David Wright david.wright12886 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 29 21:04:46 GMT 2018

Why not use bbpress / buddypress as the main websites are now powered by
WordPress I believe? You can import too:

On Mon, 29 Oct 2018, 20:56 Luca Beltrame, <lbeltrame at kde.org> wrote:

> Il giorno Mon, 29 Oct 2018 18:31:54 +0000
> Jonathan Riddell <jr at jriddell.org> ha
> scritto:
> > contributors not wanting to get into them.  Our KDE Forums also look
> > quite old school.  In Fedora they moved to Discourse and mailing
> > lists and forums and saw a marked increase in engagement.
> "Old school" because few people are willing (if any) to put up with
> maintenance. This has been going for quite a while, unfortunately.
> I have my fair share of issues with Discourse (I run into it daily when
> checking the support forum of my router):
> - As far as I remember, they *only* supported deployment with Docker.
>   This is is IMO a terrible and black-magic approach
> - It uses (used to use?) PostgreSQL as database, for which Sysadmin
>   isn't really keen on using unless absolutely necessary
> - The UX is not as best as it looks, hijacks stuff like the back button
>   on the browser and what not
> - The "app" on mobile is a joke, basically a web view of the mobile page
> > I think KDE should consider moving away from mailman and onto
> Does Discourse have a mail interface to avoid breaking user workflows?
> How should a migration be handled? Don't forget we'll lose distributed
> archiving of the mailing lists as well (very useful).
> > Discourse and at the same time forum.kde.org could move to this more
> What about the old posts? Did anyone consider a migration? We don't want
> to lose old content, after all.
> Also, don't forget that "should", to quote a seminar I was at recently,
> should become "I/we/they will". If no one is willing to put support
> with the (aged! I'm not saying it's perfect) forum infrastructure why
> do you think one would put up with the new?
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