A couple of days ago, the site experienced a little bit of downtime. This was due to updating all of the site’s plugins. We also upgraded to Discourse 2.3.0.beta11.
Old unread topics
Topics that are over 90 days old are no longer suggested to users at the bottom of a page. This number is subject to tweaking based on its impact.
Notify users on wiki edits
Users watching topics with a wiki will now be notified when the wiki is edited, even if they are not the original wiki author.
Users can delete their own topics
Users can close their topic if it has no replies. After a certain amount of time, it will automatically delete itself.
You can mark posts as “unread.” Go to your Preferences to enable the ability to defer topics. The option is located in “Interface”. On mobile, when enabled this feature is hidden in the “Topic Controls” drop-down menu at the bottom of the post.
Improved tag muting
Previously, if a user muted a specific tag they could still have that content show up if the post used multiple tags. Now, a muted tag will never show up in the Latest feed for users, regardless of other tags present.
There are now two English localizations to choose from. The default is
English (United States), but if you want to render dates and times differently you can switch to
English instead. This is available from your Preferences.
Duration for ignoring/muting users
When ignoring/muting a user, you can now manually select the specific duration you desire. There’s also a new interface for ignoring/muting people if you do so from your Preferences.
Improved polls in oneboxes
Oneboxed polls will now link to the poll, rather than brokenly showing all the poll options in a line.
New group page layout
Rather than be organized in a list, groups are now displayed in boxes. There is a filter at the top of the group page.
Bug fix so that site settings are not only accessed on boot, which meant changes were not reflected until the server was restarted.
Security updates and misc. bug fixes.