One of the Discourse instances I run is for an elementary school club that teaches life and career skills to kids in a rough and impoverished community. If interested, you can learn about the club at our web site.
Next month’s “Big Idea” is “build habits that serve your goals”. We’ll all be building habit trackers in our individual notebooks, but I’d like to add some sort of habit-tracking feature to our Discourse instance to help us see and support one another’s progress. One progress-reporting thread per student could work, but I was hoping to come up with something more visual, to report success/miss days on a user-specified habit, and to track participation on our Discourse in some way.
I’m an experienced coder and a passable sysadmin, but I’m trying to avoid custom coding here, as the person who will take over administering the site when I eventually move on is not that technical. So, I’d be up for tweaking an existing plugin if there were high confidence that my patches would be accepted upstream for long-term maintenance.