I have been running my own personal discourse for a few months, and more and more people in my family are taking interest and wanting to have their own. These folks are not as tech savvy or interested as I am, and I tend to be the one helping them with their tech questions anyway. For almost my entire adult life I’ve been registering domains and maintaining them for various tentacles of my family.
I don’t want to clutter my own discourse and to be honest I have little interest in following most of the discussions some of my relatives would be having with each other… it would be like thanksgiving every day of the year! However, I have been thinking maybe I could use the same digital ocean droplet to maintain 3-4 discourses instances, using the same code base and user list but separate domains and categories. Each could have its own moderators, and be able to add and manage access privileges to them, etc. There would be very little activity on each forum.
Is such a thing feasible or reasonably easy to do? Or is there another approach you would recommend that is cost effective and provides sufficient separation between different branches of the family? How close are we really to Category-Specific Moderators, phase 1 RFC?