On Mon, Mar 31, 2014 at 1:53 PM, Panagiotis Atmatzidis
<atma / convalesco.org>wrote:

> Maybe this could be a nice (Sinatra/Rails/Whatever) project for ruby
> developers. Trying to build something that is between (or bridges) a
> modern, lightweight forum with a mailing list


It already exists. It's called Discourse, it's an open-source Rails
application, and it has the express goal of doing for web forums what Stack
Overflow did for question-answer sites. It's used by (among others) the
Thoughtbot Learn forum, the Ruby Rogues Parley forum, as well as such
high-profile non-programming fora as the BoingBoing comments area.

http://www.discourse.org/

They are always happy to get more contributors!