I hope you enjoy this forum. It is based on the open source project discourse which offers a lot of awesome features. At this moment it is just a clone of their repository, yet on the long run our goal is to have a forum in which only token holders are able to comment and create new topics and is using the Ethereum blockchain as a database.
So probably our goal is to integrate this forum into the mist browser, which in my opinion is a great opportunity to integrate this whole thing as a dapp and to learn about the whole new ethereum development environment in a great and meaningful way.
Over the next week I will set up a decent development environment. Yet, while I would consider myself as a quite OK software architect my development skills aren't that good, especially if it comes to ruby and rails. So I hope that we can create a great and productive team!
If you already want to start to install a test forum on your local machine, there are some pretty straightforward tutorials here:
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