File attachments are something that aren’t supported by Discourse yet. It’s something that is on their radar, and it’s something we may be able to help with, but we can’t promise a timeline for when that might happen.
Until then, a number of third party file upload services are options:
Editing is tricky. On the one hand, it is very useful. On the other it an render the conversation nonsensical. On stack overflow they limit editing to 5 minutes, I think. That might be a good compromise.
There is a 5 minute editing feature also in discourse and it is currently on. You may still be able to edit your post after that time period, but the user interface will display different to other users “possibly show up as an unread item”.
amazing. It actually works downloading from that google drive as well. Most, if not all, SN stuff is blocked in our network (looks like Dropbox is open). NNTP is also blocked and replying to threads in the HTML version of the NG from my laptop on the network also proved to be impossible. I ended up reading the NG on my Windows mobile phone (and that works fine walking back and forth between home and work) but posting from a phone is a nightmare.
So, while I also hate saying goodbye to NNTP, I’m looking forward to at least trying Discourse.
I do hope that in the future, Discourse will at least wrap to the width of the screen on a mobile phone…
File attachments should now be working in the latest upgrade. The button on the toolbar still looks like an image and should probably look like a paperclip, but it supports both images and a large variety of file formats.