any plans to use torrents to distribute files? --Dorkmo 21:09, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
I don't think the ability to run a webshop matters for a RepRap documentation site at all. MediaWiki is designed for pretty exactly the purposes RepRap is using it. There's no ability to upload STL files, but that's not a matter of the content management system, but a lack of wiki administration. --Traumflug 10:32, 11 January 2013 (UTC)
Also, who would run this new server? There has to be a formal entity doing this and a commercial entity, or an entity sponsored by someone with commercial interests, whould be the end of RepRap's freedom. I consider RepRapPro claiming sort of ownership of this community on some occasions to be bad enough already. --Traumflug 10:32, 11 January 2013 (UTC)
To me, it seems that the site needs some form of communication toolkit. We want to keep what we got, wiki/mail lists/forums/blog/IRC, but we need to expand on the latter two parts.
Friendica (Features/FAQ/resources) is a fully working alternative or rather complementing dito for the Community Portal. It could address the communication part, can be organic in its nature, has a built-in IRC client, extendable (plugins)and is GNU GPL compatible, which fit well with RepRap.
An official RepRap integration of Friendica would allow a much more userfriendly (federated)communication/interaction between users, while still preserving options for us that "don't do social media". For those who do though, would probably find it nice to have everything under the same roof, while still preserving what one already has, but adding more features/possibilities. --Danielpublic 11:32, 11 January 2013 (UTC)