Hey look, it's discourse!
Don't worry @quahfamili, we're very aware of their existence, and have been since day 1. In fact, the very reason we started NodeBB was because we felt that installing Discourse was too cumbersome of a process.
They have some nice design ideas, as do we, so whenever we see something that we like from Discourse, we try to see if we can incorporate our own version of it.
Found you thanks to openshift and got to this post after a topic on discourse. I've been with discourse for over 1 year, trying to port my forums to that apparently awesome openshift free tier.
Right off the bat, I really miss shortcut keys on writing messages. Anyway, got a question...
Maybe you were joking about the reason you started NodeBB there, but made me wonder: why not just joining forces with Discourse and forking it or something?
<small>( Another huge annoyance there. Akismet said I was a spammer, just because I was linking references to my short introduction there. (1) Removed link to my forums then (2) removed first reference and finally (3) removed all links but left references for later editing them back, eventually. Let's see if it goes through! (4) editing the links back in were easy, but keeping edit history isn't. )</small>