Can iNaturalist work with Discourse?

(Nick Mirro) #1

Hello. iNaturalist (written in ruby) is currently lacking a member discussion feature. A site-wide, moderated community is not needed (yet). That is their view because of moderation and other things. I think there is some agreement that a discussion feature is really needed at the individual “project” level.

I am hunting around for community software that could potentially mesh with iNaturalist, and that could be configured to run as instances, one for each project. A typical inat “project” might have 10 members and each instance might have their own 0 or 1 category level discussion section. That way the 10 member accounts associated with the project would alone have access (no moderation needed).

Any possibility with discourse? Can it be used in part or somehow bridged to work? If Discourse is not a good match, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.