Question part A. Some marketing folks have recommended I implement some regular web pages such as a call to action to explain the forum and an FAQ and contact page. How do you all feel about that? is there some smooth discourse UX way of doing these pages or should I just separate them? I do notice discourse itself has separate about and contact call to action pages.
my website is http://castironcity.com its a forum for cast iron cookware enthusiasts.
Question part B. is if you think I should have separate pages is there a way discourse can look like a plain html page and have a menu that is relatively easy to implement? it seems like a hassle to install WordPress to make a contact and about us page.