Special Q&A session written by @SepiaAndDust and co-opted by staff. We’ll continue to add this as questions come in!
Why do impossible numbers show up in my notifications balloon?
It’s a glitch in the Discourse. Use the Dismiss All button in Preferences>>Notifications to clear it.
Why does a blue line appear appear above my avatar?
That’s the empty notifications balloon mentioned above. It’s harmless.
How do I change my username?
Go to the Preview site and click on My Nanowrimo in the menu bar. Select Profile.
Click on the button to edit your profile:
Make sure you Save Details when you’re done.
Careful, though–once you change it, you can’t (AFAIK) change it back.
How do I quickly go to the top or bottom of a thread?
If you get to the bottom of a thread and want to go back to the top, you can click on the thread title in the bar above the thread:
On some devices, a timeline is shown to the right of the thread:
Click anywhere on the vertical line to move to that part of the thread. Clicking on the date at the very top will take you to the first post, and clicking on the date at the bottom will take you to the last post.
Additionally, in the thread list for the category, there will be a column showing the number of replies. Click on that number:
and you’ll see a submenu that can take you to the top or the bottom of the thread:
Why do all of the subcategory posts show in the category?
This is because of a little setting at the top of the list. To show ONLY posts from the category, select all from the drop down by the category name, then select “none.”
This is annoying to have to do over and over, but it is a requested feature others have made for the official Discourse installation, so hopefully it will be added!