[wp-hackers] Re: Polling
r at schestowitz.com
Thu Jun 23 18:31:38 GMT 2005
Quoting Matthew Mullenweg <m at mullenweg.com>:
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> PHP-Nuke incorporates that functionality, so it can be imported from there.
>> PHP-Nuke already inherits a lot of functionality from phpBB, which
>> probably can
>> fit into WordPress to create a community among site subscribers
>> (important in
>> blogs/sites that focus on a niche).
> I think we need something a little more lightweight and flexible than
> PHP-Nuke, ideally something that fits in with our current user system.
Sorry to make this thread linger on, but I feel as if I must take a few ideas
off my mind. Discussion such as this is more idealogical than
technical, but it
probably makes the difference between the dark room, code-monkey
often fail BTW) and projects that encourage people to promote and participate.
I wanted to bring this up before, but held back. Would releasing parallel,
distinct, yet related editions of WordPress be a possibility? Downloading a
light-weight version of WordPress and hacking it is analogous to
from scratch, rather than getting comprehensive distributions like Fedora,
Mandrake or SuSE. At its core, all is the same.
>> Threading of comments is also a key feature, which will contribute
>> especially to the WordPress support forums. Have you tried keeping track of
>> long support threads? It is too linear and could definitely benefit
>> from this
> I think threading vs. non-threading is something reasonable and smart
> people can disagree on. Blogging is linear too, but works alright.
Many bloggers disagree. I could list many entries where people complain about
the lack of hierarchy and inter-connectability (apart from the artificial SEO
> IMO threading encourages off-topic branches of discussion which are not
> conducive to support, and support is the SOLE aim of the forums.
I would argue that the contrary is true. Off-topic is /easier/ to ignore. You
just cull out the significant branch.
Roy S. Schestowitz
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