Let’s say we want an internal company-wide Q&A site. We could go with Stack Overflow Enterpriseor we could go with Discourse with the Q&A plugin.
From what I’ve seen, SO has a major push towards not being a discussion forum, whereas Discourse has been primarily designed as a discussion forum.
In my opinion (and I could be completely wrong here), the Q&A plug-in for Discourse seems orthogonal to the purpose of Discourse; they are two entirely different things. Having a Q&A site AND discussion site combined dilutes the effectiveness of both.
I would like a dedicated Q&A site (SO Enterprise) and a dedicated Discussion site (Discourse). Links between both would be great so you get the best of both worlds but it’s clear they are entirely separate sites/forums.
What is your experience of this? What would you go for given the choice?