We have a blog (https://blog.scientific-python.org) that embed discourse comments.
Currently, whenever someone loads a blog post, an associated topic is created on discourse.
Instead, we want to wait until a reader clicks “start conversation” before doing so.
Don’t want to discourage anyone from taking this as a project but I believe an acceptable compromise already exists which allows the topic to stay unlisted until first comment has been posted. A lot of users choose to do that instead of deferring topic creation so I thought it might be of your interest.
I also find this annoying. I wonder if this could be solved by an option to hide unlisted posts for staff. Probably not globally, but maybe in specific categories. And, of course, there’d need to be a way to turn off the option temporarily. I think that’d be less work than changing the way the system currently works.
I appreciate all the suggestions for alternative options, but this proposal is for stopping post creation until a button is clicked.
Are there any fundamental objections to that idea being implemented as proposed?