…

What about a red ☒ clear pin link below the ★ to the left of the post title?

This might not be perfect, but in my mind it’s along the lines of what I’d expect to see. The clearing action should be available in the place I want the thing cleared from … rather than having to “drill down” into the post to find it at the bottom.

The intent is for people to read the thing before clearing it mindlessly.

Fair enough. Could the ☒ (or whatever) appear only after the post has been read once?

Something just crossed my mind. What about changing:

This topic is now pinned. It will appear at the top of its category.

to

This topic is now pinned. It will appear at the top of its category until you click the “Clear Pin” button below.

Just a thought.

A bit off topic here but I hope @sam can get this UI improvement, already slated, finished this week:

https://meta.discourse.org/t/im-afraid-i-un-pinned-welcome-to-meta-discourse-org/12997/3?u=codinghorror

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For example, I want to inform my members the time server will go down and add new features and so on.

This already exists – enter a global banner in site settings, this is for mission critical alerts only, they are not dismissible.

Otherwise for a dismissible banner visit any topic, admin wrench, feature topic, then banner.

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Thanks a lot. What if i want to email all my members…

Go to admin, users, export and plug those email addresses into the mailer system of your choice.

Is there a standard way to do this, though? Or just altering the theme templates?

For our purpose, we need to have a disclaimer on every page for legal purposes (we are gearing up to do public solicitation under 506c exemption and will need every single page in forum.intercoin.org to have a disclaimer on top, linking to our Private Placement Memorandum)

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Add it to the site footer in admin, customize is what most sites do with legal stuff.

I might be a little dense in this case, but I can’t seem to find how to alter HTML of header and footer in the admin. Googled it, too. Do I need to alter the theme?

Ah I found this

A new theme, and then editing the header. Let’s see if that works.

I was PM’d asking how I do mine as seen here

and I do it using a small post from a non public area and then pin it

The link then goes to a new page.

Hope this helps

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Can you explain how to do this? I can’t find a setting like that anywhere.