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Julien Cassagne
Julien Cassagne

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Isn't it possible...

... to have private messaging system on Forem ?
Ok, that's not a goal of DHackers, but sometimes it's convenient to be able to talk directly to someone of the community, don't you think so ? @rayan, have you heard about something like that ?
Cheers !!

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Rayan Nait Mazi

Ah I see what you mean. Since DHackers is based on Forem which is opensource, the way to go about it would be to open a new discussion for a feature request in the repo: github.com/forem/forem/discussions
I looked it up and I don't think it's in the works though.

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Julien Cassagne Author

Ok. Then, open source means that .... couldn't we do it ourselves ? How is the hosting done for forem ?
Argh I'll send you a message by another way to speak about that and one or two other things.
But in case of, why not making together a private messaging feature, even without any archive, or just adding another app by any API or something compatible.

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Rayan Nait Mazi

I've got it set up on a Digital Ocean droplet (digitalocean.com/).

We could theoretically build extra features. In my opinion it's more efficient to stay synced with the forem updates from the common repo. They have new fixes and features every month, so they might get to what you want soon enough ;)
For now I try to build extra features with new pages by connecting a few different tools, like the /hackathons page for example :)
They're making progress on the API and I'm pushing to make it easily connectable to automation tools in order to have this be as smooth as possible for us to create new features linked to our members and their data.
You can check out the API documentation here by the way:
developers.forem.com/api

Also don't hesitate to send me an email at rayan@developmenthackers.com if you want

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Julien Cassagne Author

Ok I will. Sorry for the time to answer, I'm sick and not very clear minded every day...
I have to write a long mail to @cecile also, it's not forgotten and your app and all is making its way now in our networks 👍