A few suggestions

I’ve seen discourse forums where ppl can login with their social media accounts. We should look at the listo all of the possibilities and decide which ones we want (for example, we definetly want GH me thinks?)

I’d like it better if we called the forum ‘Go Forum’ rather than ‘Go Discourse’, or even something else.

The login settings can be wired up for:

  • Google
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Yahoo
  • GitHub

Most of these require a client or API key of some sort, so we’d need to figure out who is in charge of getting those made or if there’s some collective accounts owned by the community we could use.

I vote for at least Google, Twitter, and GitHub logins, but supporting more wouldn’t be much harder.

Also, changed the name to “Go Forum” for now. (Right now the logo image is hosted on imgur, but we can upload them to this server in Assets for the site design when the logo and name are decided…)


The issue with twitter is it doesn’t expose an email at all when logging in through it, though perhaps discourse fixes that by asking for the email directly ? Would have to try

I still like the portmanteau “DiscoGo” (Discourse + Go) :smile:

Just curious (not suggesting we do it, but…) is it possible to require users to use an external account for login?

That would allow us to delegate the “Are you really human” work to those systems instead of having to deal with it directly.

Also prevents our local database from containing user passwords (encrypted or not).

Yes, we can disable local logins and allow OAuth registrations only. Would that negatively affect users in some countries that block some sites like Google, etc.? Also, I’m not always a fan of tying my accounts together like that. Not sure how others feel though. (e.g. if one site is compromised then my account on all those connected sites is too.)

Jeff Atwood says the app is so Javascript-heavy that automated signups are impractical and that most spam is actually done by humans.

One thing we could do is manually approve new users; the mailing list does something like this.

EDIT: I just saw that there is the option to approve the first n posts from a new user; right now it’s 0 but maybe if we changed it to 1 it would prevent most of the spam.

Just testing code highlighting:

Using the “code” button (indents 4 spaces; no language specified):

func kdtree(data ByDimension, depth int) *Node {
	k := len(data.Data[0]) // assumes all points have same dimension

	data.Axis = depth % k
	median := len(data.Data) / 2

	left := ByDimension{Data: data.Data[:median]}
	right := ByDimension{Data: data.Data[median+1:]}

	return &Node{
		Location: data.Data[median],
		Left:     kdtree(left, depth+1),
		Right:    kdtree(right, depth+1),

Using Github-flavored markdown (three backticks) with language specified:

func main() {

	for {
		s := <-interrupt
		switch s {
		case os.Kill:
			// Ctrl+\
			fmt.Println("Kill signal! Quitting in a moment") // testing a really long line to see how line wrapping is configured

And some inline code() { ... } just for kicks…


FYI, last I checked, the Twitter login was useless… it just basically prefills your email address. You can’t actually authenticate via twitter… this is a restriction of twitter’s implementation of authentication. They actually don’t want you to be able to “log in with twitter” for some reason.

You should turn on autohighlight all code and set default code lang to “go”.