Hi guys, following a suggestion from @luceos I implemented a simple first version of a forum showcase feature at https://lab.migratetoflarum.com/showcase
The idea is as follow: any forum that has been scanned publicly (without checking "hide from homepage") will be added to the showcase tab. A ping is made every few weeks to check if the forum still exists and to update the metadata.
Anybody can scan your forum and therefore get it on the showcase (which is kind of the point here actually), but I know not everybody will want to end up in the showcase. So I also took the opportunity to implement a proper opt out feature at https://lab.migratetoflarum.com/opt-out
To opt out, you will have to add a meta tag to your forum, and it will instruct the lab to never show your forum in public results, including both the showcase and public scans. Users of the lab will still be able to scan the forum, but no link will appear on the homepage of the lab.
I will probably retroactively add some previously scanned forums to the showcase once I'm sure everything is working correctly. Right now I've only pinged some well known forums to get started.
Let me know if you notice any issue, it's an early version of the feature. Consider contacting me privately via the email in the footer if you have issues or concerns with the opt out feature.
If you see a particular issue with your website, consider opening a GitHub issue so we can better track the resolution.
Planned features (coming soon ™️) :
- forum screenshot
- ability to order by number of discussions/users
What do you think of the feature ? Any suggestion for future updates ?