Forum Software LC?

harrison at harrison at
Mon Sep 18 15:29:04 EDT 2023

Hi Richard,

Why is Discourse better than Dat-course?  LOL

Discourse is $50 per month! No free option for that.

Thanks for your input.


> On Sep 18, 2023, at 1:57 PM, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> Don't build it yourself. It's a lot of work.  Software is almost always more affordable to buy than build, and most forum packages these days are FOSS and free of cost.
> Crafting the user experience alone would take months to do well.  And if you think security is lacking in established packages see what happens when you roll your own. ;)
> Use Discourse.  There are others, but Discourse is currently the go-to choice for new forums.  Great UX, open source.
> Another option that's become increasingly popular is to ditch hosting your own forum altogether and using Discord instead. Forums can be set up there for free, with native mobile apps available and rich APIs if you need to customize anything.
> --  
> Richard Gaskin
> Fourth World Systems

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