Is it possible to pin a topic so it also appears in 'top'?

I’m not sure if I am missing something, or if I am going against an ideology of Discourse, but I was hoping to use ‘top’ as the landing page for a Discourse implementation, and still be able to pin certain topics globally so they appear in the ‘top’ view as well.

I am aware this doesn’t exactly make sense since ‘top’ is algorithm based, but to me, pinning a topic ‘globally’ still seems like an important feature in terms of ensuring certain topics (‘welcome to…’) are promoted to the user upon the first view (and not only a single topic via the banner.

Am I missing a setting somewhere, or is this a flawed ideal on my part?

It might be better to set up a banner topic and link whatever it is (or write a paragraph or two) in that banner topic. Then the content / links are displayed on every page until dismissed.


This is a good solution afterall. The way that discourse embeds the topics in the banner is really nice.