Using NodeBB for Project Management

Feature Requests
  • #1

    I think it would be fun to tailor nodeBB for project management. I was wondering how hard it would be to create an option that allows you to click the topic checkmarks once and have it immediately set the topic to a specific status, like completed. Maybe we can come up with multiple types of statuses for topics. What about the ability to change it to say tasks instead of topics and projects instead of categories? This should allow for effective management of a collection of subcategories (projects) displaying below parent categories (divisions). Everything you need right there on the home page. The goal is to get from a to b with the fewest clicks possible. I wonder which theme would make it even more efficient.

    What about making the topic or task creation process faster with the ability to click new topic, or some other method, and have it place the cursor right where the task is going to be displayed on the list, we type a heading, hit enter, done. Maybe we can have it drop down to the next row and allow you to quickly type the next topic. This way you can breeze through the project design phase and get to the details you need, which will be contained in the subtasks and any conversational details in the threads. The thread itself can simply be used for comments in case one of us runs into a problem on a particular task that person can start the conversation and @ the appropriate team members for help.

    The concept is in its early stages but I think there is plenty of room for creativity here. Not a design change request, just the option to make the best forum software more versatile. I forgot to mention subtasks, crucial to be able to scale the project structure as much as you like. Anyway can't wait to hear your thoughts.

  • Plugin & Theme Dev

    what a waste of time & effort.

  • #3

    I'd probably look to another application designed for PM work. They are going to be way more suited for this kind of task.

  • #4

    Maybe its a waste of time or maybe its an untapped niche market. Even without any of the features in this request, nodebb is my current pm solution. Feel free to articulate your optimal collaborative or task management methods so that I may understand the origin of your dismissive remark.

    By the way how are your theme projects coming along? Consistently meeting your deadlines? I just want to understand you pitch.

  • Community Rep

    I think these days Kanbans are all the rage in Project Management.

  • #7

    I prefer a recursive list. The only thing is missing is a communication feature, and better sharing/user management. Nodebb shines in those two areas. Since the platforms compliment each other, I naturally started brainstorming ways to integrate. Still a waste of time I presume? lol the one thing I don't do...

  • Plugin & Theme Dev

    @tradingdojo said in Using NodeBB for Project Management:

    Still a waste of time I presume?


  • #9

    Stewart Butterfield used workflowy to create slack. Just one example of the power of project management software.

    I'm starting not to trust your judgement pitch. Your head has been inflated because you can make simple themes. Your creations aren't that impressive so let some air out of that huge balloon dome, with your peanut brain. lol just trying to be funny so you don't piss me off! The truth is, I respect your opinion. The differences in our prioritization processes are what makes a market. I wish you luck, you need it more than me. ⚡

    Back to the basics. I'm thinking maybe a plugin that allows you to embed a outline in the original post of a topic and it becomes a work in progress, with a discussion below. Ideally the participants would be able to navigate the outline but only the OP can modify. I truly believe this would enhance the creative process. Theres something about these recursive lists that allows for optimization of idea structures. They help me to document ideas as I receive them and then turn them into processes aka solutions. Step by step processes are at the core of all projects, universally. All are welcome to challenge my perspectives with alternatives.

    I'm trying to convince Grant and Jay over at to invest time into the integration. Worst case scenario I'll create my own outline app and build the plugin myself.

  • Plugin & Theme Dev

    @tradingdojo said in Using NodeBB for Project Management:

    just trying to be funny

    keep trying... you will get there someday

  • Plugin & Theme Dev

    @tradingdojo said in Using NodeBB for Project Management:

    I respect your opinion.

    you sure do act like you respect other people’s opinion.

    Don’t ask for others opinions if you can’t handle what they have to say.

  • GNU/Linux

    @tradingdojo Do let us know how you get on with Grant & Jay down at If there's potential integration work down the line, we could be interested.

    I'm going to respectfully sidestep this thing you have going on with @pichalite, however 😆

  • #13

    The thing I retain most about middle school shop class was "Sure. you can stir paint with a screwdriver, but there's a better tool for the job."

  • #14

    @pichalite said in Using NodeBB for Project Management:

    keep trying... you will get there someday

    I like that. Is that it though, you done already? Let me know when you're ready to throw actual ideas around.

  • #15

    @julian Thanks to you and your team, including pitch, for making such an inspirational software package.

  • Plugin & Theme Dev


    Let me know when you're ready to throw actual ideas around.

    Like the one you have in this topic? No thanks.

  • #17

    Hey, cut it out guys - let's leave this conversation to the actual topic pls 😄

    And we're back to your regular scheduled program

  • #18

    Interesting... @pichalite to me it seems like you would like to discourage the OP from continuing with this project. Tell me, if it was such a waste of time and you fire off your one-liners (sometimes 2) like this is a bullshit project... why did you bother to reply?

    Surely if this project is a waste of time, then you just wasted your time in replying, which in turn makes you a hypocrite, right?

    @tradingdojo Please continue this project, I would like to see how the alpha version of this might look, then I will be able to help with ideas 🙂

  • Plugin & Theme Dev

    @adam-poniatowski I only intended to reply once. I wouldn't have replied if the OP didn't provoke me.

  • #20

    This has probably been missed, but the next off topic commenter here will be handed our first ever temporary ban:

    Aaaaand we're back to your regular scheduled program

    (I almost feel like you should tempt me just so that I can test this feature out in production :trollface:)

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