This category encompasses developer Q&A about the Foundry API, Libraries, System and Module development topics.
Development Q&A currently takes place in Discord for Foundry, which has two large problems:
Threading for Conversations
- This means that because each channel is a single “thread”, some posts get buried, and conversation topics only last for a short while before getting overwritten by some other topic. You can’t have parallel conversations.
Searchability for posts after the initial conversation
- Discord search is … not good … to say the least. Further more, its’ not exposed to a public SEO engine so results don’t show up in google.
We can fix this by treating this Discourse (Package Development) Category in specific as a explicit location for backing up development questions and answers for the future. Once a question has been asked and answered it can easily be searched for and added to.
Furthermore we can still use Discord as a real time technical debugging platform, and when finished with a thread, “back up” that thread to Discourse to make it searchable later, as well as allow people to add to it long after the conversation has ended in Discord.