Weekly Summary

Welcome to our AI-generated Weekly Summary topic! :partying_face:

This is the topic where a weekly summary of meta’s activity is put together by our resident AI, trusty 'ol Bert, and posted here so everyone can get an overview of some of the top discussions over the past 7 days.

It’s set to fire every week at Sunday 21:00

If you’d like to get a ping whenever a new one is posted just set this topic to Watching (and if you change your mind, change it back :slight_smile:).

Much like the daily summary, feedback is certainly most welcome. We’ll be tweaking and refining the idea as we go, so all input is encouraged. We do have a separate topic for that to keep this one just for summaries, but you can find that here - Weekly Summary Feedback

Enjoy! :slight_smile:

:warning: Small caveat… AI (even GPT-4) does hallucinate, it is unavoidable. Don’t treat everything it says as truth, as there will likely be some lies mixed in. We’ll try to manually correct any if we spot them, but still… keep an eye out. :eyes:

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This week on meta.discourse.org

Key Stats

  • Total New Posts: 779
  • Total New Topics: 118

Top Users

Interesting Topics

support

announcements

  • Introducing Discourse Discover: The official launch of Discourse Discover was announced, allowing users to connect with various Discourse communities. pmusaraj confirmed the final URL and updated the main Discourse website header with a link to Discover.

ux

theme-component

  • User Card Directory: JammyDodger addressed user concerns about the functionality of the User Card Directory theme component, providing detailed troubleshooting steps and encouraging more descriptive bug reports.

blog

#translations

plugin

community

site feedback

dev

#hosting

data & reporting

feature

installation

Activity by the @team Group

Thanks for reading, and I’ll see you again next week! :slight_smile:

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This week on meta.discourse.org

Key Stats

  • Total New Posts: 798
  • Total New Topics: 121

Top Users

Interesting Topics

feature

  • Wishlist: ‘Note to self’ in bookmark/reminder: ganncamp suggested adding a feature to leave notes on bookmarks, which sparked a discussion on improving the bookmark system. Read more.

  • Add option to show /top or /hot topics in Showcased Categories: JammyDodger proposed adding options for displaying top or hot topics in showcased categories. Read more.

  • Allow a max number of Replies and maintain it automatically: merefield suggested a feature to automatically delete the oldest replies once a topic reaches a certain number of replies. Read more.

community

  • How do you deal with flag spammers?: A discussion led by HAWK on handling users who misuse the flagging system. Read more.

  • What about medium tech?: simon initiated a conversation on promoting smaller, non-algorithmic platforms like Discourse as alternatives to big tech. Read more.

ux

  • Feedback on our simplified topic map experiment: Moin reported issues with the new topic map UI, leading to a fix by awesomerobot. Read more.

  • 500 character ‘Reject Reason’ is too small a limit: martin increased the character limit for reject reasons to 2000 and fixed related issues. Read more.

  • Misalignment of AI options in composer: NateDhaliwal reported a UI issue with AI options in the composer, which was promptly fixed by awesomerobot. Read more.

support

  • Lost all categories and admin access: Aaron_Walsh resolved an issue with missing categories and admin access by addressing a Cloudflare auto minify problem. Read more.

  • What to be aware of when updating an old Discourse version to the latest?: pfaffman provided advice on upgrading Discourse, including handling custom themes and OS updates. Read more.

  • Non-AI method of captioning images: Moin explained how to manually add captions to images, providing a useful alternative to AI-generated captions. Read more.

installation

  • Launcher rebuild app fails with “containers/app.yml does not exist”: JammyDodger helped resolve an issue with a two-container setup during a rebuild. Read more.

  • Compulsory for ‘discourse.’ to be the start of the url in a standard install?: Jagster clarified that the URL prefix is customizable and not restricted to ‘discourse.’. Read more.

plugin

  • ActivityPub Plugin: angus discussed the implementation of canonical URLs for ActivityPub topics and the ability to suspend ActivityPub users. Read more.

  • Discourse Chatbot: merefield announced new features for the Chatbot plugin, including enhanced logging and DALL-E 3 support. Read more.

bug

  • Lightboxed images do not have vertical-align set, misaligning them with naked imgs: Obskyr reported a CSS issue with lightboxed images, which was fixed by awesomerobot. Read more.

  • Thousand separator silently ruins inputted value in settings: RGJ reopened a bug where thousand separators in settings fields caused incorrect values, with Lilly and tobiaseigen confirming the issue. Read more.

