@joe-morris Yes, for simplicity, the guide does not cover setting up a dedicated user for MongoDB.
Those specific instructions can be found in our more technical installation instructions here: https://docs.nodebb.org/installing/os/ubuntu/
We've always liked to think that NodeBB is pretty fast in comparison to other forum softwares out there — our code has been reasonably tight, and of course building on Node.js doesn't hurt. When one of our newest hires said "Hey, I think NodeBB can be faster," who were we to say no?
"If you think it can be faster, make it faster."
... and you know what? He totally did.
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Amazing work with the update guys! I love node bb. I am just going to vote for you in the awards.
Keep up the great work and continue the development. hats off!