Isn’t this duplicating StackOverflow? In contrast to StackOverflow, a forum can contain discussions which are not limited to a technical question/answer format. We hope that both of them can be used in parallel, but discussions in the forum will be broader (e.g. around best practices, potential feature discussions)
Should we tell people off for answering questions on Slack? Slack is a great chat tool for quick interactions, and general socialising within the community. It is not a good place to store knowledge: Our free account is limited to 100k messages, and answers are buried in long discussion threads. Slack can be a good way to answer straightforward questions, but in general you should direct anything that requires more than a one sentence answer to this forum.
Will this replace the core mailinglist? Quite likely, but we’re keen to see some uptake on this forum before redirecting any existing communication channels
Can we discuss new features here? Sure thing! There’s a bit of overlap with Uservoice that we’re still working through.
Should I raise bugs here? Most modules (incl. all core modules) have bugtrackers on Github. If you’re unsure whether your problem is actually a bug, feel free to discuss it here first. Once it’s confirmed, please file it in the appropriate bugtracker (instructions).
Will you import posts from the old forum? There’s currently no plans for this, but we’re open to contributions
There’s not enough forum categories! Discourse recommends to start with a small number of categories, and keep long-lived threads instead. If we’re missing a category, feel free to suggest it on the Forum Meta discussions
Where are the old forums? We maintain a readonly forum archive for posts created between 2006 and 2017.
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