I can see why Discourse may be daunting. At first.
Once you use it in earnest, aye. Addicting. I give Jeff Atwood, Sam Saffron and all of the Discourse team, contributors and testers a lot of respect for managing that feat within my otherwise stubborn habits.
Aye, I use bookmarking a lot. Highly helpful to bookmark then use the
in:bookmarks search option for future reference.
Hah. All those search options. Check it: click the (currently orange) search glass icon in the upper right then click “options”.
Welcome to a collector’s bliss.
I have a memory like a goldfish with dementia. I remember one small thing from the topic I want to find, and those search options work my cognitive flow the rest of the way.
My brain be so pleasantly overloaded with the endless array of possible queries to build. Enjoy this awe with me.
Another tip manifested when I was being my usual scrupulous self; this time for making my profile all neat and presentable.
A bit of Shappin’ and a lot of pathological attention to detail by the pixel to the naked eye afforded me a pretty darn good resolution to save my profile’s user background.
Logically, I could have guessed the Discourse devs used a well-known res for that header.
I suggest using twitter’s default, suggested resolution for any Discourse profile’s header image (AKA, user background). 1500px x 500px or change that 500px to 421px if you wanna go by twitter’s in-practice resolution someone found and was nice enough to mention it for all; updated for 2016.
I use the 1500 x 500 over at Discourse Meta. Perfect presentation at any screen resolution (that I so far checked).
I even uploaded something nice for my profile over here too. The 421px works well, as I used that height to test. Passed. Nice.
My user card’s hairy tweed stockinette background be at the size 600px x 300px. It centers neatly. Also good presentation.
I hope these numbers aid any and all who wanna make their profile as pretty as mine.