Discourse Chat is now available. Try it out today!
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Chat is here! Enable conversations in your community to flow between faster-paced chat and slower-paced discussions.
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Cool that they are adding this but I am slightly disappointed that it appears to be their own protocol.

poVoq
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Maybe there is a way to make an appservice (Matrix) or component (xmpp) extension to link it to a separate existing server.

@mogoh
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Is Discourse open source? Edit: Yes. https://github.com/discourse/discourse

@federico3
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…but it does not federate with Lemmy and other platforms on the fediverse. Meh :(

@marmulak
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Can you explain why this exists

poVoq
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It’s a nice alternative to Discord for communities that already have a Discourse forum.

@marmulak
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I’m confused about whether it’s a forum or chat platform? Or both I guess

poVoq
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Both, that’s what also makes it interesting as it should be easier to move discussions in either direction and thus reduce the problem that so many interesting discussions end up undocumented in closed chat platforms for future searches.

I looked briefly at their website and I really couldn’t find their advantage over reddit or lemmy for example. Also, their demo somewhat reminded me of quara lol

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You mean Discourse the forum or the chat? The forum is just a nice forum, not better or worse than others. But forums are being abandoned for chat systems like Discord as a rapid pace, so combining the advantages of a forum and a chat system which is what Discourse is trying with this, might turn out to be the only way to save forums.

@marmulak
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What I try to do is create a Matrix chat and the link it to a Lemmy community. You get the best of both worlds

Liwott
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I really couldn’t find their advantage over reddit or lemmy for example

Looking at the Features page on their website, I see interesting features that are absent from Lemmy:
- Emoji
- Reply by email
- Post revision history
- Collaboratively edit wiki posts

Then looking at a random Socialhub comment, I find the quoting system to be really interesting. A major feature that the fediverse is lacking in my opinion.

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  • Emoji

I find the quoting system to be really interesting. A major feature that the fediverse is lacking in my opinion.

🙂

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My bad, I thought it was emoji reactions 😅

Hotman
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I’ve not seen emoji reactions but I’m using Lemmy which has reddit style up and downvotes along with comments so I don’t see the need on this platform.

I wouldnt mind an emoji reaction addition to the AP protocol though.

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Things that nobody asked for are finally happening? Nice.

But still, discourse is a closed community and they’re adding even more functionality that results in a closed community. Why not embrace Matrix and activitypub?

@musicmatze
>Things that nobody asked for are finally happening

You think if you didn’t ask for it, no one did?

>Things that nobody asked for are finally happening

Closed how? How Matrix is more open?

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