Ticket #1212 (closed story: fixed)

Opened 12 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

Groups should have "forums" not "blogs"

Reported by: teemu Owned by: tarmo
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I made some thinking: I think the group blog should be "renamed" and "redesigned" to be a "forum". Basically this means that the main view of forum should be titles of posts with links to the content.

Blogs are not good for collaboration. Blogs are for individual thoughts. Forums are better for collaboration. LeMill groups should be about collaboration.

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comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by laszlo

I agree with Teemu. I told with the teachers about the communication in a group, and they also requested a forum instead of a blog.

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by hans

I am also starting to feel that our community blogs do not work well for communication.

I think that this is more than renaming and we cannot change anything before we have some prototypes that can be discussed. I will add it to my longlonglong todo list.

One thing that developers can find out now - is there some Plone forum software that can be used, or should we develop our own forum? I think it is better to use some existing forum, but it should be extremely simple.

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by hans

  • Priority changed from blocker to waiting

comment:4 Changed 12 years ago by tarmo

Plone has a built-in commenting functionality that is extremely simple. Any content object can be commented if commenting is enabled from its properties. Comments can be replies to other comments, so basically you get a bunch of message threads after the usual content of the object.

If that's not good enough, then we jump from simplicity to functionality with something like TIForum, which I guess is currently the best forum for Plone.

comment:5 Changed 12 years ago by hans

I agreed with Teemu and Tarmo that groups should have forums instead of blogs. Let's keep this story open until I have made a prototype.

comment:6 Changed 12 years ago by tarmo

  • Owner changed from anonymous to tarmo
  • Status changed from new to assigned

I'll accept the story. It won't go into development until it's assigned to a milestone.

comment:7 Changed 12 years ago by tarmo

  • Status changed from assigned to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed
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