Hi all, I was wondering whether it is possible to use lists.sr.ht as possible comment section for pages.sr.ht or a page hosted elsewhere. The idea is leaving a mailto: link on the page which will post a reply to a mailing list. Subsequently a webhook could be used to notify the static host to fetch replies using lists.sr.ht api and rebuild and republish the page. There are some problems however, how lists.sr.ht will will deal with spams? On any page of my blog that appears in search engines I receive loads of spam comments and it has been an ongoing fight ever since. Moreover, how could I link a blog page to a post on mailing list? I'm nog going to make one mailing list per blog post, and I'm not sure whether I can put the URL of the post inside the In-Reply-To field, so perhaps here I have to put some sort of ID in the subject or body of mailto: links. I'd appreciate your thoughts on this, whether this vague idea could be feasible at all. Thanks.
I'm also interested in the idea of replacing services like Disqus with a mailing list. I vaguely remember some thread from a year ago about an API that "will be released". Maybe the functionality's already in place! > Moreover, how could I link a blog page to a post on mailing list? I've thought of some hacky solution without using an API, but haven't gotten around to testing it yet. It is as follows: Create a thread for each blogpost you publish, then embed the lists.sr.ht thread page in your website. It looks like it'd be usable, because (as with most sr.ht things) the content is clear, upfront and without too much beside it. An API is probably better though.
I have been doing this for my blog since lists.sr.ht was created and it's worked quite well.
@Sol > create a thread for each blogspot One can indeed treat a blog post as a conversation between author and their audience. In this regard a blog page is just a renedered form of a mailing list thread. Basically an author can publish a markdown post to a list representing their post and the comments will follow as replies. However, this limits the page, since I'm going to add support for other means of engaging in a conversation, and email is only one of them. @Drew >I have been doing this for my blog Good to hear that it is working for you. However, I'm going to need to represent my content to readers in one page, without further navigation. I'll see whether I can come up with something, since I'm migrationg off of a static web hosting servie to my own server.