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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...

IdeasCC42018-08-20 15:22:54.409Z
Open External Links in a New Tab

Currently all links open in the current tab/window. I think links that don't contain the domain Talkyard resides on/in should open in a new tab with the _blank attribute in the Markdown/HTML links that are made.

IdeasC32018-08-19 05:37:15.383Z
Shall a trust level group mention include higher trust levels or not?

If mentioning a built-in trust level group, like @basic_members — does that include higher trust levels or not? To me,@basic_members, sounds as if higher trust levels are not included. However, if someone types @full_members, then that sounds as if h...

Support22018-08-14 07:57:10.167Z
Group mentions broken

If mentioning a built-in group, like @core_members, then there's this error: "Got a group when trying to load member $groupId [EdE2SBA4J7]" because currently only individual people (but not groups) can be mentioned. Instead, either there should be a ...

Issues12018-08-14 07:50:13.498Z
Avoid unnecessary closed + reopened messages

Don't show messages like: X closed this topic 15 hours ago. X reopened this topic 15 hours ago. Because that's not interesting; nothing really happened. Instead, when someone clicks Close and then Reopen soon again, show no messages about that. The s...

Issues02018-08-14 07:48:47.325Z
configure https on prod-one

Hello, I would like to configure https access for my webserver using Talkyard. I suppose I have to obtain a let's encrypt certificate and then install it somewhere in the project, enabling some configuration files. Anybody can help me with a small tu...

SupportBB82018-08-13 13:25:59.744Z
Permanently delete items

I noticed that in my own instance content deleted is hidden but not actually deleted off the server. This would raise issues if a user where to post illegal material as the website owner would still be liable if an investigator found it in the databa...

IdeasHH22018-08-10 17:13:31.606Z
Clicking attachment would result nginx 500 Internal Server Error

Hi @KajMagnus, after the last deployment (on premise, v0.6.9-WIP-3-75eef8fa4), we are no longer able to open/save attachments. Following the attachment link would throw an internal server error. Here's what I see in the console (domain name edited) E...

IssuesM22018-08-10 16:59:13.095Z
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 ...

IdeasNSC152018-08-10 15:49:36.953Z
Profile pictures not shown

@KajMagnus, profile pictures (user uploaded) are broken in v0.6.9-WIP-3-75eef8fa4 (on premise installation). XML Parsing Error: no root element found Location: Line Number 1, Column 1: 1-100:1:1 Err...

IssuesM12018-08-09 23:44:09.949Z
Explain icons...
Hosting requirements

Do you we need a VPS to run Talkyard ? Will it work on normal shared hosting ?

SupportMG162018-08-06 17:21:21.737Z
Blog comments: The editor can hide the comment one replies to

When adding Talkyard comments to a blog, and clicking Reply: if the blog uses position: absolute for the <div> with the blog post and comments, then Talkyard's editor can appear above the comment one replies to, and one needs to close the editor, to ...

Issues02018-08-05 11:32:49.380Z
Notifications generated for topics one may not access

If someone mentions a non-staff member, say @jane_doe, in a staff-only chat — then a notification about the mention is sent to that person (i.e. to Jane Doe). Then, when s/he clicks the notification, s/he gets an access denied error. (Thanks Burak fo...

Issues02018-08-03 07:26:19.121Z
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...

Issues12018-07-13 05:44:39.302Z
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
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
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
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
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
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 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...

IdeasUUUM252015-09-19 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
Visualizing Markdown's double space line breaks

How will this Markdown source render: (will there be a line break?) Roses are red Violets are blue You should have no idea, since any trailing spaces are invisible (they indicate line breaks, in Markdown). Also you don't know which particular Markdo...

IdeasU02013-06-16 18:11:40.394Z