We recently kickstarted our HellBound Bloggers (HBB) Forum powered by Discourse, we love it so far, and I’m sure this will be our permanent medium for building our community.
Though I love everything here, I love to see some features to be added to this awesome platform, some of them include:
1. “New Topic” button on all the topics
I came across plenty of tutorials, but unfortunately this is something which is confusing me a lot. Why not a “New Topic” button by default on all the pages? It’ll be easy for the visitor/member to just click on that to create a new topic instead of going to the homepage for that right.
2. Bitly (custom short URLs) integration
We have a custom short URL for our brand (http://hbb.me) and it’s powered by Bitly. We would definitely love to make use of this for our forum threads.
3. In-built broken link checker?
As a forum, plenty of members share links every day, they even edit the posts later and the URLs gets changed as well. So this in-built broken link checker will be pretty helpful in the long run to fix all the orphan links.
These are some of my kind suggestions, if you have any, please do share!