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Implement discourse as is or modify. What kinds of mods?


#1

How is Discourse working?


#2

Do you have any feature in mind? Anything you want to do, anything you are missing?


#3

Well, obviously, the Oauth integration, but there is already a phabricator ticket about that from what I heard.

Also it would be interesting to investigate how wiki/mailling-list/IRC conversations might be turned to discourse threads through some software facilities.

For what I know, discourse permit to use markdown and PHPbb syntax. Maybe allowing a (subset) of Mediawiki syntax would be nice. Or the otherway, on Wikimedia instances of Wikimedia, having a tool to export to to misc. format. Wherever it would be integrated, this could be a simple wrapper around something like pandoc.


#4

Discourse supports mailing list integration out of the box. It is more a social matter than a technical one.

IRC, see https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Discourse#Highlighted_features

Official plugin for chatroom integration, plus other third party plugins for native chat.


#5

I’d personally request automatic topic closure in certain sections (maybe mailing list sections) after say 30 days so that people can move on and not just necropost.