March 24, 2011
Happy Herbivore's Convore Community Discussion Group
Hi I'm Scott (a.k.a. Mr. Happy Herbivore). This is my first guest post on HH.
I'm here to tell you about a new feature/service for the HH community. I've always wanted to provide tools that allow our community to interact with one another better.
For example, we have comments on blog posts, but these tend to be single threaded conversations. We also have Facebook but it is very news driven so what is here today is gone tomorrow. Plus with Facebook, there is no easy way to find or reference our previous conversations. Meanwhile Twitter is a soapbox, and lots of cool stuff happens there, but it is very one-on-one.
We need a way for users to interact with each other and we've tried to make that happen. First, with the HH Meetup Groups. Then with forums and a chat room, but nothing has worked very well.
Soooo.... Enter Convore (pronounced "Con-vore"). With Convore, you can chat in real time. You can create topics and search for topics. It even tracks un-read messages so you can go back and see everything you missed!
And like HH, Convore uses Django to power the website. (nerd talk)
Anyway Enjoy, engage, and make friends. =) see you there!