I finally stood up a place where I and others can feel free to share things and discuss without worrying about censorship or stupid, arbitrary community guidelines.
So often I’ve posted things, mostly on social media sites, only to have them taken down because they contained bits of copyrighted content (such as things as minor as background music from a popular musical artist) or other trivialities. I wanted to have at least one place where, to the best of my ability to control, nothing would be taken down for such idiotic and anti-human reasons.
I chose Discourse because it is an extremely well-designed piece of software, very user-friendly, very efficient, and built with solid, open-source technologies.
The site is brand new so I’m still working on it. I haven’t touched the look and feel of it yet. I’m hoping to make it suitable for hosting images, video, and any other kinds of content people want to share on it. Think of it like a Reddit that won’t ever ban you (unless you do something actually stupid). 🙂
More updates to follow soon, hopefully! Enjoy!