Why are people asking the same questions over and over again? (Or the Regulars' Chatroom) 🤷

Another one from an answer Petro gave to me earlier. I knew some of it, but not all of it, and not as nicely put together as here to explain how template sensors will update:


Pull it out into a post, give Petro credit, and add the tag…

I am about to do the same for something else.

It looks like it’s getting a bit unworldly editing all the posts to have all the links…
How about we create a cookbook index post.
WE reference this one in all the cookbook posts, then when we add one we also edit that one post to add the new one.
We could have it listed with categories and such, make easier to navigate.


Should we add a link to how to ask a good question to the cookbook? Or maybe just a bit a formating code in posts?


Maybe a bot that scans the new post for unformatted YAML and replies with the link to go read?


It would seem possible, but a bit beyond the scope of the cookbook,
Creating bot on discourse - dev - Discourse Meta.

I currently drop the specific FAQ item link on them. Not certain more words are actually needed.
How to help us help you - or How to ask a good question.

The main problem with that is that the page is quite long, and the info re quoting info is way down near the bottom.

That’s a link right to that item, though.

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Yes, by the way how do you all manage your bookmarks for commonly pointed to info?

3 things.
I have an Ubuntu toolbar thing called sticky notes for extended links, external links, quotes, paragraphs, and copy out stuff.
I still have some stuff in bookmarks, but that is getting replaced by…
Discourse bookmarks are great. Moving to these for full length links to posts…

They are well hidden. I didn’t find them the first 4 years here either. always wondered what happened when I clicked that funny box with the hole in the bottom.

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Holy crap…
I just found something else Regulars can do…
Anyone that’s a regular, did you click the (…) so your toolbar opens and look at the wrench?

Do you want to edit this post?

Yes i found it ! :grin: :+1:


Well it would be rude to edit your post, but I can’t find the (…)

Found it, the (…) that is per post.

(That’s it) :tada:

I had to be cheeky :rofl:

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click the wrench, what does it say

“Make wiki”, you should be able to edit my last post.

I just changed the pinned post in the feature request category that I wrote into a WIKI, that is more of a community post than from me.

Given I’m 9 days away from being flagged as a regular, can I just click the flag icon on your post instead? Will that speed up my progress? :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:


No, but you can edit that post above if you want to…
It will make you feel better.
Draw an ascii flag in it or something, or a stick tongue out emoji maybe.


Touche! I also just learnt you can flag your own posts today thanks to you. Have a like - you deserve it


Wow, I see it, but not on every post. There must be some additional rules, it seems.