Discourse for Teams

These are notes and directions for using Discourse as a communication platform for teams.

General Tips

  • Make sure everyone uses it, and knows how to do all the things expected of them. Encouraging questions in a specific support category is useful.
  • Explain to folks how to use the email interface, it can be helpful to folks coming from listserv.
  • Figure out how much space you’ll need to store files, and double it.
  • Make sure you understand the privacy settings, but also the users; you don’t want them to be surprised by a reveal.



  • How does Discourse fit in with instant messaging or group chat channels?
  • Is there an easy way to deploy Discourse for teams? Making it ready for work, what needs to be done?

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://interi.org/notes/discourse-for-teams/