Up until this month, Laracasts has used a third-party forum, called Esotalk. While it's very powerful, the problem is that it was completely separate from the core Laracasts codebase and userbase. As a result, there were two separate login portals. Yikes!
I'd been putting it off for a while, but, last week, I decided to sit down and build a replacement forum, which will now live at laracasts.com/discuss.
There's still much to do. This is only the first phase of the new forum, but expect to see lots of additions over the coming weeks, including an activity feed with notifications, better integration into your Laracasts profile, and more.
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