Forums based on Activity-Items (instead of bbPress)
With the introduction of the enhanced activity stream in BP 1.2 communication improved a lot. Forums are used less and less, users call them to be “alien” and most is done from within the main Activity Stream, but users can’t reply on forum posts.
I was asking myself if it would be possible to utilize the great Activity Stream technology to build some way of new Forums based on a new type of Acivity Items -> “Forum-Activity-Items”.
It would require an additional selectbox that would enable users to mark their “Update” as a “Forum Post” or “Discussion” and the ability to add a Topic-Title.
Everything else should be just plain html and css styling. I’m not sure if the Activity Stream technology is able to cope with this kind of requirement, but it would feel much more Buddypress than bbPress and could improve from further development of Buddypress instead of depending on bbPress.
I did a mockup about this idea:
Related Trac Ticket:
I would love to hear your thoughts about it.
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