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SupportDAK292018-07-03 16:00:25.559Z
How to show header like your site like Talkyard Community forum

Hi Kaj, Is there already a way to show header and logo in Talkyard-Prod. I need to do customization of Talkyard. Can you suggest something for it. Regards Arjun Singh

SupportE22018-07-20 15:33:11.029Z
Real-time notification stops working

Hello! I've deployed a talkyard for my community but after a few seconds the real-time notification stops working and I need to refresh the page. I've check the logs and I have a "client prematurely closed connection while sending to client" right al...

SupportT52018-07-20 15:25:31.319Z
Configure password strength? (set minLength to 8)

By default it minLength is 10. I would like it to be 8. Didn't find any option for that. Would be nice if it where possible to use a configured from e.g. conf/web/create-password.conf.

SupportD32018-07-20 15:21:05.594Z
No. of users and no.of domains for hosted services

Sorry if these are simple questions to which I should know the answer. For a business user purchasing your hosting services, are there any restrictions on: (1) whether all users need to be from the same domain (that is, could some users be "xxxx@doma...

SupportA22018-07-15 16:46:07.781Z
Bugs: Invites = broken. Cannot have many identities

1. There's a problem with invites: invided users cannot choose a password, so they cannot really login. I've fixed it an will deploy the fix maybe tomorrow morning. ( & will add end-to-end tests for this) (What's an invite? It's when you click the In...

Support12018-07-13 05:44:39.302Z
Talkyard Roadmap 2018-06-24

Here's what's next for Talkyard — the items are not ordered, except for "soon" and "later". Feedback & change suggestions are welcome; add a comment below. Now soon Theming. User friendly way to edit colors and make one's Talkyard site look like a pa...

DevelopmentD22018-07-10 19:59:49.723Z
Disable/Enable global categories like ideas

While going through the initial setup you get asked if you want to have questions, ideas, problems, discussions, ... As I wanted to see how all of them look I said yes to all of them. My primary use case would be questions so when sending I out initi...

SupportDD22018-07-08 07:10:08.839Z
How can I connect external Postgresql Database to Talkyard-Prod

I am trying to connect my own PostgreSQL database to Talkyard-Prod after editing play.conf. Is it possible to connect external postgreSQL database ?

SupportE32018-07-02 15:05:48.352Z
New line displayed as "âŠ" in Prism.js

New lines in Prism.js box are displayed as "âŠ", don't know why and how to hide that. Screenshot shows the problem. It is probably Talkyard related, because "âŠ" shows only here. For example Prism.js works completly fine when loaded from the same .cs...

SupportV52018-06-29 21:15:53.293Z
Explain icons...
Single-Sign-On for embedded comments, v1

This is how we're planning to make single-sign-on (SSO) for embedded comments work. (For SSO for the discussion forum itself (which isn't embedded), maybe it'll be some simple flavor of OpenAuth instead.) To single-sign-on, the server that generates ...

IdeasCNS122018-06-25 04:47:49.245Z
Syntax highlighting like on Github

On Github I can choose a language formatter by typing the language identifier after the first ``` 3 backticks, like this: ```js my javascript code here `` ` The extra space should be disregarded, only there to bypass the formatting end tag. Would th...

IdeasC12018-06-25 04:29:11.575Z
Strange problem with Prism.js syntax highlighting

Hey, since talkyard doesn't support native syntax highlighting I'm trying to set it up with Prism.js. However it works only partially, some code has syntax highlighting, some don't. Attached screenshot shows the problem. I used "Look and feel"/"CSS a...

SupportVV22018-06-25 04:20:24.586Z
Displaying, sorting, filtering by tags in the topic lists

Would it or is it possible to implement filtering by tag, assignee, milestone etc. in the topic list? Also it would be great to be able to set a default view, for instance by default show only the Waiting items in a Problem category.

IdeasCC22018-06-18 16:07:39.235Z
How can I edit a tag?

I’d like to change the displayed name of a tag I created – while keeping it attached to posts where it’s attached. How can I do that?

SupportPT22018-06-18 13:48:09.248Z
Error after installation ran successfully

Hello there, I followed all the instructions to the T on this page: The only deviation is that I used a 1 GB droplet (on DigitalOcean) instead of 2 GB. Still, the steps ran smoothly without any issues. But ...

SupportX22018-06-10 11:49:23.521Z
Self-hosted installation - docker containers guidance

Hi, I think I am ready to move from Disqus comments to Talkyard comments for my blog. I would like to use self-hosted solution. I don't want to run any scripts/compose file offered, mainly because I already have my website running using docker-compos...

SupportD232018-06-08 03:11:16.834Z
Can I remove the "@someone deleted this topic n seconds ago" message?

I tested out the comments on a local instance of my site. I ended up with: A new topic (comments for page at ...) Comments on this new topic So I deleted the comments, and then (to see what happens) I deleted the topic. Now I have a seemingly permane...

SupportD32018-06-08 01:54:58.304Z
Can Chat be turned off on the self-hosted version?

We currently have Slack & Hangouts Chat, so we're not interested in the Chat functionality and would like to turn it off. Is it possible to do this easily? I suppose I'd say this is a feature request to make that a setting if I didn't miss it :) Plea...

