Coming over from Slack



You can login with your Slack credentials, Facebook credentials, a standalone Discourse account, or a combination of all three - but your email address must be the same for each. You’ll need to authorize The Codex to verify you the first time you login with Slack/Facebook (your password is never shared with The Codex). If the Slack login asks for the room you’re a member of, it’s “escaperooms”.

For a time, new topics will automatically send notifications to the General channel in Slack. Replies to those topics will not.

Temporarily disabled to work out the bugs: If you’re missing realtime chat, hit the megaphone icon to open the chat window.

The letter icon in the top right left lets you send private/group messages.

Like Slack, you can edit your posts. However, unlike Slack, they are going to stick around indefinitely, including your edit history (unless you edit right after posting). Side note - it’s common practice in Discourse to update the initial topic post with new information as it becomes available through the discussion.

You can add emoji reactions to posts similar to Slack. Hit the heart icon below a post to Like and/or hit the smiley icon to add an emoji reaction. Emoji reactions are just for fun/context/culture. Likes actually do stuff.

Topics and Tags means we don’t need 60+ channels/categories to stay organized. While before you might have needed a channel to discuss Boda Borg, this can be done in a single topic or by tagging Boda Borg in a new topic.

Unlike Slack, only Admins can add custom emojis; it’s a bit more complicated too, but if you feel we’re lacking a key emoji (not literally - there’s already a key), send a message!

Remember, the Discourse platform works best for actual discourse. For drama, try the Facebook group.