Like many website, I have a website that have a blog + a forum. One is for articles and news, the other one is for people to chat between them.
(1) Is there a way that when you write an article on a blog, people comment inside the forum ? Much like the 1st post is an article kind-off... ??
(2) and 2nd step, merge or use the user DB from the forum ?
Sitepoint.com seems to have a similar merging, when signed in, your username is working inside their forum and blog comments too...