I’ve just met a person who teaches SU in an architectural modeling course at a local community college. I expect that he has much that he could contribute to these forums. I checked and he’s NOT a current forum user - at least not under his IRL name!
Concurrent with my desire to reach out to him to join this community, I saw the “Promoter” badge - earned by “Inviting” a user to join us. What I can’t find is how, exactly, do you “Invite” a user in a way that qualifies for this badge!
Hmmm … <pokes around the forums a bit> …found this Meta topic, which says you have to be Level 2 in order to:
Use the “Invite others to this topic” button for one-click onboarding of new users to participate in topics
Hmmm indeed, seems I’m only level 1.
But … But … your picture shows the Invites button in the context of a users Profile, not in a topic!
<double checks Promoter badge description> which is too brief (“Invited a user”), so doesn’t answer my new question:
Are Invites invitations to outsiders to join this forum? Or are they a way to invite a community to join in on a particular topic? Or both?.
Since the User Level based restriction to topic invites may not also control the appearance of the “Invites” button in my profile, perhaps it’s time to check out the Discourse forum software help!
That’s the impression I got in my explorations. This means:
“send an invite” on your profile page sends a general invite to join this community to any email address
Topic specific invites (which require user level 2, which I don’t have yet) does a … what? It’s not a general invitation to someone not (yet) in the community.
These two invites are distinct
Assuming I’m correct on the above, why don’t I have “Invites” on my profile page? Could this also be user level dependent?.
Note to self: I HAVE to seek out the Discourse documentation! Both for “Badges” and for a reference to the Markdown formatting available to make posts. I really wanted the bulleted list above to be indented, but couldn’t figure out
(on the fly, while composing this post) how to do it.
What you suggest is exactly what I did to create the bulleted list. What it doesn’t do is what I really wanted - [quote=“sjdorst, post:5, topic:19035”]
I really wanted the bulleted list above to be indented
This markdown thread has gone FAR beyond what I expected, and just before you quoted I was about to do just that … reply as a linked topic in order to move the markdown stuff off this Promoter Badge thread!