Ask Fedora -> English / Non-English / Common Issues structure

I do, but apparently it is difficult to implement with the way the button works now, so it is in the lower-middle of my prioritized pile of RFEs for Discourse. Feature request: "redirect" "New Topic" button to a valid category when user doesn't have permission to post somewhere - feature - Discourse Meta

It looks like we have a strong lean towards moving Ask in English up to Ask Fedora — at least from people who have responded to the straw poll. And a split on what to do with Common Issues.

I’m at this point planning to move the Ask in English posts up to the first level. (I’ll leave Common Issues for now — one thing at a time.)

If you think we shouldn’t do that, now is a good time to be convincing. :classic_smiley:


A post was split to a new topic: Should we restrict who can create new topics in Proposed Common Issues

Probably it would be a good Idea to tell us, what you expect to get different, and what benefit we will have right now.

I think, you will create your self just a lot of work again, with all the new forwarding etc. Might be better in a time in between a new release of Fedora Linux would be a better choice. Beta testing and new release in general gives a bigger amount of requests and more hassle.

As I mentioned above min 6 month in between changes makes sense. Could we not talk about this kind of time-frames and including my arguments above, not making unnecessary stress while new releases and beta testing?

That’s a pretty good argument. It’s probably best to wait until about a month after the F38 release.

I’m in favor of moving Common Issues up. This came up recently on IRC/Matrix that a Fedora regular was having trouble finding the Common Issues site currently.

The current URL is also a little long and obscure:

You can also use:

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I do find this argument funny, a regular at least should know that discourse has a search engine.
Typing in “common” reveals everything he needed to know:

Yes the structure in the URL looks ugly. Isn’t there a rewrite plugin available in discourse?

Anyway typing in espands to

It not has so many categories, it looks like that discourse numbers up tags and categories together. That’s why we got 82 for ask, right?

Yes, but they’ll resolve back to the “ugly” one once you follow them.

They are separate, but we actually had that many categories before the tag-based rearrangement. Could probably do something complicated to reuse old ones, but didn’t seem worth it.

There are many regulars in Fedora at large that aren’t regulars on Discourse, but are on Matrix/IRC/mailing list, etc. Common Issues should be obvious to everyone and not just those who are comfortable with this particular tool.

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Maybe a simple solution would be to change the label for the Ask Fedora category to Ask Fedora / Common Issues? (Or Ask Fedora & Common Issues to be a little more consistent with the naming scheme of the other categories.)