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Group permission question
Hi I'm confused how group permissions work. Where are you able to configure them? If I go to the admin area, it tells me to go here but there are little to no permissions here to configure. Is this meant to be? And also, the talkyard_search_1 contain...
API for ChatGPT
ChatGPT now allows users to train their ChatGPT with own data. This is very useful for forums and for companies that would like to train custom AI bots for many applications. Are there any plans of making an API like that available on Talkyard? From ...
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. ...
Feature request: Moderation tools to encourage user etiquette
In our forum, we're noticing an occasional issue where the user isn't malicious, but they have a different view of forum etiquette than we do, and they violate our forum norms. One example is bumping a bunch of old threads to say "me too!" or "+1." I...
Adding Tags to Talkyard
Update 2023-07-19: Now there're basic tags in Talkyard (since a year+ back). Listing pages by tag, hasn't been implemented though. o.O Now implemented. And tags can have values and you can sort & filter by value, look: "tags:priority:desc>=3" Turns o...
Error when accessing a Topic through a notification
I'm getting this weird error when clicking on a notification of someone else posting a topic in a category I'm following. The link of the notification is: https://forum.solutioapp.com/-79/payment-process-grant-version#post-1 If I access the topic reg...
Misc bugs 2023-10
Misc quick bugs & improvements: (see chat messages elsewhere) Link previews to categories shows the forum title instead of the category title. Fixed. Delete an auto-reply post —> Error — Fixed. Webhooks: Incl page category ID & reference ID — Fixed. ...
Frequent XSRF errors
Starting about a week ago, I'm seeing a lot of errors about incorrect XSRF tokens on both mtlynch.io and forum.tinypilotkvm.com. I've seen it happen a few times when I click a link from an email notification, and reply to the comment. I just saw the ...
Feedback about embedding comments (I couldn't find it)
I was havin trouble finding the embed code for comments. I had to find a forum post about it to realize that the embed code only appears once a domain is added to the config page: Really dumb mistake now that I noticed it, but it might be a good idea...
Turning media URLs into simple HTML previews of the resource
A feature that I would like to see here is that of turning media URLs into simple HTML previews of the resource. Something like the onebox feature of Discourse.org Onebox as a library is even free to use and can be implemented in other systems too ht...
Hide Online status in users list or disable the feature?
is there a way to hide a users online status in the list? or maybe a way to disable that feature completely? I often have the forum open even though I'm busy doing other things, and people feel like I'm ignoring them on purpose since "look, he is onl...
How to apply Dark theme/template?
I have updated the dark-theme CSS I have posted in an older thread, so to make the solutions easier to find I'll make a new clean thread here. To apply the dark theme, go to: admin area -> Look and feeel -> CSS and JS And post the CSS from the soluti...
TalkYard rejects email with + character
A blog reader reported that when they try to sign up for TalkYard using a + in their email, TalkYard responds with: Weird email. Please use a real email address [TyE04HK83] I tried and was able to reproduce this by trying to sign up with the email te...
GDPR cookie banner
I'm assuming getting a cookie consent from a user is required before he posts a comment, but is it required if users only read comments? In practical terms, do you track users if they only reed comments? I don't want to show a cookie banner right awa...
Inline CommonMark formatting help
It would be super helpful for new users to have a shortcut to all the possible formatting options the forum supports. It could be added in the area next to the other editor options: I think it doesn't say anywhere that the forum is using Markdown. I ...
500 error when assigning a user to a thread
I've been using the new thread assigning feature on the TinyPilot forum, but it's no longer working for me. I keep receiving a 500 internal server error whenever I click save. My team members are still able to assign users to threads, however. I'm us...
Bug: Blog comments break if Approve Users enabled
If Approve users (i.e. review each new blog commenter before they get to write anything) is enabled, then there's an error when loading the comments: Error: Minified React error #200 which means "Target container is not a DOM element".
Hen/hens makes the documentation confusing
I notice that the TalkYard UI uses the pronouns hen/hens. I've never encountered these pronouns outside of TalkYard. From reading the Wikipedia article, it sounds like it's only used in the Swedish language. Would it be possible to change the termino...
Hi I found the section to "Allow embedding from," but how do I find the actual page to embed? I'm looking for something that looks like https://kajmagnus-blog.talkyard.io/-/embedded-comments?discussionId=new-embedded-comments-2017&embeddingUrl=https:...
"Post hidden; click to show" message
Hi, I created a post, but when I view it, others and I see "Post hidden; click to show" This hasn't happened to me in previous posts. Any idea what causes this and what fixes it? When I click the message, the post does show up after that, but I don't...
Feature request: Allow team members to "claim" a thread
My support team is growing, and one of the issues we're running into is that multiple team members might be responding to the same post at the same time. Especially for questions that require 30-60 minutes of research, we don't want multiple team mem...
Improving the docs
Is there anything that can be done to improve the docs? I am starting this discussion in order to brainstorm and discuss any ideas for improvements. Currently the docs can be found on this discussion category, and on the github: https://github.com/de...
Delayed notification emails
It looks like I hadn't been getting emails from TalkYard for a week, and then they suddenly all appeared at once. I saw this on two of my TalkYard instances. Known issue?
Free css to give a modern look to Talkyard
Hello, Here is our complete css to give a modern look to Talkyard (rounded button, shadow, prettier color and much more). Simply go in the "Look and Feel" tab in the admin section and paste the following (feel free to change the color to match your t...
How to change the Start Page
How do you change the first page someone sees, when they visit your forum? By default, they'll see a list of new topics and topics that have gotten new comments. But as admin, you can go to the admin area, and type "categories" instead of "latest" in...
Lets Encrypt certificate not generated
HI, I created a custom domain for talkyard (forum.lumberkart.com), but there is not TLS certificate generated for it (the active certificate is *.talkyard.io What needed to be done to have a proper certificate? Thanks!
Threading for email notifications
I'd love it if TalkYard would make it possible for email clients to create email threads that matched the forum threads. So if I had email notifications enabled, and there were 5 posts in topic A, and 3 posts in topic B, and 6 posts in Topic C, I'd h...
How to change notification settings
Changing your notification settings To change your notification settings for a specific page: Go to that page, Scroll down just a little bit, then you'll see a horizontal gray bar, with a button entitled Notifications: ... . Click it, and choose noti...
How to Rollback a Database Upgrade
This article is about how to revert a database upgrade, and roll back to a previous version of Talkyard — also if the upgrade script did changes to the database, e.g. added new tables or columns.
Mini roadmap, fall 2022
Here's what's next, August, Sept, Oct 2022: End of August: 1. Something. — done. Beginning of September: 2. May-not-@mention-me feature (so, in forums with many members, mods & admins who want, can stop ordinary members from mentioning them). — done....
How to Rollback a Software-Only Upgrade
If you're hosting Talkyard on-premise, and need to rollback a software-only upgrade to the Talkyard version running before the upgrade, then follow the below steps.