To me the current range of forum sections is much too large. Many were, I suspect, set up on a whim, used for a while and are now dormant.
Hopefully the new system will have better SPAM protection so the poor newbies will not be penalised with a 5 minute wait between posts....R
I don't view it as "penalise the noobs", more as "protect the majority"
discover after you have posted it that you forgot to mention something, or made a silly typo, and then you can amend it for 5 minutes. And if you get the correction wrong you have to wait another 5 minutes before you finally get it right.
Ideally that should not be affected by a one post per 5 minutes restriction. I don't think there is any disagreement with allowing people to edit posts as frequently as they like.
f we see importing this whole forum in a subsection of the new one is feasible and works,
If it does not jeopardise the project, then maybe, but unless it can be done with little or no effort then don't do it
Thanks a lot for your feedback and let me know if there is any specific feature you absolutely need as a moderator that are not included in Discourse.
Perhaps one of the Arduino backroom persons could be assigned to set up an Arduino-Demo version of Discourse as closely aligned to the present Arduino system as possible. Then any of us who is interested could have a look at it. Maybe it could even have limited login facilities. Such a system would be especially useful to allow Moderators to get a feel for it capabilities and limitations. A couple of backroom-person-days invested at this early stage could save a huge bundle of time later on.