Integrating this community into LSST websites (docs/blogs)

Since has no gatekeeper (anyone can instantly get an account), we can use this site to provide interactivity to other LSST web sites.

For example, should DM also want to run a technical blog (separate from EPO efforts), discourse could be used to the comment threads. In this case a user could comment via the forum, and the comments would also appear on the blog via Discourse’s API. Here’s a Jekyll plugin that achieves this:

Another integration would be with the documentation. We could provide UI within the docs that would let a user easily get to discussions related to an API, or ask questions about an API.

+1. I always got huge value out of user comments (and contributed code snippets) in PHP’s documentation.