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Feature #13199

Favoring Groups over bbPress plugin

Added by Colin McDonald 12 months ago. Updated 8 months ago.

Status:
New
Priority name:
Normal
Category name:
Group Forums
Target version:
Start date:
2020-08-14
Due date:
% Done:

0%

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Description

I'm getting this ticket going for further conversation about halting new bbPress plugin installations (or forbidding it outright), and figuring out the best way to push Site admins to start a Group instead for their forum and similar needs. The bbPress and Group features are very similar anyway, and bbPress has become hard to maintain.

Boone and Matt agree this makes technical sense and will help drive people to the work we've been doing to improve Groups. What is the best way to make site admins aware of group functionality, especially forums, and limit frustration when they're looking for such functionality in plugins?

We should also determine what to do about current bbPress installs. Might any make a switch to groups? Laurie, what is the reliance right now on bbPress for teaching instances? Below is a list from Boone of current bbPress intalls on Commons sites:

[0] => https://commons.gc.cuny.edu
[1] => https://bcmuseumed.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[2] => https://kccfaculty.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[3] => https://kpradt.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[4] => https://testmomentblog.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[5] => https://byline.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[6] => https://thoughtsandmusings.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[7] => https://iletc.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[8] => https://imagine1civic.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[9] => https://cilcspring16.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[10] => https://adayinthelife.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[11] => https://kccenglish.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[12] => https://jasonmleggett.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[13] => https://ccnywriting.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[14] => https://sphfaculty.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[15] => https://msh334.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[16] => https://activism.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[17] => https://eng298.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[18] => https://noodling.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[19] => https://msh334spring2017.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[20] => https://cpcs.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[21] => https://netart.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[22] => https://sphcurriculum.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[23] => https://film212fall17.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[24] => https://english121.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[25] => https://eng784.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[26] => https://digitalability.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[27] => https://lagccepsupport.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[28] => https://englishlit.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[29] => https://oerfacultyfellows.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[30] => https://2018eng152.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[31] => https://freequeercuny.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[32] => https://anasar.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[33] => https://humangeography.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[34] => https://engl22049.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[35] => https://bmccsoc091.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[36] => https://bmccsoc124.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[37] => https://bmccsoc144.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[38] => https://sphacademicaffairs.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[39] => https://sandboxfun.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[40] => https://ccnywacforum.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[41] => https://mes140f18.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[42] => https://sbe100.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[43] => https://anthro100.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[44] => https://queerfiqws2018.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[45] => https://multimodal2018.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[46] => https://eng295.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[47] => https://stefanomorello.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[48] => https://socwriting.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[49] => https://crteaching.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[50] => https://nicmcdonald.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[51] => https://complit.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[52] => https://quincyworks.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[53] => https://asapsitutorgroup.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[54] => https://tedspring.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[55] => https://cacworkshop.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[56] => https://introtolit.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[57] => https://fiqwsha2.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[58] => https://130hebert2019.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[59] => https://ccparc.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[60] => https://smrhetoric.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[61] => https://my2017.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[62] => https://mes140sum19.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[63] => https://introcomp.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[64] => https://english110kc.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[65] => https://english110sb.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[66] => https://eng110sectionp.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[67] => https://amoserf2019.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[68] => https://english110ccny.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[69] => https://peaceofwriting.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[70] => https://fduranteaching.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[71] => https://criminologyhub.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[72] => https://podgurskimusic.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[73] => https://featurewriting.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[74] => https://bmccart251.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[75] => https://ilikeenglish.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[76] => https://scribes201.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[77] => https://english201gold.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[78] => https://mus117bmcc.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[79] => https://eng202.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[80] => https://2019hebert130.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[81] => https://arias.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[82] => https://gricci001.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[83] => https://nancyengl2.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[84] => https://inquiryessay.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[85] => https://genessisdiaz.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[86] => https://humanities2020.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[87] => https://writinganthropocenesp2020.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[88] => https://digitaloccultlibrary.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[89] => https://2020larsson130.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[90] => https://ling304.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[91] => https://forthesciences.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[92] => https://wgs1001shaw20.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[93] => https://english4113spring2020.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[94] => https://studentpra.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[95] => https://scientificwork.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[96] => https://traka000.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[97] => https://nshakoor.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[98] => https://maybetomorrow.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[99] => https://wftsciencesjz.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[100] => https://leslie17.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[101] => https://rhetoricwritingforscience.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[102] => https://irisbel01.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[103] => https://jjiang010.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[104] => https://jjiang21003.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[105] => https://ssenglish21003.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[106] => https://inquirystream.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[107] => https://enifrroku.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[108] => https://enifrroku3.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[109] => https://amejias000.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[110] => https://ismaelg.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[111] => https://deandras21003.commons.gc.cuny.edu
[112] => https://ling301fall20.commons.gc.cuny.edu

History

#1 Updated by Boone Gorges 11 months ago

  • Target version set to 1.18.0

#2 Updated by Boone Gorges 10 months ago

  • Assignee changed from Boone Gorges to Colin McDonald

Happy to help with technical aspects of this, but it sounds like we might first require some high-level thought about what we want to accomplish.

#3 Updated by Boone Gorges 10 months ago

  • Category name set to Group Forums

#4 Updated by Colin McDonald 10 months ago

Thanks, Boone. We just didn't get to this at the Friday group meeting or in other recent discussions. I'm inclined based on that de facto lower priority to say that we'll push this to the next release. But I'll keep it in mind should we have time to discuss and potentially address earlier.

#5 Updated by Boone Gorges 8 months ago

  • Target version changed from 1.18.0 to 1.19.0

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