Hey everyone! First, I just wanted to say how much I appreciate Discourse and the work that goes into the project. Been following Discourse for awhile and it looks better everyday.
Anyways, I have two main questions.
I know it will depend on the community, but typically how many people does it take to get a forum rolling? Would it be around 200 or can it be more/less? Just trying to see how large a community would need to be to really see a benefit and where it would get enough engagement to need a forum.
Do you see there being any potential of using Discourse with offline businesses/communities? I’m a marketer/web designer and think there are opportunities for some businesses to really take advantage of Discourse. Thinking more like Gyms/health clubs, schools/education, local/city, etc… Basically places that already have a community in place offline but could use a forum to make it easier to connect and discuss issues online. Do you think there’s a market for helping these communities establish themselves online?
Would appreciate any of your thoughts and input. Thanks!