Activity by the @team Group

Thanks for reading, and I’ll see you again next week! :slight_smile:

This week on meta.discourse.org

Key Stats

  • Total New Posts: 703
  • Total New Topics: 109

Top Users

Interesting Topics

community

  • What about medium tech?: A discussion on how to make non-technical people aware of alternatives to Facebook and Twitter. simon initiated the conversation, and various users contributed their thoughts on the challenges and potential solutions.

announcements

support

Activity by the @team Group

Thanks for reading, and I’ll see you again next week! :slight_smile:

This week on meta.discourse.org

Key Stats

  • Total New Posts: 900
  • Total New Topics: 130

Top Users

Interesting Topics

community

  • Member psychology - outspoken member who wants to leave but doesn’t actually leave: Jumanji discussed a member who repeatedly requests account deletion but continues to engage actively. Read more

bug

  • Polls causing issues: merefield raised a PR to fix issues with polls, including image display problems. Read more
  • Table editor breaks embedded images: lindsey reported that the table editor drops escape characters, breaking images. Read more
  • Forum gone haywire - possibly after upgrade: JammyDodger suggested Cloudflare auto-minify as a potential cause. Read more
  • Polls with markup show html tags: merefield noted this issue and a fix was merged. Read more
  • Random number shows up for “Primary Group” dropdown: davidb fixed this issue. Read more

support

  • Does anyone use chat on their site?: HAWK and sam discussed the benefits and configuration of native chat. Read more
  • Blocking recent wave of spam: JammyDodger and Firepup650 shared strategies for handling spam. Read more
  • Publishing posts from fake users: HAWK advised against creating fake accounts for content. Read more
  • How are these subcategories displayed on meta?: Moin provided guidance on subcategory display settings. Read more
  • Can’t find Upgrade Discourse button after last upgrade: JammyDodger helped resolve this issue by checking Cloudflare settings. Read more
  • Deleting all posts in personal message not working: JammyDodger explained the behavior of soft-deleted posts. Read more
  • Running multiple things on the same server as my Pi (where Discourse is hosted)?: JammyDodger and itsbhanusharma provided advice on running multiple services. Read more
  • Where to find moderation flags controls?: HAWK and Lilly guided users on locating moderation settings. Read more
  • Using Discourse AI as a Discobot: sam discussed the feasibility and costs of using AI personas. Read more
  • Support @ or # in “Hide details” summary: Jagster and JammyDodger discussed this feature request. Read more
  • After latest update, broken subcategories layout: carson provided a CSS fix for this issue. Read more
  • Can’t embed BitChute videos even after whitelisting the URL: JammyDodger suggested adding a slash to the URL. Read more
  • Can I add color to the text in post titles?: Lhc_fl provided CSS solutions for coloring post titles. Read more
  • run_second_factor! failing when trying to promote admin: sam and Osama helped debug this issue. Read more
  • Allowed to continue liking after I was informed I am out of likes: sam discussed a potential bug with likes. Read more
  • Ability for mods to bulk process flags: not-ethan and Heliosurge discussed this feature request. Read more
  • Latest update won’t build due to AI plugin: JammyDodger and RGJ provided troubleshooting steps. Read more
  • Is there a way to default to Latest instead of unread for subcategories?: carson provided steps to change the default filter. Read more
  • Complete daily or weekly digest for some users?: HAWK provided advice on mailing list mode and category exclusions. Read more
  • After clicking on a topic scroll bar, the sidebar theme toggle breaks the sidebar when used: awesomerobot fixed this issue. Read more

announcements

  • 3.3.0.beta3: Video thumbnails, Site setting confirmation, Faster access to plugin settings, and more: Saif announced new features and improvements in the latest beta release. Read more
  • 3.2.3: Security and bug fix release: Saif detailed the latest stable release, including security updates. Read more

feature

  • Including your site in Discourse Discover: Discourse explained how to opt-in to Discourse Discover. Read more
  • Should I make my own groups or use the trust_levels: HAWK and Kartoon discussed the benefits of using trust levels versus custom groups. Read more

#Developer Guides

  • Automating Discourse Plugin Setup with create-discourse-plugin gem: grubba introduced a new gem to streamline plugin development. Read more
  • Preventing accidental serialization of ActiveRecord models: Discourse shared a patch to prevent accidental serialization without specifying fields. Read more

Activity by the @team Group

Thanks for reading, and I’ll see you again next week! :slight_smile: