Most of us spend a considerable amount of time researching and venturing into sysadmin stuff to build a unique platform for visitor as a hoppy or as an investment to generate some ads/affiliates money.
In case of Discourse, after installing, branding, sorting, and finally launching. You will face a cruel fact/question: What makes my forum unique? And why people will ignore giants like Stack Overflow, Twitter, Facebook Groups, and much much more just to gather into my little, white as ice, and empty as Mars forum?
Unless you’re an established corporate with ready to engage community, you’ll truly suffer.
To resolve this dilemma, We need a topic to crowdsource ideas for Discourse communities that have a high chance of success.
My two cents:
Career community where people submit their own successes, failures, and real life situations.
Psychology community where people share their cases and discuss possible solutions (Not necessarily medical level accuracy).
Reviews community where people share their opinions about particular product, software, airline and so on.
Feel free to submit your two cents.