Perhaps the GitHub folks have ideas that they’d like to chime in with, but my personal ideas include:
- Got a question or a feature but don’t know which package is the one that is most applicable? Post it here.
- Got an idea for a feature, but it isn’t well fleshed out yet? Discuss it here.
- Want to discuss things that are a little more pie-in-the-sky or programmer-editor-theory-ish? (Such as my Better Syntax Highlighting topic.) Talk to other people passionate about their editors here.
I’ll probably think of more … but I think that GitHub Issues is more for discussing specifics and Discuss is more for opinions or things that haven’t been nailed down into specifics yet. I recently watched a presentation that @codinghorror gave that covered in great detail the philosophical differences between StackExchange and Discourse. It boils down to StackExchange is about facts and Discourse is about opinions. I see the dividing line between GitHub Issues and Discuss to be something similar. (If you can give us a link, @codinghorror, I’d appreciate it.)