Been using the official Discourse forum a bit, and I’ve come across some plugins that I think could be of use here! Some are things to give staff additional abilities, but mainly it’s stuff that could just overall give the forum a nicer and more interactive feel!
No, I don’t expect everyone to read this, since the only people that can do anything with plugins is staff/moderators, I’m really just letting you all see some stuff that’s actually possible with Discourse!
Currently we can only like posts, but it would be cool to be able to have reactions on posts! Discord has a similar feature where users can react to each message with emojis etc.
Display National Flags
Would be cool to allow users to display their nationality next to their names, It’s optional and would need to be enabled by each user.
I remember a thread that @midn8ght made a while ago about allowing different colours of text, so I thought I would add this to the list!
Basically allows for the creation of a wiki with things that users may need to know.
Allows staff and moderators to merge two users. Could be very useful if people have past accounts that they’re unable to login to.
Shows the avatars of all the users that are currently online. Not sure how it would scale with the number of users that the forum now has, but could be a cool little addition to the site, since this is something I remember seeing on a lot of older forums, but usually just as a list of every username commonly at the bottom of the site.
Just what it says. Signatures, users can create signatures that display at the bottom of each post. I know these haven’t been that popular on forums for years, but remembering older forums, signatures were one of the best parts of reading threads and seeing new people!