Building a Discourse vs Mailing List spreadsheet

I’m part of the leadership team in a community of 180. After 2.5 years we still have men who are grumbling about our move away from yahoo groups. We’ve begun brainstorming the benefits of Discourse over Yahoo Groups. If you have any input, I’d love to hear it on a reply or you can edit the spreadsheet at this link. Here is what we have so far:

Why a no in free?

I didnt pay for my version of discourse … :wink:


There might be a better way to phrase that. . . yahoo groups was “free” but riddled with advertising. We are paying $25 a month on Digital ocean.

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That sounds like a lot for a community of 180. Do you have a lot of attachments or something?

Unless you’re very attachment-heavy a $10 droplet on the standard install will probably suffice. Their one click installs are easier to deploy but have a much higher TCO.