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Re: Nabble issues --> Discourse

From: Andrew Janke
Subject: Re: Nabble issues --> Discourse
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2020 11:48:49 -0400
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On 6/26/20 11:26 AM, Kai Torben Ohlhus wrote:
> On 6/26/20 5:21 AM, Philip Nienhuis wrote:
> [...snip...]
>> Thanks very much Kai.
>> Will there be a distinction between help and maintainers forums, sooner
>> or later? I find that separation very useful.
>> BTW, before posting on the maintainers list I had email contact about
>> Nabble with JWE; he asked me to bring this discussion to the maintainers
>> ML and he "would be interested in discussing setting up a better
>> community support forum, managed by the Octave community, and that could
>> possibly begin to replace the help list."
>> Looks like it's getting momentum :-)
>> Philip
> Basically, I am figuring out what is possible with Discourse, as I never
> worked as an Discourse admin before.  I like the distinction between
> user and maintainer forums too, but it must not necessarily be two
> separate Discourse instances.
> A scenario I can imagine is to work with categories (help and
> maintainers, maybe more) Maybe it is possible that new users still keep
> an overview without getting "disturbed" by development chats.
> Kai

This sounds like a promising development. I saw Discourse get good use
as a user help forum over at Mac Homebrew. I will hang out on the new
Octave Discourse and see if I can be useful there.

Thanks for setting this up!


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