Discourse 2.5 Beta | March 8, 2020

Lots of features to recap from the full release of Discourse 2.4 as we move into using the beta version of Discourse 2.5.

Patch notes


  • Upgraded from v2.4.0.beta11 +73 to 2.5.0.beta2 +28.
  • Updated discourse-styleguide, discourse-user-notes, discourse-data-explorer, discourse-characters-required, discourse-canned-replies, and discourse-cakeday. These updates are largely compatibility fixes due to core-level changes between 2.4 and 2.5.
  • Added the #current-event tag to the main Community Lounge category.


Some of these features may have been noted in the past couple of update posts.

  • Users can now enforce a group-based whitelist for voting in a poll.
  • Suspect users are automatically sent to the moderation review queue, in addition to having been filtered separately.
  • Start of support for bookmarks with reminders.
  • Single-option polls.
  • Line with only 1‒3 emojis will now display them as large emojis.
    • :ei_lober: :sdg_wizard_2: :ouch:
  • Feature to award badges more easily en masse.
  • New badging API.
  • Internet Explorer deprecation global notice.
  • Featured topics on user profiles.
  • Tag synonyms.
  • Users can set their own primary group.
  • Redesigned GitHub oneboxes.
  • Login with Discord.
  • Staff-only poll results option.
  • Add a preview to the poll builder.
  • List category moderators on the about page.
  • List all blocked words contained in the post when it’s blocked.
  • Allow choice of category when making a PM public.
  • Belarusian language.
  • Infinite scroll on admin users list page.
  • Updated emoji database and support.
    • :brown_square: :purple_square: :blue_square: :green_square: :yellow_square: :orange_square: :red_square: :brown_circle: :purple_circle: :green_circle: :yellow_circle: :orange_circle: :razor: :chair: :stethoscope: :adhesive_bandage: :drop_of_blood: :probing_cane: :axe: :diya_lamp: :banjo: :ballet_shoes: :shorts: :briefs: :one_piece_swimsuit: :sari: :safety_vest: :diving_mask: :auto_rickshaw: :motorized_wheelchair: :manual_wheelchair: :hindu_temple: :matĂ©: :beverage_box: :oyster: :butter: :falafel: :onion: :garlic: :skunk: :guide_dog: :people_holding_hands: :woman_in_manual_wheelchair: :man_in_manual_wheelchair: :woman_in_motorized_wheelchair: :man_in_motorized_wheelchair: :woman_with_probing_cane: :man_with_probing_cane: :woman_kneeling: :man_kneeling: :man_standing: :woman_standing: :deaf_woman: :deaf_man: :hear_with_hearing_aid: :mechanical_leg: :mechanical_arm: :white_heart: :brown_heart:
  • Inaccurate users have negative review accuracy.
  • 2FA with U2F / TOTP.
  • Many bugfixes, UX changes, security changes, and performance improvements.

A reminder

All users are encouraged to enable Two-Factor Authentication on their accounts to ensure their account’s security. We suggest having a strong password, or using a password manager.

If your account is ever compromised and you are unable to contact us through the site directly, I suggest contacting me via my email (linked on the SDG website).

Thank you,
Tyler “MoltonMontro”


Week-long global pinning.

:sdg_wizard: :sdg_wizard_2: :sdg_wizard_3:


Thank you, Tyler “MoltonMontro”


That’s a pretty neato!


:pirate_skull: :parrot:

I am still upset you changed :safety_vest: and :man_in_manual_wheelchair: