We have reading lists on our site like this on ALDOUS HUXLEY: HUMANISM IN SCI-FI
We want to add comments to these pages. Since we already use Discourse for our discussion forum it would be ideal to use it for the comments as well. Our users are created in Discourse using SSO, so they are automatically signed in to Discourse.
Our ideal requirements would be adding comments in-place on our page, having Discourse essentially function as an engine. From this discussion, it appears that not going to happen.
So, our fall back would be:
1. Embed the comments on our page.
2. "Start discussion" would open Discourse with a topic created on the fly, with some content from our book list page injected for context.
3. Reply editor is open so that a user has their bearings.
It's already a bit jarring to go to a new page to comment on a post. So, we need some content for context and a Reply box open to smooth things out.
I'm following this thread to see if this may be possible, or if we're just trying to fit a square peg in a round hole. In that case we'll need to write our own.
I do imagine that any site that wants to add community will also have content or post pages that they need comments on. So, this is probably not so isolated a use case. Believe me, we've looked at Disqus, Muut, Spot.im, Livefyre.