Feature #4844

Improve forum

Added by Yannick Warnier over 9 years ago. Updated almost 6 years ago.

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A series of people have been requesting a forum tool improvement. This is a bunch of ideas I have collected so far:

  • other LMSes make the forum a little bit mor asynchronous (like chat) byt refreshing every minute or so, inserting new posts in the hierarchy through AJAX and playing a little sound when it does (requires a "sound off" button)
  • collaboration, IT-problems-focused, forums like Stackoverflow allow you to vote on anyone's answer, giving them "reputation points"
  • askubuntu, a similar site to Stackoverflow, now automatically grants you "badges" when you contribute a lot on the forum
  • there should be a global forum for the whole platform. Maybe just using a special course (more special than the "special course" feature) that is unique to the platform, visible to all, and offers a series of global tools apart from the forums (like the documents tool, the agenda, the announcements, etc)

Related issues

Related to Chamilo LMS - Feature #5027: Forum message: send post in email instead of generic messageNew21/06/2012




Updated by Alberto Torreblanca over 9 years ago

i think that the forum improvement is necessary.

The possibility to have budgets and voting is nice. This improvement force to have a budget system across the platform, its possible to include other tools in the budget counter, like exercises or learning path progress.

  • I think the first step is to make forum more asynchronous.
  • Voting system per forum reply
  • Budget system at last.

Updated by Yannick Warnier over 9 years ago

By budget you mean badges, or you mean accumulating points?


Updated by Yannick Warnier over 9 years ago

  • Target version changed from 2.0 to 1.9 RC1

Updated by Laurent Opprecht over 9 years ago

  • Tracker changed from Bug to Feature

Updated by Yannick Warnier over 9 years ago

  • Target version changed from 1.9 RC1 to 2.0

No time to do it in 1.9... (sadly)


Updated by Yannick Warnier almost 6 years ago

The design of the forum has been considerably improved in 1.10.2 but there are still some things to be improved.

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