Last year I got to know Discourse by moving a community to the
platform. Having left that job, I feel a
sense of withdrawal. So I decided to start my own Discourse
server. But since I'm unemployed (and don't have a solid use for it
just yet), I sought out a way to host for free.
This is genius. Srsly! Two observations: (1) For some reason Discourse thinks there’s three replies, but I see only two (as I make this one the third). Curious? Or is a deleted comment still triggering in the count? (2) It took me a moment to see (work out) how the embedded Discourse element differentiates posts-for-comments, but perhaps only because I’m a bit slow. Clearly you have a different “forum thread” for each “blog post”. Doh.
It’s a clever feature and it’s handy that there’s an indication of what happened. But that notice counts as a reply! I think it’s a bug because it’s a notice that’s stored in a post rather than a real reply. I’ve been looking at maybe submitting a PR to Discourse to fix that.
It looks like footnotes aren’t working in the embedded posts. The post here is embedded by parsing the HTML of the blog post itself. It looks like I’d be better off configuring Discourse to use my RSS feed.