Thanks for sharing that Sid!
I went to read all those comments. What I understand is it answers the below
- do you need discourse ?
- should you move to discourse ?
- is discourse right for you?
But am into it that we wanted discourse , and all the features a forum needed is there. Now it’s about how do we make it more active. I know it may be lame or generic question but I would like to listen to someone who was already in a situation like me and a single hack has get the forum grow a lot. It is so clear from discourse that if we can get one user to sign up, the features (threaded replied, badgesand mailing list) going to make him sticky and refer new users.
But before that how do we increase the initial growth?
Out of my impatience, I ran a facebook ad targeting city planners to provide their ideas on public transportation problem. Got 7 signups at a cost of 1-2USD. But I am looking for few more growth strategy buddy…