@yeehi It looks like the global chat plugin just adds a global chat room using the existing chat UI, so there is nothing new there.
NodeBB target users
I appreciate that a lot, @StuartH. I'm willing to learn but I am a single Dad, so...
Have a domain that does pretty well with people showing up looking to chat and I really wanted to offer an innovative and fun solution. Just handicapped by my own weak skills. I can tweak WordPress is all at this point.
Who are nodebb's target users??
What I mean is is it amid at webmasters or the average forum owner who has very little/no coding knowledge?
Thanks for the comments from the both of you!
NodeBB is targeted to all sorts of community owners, and we realise that it is still hard for those without a bit of technical background to get started. That is why we're launching our premium hosting option, so all users have to do is associate a credit card, and we do the rest.
We take care of all of the technical aspects of starting up a NodeBB, from the install, through to the upgrades, daily/weekly backups, and more!
If either of you are interested in starting up a NodeBB with us, give us a shout, and perhaps we can swing you some sort of introductory deal!
Hi @julian the p hosting site looks great, perhaps you could offer half hamlets to get people started
I would be interested in a discounted hosting, what do you have in mind?
I would be also...
If I may, also, respectfully... That 'other' board that NodeBB is a lot alike/better than!...has paid hosting that starts at $20...
I reallyreally love Node, but comparing the numbers, paid packages/users allowed, etc... Favor kinda swings back to the Goliath, Discourse..
@Apposl, keep in mind DiscourseHosting is not run by Discourse (although I do see your point).
NodeBB is almost our entire full time job. The folks (or person) behind DiscourseHosting probably has a full-time job and runs that site as a side-job.
However, regarding pricing and features, we'll look into closing that gap if at all possible.
Yup, keep in mind that Discourse is planning on releasing packages (when they do finally release I believe late next year) starting at $49.99.
I feel like our plans are still pretty competitive considering these are the "official" hosting plans from the creators. If other people decide on creating their own hosting solution on NodeBB then they're totally welcome to - I'm sure they'll undercut us to provide competition.
I think the difference is that since we wrote the software and we know what we're doing when it comes to it, there shouldn't be any excuses - we'll push the limit on giving you the value for your money!
(and... as I should stress - NodeBB is always free if you wanted to host it yourself! )
Very valid points, gentlemen, thank you.