Why are you using Discourse?

CakePHP is a PHP framework, yet you’re using a forum solution written in Ruby on Rails (and not even hosted on your own servers - you’re paying Discourse to host it for you).

With literally dozens of PHP-based forum solutions available, both free and paid, why would you choose something like Discourse?

to be honest, it’s probably the ease of not having to maintain the forums as well (which would go from the time spend on maintaining the framework) as well as having the confidence of “it just works”.

I don’t really see what’s wrong with discourse honestly…