I just realized it has been nearly two years since this forum has been created. Since I just love tinkering with things, I’ve been poking around a bit at different forum solutions. While I do love NodeBB, some of its feature and functionality choices aren’t perfect for what everyone here seems to like. Little things like needing to pay for Iframely to make sweet embeds, the theme system being pretty terrible overall, and a pretty strong lack of plugin support without adding core functions.
I think NodeBB will continue to work with what we do, and I’m more than happy to keep with it. While looking around though, I did find Discourse, which seems to be very similar to NodeBB, but has a little bit more of the functions I like built in. If I did make a move to Discource, I’d do my best to keep all of our posts here. Usernames would likely be kept, but you might need to set a new password.
I made an initial post on their meta forums asking about a few features I mentioned, but figured I’d ask you all what your thoughts are.
- What are your “must have” features if I do make a move to a different forum?
- Is there something missing here that you really want?