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SupportKLD2502019-10-07 22:01:24.881Z
Translate into Russian

Make a translation into Russian

SupportE12019-10-22 06:27:37.545Z
Custom CSS and theming

Hey, I managed to get quite far with customizing the Talkyard CSS, but I have several issues: I don't understand the meaning of the class names. They don't seem to follow a logic or system and neither are they very descriptive. I'd rather start from ...

SupportK272019-10-17 09:09:53.088Z
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 ...

IdeasD332019-10-17 08:57:27.086Z
Add a way to create events, with date and location

Hello, First thanks a lot for this great tool, it is amazing! I'm thinking to use it to help building a community that could (should) have meetings/events between each other, and these events should be proposed by the community. So my dream would be ...

IdeasT42019-10-16 06:46:49.683Z
Unnecessary "You have replies to posts of yours", for blog comments

If a blog visitor subscribes to comments for a blog post, then Talkyard lazy-creates a page for that blog post (so that there's something to subscribe to). However, Talkyard also sends a "You have replies" email, because of this new page, although th...

Issues02019-10-14 12:35:53.757Z
New version: Talkyard v0.6.49

So this is the first newsletter / announcement. I haven't been good at communicating what features and things appear in Talkyard — let's try to change that :- ) New features .... since the last few months: Discussion forum features: Custom user group...

Announcements02019-10-14 10:28:48.491Z
Showing and changing blog comments discussionId and URL

@KajMagnus for those posts prior to my setting up a discussionId parameter to make their comments portable, is there a way in the Admin view I can see an ID and then retroactively apply it to those older posts? Am doing some transitioning and hate to...

Ideas72019-10-12 13:00:14.097Z
Low Friction Blog Comment Setup

I want to use Talkyard for blog comments. I’m having trouble setting it up the way I want. Could you tell me how to achieve the following: moderate all comments always only name and email required without account no login required So basically, a new...

IdeasNN92019-10-06 20:08:40.214Z
No settings tab in admin

The guide in the Admin section says I should look in the "Settings Tab" but I can see no settings UI of any sort. Also there seem to me no moderation tools either. I'm sure I'm just missing something obvious. thanks

SupportS52019-10-04 16:15:31.945Z
Explain icons...
What's missing in Talkyard

Here are things relatively many ask about, and that have not yet been implemented: Custom groups — now available, June 2019. You can add people to a group, and configure security permision and notification settings for everyone in the group at once. ...

SupportS52019-10-04 16:10:31.337Z
Dark mode - hexo

I followed the hexo instructions to try out and it worked ok once I removed some of the conditional expression. But my website has a black background and I want to be able to edit the css - ideally you'd have a dark mode ready to use. PS I had to cre...

SupportSS142019-10-04 16:06:44.421Z
Make Markdown preview optional for commentors?

I'm guessing most commenters (if I ever get any) will just type in text so the markdown preview may seem confusing. Perhaps the preview could be optional or on detection of markdown in text?

SupportSS42019-10-04 16:02:01.137Z
Error trying to change site name

In Admin area -> Settings -> Site, when I try to set a new address this error is show: Error 500 Internal Server Error Something went wrong: [DwE500REX] java.lang.RuntimeException: This statement modified 0 rows but should have touched exactly one r...

IssuesA12019-10-02 17:21:44.269Z
how to change reply-to on sign-up emails?

when someone else signs up into my forum, the reply-to on the sign-up email is - is there a way to change that?

SupportK12019-10-02 13:49:11.010Z
Bulk inviting people, via email address list

It'd be good if there was a way to upload a file with email addresses, and invite say 50 people at once — rather than clicking and typing 50 times to invite them one at a time. What about this comma-separated-file format: (namely each user on a separ...

IdeasH72019-10-01 06:15:45.959Z
Changing the colors

How to edit CSS to change the colors, to match your main website / your top header / your blog. Later, there'll be a user interface for this, so you won't need to edit any CSS code. Also, currently, the arrow background is white so if you change the ...

Support12019-09-30 05:53:01.335Z
Support RTL languages like Hebrew, Arabic, Persian, Kurdish, Urdu

To support RTL (right-to-left) languages, need to add CSS direction: rtl, and reorder UI widgets (in addition to adding i18n translation files).

IdeasJ62019-09-28 06:53:22.595Z
Developer Diary, 2019

I'm starting a developer diary, inspired by Flarum and their Dev Diary ( — I feel I've been working and working and working without telling people what I'm working with. And things take longer than...

DevelopmentST142019-09-24 10:05:46.745Z
some upload png images converted to background black jpg

original file here's (transparent background png) (175.6 kB)

SupportD12019-09-22 06:33:34.539Z
SupportD12019-09-22 06:29:53.800Z
local installation with docker does not work

Hello everyone, I do not work the local installation with docker, does anyone know why? this is my log log.txt (11.01 kB)

SupportG22019-09-19 06:15:21.147Z
K8s, Swarm, Traefik and Talkyard

It'd be good if Talkyard was simple to configure together with Kubernetes and Docker Swarm. And Traefik or Caddyserver (proxy servers with automatic HTTPS). Maybe these could be the first steps: (or "all" that's needed?) Provide a sample Docker-Compo...

