Turning inner space into outer space

April 8, 2013

Introducing the newsonaut forum

Forums were big in the ’90s, but they fell behind the times and never really caught up. These days, it’s rare to find a half-decent forum, so it was great to see the launch of Moot — modern coding that can easily be embedded in your website.

TechCrunch has the fascinating story of how Moot came be after three and a half years of development. The upshot, though, is that this platform is beautiful, easy to install and free. They’re looking at add-ons that you have to pay for, but the basic forum works great.

I’ve resisted allowing comments here at newsonaut, mainly because I prefer to let my writing stand on its own. But a separate forum — especially one at the cutting edge — was too intriguing to pass up.

The newsonaut forum is in its infancy, so any suggestions for improvement are welcome. The categories, for example, are tentative and can easily be changed. So give it a shot — I’ll gladly join in with my two-bits worth or answers to questions.

Update: I can see now that it was over ambitious for a humble blog such as this to start up a forum. I’ll leaving it running, though, as a demo. Moot is a darn cool forum.