IdeasD2DD2102018-05-31 13:51:11.749Z
$\LaTeX$ demo (works inside this topic only)

Update, May 2018: If you have created a Talkyard community, you can make LaTeX work, over there, by adding this script: <script type="text/javascript" async src="

SupportUIUA122018-05-09 05:50:22.578Z
Embedded comments for Hugo

Quick test if this is for you You can try out Talkyard at your site, without signing up or installing anything: Add this where you want the commetns to appear, for example, in ./themes/YOUR_THEME_NAME/layouts/_default/single.html, in a new <section> ...

Documentation02018-05-03 05:46:11.898Z
Can I test Talkyard on a local static site before deploying?

I like to preview my statically generated site (Octopress/Jekyll) on my local machine or an internal server before deploying to the public server. Is it possible to test hosted comments in such a setup?

SupportD72018-05-01 06:32:38.359Z
Is there a level between "account required" and "totally anonymous"?

I'm using Talkyard for embedded comments, and it looks like any commenter will need to create a new account just to be able to comment. I can see people accepting this with eg. Disqus because one account will work for many sites. But for a per-site s...

SupportD72018-05-01 06:07:53.451Z
Bulk import from Disqus

I'm migrating over from Disqus to Talkyard, and I have a lot of old comments in Disqus. Fortunately Disqus allow you to export comments, so I'm wondering what the best way to import them into Talkyard would be. Just to be clear on what I'm asking, I ...

SupportD42018-04-30 15:51:13.933Z
Using Octopress/Jekyll, but can't get embedded comments to work

I'm using Octopress, which is just based around Jekyll (it's an older version, 2.5.3). I've followed the Jekyll instructions and have gotten as far as seeing TEST001 on a post. However, there's no comment form. I just see: I had to tweak the Jekyll s...

SupportD112018-04-23 14:07:37.206Z
Talk yard installation

hi, I am new to this talk yard ,I wanted to install talk yard on my web page .please suggest from where to start.I read some installation steps in git hub but still i am unable to understand it..

SupportA12018-03-17 11:38:46.127Z
Design changes

Hello, i want to suggest a few design changes. As how it is now, for me, it's not much visual appealing and somehow looks confusing. So, let's start: -Fixed navbar at top I do not see why is a navbar fixed at top(mobile view), as it do not provide an...

IdeasRR22018-03-15 16:23:53.663Z
About the Development category

Anything related to developing Talkyard, e.g. writing source code, discussing what to build and how, and questions about the development environment.

Development02018-03-13 07:16:15.316Z

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SupportNT272018-03-04 02:10:05.286Z
How Hacker News can be improved, 3 things

Hacker News (HN) and Reddit are great, and sometimes a bit annoying? The annoying parts can be fixed: 1. Finding new comments When you read a discussion at Hacker News (HN) or Reddit, and go for a coffee or take a nap, then later how do you find comm...

IdeasLWJ62017-11-13 06:17:55.705Z
Installation Question on Step 2: Prepare Ubuntu

Hello! I was following the instructions on GitHub to install Effective Discussions ( and, upon running the command in step 2: ./scripts/ 2>&1 | tee -a ed-maint.log i got this screen, which i was ...

Support32017-10-22 06:13:22.708Z
Is this in Step 3: Install Docker an error?

Hello :-) In Step 3 of the installation instructions (Install Docker), something that looks like an error happens. First, the amount of time left for the installation to be completed keeps increasing. After about 5 minutes, it plateaus at about 22 ho...

Support32017-10-22 06:09:05.441Z
Is this in Step 8: "Install and start latest version" an error?

Hello :-) When attempting to run ./scripts/ 2>&1 | tee -a ed-maint.log in Step 8 of the installation instructions, i also get what appears to be an error: Should i carry on with Steps 9 and 10? Or should i wait to figure out why i...

Support12017-09-18 14:43:08.800Z
How do I delete a category?

I created some categories I don't want and I can't figure out how to delete them. Can someone help me do that? Thank you.

SupportS22017-02-01 10:35:03.301Z
About the Ideas category

Suggest new features, or things to change, or remove.

Ideas02015-09-19 08:28:41.117Z
Debiki as an Embedded Comment System?

Would you like to embed Debiki's comment system on a website of yours? You could then create static HTML pages, and nevertheless get a dynamic comment section, without needing any database. It'd be similar to e.g. Disqus. It could work as follows: Ex...

IdeasU12015-09-19 08:20:18.239Z discussion system

I'm thinking about using [the discussion system in use on this site] for Here's a noisy demo, and here is a "real" (non-demo) page. Some things that are missing: A reputation system Tagging questions, search by tags A questi...

IdeasUUUM52015-09-19 08:06:41.970Z
Semantics of an upvote - how to deal with it?

One of issues of different social and discussion sites is that up/downvotes have unclear meaning. Is it liking that someone is posting something ("thanks for sharing"), or liking its content (easthetically, intellectually, socially, emotionally, ...)...

IdeasU142015-09-19 08:04:38.696Z
Debiki issues

Issues and question related to Debiki (curious if it will work). [Edit: Nowadays, year 2015, please instead post a new topic for each issue or question. /KajMagnus]

SupportUAUT82015-09-19 07:55:19.950Z
Debiki feature requests

Debiki feature requests. [Edit: Nowadays please instead post each idea as a separate topic. /KajMagnus]

IdeasU342015-09-19 07:52:48.971Z
About the Support category

Here you can ask about EffectiveDiscussions, and tell us if something seems broken.

Support02015-09-19 07:41:47.183Z