G’day all, today I propose to you a new feature for the forum. This new feature would be for us to create blog style topics.
How would this be implemented?
The forum admins would be able to add the plug-in from Discourse. By default the feature is only enabled for admins and moderators in the #blog category but can be changed in the plug-in settings to allow users with a specific trust level to make topics in the category.
There would be a new category just for this feature so it’s not a wide spread feature and so every topic isn’t in a blog style format because this feature is category specific so if we add it to #general every topic would be in the blog style.
Wouldn’t this be abused and or misused?
It could be so to limit the possibility every topic would require moderator approval so the feature isn’t misused (not sure if it’s even possible, pretty sure it is though). Or the category could be locked so only users trust level 3 and above can post in it.
Targeted user base
The user base for this feature would be for the people that love making informative posts.
What would it look like?
Below is a link to a fully interactive version of this feature: