Why you should use Discourse internally for your company/team instead of Slack (4 years use case)

We use Discourse (almost exclusively) internally as our means of communicating and working together. We have very few private categories (we prefer to operate as a flat organisation as much as possible) but we encourage people to mute categories or tags that don’t directly relate to their work, to keep focus.


We have been using Discourse exclusively for our internal communication for 8 years. Discourse has replaced our numerous mailing lists and has also replaced almost 90% of our internal mail traffic. We come from the event sector. We have moved our organization-wide knowledebase to Discourse. Mainly external mail communication, Excel, calendar and file sharing is realized via other Open-Source apps.
I never tire of recommending Discourse to every organization for internal communication. Only instant messaging could be improved. :slight_smile: