For years I have been very much opposed to SMF forums. I love the way they look to the user but the admin side of things and maintaining could be alot easier. Now that Manjaro upstream project has switched to discourse, I was toying with the idea of doing the same. I have been playing around with it on a test site (local hosted) for months and really like the features and 'modernity' that it provides.
Is this something that the community would be interested in as well? I know some will just not like discourse and I completely understand. I dont have much experience with alot of Forum software so if there are any other suggestions, I would be open to those as well.
Software suites I am absolutely not open to because of past experiences and the goal of Manjaro-Arm (Simplicity in the forum):
Most Wordpress Forums -- Ive not tried all but most are just horrible and lack major features, plus needs a wordpress installation
vBulletin -- While nice, it has alot of things we just simply do not need. Its very much along the same lines as SMF when it comes to being just too much. Plus it adds extra cost to me.
I've some experience with phpBB, punBB, and fluxBB but not enough that it would be an immediate switch.
Let me know what you guys think