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Requests for software specific to Internet Forums (or message boards) should use this tag.

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Open source threaded forum software that does not require user registration

Is there any open source forum software that supports threading and does not require users to register for an account before posting? This is somewhat similar to anonymous imageboards, but with ...
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FLOSS self-hosted blog+forum combo

I would like to create a small community site consisting of a blog (mainly) with a forum. Ideally, the forum would also power comments for blog posts. Right now, I'm leaning towards Ghost+Discourse. ...
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Forum / message for in React app?

Which https://www.npmjs.com library would you recommend for Forum, or message board? It should look like approxiamtelly this:
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Looking for open source code library which can add forum functionality to a website

I am looking for some open source libraries which I can add to a website I'm building to give it a forum-like functionality. Basically, I want some existing functional software which is open source ...
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Forum software written in Python

I'm looking for a modern, feature rich forum software (like discourse) but written in Python. (Reason: I know Python better than Ruby).
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What engine is behind Duolingo Forum?

I am working on a project where building a community is an important step. A forum seems to be a good idea for this goal. I don't want to reinvent the wheel, so I've been thinking about Forum engines ...
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Forum Software Recommendations for Story Based Content

I've been wanting to start a forum for writing stories for some time now. This week I have been looking at various forum softwares deciding which will ultimately provide the features I'm looking for. ...
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Is there an application that aggregates forum posts, like “@threadreaderapp unroll” does for twitter?

There is often very valuable information buried in long forum posts. E.g. https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=93818 But the user interface is atrocious, given the quantity of ...
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Discussion forum that allows discussions in private channels

I am looking for a discussion forum web application with these features: People can register themselves and maintain a very simple profile The webapp basically consists of a set of discussion ...
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Which forum CMS lets authors moderate their own topics?

Hello I'm looking for a forum software to install on my website, that could let any author of a new topic moderate its topic with the same rights as a regular moderator, mostly by editing other ...
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Can you recommend a wordpress forum plugin for a SPA?

I'm building a SPA with frontend written in vue.js and a headless wordpress backend. Would like to add a simple forum that supports fetching posts and and/or full templates via wordpress rest api. Any ...
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Is there any website builder like Mobirise with the forum option?

I'm using Mobirise bootstrap builder for some time and I do really like it. It's very easy to use and the design is quite nice. But I need to create a landing page with the forum. It would be nice if ...
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On-premises Question & Answers website engine (Open source/commercial)

I'm looking for the open source/commercial engine for Question & Answers website like StackOverflow. Please recommend. I should have the possibility to customize the engine with my own ...
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Replacing Discourse and Slack with a single platform?

(Initially posted in Community Building but it was recommended I post here too.) TL;DR: Are there tools/platforms that can replace both Discourse (forums for end users) and Slack (chat for developers)...
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Forum with daily/weekly digest

I need to migrate a forum (Drupal 6 with Advanced Forum) to a newer forum software and I currently lean towards MyBB or bbPress. However, one of the features requested by the client are weekly digests ...
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Web-based online discussion tool (forum) that supports post from email

I'm looking for a web-based tool (ideally self-hosted) that: Must have: Online threaded discussions (similar to Facebook comments) Integration with email, so people can follow topics and join the ...
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Setup online discussion forum

I am planning to setup an online discussion forum for our research group to share and discuss technical issues and information with each other. In the order of priority, following are the desired ...
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Similar software to Stack Exchange, but with flavor of support group

An existing forum needs to migrate to a different type of software. I would like it to be similar in many ways, in its functioning, to Stack Exchange. But I can't propose it as a new SE site because ...
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self hosted mailing list

I am looking for a mailing list or a forum software, that can be self-hosted. I was looking through different forum softwares like phpBB, IP-Board, vBulletin but none of them seems to have the feature ...
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Modern forum software with fluid categorization

I need a good forum software for a new community site. In particular, the software should: easy front end UX for new thread creation with full WYSIWYG editor and no need for users to enter code ...
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Searching for an alternative to CPU-Z Validator

I'm searching for a software that will periodically upload my hard/software specs/stats from Windows and Android to a webserver so i can embed them as image on forums etc.. http://valid.x86.fr by CPU-...
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Elgg social networking engine alternative

Although Elgg seems to be actively under development, its community is not as active and many of its plugins have not been updated for more than a year and do not seem to be maintained. What other ...
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Convert email into forum post

I work as a developer in a R&D department. We use email (gmail) as a primary communication mean. Sometimes, fiddling through emails are not easy, especially when working on projects. Emails are ...
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Tool for forum content analysis

I am looking for a tool that will crawl through a forum and identify frequency and histogram of key words which are defined by the user. Is there a open source or low cost option to do this ? I will ...
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(Forum-)Software/CMS for searchable reviews (done as an addon / extension)

Say I'd like to let my users write reviews about restaurants. They can write a text about the restaurant, set the location, set a link to the restaurants homepage and give an overall rating. They ...
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Self hosted intranet for Employee Engagement communication and collaboration

I'm doing a little research related to tools for internal use in medium/large company that allows communication and collaboration among its employees. I need to build a solution (intranet) that I ...
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What kind of Forum platform is this? [closed]

I was wondering if anybody could tell me what kind of forum platform this is? I find a lot of websites using it although nobody seems to be answering this question at Quora. https://community....
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Current forum software that has NNTP support and/or uses an NNTP back end?

