That is unfortunate. Hmmm. I don’t think it’s super important to keep, and you can read the text here:
Though I think you can manually regenerate it if you feel the need. I think we can adapt the instructions from this post How to regenerate FAQ and TOS pages? - #2 by gerhard and use it for SiteSetting.admin_quick_start_topic_id instead - which would allow you to regenerate them from your /admin/customize/site_texts page (Replace Texts).
I think that somene should add a link to this announcement somewhere very near the top of the admin guide.
I’m setting up a new site and think that the new “getting started” button is much nicer than the more cryptic “you are in bootstrap mode” we used to have.
But I don’t know how a new admin would have any idea that Getting Started is in any way connected to bootstrap mode. It’s also not entirely clear that this button is visible only to admins (unless you stop, think, and then trust that the designers wouldn’t show /everyone/ a button that applies only to admins).
The references to bootstrap mode in the Getting Started Guide are pretty far down and don’t explicitly say that they are related to the Getting Started button. I suspect that many more people are confused by this message than is evidenced by the very small number of messages about it.
Thanks, Jay! With these changes we have been trying to downplay the “bootstrap mode” term and play up getting started instead. It’s also a first step toward doing more to help sites cover all the bases before launching their community.
I think it’s clear enough that the button is just for admins because the tip that pops up mentions admin getting started guide.
We have been toying with the idea of displaying the getting started button also to founding members before launch and then showing them some things they can do to help. But don’t have plans to work on this more for the time being while we see how this step plays out.
But I agree that it may be a good idea to explain it a bit better. How about we change the bootstrap mode note to something like the following and move it closer to the top?
Note: We recommend you refer to this guide often using the getting started link at the top, which is shown until you launch your community. Also, to make launching easier, new members will have daily email summary emails enabled (instead of the usual weekly) and be given a higher level of trust. See below to learn more about the trust system and bootstrap mode.