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Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:31 pm
by Ole Juul
There hasn't been any discussion on this forum for a long time, so I thought I'd add the latest discussion that is taking place on the mailing list, IRC, and discord. Some people feel that it's time to move on and perhaps be able to be more inclusive than we have been. Discourse is such a choice. Discourse had been around for a good amount of time, it’s from the people behind StackOverflow (iirc), and it’s adopted by huge open source communities including Ubuntu and Mozilla.

I'm personally in favour of old style text-only methods of communication and practice that philosophy in my personal computing. There seems to be others who prefer such an approach as well. It allows anybody with even minimal computing power to participate and manipulate the information as they see fit on their own device. However, there are many people now who don't work that way, and indeed don't even have the tools to do so. There is indeed an advantage to email in that it forms a record, but there are also a lot of people now who don't, or rarely, use email. Our ML is basically hidden from them. The same goes for IRC. I'm guessing that there are a lot of the people with an interest in OpenNIC who would join our discussions and participate if there was a way to do it which worked for them. Perhaps Discourse is such a tool.

Re: Discourse

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:42 pm
by JonahAragon
We do have a development server running at and I encourage everyone to check it out!