A thought occurred to me recently. That is, using Discord as an informal conversation platform for Something New members and supporters, to complement the use of Discourse (two confusingly similar names, sadly). The thought occurred to me after spotting that the Pirate Party UK do in fact do this very thing.
For the uninitiated, Discord is a text and voice communications platform originally designed for gamers but is now used for all sorts, such as political discussion, chat communities, supporting YouTubers, etc. It is available as an app on your phone, in your browser or as a separate application for your PC.
It would permit a much more casual atmosphere than, I think, the atmosphere on Discourse. Integrating the two would not be very difficult, I think. It depends whether people would have any interest in this. It would be a bit of a throwback for some, perhaps, as it’s not wildly different from Slack, which we used to use. If people are interested, I know my way around it so I can easily set up a server for us and anyone brave enough can check it out.