Forum Software LC?

William Prothero prothero at
Wed Sep 20 14:52:54 EDT 2023

Thanks so much for the link to the installation instructions for discourse. I've been thinking about installing a forum. 

If I do the installation myself, will there be a cost, other than the domain name?

William A. Prothero, PhD
Prof Emeritus, Dept of Earth Science
University of California, Santa Barbara

> On Sep 20, 2023, at 8:40 AM, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> Rick Harrison wrote:
> > On Sep 18, 2023, at 1:57 PM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
> >>
> >> Use Discourse.  There are others, but Discourse is currently the
> >> go-to choice for new forums.  Great UX, open source.
> >
> > Discourse is $50 per month! No free option for that.
> If you want the core team to also host and support it, yes, you can hire them to do that for a monthly fee. And for less than the cost of an hour's billable time, having their team handle everything can be a good value.
> The project is open source, so you can also host it yourself:
> --
> Richard Gaskin
> Fourth World Systems
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