@damien123 No additions needed, NodeBB loads the same whether you navigate to it "cold" (that is, directly via url), or locally via SPA interface. You can see that by viewing the page's source. It's indexable/crawlable.
If you're migrating, I'd encourage you to set up redirects so your links to existing topics/categories are not lost, but otherwise, you should be good to go.
Thanks for the information ! We had a final discussion today where we conclude to start with nodebb simply because our main app is also on nodejs stack which will make future customization easier.
Indeed, UserVoice / IdeaScale and so on are (roughly saying)basically at the end forum with some plugin for voting etc. I'm convinced that if nodeBB has that kind of features, user base will grow really fast. I already know some companies looking for that kind of program but the main problem is that pricing is always based per user which make cost horrible high if you want to open it to global world 😆
Do you have any links/info regarding the questions and answer plugin ?
I guess some backlash should be expected, new users won't suddenly come out of the woods, so you can only lose some of your active users in the first period after the conversion.
But can we expect 5%? 20% 50% decrease in traffic? And what's to be expected of the situation a few weeks or even months after the conversion? We would move because we think users will stay engaged more with notifications, mentions, modern looks, better usability. We also expect new users to sign up in bigger numbers because this will be easier (SSO) and also because of the improved usability and better looks. But that's all theory so far.
Some real life stories about conversions of big boards would be most welcome 🙂