I’m just starting to use this new discourse system, and ran into a few bumps. The ones further down the list tend to be harder.
I’m also not sure if I should do a separate post for each issue.
No description/credit for the discourse system itself. A quick search found https://www.discourse.org, but it would be nice to give credit and to have a link to help on the system readily available, e.g., in a page footer that said “powered by discourse” or something like that. The guidelines for this forum says"Check The Docs First" but those are documents on Stan, not the discourse system.
The little tutorial robot after sign up never believed that I had entered an emoji. I suspect that’s because they’ve been disabled, but it’s not a smooth experience. BTW, I see they were disabled, but I’m not sure why.
I signed on through google and then attempted to change my email address. stan/discourse sent a confirmation to the new address, but when I clicked on the link I got the message shown at the very end of this message (because of formatting problems). My address is back on the one I used at initial sign up. My google identities are a bit of a mess. My primary one is managed by stanfordalumni and does not have all google services available (in particular, no google groups). It has several associated email addresses, including the one I attempted to change to. I also have or had another google account that was a “regular” google account with all the services. I think that may be associated with my attempted new address as well.
I kind of like email. Is there a way to receive lists posts via email? To post to the list via email? Most of the help I’ve seen suggests email is used only for spot notifications (mentions of my name, replies to my posts…). But the bottom of https://www.discourse.org/features, under Configure, lists mailing list support as the last item.
Error message for item 3 above:
There was an error changing your email address. Perhaps the address is already in use?