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Open source, self-hosted forum solution with integrations for Slack, Wordpress, and more.

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Avg rating of 3.1 (10)| 13 comments

What is Discourse?

Discourse is an open source discussion platform built for the next decade of the Internet. A modern forum, everything's been redesigned to be easy.

Self-hosted Discourse software is free, hosting service is paid.

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Our users have written 13 comments and reviews about Discourse, and it has gotten 132 likes

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arunsathiya
  
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I love Discourse because it's robust and very powerful. It has a ton of features, is open-source and easy to setup (needs a bit of technical knowledge, but they have a ton of guides to help over that). I totally recommend Discourse to anyone looking for community creation/management tools!

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Thelle
  
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Discourse is pretty awesome forum software - best I've tried!

If it could to voting and edit suggestion like Quora icon Quora it would be completely killer!

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rightsfight
  
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Not ready for production. This product is high on promise, but needs another 3 to 5 years to mature (if it survives that long). A great range of promised features, but not ready for prime time. Consider other products. Discourse is not production worthy. It is extremely fragile, with a long list of inter-dependencies on other products, with any updates to any in the long chain easily breaking Discourse. Despite being recommended to install inside of Docker, Discourse's very fragile dependencies also mean it does not do well outside of a very narrow set of platform configuration options (alternative Linux distros problematic). Riddled with a vast array security issues, that do not appear to be taken into consideration. Support is very poor, with a long list of backlogged issues still unresolved. The community is very active, and attempts to help but is very scattered in the support provided. Oversight of support and development is by a single developer that has a reputation for being very immature, very insecure, and often deletes any criticisms and many of the bug reports. If the product matures, check in again in 3 to 5 years to see if improved, otherwise do not consider using this product in any production environment.

[Edited by rightsfight, November 20]

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ab1
  
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Most users want to disable emails with activity summary created by other users with websites when they don't want to read said websites that often: "when I don’t visit here, send me an email summary of popular topics and replies".

Users have to repeat steps below for most websites with Discourse:

  1. click your username
  2. click human icon (actually Preferences)
  3. click Preferences
  4. click Email in Preferences tab
  5. uncheck option in question
  6. save changes
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ab1
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Body is limited to 32000 characters...

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ab1
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.log files are restricted for new users... .zip files are restricted for new users...

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ab1
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Just one reaction with heart at the moment. Not so helpful.

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