Community Forum: Discourse?

Daniel Herring dherring at
Sat Jun 11 22:48:01 UTC 2022

Hi Chris,

There have been many community forums over the years.  comp.lang.lisp, 
irc.freenode (now #lisp on, (locked after 
conversations stopped), ...

Two questions:  1.  Why Discourse?  2.  How will you achieve "critical 


On Sat, 11 Jun 2022, Chris Moore wrote:

> Hey folks -
> In CL's contribution list one of the open items is for establishing a community forum.
> Coming from Elixir, much of the community has fallen under Elixirforum, with Rust, Clojure, and even recently Racket opening their own Discourse forums.
> Altogether, I get a lot of use out of it w/ Elixir, and it seems to be a popular solution for establishing a community hub.
> They provide free hosted solutions for Open Source projects, which we can infer Racket received based on their URL. I can discuss with the Discourse team what our options are given there is no real Common Lisp open source project. If all else fails I can check out
> self-hosted solutions as $100/month is pretty hefty.
> If no one has already begun work on a community forum, I can take this up.
> --
> CHRISTOPHER MOOREmoore.christopher515 at

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