After several months of preparations, I have finally launched the new XL Toolbox user forum.
Based on the Discourse software, the new forum offers numerous advantages for users and for me. For example:
- Common log-in methods: Use your Google, Facebook, Twitter, or Github account to log into the forum. No need to create yet another user account.
- Increased spam protection.
- Better maintainability.
It is possible to use Discourse for page comments as well. Currently I use Disqus’ services for this. However, with Discourse, I would have all the data on my own servers.
The old forum is still available. Maybe I will move the old forum’s contents to the new forum.