I decided to create this community forum for a couple of reasons. First of all, I receive many emails with questions, asking for advice and asking my opinion about specific topics. I’m happy to answer those emails whenever I can, but unfortunately, I can’t answer them all. And when I’m able to answer those emails, the conversations and discussions have a high potential to be useful to others. So why not have some of those discussions in an open forum?
With this community forum, I also want to have a place for questions that are not suitable for StackOverflow. For example, “what’s the best database to use with Django?” or “Apache or NGINX?”. This kind of questions, where there is no right or wrong answer, but can serve as a starting point for a good discussion and exchange of experience.
Another reason is to have a single place to organize the readers’ requests, suggestions, and ideas for future tutorials and videos. There is a specific category for tutorials requests where you can share your ideas and upvote other’s requests to help me prioritize.
And really, I just want this forum to be a safe and respectful place where other tech enthusiasts can get together to talk about tech stuff, share experiences and help each other.
If you are not familiar with this platform, I’m using Discourse, which is an awesome product and open source software. You can learn more about Discourse’s trust system and how to earn more privileges/access to other features in the platform.