Opened 9 months ago

Closed 8 months ago

#33105 closed defect (wontfix)

evaluate if discourse can be used as comments platform for the blog

Reported by: hiro Owned by: hiro
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Webpages/Blog Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: Actual Points:
Parent ID: #32090 Points:
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Description

I have been in contact with discourse.org and they have offered to run a discourse forum for us under a tp.o subdomain. They have also offered to setup a .onion.

Discourse can be a perfect solution to use for our blog comments in case we want to migrate our blog to static.

We need to evaluate if discourse is loading any third-party service that might expose our user to unnecessary tracking.

Child Tickets

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 9 months ago by hiro

Component: - Select a componentWebpages/Blog
Owner: set to hiro

comment:2 Changed 8 months ago by teor

They have link tracking, we should see if it can be turned off:

Search for "link tracking" on https://www.discourse.org/features

comment:3 Changed 8 months ago by teor

Discourse uses Google analytics, universal analytics, and google tag manager:
https://github.com/discourse/discourse/blob/f5d391a48a63bd7d5597d621423dd020270bec45/app/assets/javascripts/discourse/initializers/page-tracking.js.es6#L24

A pikwik patch was refused:
https://github.com/discourse/discourse/pull/3219

There doesn't seem to be any way to turn tracking off, but I didn't look very hard.

comment:5 Changed 8 months ago by hiro

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed
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