Long ago I was a techie but not these days. I’ve said elsewhere I’m interested in the design of digital community. Sociology built with technology
I don’t know what the architecture of discourse is but I’m aware it has themes and plugins. If there are other bits I’m ignorant of those
I’ve tried searching on the pair in various ways but I don’t get anything returned that suggests “here is the 101 on what/ why to. EG: there is a presentation layer, a storage layer and a selection process between the two that uses This information to establish context to select from one into the other. Out of the box you get x y and z. a plug-in is a… any in directory will be loaded at initiation of the server process (or whatever) they hook into UI/ back end/ front end etc by…, the ones that exists are…, A theme affects the presentation layer(?) of the out the box plus plugins in the following ways…”
Is there such a description that somebody couldn’t signpost for me to and will take me from 0 to sufficient comprehension to be able to find what’s currently in existence and have enough understanding to do some imaginative thinking
then I can use them as conceptual building blocks in the design of community for different purposes .
I’m interested in…:
whether discourse could be ‘hardened’ to meet #medical_grade standards - no I don’t know what they are in any particular jurisdiction yet, but I know there will be necessary for the purposes of interest and different across geographies.
I’m interested in interfacing to instrumented rehab tools and coding for anonymized data extraction (gdpr compliant) of progress and efficacy metrics has improvement data for research.
I’m interested in how the best of the best posts can rise to the top like cream so that new users aren’t faced with a discourse UX that is alien in a subject that they have newly discovered an acute need for at a time of disorientation with a body of information in front of them that runs to thousands of posts and threads with only a hierarchical structure that is academic and not visceral for them…
Hierarchical structures generally are better trawled for topics of potential interest if one can take a breath first search pattern but generally only support depth first search patterns - discord appears to be a case in point - where the presumption is one already knows the subject - that might be slightly ameliorated by hashtags which is another topic on my reading backlog
Maybe some of the AI bot stuff bridges are gap? Another backlog item…
I’m also going through some videos via the blog with @jonobacon and maybe able to ask more intelligent questions when I finished them
In order to think creatively within the context of discourse I need more understanding of what components and what interfaces exist
Can you help signpost to me
Thanks in anticipation