Mobile (registration) experience seems good. Will play around some more once I’m near a PC again (weekend).
What topic minimum length would be reasonable?
Good question. Didn’t mean to question the limit, but for this test topic I had to add something.
I think a minimum length is reasonable to avoid masses of “Question” topics.
I assume the Discourse defaults will have some history, so I would suggest starting with these?
I’ve changed this default to 5 or 10 in my past setups. This allows users to still write “thank you” but prevents spam. Discourse + Akismet with the trust level & “users typing too fast” spam detection is really strong already.
@dnsmichi That sounds like a min post length, not topic titles.
The current settings are
- Minimum post length: 20
- Minimum topic title length: 15
I think changing the min post length to 10 is reasonable.
Good job, Prometheus! THIS is how a product support forum should work!
I have some suggestions for organization. You have one category for “Prometheus Server” but IMO that is an overly broad category. May I suggest sub-topics of
- Visualizations (this may not be appropriate as the preeminent viz tool is Grafana . . . not your product to support. OTOH, Prom and Graf are so tightly associated, maybe you do want a place where people can compare notes?)
- Alert Manager
- Scaling for large environments
- Container Metrics
Under exporters, perhaps a subcategory for 3rd Party Exporters? If you anticipate a particular 3rd party exporter might generate a lot of traffic, it may be helpful to be broken off into a separate sub-cat, like you did for snmp and node exporters.
Great start! I hope you will direct product discussions and queries over here. Is it possible to migrate what you have out of Groups and into this platform?
Please start a new thread for sub-topic ideas.
@SuperQ Indeed, my coffee vs. tired level hit me here. I think 10 is reasonable for the post body count.
In past setups, I have installed a plugin which shows the required characters in the editor at the bottom. Mostly because users asked all the time
Discourse now has built-in controls for this. There’s a min body/title entropy. Currently it’s set to 7 for body, 10 for title.
I think that @dnsmichi plugin will actually print the number of required characters so you don’t need to click reply to see it does not work.
Yep, exactly. It is a minimal visible change at the bottom, allowing users to see “live”. It avoids frustration, and encourages to e.g. use the like button, instead of “thanks” or “+1” replies.
Below’s screenshot has
20 characters required which changes live as you type.
That’s the post length requirement, not the entropy. I changed it from 20 to 15.