As I’m learning a new communications medium (Discourse), I’ve hit a few stumbling blocks. I’m posting here to see whether there are solutions and/or configuration necessary in order to make Discourse work even better.
I wrote a longish post that Discourse rejected for having too many links. It seems I need more “merit” with Discourse to be able to post links. Yet I think systems of merit don’t really belong in the primary communications medium of a project such as the HF. Is there a way to disable this feature, at least within this write-restricted category? (To be clear: my post wasn’t within this write-restricted category – it was in the public HF category, but my argument remains.)
Perhaps along similar lines, I was writing a post where I used the very helpful “quote” feature within Discourse: whenever I select text in a post, a button appears allowing me to quote that text in my response – this is fantastic. Yet after I had done so a few times, the button stopped appearing. Is this another feature around my lack of merit in the system?
This conversation here is happening within a category of a general Haskell Discourse instance. It would be easy for a casual reader to confuse “official” HF traffic with general Haskell traffic. In particular, the HF traffic is governed by the Guildelines for Respectful Communication, while I’m not aware of a set of guidelines for non-HF traffic. This problem may be harder to solve… or perhaps it would make me happy for the whole instance to formally adopt the GRC.