Pop Zeus wrote:Why not just turn all forum posts into potential blog posts and use a radial button or something to feature them?
That way, you get your blog post and you still get your message board posts.
Actually, I've been thinking about doing something just like that. We'd probably have some kind of admin option where the admin can select to "feature" a post. It might even be something like if a new topic reaches a threshold of a certain number of likes. I'm leery of doing anything automatic just because of the potential for people to deliberately do things that make us look bad and we'd also want to avoid click bait titles.
Yeah the downside of doing things manually is that the board feels more moderated. Which I guess is okay in some respects.
I think as it stands here is what I would do:
I would manually curate the BLOGS forum, such that you only have topics that you're comfortable with. Any users can still reply, having shit comments in reply to blog posts is par for the course.
Write another php page that just enumerates the first post of those topics in a separate page (in full). Isn't that a blog? Very similar to PZ's idea but based on this software instead of Drupal.
Your blog is basically writing up another "view" for thigns already in the backend.
And then, I would focus on boosting the capabilities of the forum, since that would be essentially the whole site. For example, it would help a lot of blog posts if we could embed from EliteProspects or hockey-reference etc