In our increasingly connected world, full of social media and internet-connected devices, it is important for systems to be interlinked to provide the best user experience. Providing links between Discourse’s ‘long format’ discussion and instant-messaging applications is a natural way to promote real-time engagement with users. The discourse-slack plugin implements this well, and extending this functionality to more providers can only increase user engagement. This needs to be done in a maintainable way and creating a ‘common event system’ for chatroom plugins is the best way to do this.

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David Taylor

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  • Régis Hanol
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2017