I am looking for forum software that interoperates with NNTP. This might be done by providing an NNTP interface to itself, or using an external NNTP service as its backend/post database. Google turns ...
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Imageboard-like forum system available for public usage?

Is there any imageboard-like forum software? I mean something like imageboard, but with users and forum features (like PMs, reputation and stuff). If you could imagine something like Facebook with ...
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Stackoverflow on premise solution or other Q&A/ Support forum site [duplicate]

I know StackOverflow is only public, but I'm looking for free open source software like StackOverflow. The posts I found are really old ones or paid and charge too much for me like AnserHub and ...
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Discussion platform with calendar and contacts

I'm looking for a software package that can do the following: Discussion platform (aka forum / persistent chatbox(es)) Calendar (with features like doodle) Contact book / User listing So far I have ...
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Software Recommondations to keep track of forum posts [closed]

Is there software that can keep track and notify me of new posts across messageboards and sites like StackExchange (across multiple different usernames)? I would like it to have the following ...
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Integrated ecommerce and forum software applications

Would anyone be aware of integrated open source software that does ecommerce and forum functions in one package? Alternatively, could there be some way to integrate two separate packages so that they ...
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WordPress forum plugin that can integrate existing comments

I have a WordPress website that has hundreds of both post and page comments. I'm looking to arrange these, with their relevan post or pages, into a more user-friendly form. I looked at turning the ...
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Seeking a forum with post-specific screen names and flairs

I would like a board that can support a few hard to get features: Dynamic screen names and other local flairs that a person can use specific to a post certainly represent the highest priority I would ...
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Roundtable / town hall live discussion platform

I am looking for a web-based service (either an existing third-party service, or a system I can set up on my own server) to facilitate real-time roundtable and/or town hall discussions among a ...
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ASP.NET forum with MongoDB

I am trying to find an a forum engine that is built with ASP.NET and MongoDB. I have found a lot of forum engines that are open source with ASP.NET and MSSQL and MySQL but none with MongoDB. ...
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Need forums from softaculous that work with SSL and ads?

I need forum software. Apparently I hear phpBB is insecure by design and it seems there's problems having it with SSL. I also plan on having mail such as roundcube and chat (looking at phpfreechat). ...
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Forum / Email List/ FB group bridge software

Facebook is handy, but essentially unsearchable, it's also 'pull oriented' -- You have to go look. For something that is low traffic this is bad. Mailing lists are push oriented. You get an email ...
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Web based forum software using web sockets and json-rpc

Looking for an full-featured web based forum software (like phpBB or such), with the following features: the server sends the basic forum-page, with the basic page layout, what will contain the ...
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Forum software with photo albums & rich text, and email delivery

I am looking for forum software with the following characteristics: Interact with forum either through web and email interface. (Like Google groups) Users can get all new messages, responses, ...
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Minimalistic forum software like urbanbaby.com and FruitShow

Building a forum. I need something completely minimalistic. A clean clutter-free non-clunky user-interface. It doesn't have to be free, but it does need to be open-source. Take a look at urbanbaby....
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Software to monitor forum posts

Is there software that monitors the activity of forum posts across multiple sites and allows users to easily see when there are updates to those posts? Like suppose you have posts that you're ...
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Make simple forum that allows upvotes and downvotes

I would like to create a forum online that allows upvotes and downvotes and organizes posts according to upvotes and downvotes. I remember a site a while ago that had the EXACT design I'm looking for: ...
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Forum management software with facilities against "barbarians"

Too often barbarians have overrun naively-managed Internet forums ;-) I seek forum management software that features practical, effective facilities to exclude, marginalize and/or fight the ...
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CMS with many out-of-the-box modules and friendly learning curve

I'm asked to recommend and possibly set up a CMS (or similar system) for a small community. We have typical Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP shared hosting where this should run. With the exception of perhaps a ...
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Recommendation request for discussion platforms with event driven capabilities

I am looking for recommendations on any discussion based platforms that include event driven functionality. Basically, we want discussion forums to become active throughout our site when certain ...
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Extensible/modular community building web software?

We are about to start a game website. We need some extensible web software, which could handle as many as possible of the following: Blog. Users & user profiles. Public forum with standard ...
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Forum software for q&a?

I am the owner of a health site. Until now we only provide health articles, but now decided to open a Q&A section with use of a forum software. Because our site is on Wordpress we would like to ...
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Listserv type software to replace Yahoo! Groups

I currently help run a large (14k+) Yahoo! group and the general consensus is that yahoo is simply becoming too much to put up with. However rather than just switching to yet another group like ...
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