Wonderful to see a new Forum up and available for people – Thank you Leonie and Zack.
I just saw your reply to a comment in mastodon/Pleroma messages, and was glad to see you got it installed and running.
And it’s even a new type of Forum, I have used Discourse quite a bit recently but not seen Discuss. Looks good and has the essentials for me, that are so sadly missing in Mastodon in most cases:
- enhanced text formatting as desired (here with MarkDown and BBcode supported).
- In-line image placement, we can place an image anywhere in a post; not only at the end of it, like in normal mastodon practice.
- Longer posts are no problem.
My first impressions are good – as I write this, I find the interface light and responsive, easier to use than Discourse which uses the two pane, side by side mode by default.
A Forum with all these features you described is basically as good as a Blog page for rich content posting. And CAN be used as a Draft building area for posts, later easily copied and pasted into the blog host.
I do use the Discourse forum like that sometimes, and a well crafted post can be directly imported into my Write.Freely blogs.
Forums add the Commenting that WF doesn’t have at this time (intentional, as they prefer to keep all ‘social distractions’ out of it).
Will be telling friends and posting about this.
Thanks for adding it, Leonie and Zack. Feels good!
** Originally posted at Koyu’s new Discuss Forum here.