The discourse board


#1

This is an experiment to try and leave Google groups behind, and host our own discussion list/forum. The upside of moving to a self-hosted solution is that we aren’t dependent on Google anymore (which has been doing things like requiring a google account to sign up for the list, and is rather well known for randomly discontinuing services), and that we are using a modern, actively developed platform, rather than a system that seems to be only minimally maintained.

The downside is, of course, that I have to host a complex system on my dingy virtual machine, and there will no doubt be the occasional problem with server stability and email being marked as spam.

Please create an account, try things out (during this initial trial period, don’t worry about creating pointless noise), and let me know what you think.


#2

This board seems solid. I encourage you all to start opening new topics here, rather than on the old google group.