Prying Open the Vanilla Forum Control Flow to Create Discussions in Embedded Forms

We're using a Vanilla Forum for the Zettelkasten Method and ME Improved. It's a PHP-based forum, and I like how modular it's built. Writing plugins and themes isn't a pain, and that's something in my book already. It also allows us to power the comments with the forum. When you are the first to write a comment, the built-in "System" user creates a discussion with the blog post's title and a short excerpt and your comment is added.

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