Learning Discourse

“Discourse is a from-scratch reboot, an attempt to reimagine what a modern Internet discussion forum should be today, in a world of ubiquitous smartphones, tablets, Facebook, and Twitter.
(>What is Discourse?)

Discourse is a simple, flat forum, where replies flow down the page in a line. Expand context at the bottom and top of each post, and also in quotes, to reveal the full conversation without losing your place.

>About the Company

>Features Summary (Wikipedia)

(Set your playback speed to .75, he’s a fast talker 🙂

>Discourse New User Guide

>Discourse New User Tips and Tricks

>Latest howto/faq topics – Discourse Meta

>Discourse Docs Meta

>Discourse FAQS Meta

>Discourse Moderation Guide  

>Demo Sandbox
“Welcome to our demonstration sandbox! This is a safe place to play with Discourse that resets every day. Feel free to experiment, but always be civil and respectful.

“You need to create a test account in order to post and edit and give a good try. On your first screen in the top right click on the notification icon and then select “discobot Greetings!” interactive trainer.
>Who is discobot? Discobot is a natural extension of our original, static welcome PM. However, Discobot is much more than a greeter; it also offers to interactively “play” the Discourse game with each new visitor.

“The goal here is to teach people Discourse by inviting them use Discourse, interactively replying to a PM in the same way you’d reply to a real person. If you’re curious about how it works, watch the video above, or create a temporary account at try.discourse.org and give it a shot live. Why require people to read a boring old wall of text when they could try their hand at replying to a real PM topic in Discourse instead? Learn by doing!

“If you’d like to customize @discobot for your site, please do! You can edit the bot’s username, full name, avatar, about me and other fields in the same manner you’d edit it for any user. Just visit discobot’s user page, select the preferences tab and begin editing!

Continue with Who is discobot link above for more detail.

>Discourse Tutorials Playlist (Paul Nicholson)

>Discourse Setup Tutorials Playlist (Paul Nicholson)