Discussion to replace forums

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The forums were migrated over to https://central.owncloud.org which is based on the forum software Discourse. The forums here is put into read-only mode starting from today.

More background information about this move and the reasoning behind it is available in this blogpost:

https://daniel.molkentin.net/2016/07/20 ... d-central/
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Re: Discussion to replace forums

Postby tflidd » Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:27 pm

seijirou wrote:
RealRancor wrote:The main problem with the forums is that the same questions are asked over and over again.

The real solution is to make it more efficient and easy for the contributors to provide the answers to common questions.

The common way is to provide a list of FAQ. I don't know what you can do better within the forum software. It's just annoying if someone write a question which is identical to a FAQ or which someone else has just asked 10 minutes before.

The way people ask, you often see if they made any effort to find a solution before. We just hope that software like askbot integrates a search when you are typing your question. So you make it more difficult to avoid FAQ.

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Re: Discussion to replace forums

Postby komata » Mon Jan 18, 2016 6:22 pm

I think I wouldn't use askbot. together.jolla.com is based on it and I consider it a bit a mess (mix of support, knowhow questions, feature requests, ~wiki). Difficult to keep a clean view about what is going on. Who would clean up e.g. the labels?

This forum doesn't seem to be bad, no? If modernization is needed then why not switch to discourse? With search hopefully people find identical questions easier.

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Re: Discussion to replace forums

Postby Lars_H » Fri May 20, 2016 8:09 pm

What about MyBB that is used by for example Kodi (http://forum.kodi.tv) ...

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Re: Discussion to replace forums

Postby rakekniven » Fri May 27, 2016 10:30 am

Lars_H wrote:What about MyBB that is used by for example Kodi (http://forum.kodi.tv) ...

That is just another forum. If you read whole topic you will see problems we have with "forums".
ownCloud is not only about files. There is so much more. Explore the apps to extend your ownCloud.

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Re: Discussion to replace forums

Postby tflidd » Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:34 am

The future is pointing to discourse so we can close this discussion here. Thank you for your thoughts and input.


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