I think HB really needs to sit down and think about what the groups need. The PRO feature was useless but I guess a donate feature was good. But think about the groups. All it is, is a feed feature. Groups could have been something if it was incorporated into the forums but I don't think they understand it enough to do that. I think they should just rebuild the forums. If you don't understand your software on a website, you have no hope of building a good website. Hell, majority of the issues is discourse. A simple avatar bug has got them stuck for months.
Yup, it also was a great way for users to communicate to the mods and devs.
Actually I'll track down the latest dev chat group, and point out things they already know.
"email Josh to get access to our Slack." Well, that idea's a bust. I'll see if I can drag one in here then, @Nuck @vikhyat @cybrox