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== A forum? ==
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People have been [http://openhatch.org/bugs/issue90 asking] [http://openhatch.org/bugs/issue74 for] a web forum. It could provide the following benefits:
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* People could chat among themselves and figure out their ''own'' ideas for making open source a more fun place.
 
** In general, it would help people have more ''conversations'' on the OpenHatch site. So as a group, we could discuss neat game-mechanics ideas, that sort of thing.
 
* People could discuss their problems getting involved with projects.
 
** People could say, "Hey, I found this bitesize bug and got stuck -- what do I do next?" and have a decent chance of someone answering.
 
 
 
It would have the following costs:
 
 
 
* We'd have to maintain a forum.
 
* People will flame us and say that mailing lists are the answer to all of life's problems.
 
 
 
== Okay, so which forum? ==
 
 
 
=== Vanilla Forum ===
 
 
 
* Pros:
 
** Looks friendly by default
 
** Nice, friendly, lightweight look
 
** Decent story for user integration with Django
 
** Could run it on a different web server, etc., since it's not Django
 
** Mature forum software, presumably with features and stability
 
* Can generate an RSS feed for a forum
 
* Cons:
 
** Since it's not Django, we'd have to try harder to maintain skinning
 
** If we want to incorporate Vanilla items into the front page activity feed, we'd have to try harder.
 
** No mailing list integration
 
 
 
=== DjangoBB ===
 
* Pros:
 
** Looks like nicest Django web forum
 
* Cons:
 
** Would have to run it on the main server, meaning it could worsen load problems
 
 
 
=== FUDForum ===
 
 
 
* Pros:
 
** Email list integration!
 
* Can generate an RSS feed for a forum
 
* Cons:
 
** Ugly by default (but it's actually quite skinnable)
 
 
 
=== Phorum ===
 
 
 
* Pros:
 
** Email list integration. Use two addon modules:
 
** http://www.phorum.org/phorum5/read.php?62,140380 and http://www.phorum.org/phorum5/read.php?62,129244,129244#msg-129244
 

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