Yeah, I saw the long-term, but that didn’t reassure me very much, since that suggests that there are still long-term parallel programming efforts trying to support/extend Scoutbook and trying to turn IA2 into sorta-Scoutbook.
It just seemed odd that it would be so difficult to add the functionality to create the forum into the Scoutbook UI. From a non-programmer’s perspective, it seems like adding a button that fires the same back-end processes to create a discourse forum (assuming it’s fully-automated) using the provided SSO credentials, and is only available on the menu for Key 3 or Key 3 delegates. I guess the Discourse control interface is less tied-in to Scoutbook and more tied in to IA2/my.scouting.
I’m not going to complain too loudly about having the ability to create the unit forum, even if getting there is more roundabout than it seemed. At least I didn’t have to code it myself. I’d probably have tried to do it in LabVIEW.