Talkyard alternatives and similar software solutions
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Discourse9.9 10.0 L2 Talkyard VS DiscourseA platform for community discussion. Free, open, simple.
Mastodon9.9 9.9 L5 Talkyard VS MastodonYour self-hosted, globally interconnected microblogging community
9.7 0.0 L2 Talkyard VS RedditSocial networking and news website where registered community members can submit content.
Symphony9.7 9.4 L1 Talkyard VS SymphonyA modern community
diaspora*9.5 8.9 L4 Talkyard VS diaspora*A privacy-aware, distributed, open source social network.
Flarum9.4 3.9 Talkyard VS FlarumSimple forum software for building great communities.
NodeBB9.4 9.9 L2 Talkyard VS NodeBBNode.js based forum software built for the modern web
Telescope9.0 2.2 Talkyard VS Telescope🌋 A toolkit to quickly build apps with React, GraphQL & Meteor
HumHub8.8 9.4 L4 Talkyard VS HumHubHumHub is an Open Source Enterprise Social Network. Easy to install, intuitive to use and extendable with countless freely available modules.
Lemmy8.6 8.7 Talkyard VS Lemmy🐀 A link aggregator and forum for the fediverse
Misskey8.5 9.9 Talkyard VS Misskey🌎 An interplanetary microblogging platform 🚀
PixelFed8.1 7.7 Talkyard VS PixelFedPhoto Sharing. For Everyone.
Isso8.0 8.0 L4 Talkyard VS Issoa Disqus alternative
Patchwork7.9 8.6 Talkyard VS PatchworkA decentralized messaging and sharing app built on top of Secure Scuttlebutt (SSB).
remark427.8 6.7 Talkyard VS remark42comment engine
Vanilla Forums7.6 3.6 L2 Talkyard VS Vanilla ForumsVanilla is a powerfully simple discussion forum you can easily customize to make as unique as your community.
Bootcamp7.6 0.0 Talkyard VS BootcampAn enterprise social network
flaskbb7.3 0.0 L4 Talkyard VS flaskbbA classic Forum Software in Python using Flask.
phpBB7.2 9.5 L2 Talkyard VS phpBBphpBB Development: phpBB is a popular open-source bulletin board written in PHP. This repository also contains the history of version 2.
Loomio7.2 9.8 L3 Talkyard VS LoomioLoomio is a collaborative decision making tool
Misago7.1 4.6 Talkyard VS MisagoMisago is fully featured modern forum application that is fast, scalable and responsive.
Elgg7.0 9.0 L3 Talkyard VS ElggA social networking engine in PHP/MySQL
Pump.io7.0 0.0 L4 Talkyard VS Pump.ioSocial server with an ActivityStreams API
Coral6.6 8.1 Talkyard VS CoralA better commenting experience from Vox Media
twister6.4 0.0 L1 Talkyard VS twistertwister core / daemon
OSSN6.4 6.6 L3 Talkyard VS OSSNOpen Source Social Network (OSSN) is a social networking software written in PHP. It allows you to make a social networking website and helps your members build social relationships, with people who share similar professional or personal interests. It is available in 17 international languages.
Movim6.4 5.9 L3 Talkyard VS MovimMovim - Decentralized social platform
Thredded6.1 0.0 L5 Talkyard VS ThreddedThe best Rails forums engine ever.
MyBB6.1 4.1 L1 Talkyard VS MyBBMyBB is a free and open source forum software.
Friendica6.1 9.9 L1 Talkyard VS FriendicaFriendica Communications Platform
Scoold5.3 7.6 Talkyard VS ScooldA Stack Overflow clone for teams (self-hosted or hosted)
Hubzilla5.3 9.8 L1 Talkyard VS HubzillaIndependent general-purpose websites that not only connect with their associated members and viewers, but also connect together.
Simple Machines ForumSimple Machines Forum — SMF in short — is free and open-source community forum software, delivering professional grade features in a package that allows you to set up your own online community within minutes!
FluxBB4.8 0.0 L3 Talkyard VS FluxBBFluxBB is a fast, light, user-friendly forum application for your website.
