I was going to send a private message (@ @how ;)) and then I thought that maybe this is a better idea to see if others also have experiences on this topic.
So, I am organising with a food cooperative and I am installing a second hand server at their place and we will use https://yunohost.org/#/ to arrange all the technology requirements of the coop. That’s all fine and good.
I want to propose Discourse as the main place where we can interact both publicly and privately so people only have to use one tool when communicating. I have to come to regard Discourse as a very powerful platform (from using here!) but with a somewhat sharp learning curve. OTOH, it appears to provide the lowest common denominator for those non-technical users: to only interact via a mailing list.
I have found some “use case” guides but they are very product focused. So, I have questions for those who provide and organise with Discourse:
- In which ways do you use discourse?
- What role does it play and how do users perceive it? What about less technical users?
- How reliable is the upstream? Are there some red flags in the stack, governance, etc.?
Would be great to hear more about this before I have to learn it all the hard way