When we are able to work from first principles we can rethink much of the current orthodoxy in Substrate to encourage more participation, collaboration and productivity.
There is a path to developing a full bespoke integration between Discourse and Substrate via existing, custom and bespoke plugins.
Identity and permissions
Mint soulbound identities on Kabocha
Develop permissioning via nested NFTs
Token gated media
Burners to ease onboarding
We can create a far better flow and UX from onchain triggers that can then create topics and then from discourse to substrate - where we can make the process practically seamless between:
Proposal iteration —>
Push on chain —>
The ultimate aim with all of this is to bundle the whole flow into a unified ‘super-app’ contribution experience.
We can also look to integrate mastodon, peertube and other activity pub / fediverse tools to make chat and media a part of the same UX, eg with this tight integration when a proposal went onchain, the UX would surface live chat under it for the duration it was in voting.