Of course I want Discourse!
But would you pay for it?
There’s been chatter in the Swaylocks Discord lately about migrating the old Swaylocks forums to Discourse.
As you can see, Discourse is a discussion forum platform similar in format to the old Swaylocks forums. The key feature, missing from Discord, is that all new (and old) discussion threads would be indexable by Google, and accessible directly in a browser.
And there’s way more. Discourse has many features, bells & whistles missing from the old Swaylocks. To get an idea, have a look at this thread from the Cartalk forum.
Preserve our community history
As part of any migration, I would ensure the following are preserved:
Your original username and email (and possibly password)
Your public posts and comments
If the demand is there, I would also keep the current Discord forum running as well
Everything comes with a cost
The monthly fees to run on Discourse will likely (hopefully?) be covered by our generous sponsors, however the cost of migrating the old forums will run in the $5000 range.
Please post any questions in the comments below, otherwise I hope you take the poll. I’ll report the results & next steps here next week.
Many thanks & enjoy,
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