(dunno if this is an appropriate use of creating a separate thread- it’s a clear outcome and given what I saw possible with an extension in Groove Desktop (pre-Microsoft), i want to know how the Discourse community sees transforming discussions into tracked, committed actions - this is a tangent to this thread at best!)
getting a TiddlySpace instance up and running has been on my backburner forever since they shut down hosting in Dec 2016.
at some point, I want to show you what they did right in regards to you creating a “tiddler” (or nugget of knowledge) let’s say “DigitalGarden” and I do the same thing - we inherently have two different perspectives of what a digital garden is based on our own respective life experiences and the tool began to facilitate honoring those differences (and my mind is too fuzzy to remember if it facilitated bringing our ideas together?)
the other thing I loved is the idea of inheritance. as a form of community leadership, I was able to create a @burningman tiddlywiki and it had the 10 principles of Burning Man - my friend was able to create her own tiddlywiki and “include” @burningman which inherited the 10 principles as part of her “being” (or character) - it also allowed her to override the definition of a principle if she wanted to define it her own way (as we all do with the more life experience we get)
let me know if you can envision this - this was one of the coolest things Ive ever seen and not clear if Jeremy Ruston (the creator) ever saw the power of “personal wiki” for growth & development in this way as a possible killer use case.
it would be very interesting to hear your thoughts on digital gardening for the purpose of growth & development - this is something I am passionate about and still working on learning how to articulate (without having to resort to pointing to prototypes (which my big upset is they die because someone decides to pull the plug and sick of this happening!)) [i guess it would be also good to know your long-term plans for your Discourse instance and how you wish to ensure anybody who wishes to participate in your garden has a means of moving their thoughts/threads somewhere should you decide to close this experiment down (and beyond a .zip export - i feel it’s honorable to have something like “Google Takeout” but at the end of the day, feel these zip just gather dust somewhere because there is no clear path of where to host the data somewhere else in a form that is equally as usable!]
ok i’m ranting. this is why I like the idea of Discourse being self-hosted and at the same time, I want to make sure I’m not making Discourse a hammer and everything nails