What software would you use to power a digital community today?
Specifically an RP community (this is for #JupitersGhost)
Traditionally, it was BBSs. Then Forums. And now, I guess, Discord and Slack and Matrix, mostly (but that's not the workflow or the usecase I want. At All.)
I'm half tempted to reach for Buddy Press, if that's even still a thing (but there has to be a better solution to this problem than Wordpress.)
If my expected userbase was slightly more technical, I'd just set up a linux box that they could log in to, and use a news server, on system email, and gopher to accomplish what I need.
But I'm worried that would exclude potential community members because of the perception of having to learn something new in order to interact, and I want to lower the barrier to entry.
Suggestions are welcome.
If you want to learn more about a real-world example of #FreedomBox serving communities, check out this article:
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!