Which free and open-source Stack Exchange clones allow (as a standard feature) to show the first lines of a question in question lists and search results?

Like for example in TeX SE as in the following screenshot:

TeX SE question list, where each list entry contains the first lines of its question

  • Just for clarification: by "clone" you mean you want to setup your own SE-like site – or did you just confuse terms and mean an alternative client to access existing SE sites? Maybe you could edit your question and add a little more background, as well as lining out all your requirements (see: What is required for a question to contain "enough information"?)? Thanks!
    – Izzy
    Commented May 31, 2014 at 19:04
  • PS: Seeing your other question (Distributed Stack Exchange clone), I guess the first of my mentioned alternatives is correct, and you're in fact looking for a clone...
    – Izzy
    Commented May 31, 2014 at 19:11
  • I mean something like askbot or osqa and I want to run it locally but this doesn't matter for this question.
    – student
    Commented May 31, 2014 at 19:54

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Check out Scoold

Scoold is a Stack Overflow clone written in Java

A screenshot from their website:

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This is how a question in the feed, from the demo site:

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And this is how the question page/post looks like:

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Askbot is open source Q&A system, like StackOverflow, Yahoo Answers and some others. It's using Django/Python and PostgreSQL or MySQL as a database.

Source: https://github.com/ASKBOT/askbot-devel

Documentation: https://askbot.org/doc/

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