I haven’t been here in a few years, so I came by, looked at the blog, peeked at the forums, etc. to see what’s been happening with Discourse.
I looked at the blog post for 1.8, saw something about playing the “discourse game”, and I clicked on the video.
I skipped over the bookmark line and had to rewind the video slightly when the messages started appearing below and then I got it.
I did glance at the text at the bottom, but I didn’t pay close attention to it and the only thing which stood out to me was something about bookmarking the post.
I dismissed it as pointless and watched to see what the new feature is, ironically completely missing it
So, this might be one reason why people aren’t interacting with it.
I’m not saying that the following is a good idea, but on most sites with tutorials, they usually have something like Clippy jumping out at me and telling me that there’s a tutorial.
If I wasn’t watching a video showcasing the feature, I probably would have completely missed it.