I was looking into trying to figure out server costs with an estimated number of people, but figured it would be best to get some real world data to compare it to! So if you don't mind I would love to hear about your server specs/setup and how many users that handles!
I have only just started using nodeBB so I dont know if this is already in a hidden setting, but a feature I really like using in other forums is the ability to read upto a certain post in a thread, and then just be notified on new responses to that thread (having it take me to where I left off)
At the moment the unread threads shows all new threads and not new posts to previously read threads
Assuming I was starting a project where I am allocating portions of the profit to entities that offer us free things such as forum software to house community chit chat... who/where would I donate to in order to support NodeBB?