ondrejj Flarum could easily become the most popular forum software out there. That’s one major difference.
Discourse looks amazing too, but the problem is, your average person may not be able to install it. Flarum can be tricky too but, at least I can install it even at some of the cheapest shared web hosts out there. Thanks to my indecisiveness, I’ve installed Flarum now at three different web hosts with little to no issues. Since I’m not a developer, just a lover of the web, I couldn’t even tell you how to install a ruby web app. I know there are real developers here that may chuckle at this, because it’s probably easy for them. But, I’m telling you, it’s not easy for your average person who wants to quickly start a nice looking forum for their club, organization, idea, product, etc.
In time, I think Flarum developers will find a way to make Flarum a “1 click” install, no composer needed. Maybe. I’m putting it out there again.🤞Discourse wouldn’t be able to touch it then.
I feel like Flarum hasn’t and hopefully never will forget the “average Joe” who just wants a forum and wants it to look nice and “modern.” And doesn’t want to hire someone to install it. That’s the power of PHP.