LIke I said, I'm quite impressed with NodeBB so far, I've participated in a couple of boards that weren't so up to date and even they were really nice.
First thing I did though, to get rid of all that ugliness, what to track down theming in the settings and go to Darkly for the sake of my eyes. I just no longer care much for that bleach bottle supermarket blaring lights aesthetic.
Okay, here's what I'm doing. Trying to decide whether I like NodeBB or Flarum for an upcoming project. And regardless, I'm also going to be looking for a way to migrate a few entire communities over from Discourse too (Those bozos won't even support their own product unless you can say "docker run").
I guess the next thing I need to do is send a few PMs to myself and check out how Markdown is handled so I don't get on anyone's nerves lolz.
In all of your guy's comparisons, most of which went waaaaay off-topic, I didn't read anywhere that anyone capitalized upon the fact that one nice attraction of NodeBB over that of Flarum, is that it's currently in the list of one-click installs at Cloudron.io
Just thought I'd throw that in there
Well, I gotta run, I've got a misbehaving mail server and one never knows how long those calamities will take to fix lolz.
Glad to be here and I'm sure I'll be asking for a lot of community support in the future!