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Opened 4 years ago

Closed 14 months ago

#1559 closed enhancement (invalid)

Forums build of Forums-Activity-Items - conceptual idea.

Reported by: 21cdb Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: major
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Theme Keywords: needs-ui needs-patch
Cc: email@…, Bowromir, erich73, karmatosed@…

Description

With the introduction of the enhanced activity stream in BP 1.2 communication improved a lot. Forums are used less and less, most is done from within the global activity stream but users can't reply on forum posts. I was asking myself if it would be possible to utilize the actual activity stream technology to build some way of new forum based on "Forum-Activity-Items". It would require an additional selectbox that would enable users to make their "Update" a "Forum Post" with a Topic Title.

I did a mockup about my idea, please find the attached screenshot.

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ForumActivityPublishing.gif (204.7 KB) - added by 21cdb 4 years ago.
Forums based on "Forum-Activity-Items"

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Change History (13)

21cdb4 years ago

Forums based on "Forum-Activity-Items"

comment:1 erich734 years ago

great idea !
looking forward to see this in action.....

comment:3 miguael4 years ago

A great, GREAT, G R E A T idea!!! To me it seems like a solution to all kinds of discussions around that topic, that already were going on! It seems simple and totally BP! LOVE IT! Your "mockup" lookes really good to me, too. I event would think (maybe just one some sites) to kick the name "forum" (or make it editable). In our cases "discussions" would be great and seemed to be even more logical... you have "update" and "discussion".
Thanks for that ticket!!!

comment:4 Bowromir4 years ago

This is a very interesting idea! +1

comment:5 Bowromir4 years ago

  • Cc Bowromir added

comment:6 erich734 years ago

  • Cc erich73 added

comment:7 21cdb4 years ago

Added this to the BuddyPress "Ideas" Forum as a suggestion for future development.
http://buddypress.org/forums/topic/forums-based-on-activity-items-instead-of-bbpress

comment:8 johnjamesjacoby4 years ago

  • Component set to Core
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

Activity streams will probably stay separate from bbPress. Closing this ticket and moving discussion into the above mentioned forum topic.

comment:9 johnjamesjacoby3 years ago

  • Component changed from Core to Theme
  • Keywords needs-ui needs-patch added
  • Milestone changed from Future Release to 1.6
  • Resolution wontfix deleted
  • Severity set to normal
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

Like the idea of a global postbox. Reopening and moving to 1.6.

comment:10 DJPaul3 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 1.6 to Future Release

Punting. There's another ticket somewhere where Boone and I commented on possible UI confusion regarding adding functionality to the postbox like way. I'll try to find it..

comment:11 karmatosed20 months ago

  • Cc karmatosed@… added

comment:12 r-a-y14 months ago

  • Milestone Future Release deleted
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from reopened to closed

Returning to the original ticket description, I still think that creating a lightweight discussion forum based off of the activity streams component would be a cool idea for a plugin (it's actually an idea I had a long time ago, but didn't have time to implement).

Closing because this is a plugin idea and also that bbPress 2 now exists for robust forum functionality.

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