Discourse, the forum software we use here, is pretty popular these days, so Im sure many of you are very familiar with it…
Its a great piece of software, that provides end-users a fantastic experience without any knowledge,
but I thought Id share a couple of hints/tips (please feel free to add ) for those that are new to it, and want to know a bit more.
as you visit and contribute to the forum, discourse automatically raises your trust levels (which you can see on your profile), which in turn raises what you can do (e.g. posting more links, editing wiki posts) … this is both to help avoid spam, and also positively to allow members to help shape the forum.
Discourse likes to keep you informed, and it does this by seeing which topics you view and contribute to.
(on the basis a topic you dont click on doesn’t interest you)
you can modify this either :
“per topic” - at the bottom where it says if your watching a topic or not
globally, on your profile , there is a notification preference which allows you to alter things.
if you find you are getting more email notifications that you would like
in your profile -> email , you can alter if you get notifications for topics,
and also if you get the summary email if you don’t visit.
some useful ones - if you go to the ‘hamburger’ menu (top right) , then there is an option to show you these.
anyone with any more tips?