Email problems are a pain that I have postponed for months by signing up for a free trial with discoursehosting.com.
What a painless experience it has been so far. Impressive. It’s like I took a chill pill.
I’m two hours into starting a prototype community which was literally drawn on a restaurant napkin. If it works as I expect, the organization will finance its growth. New users are already accepting invites and should be inviting others by tomorrow.
I’m going in cold without any preparation – I did some very basic customization and will do more as users ask for changes – so I can see what happens out-of-the-box without hand-holding people who haven’t used Discourse before. In other words “I really hope discobot works for them.”
I don’t know why I’d ever bother installing again. That’s what I feel because it is much more exciting starting the easy way. But, of course, I know that I’ll miss the full control that comes with self-hosting.