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You don't run a forum on apache alone, you need a php and mysql install too. You aren't going to need phpmyadmin unless you're directly working on the database or for initial install. I used phpmyadmin for my first install but I do it correctly these days. Simple Machine Forums is what I tend to use - it's freeware with no ads, works on shared hosting, or ...


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I've always like PHPBB (from a management standpoint - though I haven't dealt with more than hmm 3 or 4k registered users (ie a max of a hundred active users)) To run down your features: No ads: Yep none of that ugly stuff. Fully customisable or an option to choose from various themes Open-Source and fully customizable - and has a massive amount of themes/...


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I have always liked MyBB as a free forum board choice. It combines a great default UI and an excellent looking Admin Panel. I prefer MyBB over others because of the easy to use UI for myself, the administrator, and the users. Features Nope, no ads Runs on php 5.1.0+ and phpmyadmin compatible (so yes on apache assuming you have php, and MySQL 4.0+ ...


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Many forums come with a feed link. For example, if you scroll down on this page you can find it in the bottom right corner: Right click and choose Copy link address or the equivalent option in your browser. You can paste that into any newsfeed application. Mozilla Thunderbird and QuiteRSS are two examples of many. QuiteRSS also provides notifications and ...


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This site is¹ using Discourse (Wikipedia article), which is free/libre/open source software. The developers tried "to reimagine what a modern Internet discussion platform should be today". It could be described as a mix between mailing lists, discussion forums, and chat rooms. See their FAQ and the features. ¹ The mentioned site contains a reference to ...


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If you want a free PHP option: I very much like phpBB. There are many styles available; see this for an example of one that includes full mobile device support and instructions. In regards to automatic log in that can be done via JavaScript - not natively though. See the FaceBook dev docs/ for an example of how to do something similar. In regards to ...


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A SaaS solution, which is the closest to what you're looking for: StackOverflow for Teams or Enterprise It's StackOverflow, the closest you'll get to StackOverflow 😉 On premise


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Invision Power Board Runs on PHP 5.2.0+ and MySQL 4.1+ Very customizable with lots of plugins Great support when you run into issues Facebook and Twitter connect available out of the box, Google with a plugin API allows you to develop pretty much anything you want to Clean default UI with lots of themes (free and paid) to choose from Familiar to the user as ...


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Joomla has a robust message board module called Kunena. You can read a lot about the module on the Kunena homepage as well. Kunena can mimic a listserv reasonably well if that's the primary goal. Users can be manually or automatically "subscribed" to certain posts or entire topics. Once subscribed, users will get pinged with e-mails when there is new ...


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I have used all three of those, as well as DNN and MediaWiki. Joomla and Drupal both offer what you are looking for. They both have a small learning curve, however I feel Drupal is more flexible. Almost all Drupal modules are free and generally you only need a few specific modules to get any task done, if what you need isn't already built in to the core. ...


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If you are looking for a StackExchange like Question and Answers open-source software, you might take a look at biostars.org. The software running the site is open source, based on Django/Python, and could do what you ask for: upvote or down-vote questions or answers and use a reputation system for the users.


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Google's online tools have quite a lot of what you are asking for. Using Google documents, you can add stuff in front of, during or after meetings. You can add moderation, and multiple people can have different access to the documents. Google calender can be used to schedule meeting with links to the proper documents, and Google Hangout can be used for ...


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The company that I work for uses Cisco Webex conferencing for pretty much this sort of thing: you can video conference with up to 7 peoples faces on screen at a time depending on the plan up to 100 participants dial in for voice only access presenter can mute individuals or everybody you can record sessions for later playback you can also share your desktop ...


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My answer would be Stack Exchange - you can't get more similar! Not all of the stack exchange sites seem to require authoritative answers, take a look at the full list here and many of the sites listed under culture/recreation seem unlikely to do so. I would suggest, possibly after some discussions on meta: Propose at Area 51 & see if you can't get ...


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You could adapt the platform that is the basis of the Biostars questions and answers site, to your specific project. It supports upvoting and downvoting as well as user reputation, just like on stackexchange.


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Another solution you may want to look at (which is open source) is based on Drupal, for which these add-ons exist to make it do what you are looking for: The Drupal distribution (not just a Drupal module) named ArrayShift. Quote from its project page: A question/answer site built to emulate the core functionality of sites on the StackExchange platform, ...


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You might find Tiki interesting. It's a self hosted groupware platform and wiki that supports all of your listed features either built in or via plugins. It's actively maintained and as a very large community. I also tried it for a project but it was just too powerful but maybe it's exactly what you need.


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It sounds very much like what you need is a server, that all of the developers have access to, running Roundup. Roundup is: An Issue tracker with a web interface for viewing, editing and searching issues a Mail gateway allowing creation and changing of issues The mail gateway allows issues to become "Noisy Lists" where all of the members of the list, i.e. ...


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I think that is a good case for the CMS Drupal. (Depending on which modules you need, it might make sense to use Drupal 7 instead of Drupal 8, because the latest version hasn’t so many modules yet.) You create a content type for reviews (enable the Comment function) and add fields to it: a textarea for the text about the restaurant, a link field for the ...


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I think the atlassian suite fits your needs : HipChat : chat Jira : bug tracking / tasks for your employees + profiles. Confluence questions : QA Surveys for Confluence / ServiceDesk Confluence : is like a wiki, you can post pages / attachments LMS addon for Confluence CRM for Jira


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Have a look at Open Atrium, which is a Drupal "distribution". Some more details about it (from the linked page): A new architecture for Drupal 7 that is built upon Organic Groups and Panopoly and intended as an extensible collaboration framework. Adds the ability to have private "sections" within a collaboration space with granular access control. Drag/...


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Well, if there is an RSS feed for your profile, that you can use an application like feedreader.com to track it, FeadReader.com Feedreader Online is one of the best Google Reader alternatives allowing you to view all of your feeds any way you want. Otherwise, what I do is I use a Firefox Add-on called Distill. It basically takes snapshots of a ...


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Odoo might be your answer. It is a full featured e-commerce system with many plugins. It is open source and Bitnami has installers for it.


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From what I saw using it briefly, I think ownCloud easily achieves #2 and #5–8 (see issue 1124 for tags), where the hierarchy is the directory tree. There are some mentions of markdown in their code but I'm not sure; email notifications exist but I don't remember if one can also reply by email. Depending on what you mean by "albums", this might be easier ...


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Saito looks good from their demo - Very minimal UI, with a threaded option (Actually, even more minimal than your example), and one of the sites they mention as using their framework looks identical to what you want Its relative but as of the date I posted this answer, its updated PHP/mysql based. Installation seems sensible but I haven't tried an ...


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Having experience on Drupal, Wordpress and Joomla I vouch for Wordpress for these reasons: Easy to learn, use and manage. Huge user/support base Good balance of functionality vs bloat Drupal has packages like linux distros and like linux comes in many flavors and a core package. If you prefer setting everything from ground up, you can make very quick-...


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A good solution for me was using WordPress, bbPress (forum), BuddyPress (groups). The per-user points and events parts are still missing, but I believe there will be other WordPress plugins to do that.


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Our local club also has used Yahoo Groups for many years. We have made the switch to Mailster three years ago, which is a discussion list plugin for Joomla. That allows for the two-communication over email. There is also a WordPress version, called WP Mailster, available.


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Maybe won't be an answer but it's getting too long for comments. I'm searching those for an export function: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Internet_forum_software#General_information SMF has some export feature for PM: http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?action=search;basic_search=export phpBB no, ends up doing http://nejc....


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