I am a lover of mechanical keyboards and for almost two months KEEB.it, the first Italian forum dedicated to this topic, has been online.
NodeBB is beautiful! And this community even more ♥
This is soo cool.
Neat! Would really help devs shorten the TTL for a quick idea they want to flesh out
Am I the only one thinking that its licensing options are a bit... crazy-ish?
THAT I didn't see. Disgusting pricing. Now that, is how you destroy business.
@aixnr Seriously? They charge that much for basically support and minor patches on a UI framework?
I'll try to reserve my opinions on the matter, as I'm a little biased. On the one hand, prior to NodeBB, I was all about getting value for money. $5/mo digital ocean? Fantastic. Free for open source? Even better.
Heck, I'm still like that when it comes to what NodeBB works/partners with (e.g. Pushbullet for push notifications, because it's free, third-party emailers because they have free plans, etc).
On the other hand, I do understand that people need to eat. Especially when you're starting a business, you can't offer $5/mo plans to everybody and expect to survive. It's hard to explain this to people who question our pricing model as well, but that's the gist of it.
But flipping back on the other hand, if I were paying $4000 a month, I'd expect more than "Forum Support"
Software have done this for years. I have first hand experience of Magento, they do a community edition, which is more up to date, with more plugins, and better support via forums.
Or you can pay £10,000 a year to talk to someone in America (it's not a local call, so add the cost of calling America) for older (but apparently more stable) software, with fewer features.