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I've been using the Numenta forum and finding it quite a pleasant experience. I was surprised to find that it's a Wordpress plug-in:

I just wondered if you know anything about it, and whether it was considered for this forum.

Not suggesting a change, but I need a forum for another group and just wondering how to choose.


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I don't specifically recall trying it, but I tried gaggles of both stand-alone and WordPress-based fora and the one used here -- Asgaros Forum -- was the best of a generally bad lot.

There are oodles and oodles of fora, and what was dire two or so years ago might be great now or vice versa.

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Quote from Dave Voorhis on December 15, 2020, 4:26 pm

There are oodles and oodles of fora, ...

Haskell has had a Discourse forum for a while, as well as reddit (which I find impenetrable), and traditional mailing lists, and git-stuff for more focused/narrow discussions.

I do find mailing lists a pain, because you can't edit a post to correct typos.

The Discourse forum seems to be very hard to follow: there's a one-liner title in the list, which mixes up trivia with important topics. (For example one of the great Haskell luminaries made a dramatic announcement mid-last month. Almost no-one has responded to it. I'm wondering if anyone even noticed.)

I responded to a topic yesterday, just to dip my toe in the water. Making a post was a pleasant enough user experience, but no more pleasant than here. (The editor is a bit more git-like with rst formatting, so better for posting code rather than algebra, I guess.)

What I do miss from Discourse and here as compared with mailing list presentations is the indented chain of responses and responses-to-responses, and who's making them. (But that might be a case of picking from different list styles?)