Forums are a great way of facilitating communication. The RSA* is currently evaluating forums for use of fellows and not-yet-fellows.
A lively (sometimes) conversation has been initiated. We are testing various platforms to host the forum. Slack, Discourse and ZetaBoards have been touted. We are using Slack at the moment as our main forum. I like ZetaBoards, it is fairly simple and robust. I like the layout and I have used such a board in the post.
You can see it in action at http://Forum.OlderCitizens.com become a member to see all the features though you can view it as a guest. I am also looking for admins if you have an interest. Become a member first and have a tour round.
There is an instance of Slack set up at http://OlderCitizens.slack.com
The RSA Fellows test forum for discourse is at http://commonspace.discoursehosting.net/
If you are a group or organisation wanting to facilitate members communicating then setting up ZetaBoards could be the way to go.
The RSA are planning to come to their decision by 15th March? We will see however whatever their decision I will persist with ZetaBoards.
So come join our forum (s) and get yourself known, increase your digital literacy level.
*The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) mission is to enrich society through ideas and action.
We have been at the forefront of social change for 260 years thanks to the support of our Fellows, a global network of 28,000 people who share our values.
Today our impact is greater than ever. Fellows have access to the brightest new ideas, innovative projects, a diverse network of like-minded people and a platform for social change.
If you support our mission then we want to hear from you