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Re: Moving from mailing lists to Discourse




Emmaneule,

at ardour.org, we recently switched from using Drupal forums to Discourse. The results have been delightful. We managed to get single sign on integration with our existing site working, which was important for us, but probably not so much for a GTK Discourse. More notably, once you figure out how to get the settings right, the integration with email was also a pleasure. The move has definitely made our forums more active, easier to manage, nicer to interact with and has also largely solved the spam problems that we had before, even when we used Mollum. So ... although our needs and goals were slightly different from yours, I can say that for us, the move was very successful and we like Discourse very much.

--p


On Wed, Feb 6, 2019 at 4:46 AM Emmanuele Bassi via gtk-list <gtk-list@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
[Cross-posted to various relevant mailing lists; please, reply to gtk-devel-list]

As part of an attempt at making GTK more friendly to newcomers, I and other core developers were thinking of moving the mailing lists from the current mailman installation to Discourse:

  https://discourse.org/

Possibly still hosted on GNOME infrastructure, depending on the requirements for our sysadmins.

The GTK project would have various sub-topics, mostly around development with and of GTK. Having a better archive search, a better moderation system, and a decent web UI are the major selling points for switching to Discourse. The fact that the project is also open source is neatly aligned with our values.

Are there any objections? Did somebody already try out Discourse and has opinions about it that they want to share with the community?

Ciao,
 Emmanuele.
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