Jappix4.7 0.0 Talkyard VS Jappix:speech_balloon: Jappix, a full-featured XMPP web-client (Jappix Desktop, Jappix Mobile & Jappix Mini).
Anahita4.7 6.6 L3 Talkyard VS AnahitaAnahita is a platform and framework for developing open science and knowledge sharing applications on a social networking foundation.
Satellity4.5 0.0 Talkyard VS SatellityYet another open source forum written in Golang, React and PostgreSQL.
Mamute QA4.5 0.0 L5 Talkyard VS Mamute QAQ&A Engine
twtxt.net4.5 9.3 Talkyard VS twtxt.net📕 twtxt is a Self-Hosted, Twitter™-like Decentralised microBlogging platform. No ads, no tracking, your content, your data!
BuddyPress4.0 9.4 L2 Talkyard VS BuddyPressBuddyPress DEVELOPMENT repo. This repository is just a mirror of the development SVN at https://buddypress.svn.wordpress.org/. Please include a link to a pre-existing ticket on https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ with every pull request.
Orange Forum3.8 0.0 Talkyard VS Orange ForumA light-weight forum
Socialhome3.8 3.9 Talkyard VS SocialhomeA federated social home
Human-Connection3.6 0.0 Talkyard VS Human-ConnectionFree and open-source social network for active citizenship.
PPnet3.1 0.0 L4 Talkyard VS PPnetCreate and host your own social network.
cartulary3.0 0.0 L2 Talkyard VS cartularyWeb-based digital archiver.
EpochTalk2.8 0.0 Talkyard VS EpochTalkNext Generation Forum Software
GNU social2.8 0.0 L3 Talkyard VS GNU socialGNU social is social communication software for both public and private communications.
Gosora2.7 0.0 Talkyard VS GosoraGosora is an ultra-fast and secure forum software written in Go that balances usability with functionality.
RedMatrix2.6 0.0 L1 Talkyard VS RedMatrixComplete decentralised publishing, sharing, and communications system.
Buddycloud2.5 0.0 L4 Talkyard VS BuddycloudThe buddycloud server written in Java.
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- Discussion forums with Question & Answers and Team Chat features. Plus embedded comments for your blog.
- Open source StackOverflow, Slack, Discourse, Reddit, Disqus hybrid — for your online community.
- Community software, brings together the best from StackOverflow + Slack + Reddit + Discourse.
- Online community software. Find ideas and answers together, and pick the right things to do, to change society, or grow your startup. -->
<!-- Community discussion platform, or Structured discussion platform? A/B test? Or "Structured discussions, for your community — Talkyard brings together ..." ? --> A structured discussions platform — brings together the main features from StackOverflow, Slack, Discourse, Reddit/HackerNews, and Disqus blog comments.
Create a place to talk,
where your audience find answers to their questions, and discuss ideas.
Place it at
Solve problems step by step, in traditional flat forum topics. -->
Save time. People find help "instantly", in Question & Answers topics.
Crowdsource feedback and ideas. Discuss, upvote, choose the right things to do.
Collaborate, in team chats.
Talk with your blog readers, in embedded comments.
For your co-workers / customers / students / volunteers / contributors / users.
You can use Slack and Mattermost etc for day to day teamwork, combined with Talkyard for the more important discussions that you want to find in a nice-to-read format, months and years later.
Or use Talkyard for customer support, or for schools and students helping each other.
How does Talkyard compare with StackOverflow for Teams, Discourse, Slack, Facebook Groups, Disqus? — Find out here.
This repo is for development of Talkyard. To actually use Talkyard:
Install on your server, see: talkyard-prod-one
Use our hosting service: https://www.talkyard.io
<!-- For your students / volunteers / colleagues / customers / donors / open source users / city / community. -->
- Improve your API docs, by embedding comments at the end of each docs page, to make it easy for people to ask and tell you if something is unclear. -->
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<!-- Use Talkyard for your workplace, as a self building FAQ. Or for customer support. Or for your teachers and students, to help each other. Or your non-profit volunteers. Or an open source project and its users. We'd like to build a tool tha people who change the world or their neighborhood can use to solve problems and pick the right things to do. That's why we have find-solutions Question-Answers topics, and HackerNews & Reddit type topics where good ideas rise to the top.<! - — And you can use this tool, for your workplace and your colleagues & customers, or your non-profit and its volunteers, or an open source project and its users, or a school and its students, etc. -->
<!-- Talkyard (formerly EffectiveDiscussions) is discussion forum software, with chat and question-answers features. And embedded comments for static websites / blogs. Inspired by Discourse, Slack, StackOverflow, Reddit and Hacker News, Disqus. -->
It's sort of possible for one person to understand all of Talkyard —
as May 2021,
Talkyard is 140 000 (111 359 + 32 653 = 144 012) lines of code and comments
(excluding blank lines). and that was with some other changes, different branch.
