@julian "windows 4 lyf" 😆 Waiting for my Pi b+ to arrive! then I'll load ubuntu on that and use it as my development board, keep the normal b model pi for XBMC. Not sure how easy it is to cluster the raspberry pi.
However for something that's made in the UK, it takes long enough to post to me...
You could either install node.js into your box ( if possible ) and accommodate NodeBB into it. Or, get a new VPS, install NodeBB on it with meeting server requirements. Link it to your choice of sub domain.
May I suggest that the INVITE function be available to at least admins permanently?
It's an incredibly useful and powerful feature to encourage registrations, case example, if you pick up a few emails while out networking or have a mail database you'd like to use to drive users to your forum.