It is Nice to have a Forum as part of our QOTO instance group of services. Each service has its own focus, and Discourse is a nice way to keep conversations visible for longer times.
Our posts in Mastodon are still there, but buried under many more we add to our profiles daily, while here a discussion has a more visible “Home”.
We can refer to threads we post here, helping new users, and ourselves at the same time. No more “I did write something about that…”, or similar.
We have emojis, text formatting with Bold and Italic, Images, attachments and more.
To get started or to refresh your skills, learn some new ones and make your posts prettier - How about Reading the Friendly Manual? RTFM has always been a recommendation in tech and science circles.
The developers team at Discourse created a New User Guide, and I won’t copy it here - but just provide this anchor and a pointer to their Guide.
It’s located at : https://meta.discourse.org/t/discourse-new-user-guide/96331
A screenshot of their pages