I’m new here - but I a longtime user of both Discourses and Stack Exchange. I have participated in a few Area 51 launches, all of them have failed. This is the main problem with Stack Exchange where small communities exist. I find that one can customise Discourse to turn it into a Q&A site for a community, and still use it for [quote=“ChristianSeverin, post:6, topic:1944”]
civilized tête-à-tête to illuminate different viewpoints and to arrive at a mutually satisfying conclusion
As a new member, and not an earth-scientists, but e-Infrastructure guy, I’m going to need some discussion and different viewpoints, before I can start asking questions and get answers. I guess the point is, it’s easy to underestimate who your community is
Hope I can contribute in some small way.