I’m guilty of trying something weird. But the system does allow it
All the users in our Discourse are automatically members of groups based on their institutional affiliation (
@myuni.edu or whatever). I’ve made these institutional groups the “primary” groups. I did this because I’m using the group’s “title” field to convey users’ institutional affiliation.
Here’s what it looks like in a topic:
For various reasons, I don’t want these groups to be visible to users. So I’ve made them hidden them (using the
Group is visible to all users option).
Unfortunately, when someone clicks on the institution’s name (as shown in the above screenshot) they get taken to a non-existent page (
/groups/myuni or whatever). I had tested this at some point and I could have sworn that these titles became unclickable if the group was made hidden.
- Do I need to re-bake all the posts (or whatever the Discourse term turns out to be)?
- Otherwise, it would be swell if these titles can be made non-clickable when the group is not visible to users.