More on the forum/chat hybrid model

Because I know that @evanhamilton joined to see chat in action, I thought I’d elaborate a little on how others use it. As well as using chat as we are here, you can have a chat channel per category or use it as a fully fledged Slack like alternative.

We will be launching sidebar in mid-Sept which will allow for a setup similar to the one below (which is our internal Discourse instance).

We use it for ephemeral communication alongside our general forum, plus we use it for alerts from monitoring tools, incident handling, bot posts (e.g. that the build has broken) among other things.


Oh nice.

It’s definitely on my list to rethink the structure of this forum. I set up a few categories on the fly and I’m going to review it now to think about how to design it better with chat.


Oh that does look rather nice. I look forward to being able to play around with it :slight_smile: