- Have you considered starting your subreddit? I know Reddit's interface is far from aesthetically pleasing, but if you're consistent, I am pretty sure you could build a devoted community there. Other than that, I'd also consider starting your own Slack community where you could gather people you want to be in your community.
I've used this to join styled components and Figma communities and It's been much better than alternatives. Only it needs to polish the product a bit more.
I've been using Spectrum for several months now, since Alpha. The team has really taken the time to listen to what these early users have had to say and improve the platform as a whole.
I think this truly solves a big issue for those people trying to manage a community. It also makes participating in community discussions a way more intuitive and user-friendly process. One account, one inbox.
- Designed to help teams communicate and collaborate in real-time, Flock also works for communities. Create channels for your sections: "feature requests", "feedback" etc. and invite your customers. You can conduct polls, create to-dos and more - all within one app. :)
- Why don't you try AnswerCart. They have included some really cool features like personalized home pages, advanced editor, gamification, multi-channel notifications, inbuilt search, seamless single sign-on & robust spam control. Their software layout & design is completely customizable, for all your business needs. Companies use their community forum to drive customer engagement, for customer support & internal collaboration.
As a remote designer, this is a must have. I'm always contactable and available. Super easy way to also have quick calls and communicate with other team members on different teams.
I'm a part of a ton of Slack communities but I'm active in only a handful.
Slack works to its fullest only when it is implemented in a team and everyone's supposed to use it for communication. Slack could/should improve on making the communities on it better by adding relevant features.