Sorry for moving the conversation across to the forum, but I figured it would be a good demonstration of how
/discourse post works, and help me explain within its own context.
If you take a look at the top of the site you’ll see a dark gray bar with the birmingham.io logo, and links to other network sites (such as the calendar, planet birmingham, etc…) This isn’t part of discourse, but is instead some custom html and css which I’ve injected via the admin panel. The idea is this banner was going to be present, and uniform, across the various network sites - but it didn’t really happen.
Anyway, because this is external to the main discourse system, if I was name the site
birmingham.io, the second bar down (the blue one) would also say ‘birmingham.io’, which isn’t ideal:
The best solution I could come up with was to name the site ‘Community’, which solves the immediate issue of what gets shown at the top of the page, but has all the knock on effects you’ve just mentioned.
To be fair, it’s been a long time since I set this up, and discourse has seen lots of updates since, so I might be able to find a better fix - I’ll take a look.