Branching from a conversation on gitter (starting about here) on the uses of Discourse vs other platforms.
I think the distinction between Gitter and Discourse is clear, at least to me. There’s value in extemporaneous chat and one-off questions, and there’s value in structured and threaded conversation. Of course, there’s always going to be some overlap, and things posted in the “wrong” place, but that’s unavoidable.
My question is more a distinction between Discourse and using issues on Github for things like proposing a change or questioning functionality, feature requests etc. Take for example this recent issue about parallelism in Bio.jl - this seems like it could have been a post on this forum. Should it be?
I don’t have a ton of experience in open source communities, so I don’t know if other groups use github issues in this way, but it made sense to me. I’m wondering if there are or should be some guidelines regarding use-cases to know where to post things, and also for knowing where to search for things. Again, I’m aware of the potential for overlap and edge-cases, but I’m just looking for broad principles here.