Thank you to everyone involved in setting up this site. I have probably spent 2 hours on it testing out various things, and all I can say is that this is the best forum software that I’ve used to date.
It seems user friendly, fairly low bandwidth, and looks like it would be useful to even people with low technical skills - I will tell people about it and watch them use it and note if I see any places where they struggle, but so far I can just say Wow! Great work in setting it up and getting the default settings right.
I’m not sure if you’ve looked at very busy sites using the same software, to note ideas or pain points in organizing information - and learnings, which you can use to orientating the moderators, but I think it could be a worthwhile exercise. I think having a useful taxonomy or way to organize information, might become critical at some point to allow people to find what they need easily. Also, to try to anticipate the sort of issues that will be relevant to community networks in 5 to 10 years from now, and what we can do now to smooth the road ahead.
I think this forum is set to become a valuable resource - as such I think it’s important that the site be backed up- and made available offline. If it’s just hosted on one hosting service, for example, it would just take one missed invoice to lose everything, so I think it is of critical importance to host this on another provider too.
In my experience, if all the instructions on how this was set up, and how it can be backed up, or hosted elsewhere, or offline, is shared here, then people will do it.
I’d be happy to support with any of these activities.
Also consider explicitly stating some basic terms and a content license, as well as a take-down or dispute procedure, that all the moderators are on board with.