I’ve decided to go ahead and open source my current big project (at home, at least): Threadstr. Soon, I’ll also set up a Droplet to host the incomplete project just to show it at work, although it’s not yet functional (or even close to functional).
The basic idea is to create a discussion thread that’s not actually attached to a particular message board. This might seem unusual at first, but the idea is that it can be shared and organized in a way that’s better than Facebook comments or Twitter replies.
As for the code, I’ll let my in-code documentation speak for itself.
A future plan is to allow the user to create debate threads, which would let two people have a moderated text debate, where the moderator is the server. It would determine when you can post (opening statement, rebuttal, cross-x, and closing statement), a minimum and maximum post length, and a time window that would determine when someone is allowed to post.
I’ll put up a working (but incomplete) model in the near future– Possibly tomorrow. I would do it tonight, but it’s getting too late to do much more work.
Oh, and a shout-out to my friend and coworker Cari Landrum for the logo. My version looked awful, so I took it to her and she made this version that looks fantastic.
UPDATE: I think I’m going to wait just a little while before putting up a working model. Right now, the only thing you can do is create an account, which will be wiped out eventually anyway.