I’d like to be able to post a status like 'A bit mystified by… ’ or ‘Looking forward to …’ without having to create a topic in Small Talk. Can I do this?
It’s not currently possible to add a status as one can on platforms like Facebook. One of the reasons for this is that standard Discourse (this software) doesn’t have an activity feed independent of discussions.
A few people have tried to develop plugins for this, but they mostly end up as live chat plugins (see here).
For now, this isn’t on our list, as we’re currently focusing on fixing bugs. But if we see lots of demand for this kind of thing, we can look into it in the future
Thanks for the info. I’m sure I’ll survive without status updates.