@julian Ah, my bad. I remember this thread from ten months ago (cuz I was wondering then why, why? NodeBB is so easy to deploy. It is what comes after that takes work.). Appreciate the correction. Evidently I was in error w.r.t. the blocker. Mea culpa!
I was a bit self conscious when I wrote it and since the ball's in yer' court comments about potential one clickery alternatives are no longer relevant nor helpful so it's history.