Federate private categories via ActivityPub

A month ago, we (@toka and @yala) tested the bidirectional linking of two Discourse categories via federation and were overwhelmed by how smoothly edits, posts and reactions were synchronized. It almost felt like we were working on the same Discourse. Congratulations @angus , we owe you a .

As exciting as this feels for public discussions, we were wondering if federating private categories (for example, through audience targeting) is somewhere on the roadmap?

In our view, the availability of such federated and privacy preserving discoursive infrastructure could be a game changer, enabling a myriad of use cases like shared places for working groups or (paid or unpaid) content subscription models.

Many thanks for this marvelous work.

Discuss this on our forum.