Is there a way to set the default daily digest settings for all current users and any future registered users for the site? The default seems to be off but, I would like to change that to weekly if it is possible.
Yep, the fading is intentional. Just a little stylish thing I threw in just for the lavender theme.
When it does disappear, it should transition to 0 opacity, although it's possible the transition is happning too quickly. Again, this is a lavender trait. In vanilla, there is no flair, just the keyboard (to maximize themability)
As for reloading the page, yes... NodeBB polls to see whether the composer is actually open, every 10 seconds.
Since community.nodebb.org are for discussing the platform of NodeBB, it probably make sense to have a group that is whoever has a verified nodebb deployment and as admin. Having such group will help motivate more people to ask questions, help those site admins and also a promote a culture of community target: the "user" of NodeBB software itself: the site admins of NodeBB.
I checked the group and it seems it doesn't exist yet.