It would be great for new developers or anyone interested in SAFE to be able to have dynamic, real-time chats with more experienced safer-s so things can really get rolling!! I’ll stay online longer so people can ask me Dev questions anytime
Please everyone support this!! Should be very easy for @frabrunelle to integrate and will be very valuable for our community!!
please nobody shove this into the dark depths of #meta !!!
Lately those chats have been more active, and it’s been the forum that’s been quieter!
I think it’s also about whether people have time to get involved in discussions. I check into the forums and chat rooms frequently (riot.im is brilliant for this as I can check lots all in one place). I like to respond if I can help but only if I have the time, and I often don’t. I’m sure others do this too, but as I’ve said the chat rooms have been more active lately and nowhere near as unresponsive as you think.
It might just take some time (and also a bit of advertisement - forum/website/…). Im on the chat whenever I’m in riot, which has been quite a lot lately, and whenever a question came up, it was answered and discussed pretty quickly.
I also like it that its not only one chat, but its also connected to the slack and whatnot. I don’t really get it all tbh, but yet another chat would be a bit much for me to join I think.
I don’t know how the discourse chat works, but that’s not what I understand by chat…
Only private chats are private, there are also public “rooms” - the difference with chat is just that it is more immediate, lots of shorter items, more conversational, and not threaded (by topic). Just split into category based public rooms or private rooms (which can be one to one).
It looks like there is currently a bug that prevents people from using this plugin with the latest version of Discourse. See this topic.
Personally I would prefer to wait until this plugin gets officially recommended by the Discourse team before we consider adding it. It looks like there is still a lot of development to be done before this plugin becomes more stable.
Also, since this forum is hosted by the Discourse team (on their Business plan), we can’t install custom plugins. We would have to wait for them to add it to their list of “Advanced plugins” (Discourse plugins that are automatically installed for forums on their Business plan).
Have thought a bit more about it, yea maybe it would actually be nice. So maybe we can give it a try once it’s an advanced plugin!
Although I like decentralisation, its really a pita for me to check everything maidsafe/safenet has goin atm, like reddit, bitcointalk, that other one with the FAQs, slack/riot, safenetforum, dev forum what else? oh my…