I’m going to be talking about Discourse a lot in a short while, and I’ll be referring to these profiles of Discourse instances, and how various concepts, settings, and practices apply to each.
A friendly Discourse is one focused on folks hanging out. It is like a club, just folks talking and collaborating, no real agenda aside from a place to be online. It is open registration, inclusive.
A collaborative Discourse is one focused on accomplishing tasks and communicating as a team. It could be a passion, a job, or something in between. It is like a coworking space, where folks come to progress an agenda.