To be honest, Discourse isn’t what a real forum is in my opinion. It’s most importantly missing the typical board structure, the tags and search are basically the same as github was. It’s like a very minimalistic platform for the mass, like github sites.
There also isn’t very much activity here since launch, i don’t say it’s just Discourse, but for some people it probably is, since it is just more of a issue tracker, not like a community board. It’s too flat structured. It just doesn’t feels good. The theme also is too cold, empty and too technically minimalistic. If you think of Burning Board you know what i mean.
It shouldn’t be eyebleeding, but clear and professional, not just blank white. I would love to see a forum like
In this case they are basically using just wordpress with a community plugin, i’ve seen more platforms doing it this way now. Unfortunately, they don’t list THREE as category. Anything that comes close to an actual board would be awesome.