I apologize if this isn’t the place to ask, but I figured a place filled with Discourse fans would be excited to share their thoughts.
My organization is currently evaluating online community platforms for a video-heavy, educational program offering. We make a ton of videos, and want to give our viewers an awesome place to discuss and learn more from one another. They’re currently hosted on a Wordpress site.
Some of our goals are: to give students a place to discuss video and blog content; allow students to form organic groups, gain reputations through gamification (including through non-community actions, like viewing videos); continue to present our video content on our Wordpress site, although closely connected with community discussions.
Part of our search has included some really big enterprise-focused community platform providers, as well as some database-turned-community solutions.
So my question: Why Discourse, and not one of those big enterprise, proprietary solutions?
Thanks for any and all help!