I don't want to see Github become the Forum about the Forum. One Forum is plenty.
Just as an example, and I don't want to get into details, some issues I raised (and I wasn't the only one) don't have anyone assigned to them yet. This level of detail is not available on the forum (whether someone is working on something) and it is helpful to see how issues are being progressed.
Looking at some of the commit diffs on GitHub, it is clear that what may seem to us to be a simple problem, can involve hundreds of lines of PHP code to implement.
All I am trying to say is that the Forum is the place where ordinary users should raise issues and where the team should expect to find them
Ordinary people can easily add issues to github and commentCreating an account is trivial
I would much prefer if the Github account was read-only for ordinary forum users like me.
It is read-only until you create an account. Even then, I think you need to specifically be added to some list to get write permission.