How to format the contact_url on /about


(John Muhl) #1

Here on meta the about page has (note how the email address is plain text):

Contact Us

In the event of a critical issue or urgent matter affecting this site, please
contact us at team@discourse.org.

I’d like to have a similar message where the contact_url is an email address but when I try this on my instance I get:

Contact Us

In the event of a critical issue or urgent matter affecting this site, please
contact us at team@discourse.org.

i.e. the email address becomes a bogus link to domain.tld/test@example.com. If I put mailto:test@example.com I get a proper email link but the link text is literally mailto:test@example.com instead of just test@example.com.

How can I get my about page to be like meta where the email is plain text or even better would be how to get a proper email link without the mailto: part being part of the link text.


(Kane York) #2

Meta has a filled-out contact email and a blank contact url.


(John Muhl) #3

But my discourse told me (in bold letters):

Until you set these required fields, your Discourse is broken!

So I thought I better put something there :smile:


(Kane York) #4

In this case, you get to choose :smile: The tip-off is supposed to be that both of them have “Used on the /about contact form for urgent matters”. Also, with digest/mobile logo url have an “If left blank” clause.

And why is “exclude rel nofollow domains” in the Required section o.o