When an open-source project switches from using github/gitlab/etc issues for bug reports to using a Discourse instance for all discussion, it's a sign the project is falling apart.

Actual bug reports should be kept close to the source code. Support, sure, use a forum.

And ugh, the gamification. I'm reporting a bug and asking for help, not trying to earn badges. And there's no way to disable the notification flair.

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I created an account, replied to a topic, edited that reply, and posted a new topic.

Here's my notifications.

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@gdorn Definitely one of my least favorite parts of Discourse. You end up with a bunch of spammy notifications that feel like participation trophies.
@sean @gdorn Wait Discourse has gamification? I already despised it just from the outside looking in, but this keeps sounding worse and worse by the minute
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