I really dislike it when companies use a new extension like "github.community" instead of a subdomain like "community.github.com" because there is no real way to know if the site is a phishing attempt or not. Getting people used to accept going to another site seems very bad for security. Especially when there are already domains like http://github.co (notice the .CO instead of .COM) that don't belong to the trademark owner.
I looked at this for a while, but I'm not sure I understand what is going on here.
Is this a Stackoverflow competitor or just some sort of watercooler to talk about Github in general?
Feels a little bit random to me.
Man, the design of this is so unpolished that I actually find it a bit stressful to look at. The lack of grid adherence, the strange hierarchy of font sizes, it doesn't seem up to Github's normal high standards of clean and sensible design choices. But then I guess it's new and they'll refine it.
It links a great deal to Github on its homepage, yet none of the Github links mention it or link back to it. My first impression was that someone was trying to bootstrap a forum by looking to look official.
I suppose it's just not launched yet. Else you'd at least expect a blog post.
Ehhhh, so, like. GitHub is big on open source stuff, supposedly. Love that they went with lithium stuff instead of some of the more open source solutions that could've used the manpower from GitHub.
They made an announcement on their blog for this community a few weeks ago . However, it's true it's been quite a silent announcement. No banners on the site, no links...
I'll take this as an opportunity to shill my GitHub replacement: https://meta.sr.ht/
If you're a pessimist like me you've kept a mental list of demerits (like this weird forum) that add up to a picture of a slowly dying platform. Join mine instead and postpone the cold grip of death!
Is there going to be any moderation at all? It looks like most of the recent posts are bots and spam.