AskBot Alternatives

    AskBot is described as 'Askbot is a Q&A system, like StackOverflow, Yahoo Answers and some others. Askbot is based on code of CNPROG, originally created by Mike Chen and Sailing Cai and some code written for OSQA' and is an app in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 10 alternatives to AskBot for a variety of platforms, including Self-Hosted solutions, Online / Web-based, iPhone, Android and Windows. The best alternative is Stack Overflow. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Stack Exchange or Question2Answer. Other great apps like AskBot are Scoold (Free, Open Source), Fixoncloud (Free), Answers (Free) and Talkyard (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 7, 2019

    1. Stack Overflow, part of Stack Exchange, is a free, community-driven, reputation-based Q & A site for computer programmers. No membership is required to ask questions or provide answers to questions by others.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      Stack Exchange is a fast-growing network of 84 [and counting] question and answer sites on diverse topics from software programming to cooking to photography and gaming.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • MySQL Community Edition
      • Self-Hosted
      • PHP
      A Q&A site helps an online community to share knowledge. No matter what your area of interest, people with questions can get super answers fast. Question2Answer is a popular Q&A solution.
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    2. Scoold is inspired by StackOverflow and implements most of its features. You can ask and answer questions, upvote and downvote posts, earn badges and reputation. Each edit creates an new revision, making it easy to follow the history of edits. Scoold is optimized for the cloud.
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    3. Interaction platform for programming enthusiasts, learners, and experts to solve problems. Fast and inexpensive solutions to your programming problems. People with no prior knowledge of the programming knowledge can start from here and reach an expertise level.


    4. Answers is the place to go to ask questions and receive answers from the community at large on any topic. Connect with people who know the answers to your questions whether through formal education or life experiences.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      Create a forum for your co-workers, students, volunteers, contributors, users, and community. Use Talkyard for: 1. Your non-profit. Listen to those you help, and your volunteers. 2. Your students. Answer their questions. Let them help each other.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Python
      • Django
      OSQA is the free, open source Q&A system you've been waiting for. Your OSQA site is more than just an FAQ page, it is a full-featured Q&A community. Users earn points and badges for useful participation, and everyone in the community wins.

      Discontinued

      The last commit to its open source code (https://github.com/dzone/osqa) is dated 2015. The official website URL (www.osqa.net) redirects to the proprietary product Answer-Hub (https://devada.com/answerhub/). www.osqa.net also happens to be in a blacklist used by the uMatrix browser extension.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      Coordino allows you to create a question and answer system for you and your users to enjoy. Whether you are looking to create a niche question and answer site for comic book collecting or looking for a knowledge base solution for your intranet, Coordino is here for you.

      Discontinued

      Repository hasn't been touched in 5 years

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      Mamut is a tool that allows to ask questions and give answers and comment on both. In addition users could vote for questions and answers and mark solved questions as such. A prominent example is Stack Overflow.
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