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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
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ?
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...
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 ...
Syntax highlighting like on Github
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...
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.
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?
Error after installation ran successfully
Hello there, I followed all the instructions to the T on this page: https://github.com/debiki/talkyard-prod-one 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 ...
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...
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...
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...
$\LaTeX$ demo (works inside this topic only)
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> ...
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 talkyard.net hosted comments in such a setup?
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...
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 ...
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...
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..
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...
About the Development category
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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...
Installation Question on Step 2: Prepare Ubuntu
Hello! I was following the instructions on GitHub to install Effective Discussions (https://github.com/debiki/ed-prod-one) and, upon running the command in step 2: ./scripts/prepare-ubuntu.sh 2>&1 | tee -a ed-maint.log i got this screen, which i was ...
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...
Is this in Step 8: "Install and start latest version" an error?
Hello :-) When attempting to run ./scripts/upgrade-if-needed.sh 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...
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.
About the Ideas category
Suggest new features, or things to change, or remove.
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...
Open-ended-questions.org discussion system
I'm thinking about using [the discussion system in use on this site] for Open-ended-questions.org. 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...
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, ...)...
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]
Debiki feature requests
Debiki feature requests. [Edit: Nowadays please instead post each idea as a separate topic. /KajMagnus]
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