Ah, wrong game house. My mind was unintentionally blocking the Swedes. Thanks.
Yes, I know the Discourse Hall Of Fame, the Twitters and Dockers. However, they represent the “classic” use case of putting a community as an interface in between a company and the audience.
What I had in mind was the “unorthodox” use cases. Some are apparently using Discourse just to replace mailing lists, I have locally had discussions regarding the usage as a small team communication platform (Slack, Yammer etc alternative). So I am trying to figure out all kinds of applications of Discourse. It is fantastic software, as you can really use it for 5 people or 5 million people and both scenarios work well.
The people I am meeting represent different kinds of businesses. I will be joined by a guy from a publicly listed company, couple of consultants that also do web coaching/courses, and one guy who offers webinar/coaching tools as a service. And we are discussing the potential of Discourse (and web communities in general) for their businesses.
And if anything comes out of these discussions, there is potential for new Discourse Hosting customers, depending on whether I feel like spending time on the hosting, or purely focusing on the configuration and administration.