Hello everyone. My first post here.
First of all, thank you for finally making a forum software cut for 21st century. Based on Ember and Ruby on Rails, both technologies I really like and would love to have my forum powered with.
Ah yes, my forum. I run and operate a relatively large forum called “Border Princes”, basically the main polish hub for Warhammer Fantasy Battle gamers. The forum currently has 988951 posts (almost a million!) in 29615 threads written by 6254 users. So it’s a relatively small, but active community.
I would LOVE to ultimately have Border Princes powered by Discourse. However there are two (closely related) features that are crucial for a large forum like this.
Namely sub-forums and groups. Groups are basically a basis for ACL-like mechanism for accessing the subforums. And there are quite a lot of restricted-access subforums, mainly club ones (miniature wargamers unite into clubs), moderator forums, tournament & league organizers etc.
Therefore it’s my main question: do you plan on expanding Discource with sub-forums and groups (and access control)? If you don’t “plan” it, are you open to pull requests with such functionalities? Or is it against your keeping-discourse-simple approach?