Community (Discourse site)

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This page is about our Discourse site, named "Community"

Co-operative Technologists community Discourse site was made live late on 8th May 2017.

It was originally deployed using code in the Ansible repo, but that code has now been moved to the Webarchitects Discourse repo, the notes that were used for the original configuration settings and here:

Initial Discourse Settings

Initial settings used for when it was created:

On the Email settings admin page:

  • email subject:[cotech-community] %{optional_pm}%{optional_cat}%{topic_title}
  • reply by email enabled
  • reply by email address: discourse+%{reply_key}
  • manual polling enabled
  • email prefix: cotech-community
  • email site title: CoTech Community

On the Security page:

  • force https

On the User Preferences page:

  • default email digest frequency: every hour
  • default include tl0 in digests
  • default email mailing list mode
  • default email mailing list mode frequency: Send an email for every new post
  • default email always

The first post text:

Welcome to the **Cooperative Technologists Community**, we are a network of technology focused digital cooperatives, [CoTech](, who are *"building a tech industry that's better for its workers and customers through co-operation, democracy and worker ownership."* This is our open community discussion forum, you don't have to be a member of a coop to join this community but you do need to support [the cooperative values and principles]( and have an interest in technology, you can find out more [about us](, read [our manifesto](, see who we are and who we have worked for and watch [a video made at our first gathering]( on []( We also have [a wiki]( and a decision making group on [Loomio](, [Slack channels]( and (for now, we might close it and use Discourse) a public [email list](

*Please read [our community guidelines]( before signing up for an account here.*