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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

Revision as of 11:30, 15 May 2011

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