I am thinking of using Discourse to create a sports site since ESPN and many others have completely banned comments from their news stories, so it’s like a 1 way propaganda.
I source my sports news from twitter, IG pics and videos and facebook posts. I would like to create a news site where each news item would be a discourse topic post under the corresponding category of news, and the users would be only able to comment on the topic (i.e. the news post)
Also want to customize the home page and category listing pagest to show thumbnail of the topic (news post). Example below. Hope you get the idea.
- Does anyone know of any existing discourse installations that are used like a news site / news blog ?
- What would be involved in customizing the default or some other theme to add thumbnails to topic posts and display them as shown above?
- Also, is it possible to restrict users from creating topic posts (since I, the editor will be creating them) by category? In other words, most categories will be comment only for users. Except a couple like “Help wanted” or “For sale” where users would also be able to create topic posts.