Not sure what category this statement should go - but since I’m asking for a change to the landing page, I’ll put it under “feature requests” :-).
Guys - the number one reason I’ve moved from Jive Forums to Discourse (and not one of the other many PHP-based, old, forum opensource apps is that it is mobile friendly.
A simple look at my Google Analytics told me that about 35% of my users were visiting from mobile devices. I just couldn’t go with any of the traditional PHP apps - (you know the list).
When you’re marketing your forum services - I think this should be the number one feature you should be promoting on your landing page. You don’t even mention it - this is a major oversight!
Instead you market “conversations not pages” as your leading feature. To me, that is a minor feature compared to mobile friendly design. And I think this is true for most forum managers.
Guys - I want you to be successful - you’re too mired in the engineering details. As you know - since I know you’re in the bay area also. Mobile is THE TOPIC of the year. You’ve heard of “Mobile FIRST” - there is a reason - its on everybody’s minds now. The tipping point has happened - mobile is the key platform you need to design for. You really need to be marketing (and truthfully - designing and developing) - primarily with this in mind.
This is the key differentiator in most people’s minds right now. Run with it while you can. There is no other open source forum software that is nearly as mobile friendly as you guys are. Ignore this at your own risk.