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OSQA Alternatives

OSQA is described as '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' and is a Q&A service in the education & reference category. There are more than 10 alternatives to OSQA for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Self-Hosted solutions, Android, Mac 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 Codidact. Other great apps like OSQA are Question2Answer, Scoold, Talkyard and Bitfortip.

OSQA alternatives are mainly Q&A Services but may also be Customer Feedback Managers or Customer Support Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of OSQA.
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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...

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    Stack Overflow

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone

    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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    Stack Exchange

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    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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  3. Ever had a question? Ever had an answer? Ever had knowledge to share? We believe that coming together to inquire and learn, to share knowledge and to teach each other, makes the world a better place.

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    Q&A category from Electrical Engineering
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    Question2Answer

    • 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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightQuestion2Answer consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  5. 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.

    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingScoold supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    ⚫︎ Full-Text SearchScoold lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
    ⚫︎ LightweightScoold consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeScoold supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    Talkyard

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Create a forum for your co-workers, students, volunteers, contributors, users, and community.

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    Bitfortip

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Android

    Tip Bitcoins as an incentive | Earn Bitcoins for being helpful.

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  8. Hypersay is a platform for interactive presentations that massively increase engagement. Keep your audience engaged with polls, questions, private notes and live slide sharing. Store, enrich & deliver presentations from your cloud.

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Hypersay simultaneously.
    ⚫︎ Handwritten NotesHypersay supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
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    CrazyOff

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    CrazyOff is the place where you can share any ideas, discuss something, ask questions and have a social hangout.

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    AskBot

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Python
    • Django

    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.

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    The website is partially broken, no downloads, and a "We will re-open soon, please leave your email" since 2019.

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