Create a forum for new users to say hi
Even though I never felt like those special forums to “say hi” were necessary, I can imagine that for some users it’s easier to get in touch with their fellow community-members first, instead of jumping right into the action.
But on the other hand, the share-your-certificates thread could also solve that IMHO.
Uuh, this is nice, discourse gives you notifications if somebody shares your thread, lol.
@MiniDigger Yeah, I was amazed when I saw a selection once I tried to post the preceding post, regarding which thread I want to post it in, because I mentioned your thread. Discourse just seems to be more considerate of the different intents a user may have while writing posts, in comparison to other forum-softwares I’ve used before.