Plus about 60 000 (59 425) lines test code.
Server side code complexity: 5538, client side (a React.js web app): 8478.
scc modules/ed-core/src modules/ty-dao-rdb/src/ client/app-* client/embedded-comments/ client/serviceworker/ client/.ts app/ s/ Makefile to-talkyard/src/ gulpfile.js images/web/ed-lua/ images/web/.conf images/app/Dockerfile.* images/rdb/
<!-- Some Features -----------
- Avoid mistakes: See if people disagree.
- Anonymous questions: So people dare to ask embarassing questions, or post crazy creative ideas.
Read about how to start a development build of Talkyard: [docs/starting-talkyard.md](docs/starting-talkyard.md).
And how to edit the source code and see the changes: [docs/developing-talkyard.md](docs/developing-talkyard.md)
You'll find Docker image build files in: ./images/image-name/
You can build your own images: [docs/building-images.md](docs/building-images.md)
Support forum here (& live "demo"), at Talkyard.io — and report bugs there too.
Also see these troubleshooting [tips.md](./docs/tips.md).
See: [CONTRIBUTING.adoc](./CONTRIBUTING.adoc). There's a CLA (Contributor License Agreement) to sign.
- Client: React.js, TypeScript, Webdriver.io.
- Databases: PostgreSQL, Redis, ElasticSearch.
The good answers surface to the top.
See if others disagree with something, so you can avoid following the wrong advice.
Recent replies — find them:
You leave for lunch, or go home over the night — and return to a Question-Answers topic the next day. Did someone post more replies, when you were away? You want to find and read?
You can directly find the most recent answers and replies: Open the sidebar, click the Recent tab, and find the most recent replies, click to scroll.
(But at StackOverflow, Reddit, HackerNews etc, it's hard to find them (since the discussions are threaded). You need to carefully scan the whole discussion from top to bottom.)
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Notifications via email, as of now. Some time later, there'll be a PWA mobile app with push notifications.
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<!-- --> <!-- Hacker News / Reddit style discussion: -->
<!-- Admin-getting-started guide:
Like Disqus — but lightweight, no ads, no tracking. Configure in the Admin Area, the Settings tab, the Embedded Comments sub tab. — Read more about blog comments, and an optional hosting service, here: https://www.talkyard.io/blog-comments
There's a Disqus importer — talk with us in the forum if you want to migrate from Disqus to Talkyard.
Embarrassing questions, creative ideas:
Let your students ask anonymous questions. Maybe they feel ashamed for not knowing? — Or let your co-workers submit ideas and feedback, anonymously. Maybe they feel worried their ideas has crossed the border from Creative to Crazy? They can un-anonymize themselves later if they want to (per page). (Anonymous posting first needs to be enabled, by admins. Here you can read more: https://www.talkyard.io/-239/is-there-anonymous-messages-support-for-the-full-talkyard )
Anonymous posts has been implemented, but not code reviewed and merged.
Old code from before January 2015 is available here: https://github.com/debiki/debiki-server-old. That repo, squashed, is in this repo.
Copyright (c) 2010-2022 Kaj Magnus Lindberg and contributors.
Talkyard is multi licensed under 1) AGPLv3 or later, see LICENSE.txt, and 2) Business Source License v1.1, with change license GPLv2 or later, and change date 2027-01-01 (we bump the change date yearly, so it's between 4 and 5 years into the future) — see LICENSE-BUSLv1.1.txt. And 3) possibly other licenses.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the above-mentioned licence texts for more details.
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*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the Talkyard README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.