[Pulp-dev] [Pulp-list] Github Discussions

Melanie Corr mcorr at redhat.com
Fri Jun 18 16:01:21 UTC 2021

Having been an admin on the Foreman Community Discourse for over a year, I
am +1 to a using Discourse for community conversations.
Greg Sutcliffe has data to prove the increase in community engagement after
the move.

Ar Aoine 18 Meith 2021 ag 16:33, scríobh Daniel Alley <dalley at redhat.com>:

> And Matrix integration.
> https://meta.discourse.org/t/chatroom-integration-plugin-discourse-chat-integration/66522
> On Thu, Jun 17, 2021 at 1:11 PM David Davis <daviddavis at redhat.com> wrote:
>> I was rather surprised but Discourse did approve us for a free plan. The
>> instance has been set up at https://pulp.discourse.group/. Feel free to
>> try it out and experiment with it.
>> However, the main limitation I see is the 50k pageviews per month limit.
>> For reference, community.theforeman.org gets about 160-220k pageviews
>> per month. So I think this would end up being a problem. I also checked
>> with OSCI though and they apparently have experience with setting up
>> Discourse instances for other open source communities. So I think they
>> might be willing to set up a Discourse instance for us. I'm going to follow
>> up and confirm.
>> If we go this route, then we can also add the calendar plugin which would
>> give us a public calendar like foreman has:
>> https://community.theforeman.org/c/events/13/l/calendar
>> I'm imagining we can use this to list events that are open to the public
>> like triage/open floor and perhaps plugin team meetings.
>> The more I use Discourse, the more I feel like it ticks all the boxes
>> from granular notifications (weekly digests, ability to follow/unfollow
>> categories, etc) to a mailing list mode users can enable to SSO integration
>> with services like Github.
>> David
>> On Wed, Jun 16, 2021 at 7:59 PM Neal Gompa <ngompa13 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jun 16, 2021 at 7:21 PM David Davis <daviddavis at redhat.com>
>>> wrote:
>>> >
>>> > One of the main reasons we wanted to move off mailing lists is that
>>> signing up is inconvenient for users that may just want to ask a single
>>> question. But I agree that Github Discussions is not so great if users want
>>> to periodically monitor news and discussions for a project like Pulp. I
>>> wonder perhaps if Discourse[0] would be a better fit (see Foreman's use of
>>> discourse as an example[1]). It provides a mailing list mode that users can
>>> enable if they want to interact solely via email. And also, it also offers
>>> more granular control of notifications and auth with services like Github.
>>> >
>>> The Fedora mailing list system (HyperKitty) actually manages to strike
>>> a good balance here. You can sign in with OIDC/Social Login with
>>> Fedora, Google, etc. and post to a list and only be subscribed to that
>>> thread. Or you can subscribe to the whole list and do things like we
>>> do now.
>>> > One of the main concerns we've had around using Discourse is hosting
>>> it ourselves but it does look like Discourse provides a free plan for open
>>> source projects[2]. It has some limitations (not sure if they'd be an issue
>>> for us?) but I've submitted an application to see if we qualify. I should
>>> hear back in a couple days.
>>> >
>>> I suspect not, but it'd be an interesting surprise if we qualified.
>>> --
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