I want to set up a discourse site for people working with/interested in administration of international education programs between Norway and N.America. Users will come from many different institutions and organizations and may also include people with no institutional affiliation, so I do not want the discourse site to be linked to any particular website. Is that possible, or is discourse always set up as a subsection of an existing website?
Sure you can set up Discourse at www.example.com, if you are absolutely sure you’ll never put anything other than discussion on the site.
Each Discourse forum is as standalone as the next. It’s just that most people use a subdomain of an existing site to point to it. Behind the scenes, this is irrelevant.
So if you want
http://www.foo.com to go straight to a discourse forum, that’s just as easy and valid as
Thanks, will buy one there.