Cap/MCU discussion forum?
So, since Tumblr is shit for discussion and there’s been some really interesting SHIELD/Hydra meta going around lately: if I were to create some kind of forum for people to talk Cap/MCU with actual comment threads, would people be interested? Nothing as ambitious as a wholesale migration from Tumblr or anything, more a little side community to make up for one of Tumblr’s technical shortcomings as a fandom platform. It wouldn’t have to be huge–half a dozen active commenters would probably be enough critical mass to make it a self-sustaining community.
Going to tag eatingcroutons, wintercyan, stoatsandwich, lauralot89, ospreyarcher, kaasknot, quiescentire, trillgutterbug, lingua-mortua, and superhumandisasters, since they’re the ones who come immediately to mind as the Purveyors of Fine Meta Content in my social group, but everyone else feel free to weigh in! (drop-deaddream? darthstitch? liveship? I don’t know you guys but I’ve enjoyed your meta when it crossed my dash)
In terms of feasibility: I’ve got webspace with plenty of bandwidth to burn, and 10+ years modding experience that ranges from tiny LJ communities to mid-size forums to a megafandom kinkmeme.
Right now I’m looking at phpBB-style forum software, but platform suggestions are welcome. In particular, for anyone who came to fandom through Tumblr and finds forums or Livejournal/Dreamwidth counterintuitive, I’d be interested in your thoughts on what the stumbling blocks are and what features would make for a more user-friendly experience. Easy multimedia embedding? A dashboard-like “firehose” feed of new comments? Something else entirely?