Post by edbarx » 2016-09-12 02:20
There is no need of what you propose.----snip, no need for a full quote---
Amen, and plus 100, the post is more of a attempt at promoting
"discourse", then a "logical" idea,
There is another thread, as well where "pylkko ' jumped in,
trying to promote this "Discourse". At least this time the OP started a separate topic,
I didn't respond, because I didn't want to derail a topic I started,.. http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=129391#p621912
In a way, it is "convenient", that this was started though, I spent to much time
writing a reply, but saved it as a "draft", as I said, I decided not to post because
I did not want to derail the topic I started, but this thread would be more appropriate.
To start with,
This forum is a lot more then just a "blog" , it is a wealth of "history", as well as just a forum, and phpBB is very suitable, for many reasons, compared to "discourse" , and
I did look, to see what it is,..turns out it really is more of just a "face book" social network, mailing list type thing. But also it is NOT a package available in the Debian packages, and phpBB3is available, it is very much logical to use a forum software
that is in the Debian repositories, on a forum that is on a Debian powered server, ...
This forum is also on a Debian server as well,...
1) IMHO a forum that gets maybe 10-20 posts on average per day
FUD , this forum gets a lot , more traffic then that, a lot if it though , is people browsing
the wealth of information it contains,
where all the posts on the forum are displayed on the first page------
That is what a pathetic "blog" is, this forum contains much , much more, pages and pages, and you are proposing :
----get rid some old ones?
Reducing it to a "blog" that fits on 1 page, just to promote and use this pathetic "discourse",... ???
------------------ Any way, below is a copy of the "draft" I saved,...==================
by pylkko » is it somehow difficult to maintain a discourse forum? is it the php? in case you don't know what Discourse is:
I don't know on that, until now I had never heard of it.
My reasons for using phpBB , is because that is the forum software I have the
most experience with, also a big reason, it is in the Debian repos,:
Package: phpbb3 (3.0.10-4+deb7u3)
full-featured, skinnable non-threaded web forum
phpBB is a high powered, fully scalable, and highly customizable bulletin board, with a user-friendly interface, simple and straightforward administration panel, and helpful FAQ.
It supports a choice of database back-ends.
There are many types of "forum software", and most of them I can not stand, I have all ways been comfortable with the phpBB, and since it is in the debian repos, and I prefer to keep everything using debain packages , any way, I did, look, at the 'discourse'
but as far as I can tell it is not in the Debian repos, besides that,
Oh, by the way , your link is not really valid, it says the page does not exist, but I did
find it, and this:
Discourse is an open source Internet forum and mailing list management software application founded in 2013 by Jeff Atwood, Robin Ward, and Sam Saffron. Discourse received funding from First Round Capital and Greylock Partners.
From a usability perspective, Discourse breaks with existing forum software by including features recently popularized by large social networks,
Well, that killed my interest, to start with, I am not interested in creating a mailing list,
I kind of hate them, but also am not interested in anything that has the so called "features", recently popularized by large "social networks",...sounds to much like facebook and twitter to me,...
Phpbb and also SMF , have been popular on many programming forums, and with
the code boxes, and features like that they are excellent forum software when it is
necessary to be posting code and scripts.
I suppose , that is one reason so many newcomers don't use the code boxes, they
have never seen that kind of feature, have no clue as to how to use it or what it is for, and mostly have never used anything except the newer, popularized "social networks". I don't know on that. But in any way, a discussion on what forum software is best,
is not really what I had in mind when I started this thread.
@pylkko I don't think this forum is a good place to be trying to promote
"discourse" , it is not even available as a Debian package, and really has nothing
to do with Debian