Ground-breaking Wave-based Forum

A great way to make communication more ground-breaking is through creating an open-source web-based forum. And, this is why wave developers are being sought upon as a way to help create and develop more killer applications most especially for Wave.

In fact, it has already begun. The Google Wave Team aims to continue developing more powerful and better extensions for running forums in wave. And, to take it to the next level, the team aspires to incorporate tested features from forums into a robot which in effect can make Google Wave as the ultimate platform for forum-based discussions.

The objective is, improve Wave through incorporating forum which can encourage users to utilize it for other purposes instead of sticking to which is traditional.

And, according to David Crane, an external Wave developer working on the Debatewise Extension, there are three specific areas which need further developing, namely…

(a)    Objective: To enable people go hand in hand around a theme of their choice and help find waves of interest. Tasks: Group waves around disciplines.

(b)   Objective: To encourage and reward participation in conversations. Tasks: Stir in the levels of participation rates and privileges and the likes.

(c)    Objective: To establish mechanisms so people can decide who to invoke or ignore. Tasks: List of all user messages and their classification in the community.

Python, Java and Javascript developers, QA testers and anyone with interest in forum software are invited to join. The project is structured by Debatewise.org, a non-profit debating web site which aims to be the Wikipedia of debate. For those who are interested, contact dh.crane@googlewave.com.

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Daniel Graversen

Founder of masteringwave.com and SAP Integration consultant at figaf.com

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