Hello there! Greetings from BXL, Europe.
EDIT: I finally had to pull the plug on this forum, but am working on reviving it in another, more benevolent context. In the meantime I'm based at
I have a fairly long experience with Web forums dating back from last Century and covering various platforms. I love Discourse and can write some code (although I didn't write much for Discourse yet), being a sysadmin from trade. I've been using free software exclusively for a couple decades and live happy with it. So much indeed that I made it my profession to help people and organizations adopting free software for their activity online, in relation to their existing practice. Discourse is of course a central part of it.
I spent the last hour browsing through this board and found some very interesting things. Kudos for the Comparison Tool which is well designed and useful. I miss having FluxBB in it so I can make a face to face comparison with Discourse though.