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Michael Scott Shappe
Michael Scott Shappe

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Problem creating a welcome thread

I've attempted to create a welcome thread, but following the link to it after it's created yields a 404, and trying to create another one yields an error page.

I'm pretty Rails console savvy (I'm an engineer by day). How can I debug this?

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Giri Prahasta Putra

This problem looks like from 2022 but still happened to me.

Looks like the problem was the generated link for the welcome thread has no "preview" parameter. I accidentally found the post for the welcome thread with this link in my forem instance

as you can see there's preview=xxx parameter, but instead the link for the thread is only this

and it can't be accessible

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Giri Prahasta Putra • Edited

Looks like I found the workaround. Here's how it's done:

  1. Open your dashboard, find your welcome thread, and click Edit Image description
  2. There you'll find a line published: false. Change it to true Image description
  3. Your welcome thread now will be available
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Ben Halpern

Yup, the temp-slug and preview stuff are because the post is not published.

Btw, there are two styles of editor, one with this basic yml style which can be used in some cases as simpler to automate, but users will see the more graphical, interactive version.

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Ella (she/her/elle)

Hey @mshappe, thanks for asking this question. Can you tell us a little more about how you're making your welcome thread and your installation of Forem please?

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Heya just seen this, I had a similar issue and remember it had something to do with the user ID of the welcome thread, did u get it fixed?