I’m trying to find a minimal discussion platform to use for my Jekyll blog and considering Discourse as an option.
Is there a minimal version of Discourse for personal blogs? So far the only post I saw on this was [this one] (Minimal Discourse). But I couldn’t find a demo of it.
The current problems I have:
- The forum (in the demos I could find) repost the entire blog posts, making it bloated for people who already read it and just wanted to comment and join the discussion.
- The top comments are embedded into the posts, which I like. But in order to join the discussion, you are taken to another page (which is fine) just that there is no easy way of getting back and the goal of a blog, in my opinion, is to keep people from entirely leaving the site.
- What if instead of having “suggested topics” on the bottom, there was an easy way for people to go back to blog (for example, relevant articles they can read), rather than staying in the forum. As activity in the forum is second in importance to the blog.