After few days of experiments here we come
Experimental Q2A installation:
Experimental Discourse installation:
Feel free to join and try them yourself.
Q2A and Discourse represent two completely different ends of the spectrum.
Q2A is small, efficient, quick and resource-friendly Q&A platform that is similar to Stack Overflow and its beauty is in simplicity. It took less than half hour to install and it worked out of the box. It looks like easy to maintain and love the fact that it is simple.
Discourse is completely different story. It is mammoth web app. You need separate cloud server to host it. Setup is complicated and lenghty. Each change (like installing plugin) takes 10/15 minutes to rebuild container.
Looks like pain to maintain.
BUT.... it is beautiful. And powerful. There are so many options for both admin than users alike that it easy to get lost. But no doubt it is most powerful forum software available. Quite franky Yahoo should throw away their own "developments" and start hosting Discourse.
So, what is your opinion, which one you prefer
- I like both - they serve different purposes and complement each other