Why can I not create a topic on the categories page on my site?


(Tobias Eigen) #1

I see that here on meta, I have a CREATE TOPIC button on the categories page:

But on my site where I am admin, I have a CREATE CATEGORY button instead:

I find this annoying because I just changed my frontpage to show categories and my personal workflow for starting topics on all discourse forums including my own is to click on the logo and then CREATE TOPIC. Now I have to click logo, click on a category, then click CREATE TOPIC.

I don’t intend to create categories that often, so this feature could be buried somewhere in admin as far as I am concerned, or at the bottom of the categories page somewhere. Or it could just be alongside the CREATE TOPIC button as I have vague recollections it used to be.


"Create Topic" visiblity in the Categories view
(Jeff Atwood) #2

not a bug, by design, see related discussion.

Only affects staff, not regular users.


(Jeff Atwood) #3