I’m pretty sure you can’t with Facebook groups, since (as far as I know), you can’t add applications to the groups page so you’re stuck with what’s available. Best I could suggest would be adding a link or using a Facebook Page.
Yeah, since I’m coworking with the FB group, that would help users from that group engage in discussions on my forum. And it would work both ways.
Ultimately, it would be great if a discussion could be shared between Facebook and BBpress.
Lets say a user starts a discussion on my board, it also opens up the same discussion on Facebook. So when another user either on the forum or in Facebook replies, it appears in both BBpress and the Facebook thread. A sort of shared discussion.
Actually, nevermind, you could use this: http://pipes.yahoo.com/jasonsilver/facebookgroup to get posts from a group. It’s throwing things out in german for me, but that’s probably fixable. Facebook is stupidly locked down in the whole though, good luck posting to it.
Yeah, I did. Anyway, I’m not gonna rush this. I’m gonna leave it up to the BBpress creators to work on Facebook connectivity for future versions.
Though as a user, it seems Facebook is more and more becoming a starting point for everyone, and can be a starting point for everything. “Log in with Facebook” can become a really powerfull tool, and so everything should work more with Facebooks several features, like groups and stuff.
If we were having this discussion 2 years ago we would have been talking about MySpace, before that possibly MSN messenger signings, and definitely before that AoL signing. No-one has made a point about why we should develop something into the core of BBpress that is dependent on the popularity and propriety software of another company.