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A new forum?
« on: April 22, 2018, 09:57:43 pm »
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We probably need a new forum for Simcoin. It shouldn't be hosted by a single person.


It's nice that sites like reddit provide a platform for discussions, not sure if something like this is available for forums.

It would also be nice to export all existing posts from here and move there. And also to have a federated protocol that allows moving data to another server easily or creating a mirror server for backup. Maybe some good open-source engine?

Anyone knows something like this? Other ideas?
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Re: A new forum?
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2018, 03:19:35 pm »
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It's nice that sites like reddit provide a platform for discussions, not sure if something like this is available for forums.

Can't we just use Reddit..?

It would also be nice to export all existing posts from here and move there. And also to have a federated protocol that allows moving data to another server easily or creating a mirror server for backup. Maybe some good open-source engine?

It's probably possible to write a simple program that parses the SMF data and posts it to Reddit using the Reddit API. Reddit data can also be exported.

Anyone knows something like this? Other ideas?

http://getaether.net looks interesting, but it seems it is "community moderated" and it is not web-based. I'm not sure if that's something you want.

Having both Reddit and Slack (or a clone) is probably enough.

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Re: A new forum?
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2018, 04:39:58 pm »
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Can't we just use Reddit..?

Reddit is not exactly a forum...

Forums been around for a few decades now and it still feels like there is a great room for improvement. Yet everyone keeps repeating the same design over and over again, so they all continue to suck.
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Re: A new forum?
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2018, 07:26:49 pm »
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I like the IOTA forum, I think it is open source, because I remember seeing it somewhere else too (https://forum.iota.org).

https://hellboundbloggers.com/free-open-source-forums/6892/ Maybe it's number 3?