DevelopmentHGG182019-09-18 21:34:47.243Z
Can Ghost authors receive notifications when a comment is created on a post?

I have integrated TalkYard in my Ghost blog. So far, it's working great. I recently allowed other authors to create posts by creating them accounts under "Staff". When a comment comes on a post of theirs, I still receive an email notification. Is it ...

IdeasA2A2272019-09-12 17:15:35.248Z
If a new member deletes hens first post, hen cannot get approved

Talkyard can be configured to require manual approval of a new user's first N posts. However, if a new member deletes one of his/her first posts, then, the staff cannot approve it, so the member cannot get approved to continue posting. — Probably Tal...

Issues02019-09-01 06:58:07.897Z
Can Talkyard be self-hosted with Apache?

Where is information for the web server configuration? I am already using Apache2. Thank you, Dana

SupportDD162019-08-26 19:32:14.983Z
Talkyard API: Upserting categories

So there's going to be an endpoint for upserting categories. This is what I have in mind: (feedback welcome :- )) POST server-address/-/v0/upsert-simple and that endpoint accepts a SimpleUpsertV0 object that looks like this, in Typescript: (and ? me...

IdeasC742019-08-25 09:11:01.219Z
Intermittent fault when trying to set up forum for Ghost blog

Testing is going fine for integrated comments on my Ghost blog. But I've run into a problem trying to set up the discussion forum. Some background. I'm using Windows 10 and the Vivaldi browser. My blog is hosted by but it's still behind a p...

SupportII42019-08-15 16:22:04.503Z
Bleve - Alternative to Elastic?

Hi, I was reading through some of the docs and was already aware of the runtime requirements of the JVM; I saw that Toshi was mentioned as an alternative to Elasticsearch which is using much of the resources, but I see it's not regarded as production...

DevelopmentS32019-08-06 14:15:43.823Z
Talkyard Roadmap 2018-11-26

Here's what's next for Talkyard. Feedback & change suggestions are welcome; you can add a comment below. If you compare with the previous roadmap you'll notice that things have taken longer than planned — and that's one reason why I'll focus on makin...

DevelopmentIDS82019-08-06 06:02:09.152Z
Integrating with static site using VueJS

Hi, I'm building a social platform for students/parents/etc and just found TY. Seems like a possible fit. I have seen some of the comments in this forum about various integrations, but is there a dev doc that goes through all the ways to integrate in...

Support22019-07-20 10:28:14.347Z
Is there anonymous messages support for the "full" talkyard?

Hey, as title says. I have seen this: but it seems like it is talking about the comments part of Talkyard. I am looking at hosting Talkyard for a company inte...

IdeasC2C272019-07-17 16:52:42.331Z
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...

IdeasLWJ62019-07-13 13:40:01.464Z
Statistics of comments

Hello. I tested the Talkyard comment service and found one feature there. The service is bound to the domain and thus keeps statistics of comments. In other words, if we run it on a domain and then, for some reason, change the domain name...

Support12019-07-09 13:40:35.721Z
Search finds only exact words

It seems like the search function only finds exact words, e.g., when I search for "search" I won't find articles containing "searching". Is there a way to change this behavior so that substring matching would work? Update: The title and the paragraph...

Support62019-07-05 09:12:53.476Z
Quotes in thread titles turn into HTML-escaped entities when editing the title again

A thread starter had quotes in their title and I needed to change something else in their title. When I click edit, the title is showing me the & and " entities, but when resaving those will now get escaped so the displayed title ends up hav...

SupportCC102019-06-22 17:16:34.424Z
Notifications cannot be set on posts without comments or likes

I'm using talkyard as the commenting system on my blog: Some of my blog's readers would like to get notifications for specific posts even if there are no comments yet. This does not work for two reasons: Without any comments, the v...

IssuesT72019-06-18 12:40:19.062Z
Talkyard JSON dumps: Posts and post numbers

Talkyard lets one export one's site in JSON (and later, a Zip (?) archive that also includes uploaded files). (Not completely finished, is being tested out currently.) The title post is always post nr 0 — but I'd like to change to -1 because 0 is a l...

DevelopmentC52019-06-11 19:52:18.113Z
User logins are not persisted forever

Many of our customers and myself included are experiencing that we have to log in again very often. I'm guessing this could be related to server update rollouts, in which the sessions are purged maybe? Seems like an alternative solution is needed in ...

IssuesCAC62019-06-09 13:36:28.968Z
Same SMTP issue

Hi @KajMagnus! Thanks for all the help you've given me so far. I'm hoping to get the SMTP sending working finally for my forums. Here is the error I currently experience: app_1 | {"message":"s1: Sending email [TyMEMLSENDNG]: Email(adgnbaax7shp41ok,Ve...

SupportC62019-06-09 13:09:24.425Z