Good idea linking the blog posts here. That way people don’t need to allow follow the mailing list or RSS feed to keep track of everything. One improvement would be to backdate all of those posts to the date the blog entry was originally posted. You can do that with the wrench icon to the upper right of the article.
If we were to change the forum software at some point (and who know, it might happen), then having the subdomain be named what the software is now/then was is not great.
Also, using the more conventional “forum.” as subdomain is well established and easily understood and identified by everyone. Honestly I think there’s people who don’t even know what the word discourse means, and even less heard of this forum software before, and even less would think about this being a forum if they see a link named Discourse. And if we instead name the forum “forum” in text and links, then why on earth not use that as the subdomain as well?
Do we really want to stick with “discourse.” as the subdomain for the forum? Now’s the time to change that, if we want to.
Hm, but “discourse” is also a fancy word for “discussion”, so it could as well stay.
That’s a very interesting view, thanks for sharing it! I’ve chosen the subdomain discourse. to communicate to people who care about such things that we’re not using an old-style “forum” (like phpbb), but something modern: Discourse.
Maybe that’s not so relevant (and typing the word discourse is indeed a bit awkward).
Not necessarily. I’ll find out what’s needed to use forum.restic.net instead. We’ll see.