Adding explanatory banner to top of this forum

We’re doing some work with clients around Discourse-powered forums at the moment so I’ve currently got my head in the world of new user onboarding.

I propose that we add the Versatile Banner theme component to welcome new users and explain what CoTech is all about.

The large box that would appear at the top of the forum is easily dismissed using an ‘x’ at the top right of the box. It provides a way to:

  • guide people towards the main CoTech site if they’re brand new to the network
  • promote any ‘new to coops’ info we might want to surface (including the nascent digital candle work)
  • feature upcoming events, meetups, or time-limited opportunities

See generic example below:

Banner_Theme mobile_demo