I've recently been thinking a fair bit about community building and was wondering where people opt to build their communities these days, given there are quite a few solutions.
Here are my thoughts:
- Slack feels much more professional than Discord, but the limit on the number of messages is rather off-putting.
- Discord is free without much limits, but the fact that it's mostly a platform used for gaming can carry a certain stigma and make it seem less professional.
- Discussion Boards (Reddit, Discourse and similar.) seem less popular solutions these days. People prefer "real time" discussion (Slack and Discord). However, this does bring the benefit of user-generated content that can be used for SEO.
Where would you build your community and why? Or why have you chosen to build one using a specific platform?