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transition everything to Discourse

Postby wolftune » Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:51 am

noted that in the 1.3 announcement http://blog.discourse.org/2015/06/discourse-1-3-released/ they have a tool that can import from phpBB — maybe it can import the whole structure, history, users etc.

If it's actually that capable, Discourse has lots of advantages and more flexibility…
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Re: transition everything to Discourse

Postby tux99 » Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:24 pm

I think the current forum is just fine, I don't find that it's missing any capabilities.

Migration almost always cause lots of broken links and upset people who were comfortable with the current forum software due to having to adapt to a completely different forum interface.

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Re: transition everything to Discourse

Postby tatch » Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:46 am

I suggested the same thing viewtopic.php?f=10&t=12734

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Re: transition everything to Discourse

Postby GraysonPeddie » Thu Aug 20, 2015 2:21 am

Can Discourse really help with spambots? Because spambots love to take advantage of phpBB's limitations. :)
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Re: transition everything to Discourse

Postby tatch » Mon Sep 21, 2015 7:38 pm

i've read that discourse boards can have spam problems, but it's more a matter of streamlining discussions and improving methods of communication. stuff like username referencing and tags are built-in to discourse that don't exist natively in phpbb. Discourse offers more flexibility in how you want to digest information--for example there can actually be a distinction between question threads and actual discussions. Mobile browsing is also nice since I like to lurk on LM a lot. the latest phpbb release also has a mobile-friendly template too btw

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Re: transition everything to Discourse

Postby kevinpaladin » Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:14 am

I am a newly registered user and here is my 2 cents:

I am with @wolftune (damn! I can't mention him) in switching to Discourse. I personally feel that this forum looks/feels kind of ancient. I would love to have some more advanced features like live edit preview, user mentions, votes to post and what not!
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Re: transition everything to Discourse

Postby tatch » Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:37 pm

another benefit is that discourse can be used as a listserv for people who prefer email:

https://meta.discourse.org/t/expanding- ... -lists/679
https://meta.discourse.org/t/show-categ ... ions/13814

we could work w the current linuxaudio mailing lists and possibly get around to using a single discussion forum, something I'd definitely prefer.

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Re: transition everything to Discourse

Postby tatch » Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:59 am

tatch wrote:we could work w the current linuxaudio mailing lists and possibly get around to using a single discussion forum


is nobody interested in this?

for both LM and LAU/LAD communities this means being able to access a unified english-speaking community with their platform of choice (html forum or email). added benefits for the mailing list include being able to subscribe to/ignore specific categories, which by extension means the integration of the LAD and LAU lists into one listserv with multiple categories, possibly mirroring LM's current categories.

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Re: transition everything to Discourse

Postby falkTX » Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:49 am

Some people like mailing lists because you can't edit or delete after you've sent a message.

tbh discourse doesn't convince me.

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Re: transition everything to Discourse

Postby Luc » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:36 pm

My only gripe with this forum is how many times the search feature has failed me. Like, I searched 'hydrogen' the other day and my query was refused because 'hydrogen' is allegedly too common a string. Well, but it's a quite popular application around here and I wanted to research what has been said about it.

Then I searched 'drums' and that string was accepted. Erm... Go figure.

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Re: transition everything to Discourse

Postby tatch » Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:32 am

falkTX wrote:Some people like mailing lists because you can't edit or delete after you've sent a message.

tbh discourse doesn't convince me.


you can have the same accountability with discourse too if you choose to get an email feed of a topic, see the two links i posted earlier.

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Re: transition everything to Discourse

Postby Metrophage » Sat May 28, 2016 6:23 pm

I am but a mere noob, but I far prefer the BBS layout here instead of Discourse. Discourse wastes a lot of space on my screen which makes it a chore for me to use, and IMO most of its features seem kind of frivolous.

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Re: transition everything to Discourse

Postby beck » Sat May 28, 2016 8:15 pm

No mailinglist for me. I like my privacy, as far as i can keep it nowadays. No FB or whatever for me either (many forums go from forum to FB nowadays. Not me).
The rest i don't care about. This works for me. :mrgreen:
Features on a forum can be nice, but also slow down everything too. Less can be more. More ain't always better.

The only thing i not like is that everything is open to read even for non registered users. That withholds me sometimes.
Edit unwanted? I've took away a temparary mp3 for it's copyrights. If edit isn't possible the mp3 wouldn't even have been there. And it was not taken away with edit, but by deleting the file at my side.

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Re: transition everything to Discourse

Postby GraysonPeddie » Tue May 31, 2016 3:13 pm

I think there's a very valid reason for not switching over to Discourse: Ctrl+F.

I discovered this when finding a text in a thread when the Discourse software decided to take over the Ctrl+F and I've had to click in the Chrome menu and choose Find. If you could find a way to prevent Discourse from taking over Ctrl+F, I don't mind if you switch over to that forum software.
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Re: transition everything to Discourse

Postby wolftune » Tue May 31, 2016 3:42 pm

GraysonPeddie wrote:I think there's a very valid reason for not switching over to Discourse: Ctrl+F.

I discovered this when finding a text in a thread when the Discourse software decided to take over the Ctrl+F and I've had to click in the Chrome menu and choose Find. If you could find a way to prevent Discourse from taking over Ctrl+F, I don't mind if you switch over to that forum software.


Discourse is super configurable, I'd be shocked if there's no easy way to change that behaviour. Besides, it's FLO anyway, so anyone *could* change that anyway.
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