One of the things I’ve been fiddling with is getting the site’s comments working with these discourse forums. For an example of how this would look, check out Jeff Atwood’s blog: http://blog.codinghorror.com/the-tablet-turning-point/#discourse-comments
The way it works is pretty simple. A forum topic for that blog post is created. That forum topic is then embedded into the blog, so you can see all of the responses in all their Discourse glory right there. To make a new response, you are taken the proper Discourse location.
What do you all think about this approach? This ensures that all discussion is localized to the Discourse backend without having two incompatible silos similar to what we have today: disqus for comments, discourse for forums.