We did a countdown with the New Years ball dropping. People cheered when it happened. It was a whole thing. Anyway, we opened the doors at midnight and, so far, the feedback from the new community has been spectacular.
My old parent company closed the doors on us mid December (terminated the team, turned off logins & made the forum static state), so we are starting fresh with Discourse. We’ve been SMF since 2003, so I figured there would be an enormous learning curve for a chunk of the population. Good ole discobot has been helping people tremendously, though. And our community niche (DIY & crafting) naturally loves badges and gold stars, so that’s a plus, too.
Here’s to another decade+. Thanks for all things Discourse. Couldn’t have done it without you.