re: Why Forem is Special with Ben Halpern VIEW POST


I'll be giving this talk later today, where I'll be walking through all of these slides and giving more info about forem.

I'll also be happy to answer questions here after my talk. But I'm also here if anyone wants to ask about forem stuff ahead of the talk. 😊


Great talk! Thank you for sharing your principles. Looking forward to seeing where Forem grows. Cheers.


Oooo that one in the middle looks coooooool!!!!


First thing that comes to my mind when thinking "multiple instances of forem" is something like area51.stackexchange.com. Is this analogy correct-ish?

And with that in mind, considering an eventual multi language support, do you think that it should work inside the original DEV as a feature (like a per user language preference) or it makes more sense to be in a separated place like pt.dev.to or es.dev.to?


Yup— Not so different from stack exchange, but each thing is its own thing entirely. We may host other forems, but we don't run them. Everyone can leverage their own domains, move off if they change their minds, port data, etc.

DEV/Forem has some support for multi-language, but we are working on improving the overall feature set for content and i18n... But separate instances for language defaults may also make sense for DEV... And certainly for some forems.

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