Continuing the discussion from Using discourse as blog software:
[quote=“codinghorror, post:5, topic:2510, full:true”]Well, I’d also respectfully point out that turning blogging software into forum software usually does not go well, either.
Not that you can’t do it. But should you?[/quote]
I agree that making it “the blog” is a bad idea.
But making it the blog’s comment engine is not (have a discourse thread at the bottom of the page) Especially for sites which have both comments AND forums.
It would allow for users to use the same account for article comments and forum posts.
It would allow users to have a single profile page to go to and see responses to posts both in forums and in article comments.