New to the forum and wanted to wade in with a question (quite possibly more than just one). I fully appreciate the choice of forum one makes for their site is totally subjective and a matter of preference and in many instances feature requirements, cost, etc.
I set out looking for a forum that did very little and that provided a robust API or hook system that allowed me to seamlessly tie in my own application into the forum.
It would appear that nodebb has it's own user management, user levels, profiles, followers, chat, etc. There are things that my application already caters for (a custom social network application) and all I'm really after is a forum that's lean and fast and that allowed me hook into it.
Is this at all possible using nodebb? Can we have tie into it from our application and pass member levels and member level based permissions directly from our own app? Have a single sign on implementation where all registrations are strictly handled by our application. Allow users to earn points within our application for creating topics and replying within topics?
I'd be extremely grateful for any feedback the community can offer and hopefully look forward to using nodebb myself.