After 5 full days of running Discourse, I’m absolutely thrilled with how it’s going. It’s so much easier to keep up with everything, and the community moderation features are so great - I don’t have to worry about spammers because the community can handle them.
Most of what I’ve been trying to do is just help train the users on the proper usage for the forum (getting the old forum members to use the Like button instead of “me too” has been interesting).
The interesting thing is that my old forum was BORING. Nothing but tech support requests. The new forum is immediately better, there are still tech support questions, but a lot less of them for some reason.
I’ll do a writeup about the forum at some point.