I enabled a new feature where the hamburger menu has been moved to the left side, and it opens a side bar.
I know that the forum very active, but if people stop by, give it a try, and let me know what you think.
There’s more information in Discourse’s forum here: Try out the new sidebar and notification menus! - announcements - Discourse Meta
I think they are rearranging things, because chat is going to be integrated into the main Discourse software. At the moment chat is in beta.