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Setup:
 
Setup:
* alon's digitalocean droplet
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* self hosted
* docker setup per [https://github.com/discourse/discourse/blob/master/docs/INSTALL-cloud.md discourse install]
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* ? (ask Guy) docker setup per [https://github.com/discourse/discourse/blob/master/docs/INSTALL-cloud.md discourse install]
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= Why discourse =
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Here are various reasons cribbed from other people's transitions (so there is clear selection bias - I did not look for "we moved to discourse but then returned back to google groups" or "why we will never move to discourse"
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Julia:
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* https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/julia-users/Ov1J6MOVly0
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* https://discourse.julialang.org/t/migration-of-google-groups-to-discourse/17
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Personally, I find the following an improvement over google groups:
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- code blocks (copying and pasting code into the google groups interface always tends to look bad)
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- the ability to edit posts
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- the ability to move threads to different categories (i.e. posts to julia-dev which should have gone to julia-users, etc)
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- Selectively subscribe to certain topics/categories of discussion and not others.
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- Selectively see threads that reach certain quality/interest thresholds.
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- Take links directly from where one reads messages
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    (I really dislike the Google groups interface, so I use Gmail for reading messages, but then getting a link to a post is a real pain; the Discourse interface is much better).
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- Real tools for moderation, management and administration.
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- Active, open development
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    Google Groups is not only proprietary, but it's also effectively abandonware.
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Revision as of 15:37, 24 January 2019

Where: discourse.telavivmakers.org

Purpose: mailing list and forum

Setup:

Why discourse

Here are various reasons cribbed from other people's transitions (so there is clear selection bias - I did not look for "we moved to discourse but then returned back to google groups" or "why we will never move to discourse"

Julia:

Personally, I find the following an improvement over google groups:
- code blocks (copying and pasting code into the google groups interface always tends to look bad)
- the ability to edit posts
- the ability to move threads to different categories (i.e. posts to julia-dev which should have gone to julia-users, etc)
- Selectively subscribe to certain topics/categories of discussion and not others.
- Selectively see threads that reach certain quality/interest thresholds.
- Take links directly from where one reads messages
    (I really dislike the Google groups interface, so I use Gmail for reading messages, but then getting a link to a post is a real pain; the Discourse interface is much better).
- Real tools for moderation, management and administration.
- Active, open development
    Google Groups is not only proprietary, but it's also effectively abandonware.