@ericbuijs Thanks for writing the article, would be interested to read it, but when I click on the link there is nothing there.
@obestwalter Thanks for notifying me, much appreciated. That's odd, it works for me. Hopefully it's a temporary glitch. Could I ask you a favor and try it again?
@ericbuijs I had a another look. It's my uBlock origin that is filtering out your article - but only that one. The other articles work. A quick look at the logs shows that mainly social logos and wp-stats where filtered, so one if those must be misinterpreted in a way that the complete article vanishes :)
@ericbuijs if I disable "cosmetic filtering" on that page, the article is shown.
@ericbuijs ah, I think I've read the article before and it didn't include mastodon yet? Thankfully it does now :) I hope it helps community owners to make a choice!
@vancha I hesitated to add Mastodon because of the different dynamic compared to a classic forum but Derek Hohls changed my mind earlier today.
@ericbuijs interesting - I didn't know most of them. For me the standard forum software is still phpBB and discourse is the new kid on the block.
I was going to mention discourse, I've been trying to set up a trial. Another one which popped up in my searching was vanilla.
Ideally I'd like the federated offerings to support groups/communities, but they don't seem to. Hashtags are a poor substitute. Friendica is on my radar though (and also in your list)
Fosstodon is a Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.