Discourse

Harald Sitter sitter at kde.org
Tue Oct 30 09:48:38 GMT 2018


On Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 7:32 PM Jonathan Riddell <jr at jriddell.org> wrote:
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> Discourse is modern forum and mailing list software.  Examples at https://discussion.fedoraproject.org/ or https://discourse.ubuntu.com/
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> I went to a talk at the Embedded Linux Summit about how Fedora moved to use Discourse.  Similar to the discussion of moving away from IRC we had last year I see people moving away from mailing lists and new 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.
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> I think KDE should consider moving away from mailman and onto Discourse and at the same time forum.kde.org could move to this more modern software. It might also help cover Boud's use case of a user support method for people with queries before the report a bug.

I love using discourse and am totally in favor of using it. It has so
much more enjoyable UX than just about any other forum software I've
ever had to use. And the ability to bridge the divide between what
developers use (email) and what users use (forum) is a dream come
true!

HS


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