@yariplus said in Can admin and mods read private messages?:
It speaks volumes about Discourse's userbase if the default concern of PMs is pedo rings.
TBF my impression was this came across as a post feature extreme justification, as many were equally uncomfortable with the implementation, had questions and raised similar concerns.
That it never occurred to me or others doesn’t mean such activity is not happening. I would imagine if it’s done it’s most effective when automated with bots. Using PM system as the exchange. I have no clue how prevalent this might be.
I’ve only recently read intel agencies use gamer boards for comms and not even pm posts either!
It’s a big world out there!
@Desmond-Kyeremeh said in Reply by email:
A user will automatically be notified about activities on a topic when he creates a topic or comments on one. There can also be a checkbox to allow users to unsubscribe
My users have this now.
@julian said in NodeBB as Blogg platform:
There are lots of people who ask about whether NodeBB can be used as a blog, or a CMS, etc... as usual, our response is that NodeBB is best used as a forum. However, custom-pages works in a pinch to enable CMS-like functionality (if a little cumbersome), though at this time I don't believe there is a plugin that enabled blog-type functionality.
Best bet would be to set up Ghost (another awesome Node.js project!) and link up the two with nodebb-plugin-blog-comments
Ok, here is how I perceive this. It's a matter of perception and orientation.
What is a blog fundamentally?
Maybe it's like a forum with only 1 user! - Ok lets say it is.
So when you land on that 1 user forum, what do you first see?
Why a summary of the most recent posts titles, and a few lines of each posts with a click to read more option.
Is any or all of this something nodeBB is not able to do?
The answer to me really seems to be NO! Well that's good right?!
How about something like this in ACP:
General > Hompage > Homepage Route > Blog (new w/options)
Simple Blog option in Admin:
Assign user/s. (now they can only create new topics in that category)
Display post Title Only - T/F
Display Title & Post Summary - T/F
If Summary, display first; 1-10 (more or full post)
Allow users to post moment T/F (default no)
If this is not already possible using a combo of current "custom" home page route and theme adjustments, then how about a native implementation for even the basic functionality?
NodeBB is a very capable platform and the persona theme out of the box is excellent. Possibly my favourite of all forums.
Going a little further, the native aspect might see that the typical forum buttons and paraphenalial may not be switched on/for this section to give it more of a blog look, with possibility for at least a link to the "forum" - thus giving a very clean and speak landing page look, to differentiate between blog type content and the rest of the forum.
That would be great for a more easy way to config plugins that add new fields to the profile page, like 'nodebb-plugin-ns-custom-fields'.
We would no longer need to modify the files on the server and we would be able to do this in real time and right on the ACP panel!