Hey community, I have a question regarding a closed vs. open design of a discourse platform.
We are a SaaS company offering an enterprise platform that enables organisations to work as a network of self-organized autonomous teams (including agile, OKRs).
We planning to migrate an existing slack community to the Discourse platform to exchange about relevant topics regarding agile management, OKRs and so on.
At the core, we are asking ourselves, how to design the community in terms of its openness. One the one hand, we want to have the benefits of SEO exposure of relevant topics, on the other hand, we want to incentivize our users to sign up by offering unique benefits resulting in gated content.
Did you have a similar decision to make? Can we set the boundaries as we like? And what are the general pros/cons of open/closed community design?
Thanks a lot in advance and kind regards from Germany