We shared some data on our forums usage over the past three months over at our forums (right here), and we thought it would be a good opportunity to pitch chance blog readers on participation. So why should you join the community in the forums? Here’s our top ten reasons:
- You can choose the name you’ve always wanted — you can choose not to use your real name; your email address and other personal details are hidden from others by default.
- You can master the latest, hippest thing in online discussions — our forums are built with open source software called Discourse.
- You can interact with a human-sized community, with room for growth.
- You can go off-topic, and that’s okay. Actually, that can be great.
- You can alert us to broken links (sigh).
- You can share your work for comment.
- You can find support and inspiration from fellow students.
- You can keep up on bits and pieces that don’t make it into the blog.
- You can just say hello or spread joy by liking others’ posts.
- You can get the attention of staff, mods, and power users with just a simple @username mention.
What to do now:
We look forward to seeing you there!