"New Topic" button not working correctly

I’m having the exact issue described here: "New Topic" button working incorrectly

When I click “+ New Topic”, nothing happens. But when I click on a topic, the “Create a new Topic” dialog opens.

This is happening on Safari and Firefox on macOS, and Safari on iPad.

Yeah, a lot of us see it from time to time, and not just on macOS/iOS. It’s more problematic (for me at least) on mobile devices, since clicking around and opening stuff in new tabs isn’t quite as easy as on desktops. I don’t know what priority (if any) the IT folks are likely to put on the issue, though, since the work-around is (reasonably) easy once you know about it.

And this is a discourse issue NOT a scoutbook issue

Unfortunately, there isn’t a category listed for “other BSA software/platforms used”, so folks tend to post where they think the issue will get attention. :^)


Without category header banners posting in wrong category will continue to be an issue.

Functional categories might be better. For example, there are at least 4 software components and/or tools used for member registration, unit rosters, unit chartering and rechartering.


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So where should I post about this? There’s no “meta” forum that I can see. This isn’t happening on my other Discourse forums, so asking Discourse won’t help; it’s an issue with how this Discourse forum is set up.

This is as good a place as any to report it. The real challenge is that we don’t have a direct path to get it fixed since the forums are a 3rd party application.

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Yeah… it has been a hit or miss thing but if i migrate to a top level i can get to add button… but response is slow at times

Software being used

It may help if software versions being used are included in bug reports.

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Discourse supports the latest, stable releases of all major browsers and platforms:

  • Microsoft Edge
  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Apple Safari

Additionally, we aim to support Safari on iOS 12.5+ until January 2023 (Discourse 3.0).


I’ll go look, but it doesn’t seem to matter. Is this not happening for others on the same platforms?

It’s not a problem with Discourse per se. I use Discourse in other forums with no problems.

Total guess: they haven’t updated it since we first moved to it. Known bug long ago fixed. Maybe I’m jaded?

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