I'm building a website for an open source piece of software that revolves around backups and cloning. I was originally going to use phpBB for the forums, but then thought about the possibility of using a Q&A site like StackExchange using ASKBOT.
The upside to using a Q&A for this particular use-case is I can foresee a lot of questions like:
- "Why isn't the NFS share mounting?"
- "Why doesn't bootloader install correctly?"
- "What iptables rules do I need for network booting to work?"
This will make it easy for people to find the answer they're looking for if it's already been asked.
The downside to using a Q&A for this use-case is open-ended discussions are not going to be very feasible. I want a place for people to, at the very least, make feature proposals or changing functionality.
Is there a way to set up a Q&A site while preserving a way for people to make feature proposals and critique functionality, or is it better to stick with a regular forum?