It’s been a long time coming, but Doom Emacs has a Discourse now!
What Doom needed was a public knowledge base; a repository for issues, conversations, and guides with real search capabilities—and Discourse checked all the boxes. And with this, I have a proper venue for keeping you informed, coordinating contributors, and receiving feedback.
Good question, imaginary interrogator! Here are some ideas:
Keep an eye on the #news category. If you have an account, you’ll be notified when I post in it (and in #news:releases). Otherwise, add
.rssto just about any URL and you’ll get an RSS feed. For more specific notifications, feel free to sub to one of our announcement tags, instead.
Pick a category on our homepage! Discuss Doom in #dev, ask for help in #support, hunt down some tutorials in #guides (or submit your own), or get to know your fellow Factorio addicts in #discuss or #random. Go nuts! (Psst, but read our guidelines before you do)
Other points of interest:
- Our Discord will become less helpdesk and more hang-out spot.
- Announcements for our next DoomConf.
closeask r/DoomEmacs to determine its own fate.
- I’ll finish up our new docs and docs.doomemacs.org.
hlissner/doom-emacswill move to
There is still work to be done around here, so if you spot anything amiss, or something isn’t clear, let me know! Or better yet, share any ideas to improve the Discourse in #meta.
Got it? Great! Now pretend I’ve said some charismatic closing words, then floated away.
I initially choose Discord because my family, friends, and work were on it, and at a time when Doom was only a video game.
Fast forward three years; our headcount gives me vertigo and folks have asked for every platform under the sun—and not always so kindly—but I heard you! Matrix is in the cards too, but that’s a story for another day… ↩︎
Someone created r/doomemacs by accident then handed it over to me. I had no plans to start a Reddit and I have no plans to maintain one. It’d be redundant with Discourse, anyhow. ↩︎