So I guess you are all wondering why the new forum? Well for a whole host of reasons. Everyone is so busy these days and I thought it would be a good way for family to keep in touch via the secure area whilst at the same time building a forum around my interests.
This is also free and easy to upgrade and maintain (with upgrades and new features being added frequently).
Infact the entire forum runs in a docker container in AWS and Im pleased with how easy this is to maintain and upgrade. You can download the [color=yellow]discourse hub[/color] to easily access the site on iOS or Android (really nice app and fully mobile responsive). Download the app and check it out.
Discourse is a from-scratch reboot, an attempt to reimagine what a modern Internet discussion forum should be today , in a world of ubiquitous smartphones, tablets, Facebook, and Twitter. Fully open source and built with high resolution touch devices in mind, and switches automatically to a mobile layout for small screens.
An overview of the forum features are below:
- It’s easy-to-use, lightweight simple and flat.
- It comes with a built-in mobile layout; has apps for Android and iOS.
- It comes with all modern forum tools and is highly extensible through plugins.
- Supports both private ad public conversations.
- Supports searchable discussions.
- Customize its look and feel with HTML and CSS theming.
- Supports email notifications and email replies.
- Supports various authentication methods such as social networks, single sign on, or oAuth 2.0.
- Supports emojis and badges.
- It can be integrated with WordPress, Google Analytics, Zendesk, Patreon, Slack, Matomo, and more.
- Offers webhooks and simple JSON based comprehensive APIs for further integration.
- Allows users to mark solutions as the official answer.
- Allows users to vote up favorite ideas.
- Also allows users to collaboratively edit with full revision history.
- Supports assigning of topics to yourself or others.
NOTE The new forum will be private and locked down for family. I will also be providing some member only content and perks such as our own Discord room access to streams for United games video content and some little known about hacks
You will need to be a privileged user to access this content which will be invite only and a perk of the site for significant contributors.
I really hope you like the new forum, layout and features and any questions or comments just tag me in this thread.
Welcome to the brand new and modern [color=red]Longy Hangout[/color]