Stack Exchange is described as 'fast-growing network of 84 [and counting] question and answer sites on diverse topics from software programming to cooking to photography and gaming' and is a very popular Q&A service in the education & reference category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Stack Exchange, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Android, iPhone, Windows and Linux. The best alternative is Quora, which is free. Other great sites and apps similar to Stack Exchange are Steemit, Stackshare, SaidIt.net and Codidact.
Stack Exchange is mainly a Q&A Service but alternatives to it may also be Social Networks or Social Newss. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Stack Exchange.
Quora.com is a question/answer service allowing users to pose questions that other users can answer, each question and answer can have comments, each users can write one individual answer and there can be a summary answer.
Quora vs Stack Exchange opinions
Most users think Quora is a great alternative to Stack Exchange.
It also has a question and answer format, people tend to be helpful rather than rude, self interested and useless.
Positive comment • over 3 years ago
too closed, userinterface a lot less clear than other alternatives
Uncensored free speech alternative to the extreme Reddit and Voat forums, democratically civilized by Graham's Debate Pyramid, no illegal transactions nor porn. Truth-seeking anti-corruption news are among the popular themes. Android app, iOS soon.
WikiSpooks is a global alternative encyclopedia on politics, spy craft, deep state intelligence, and conspiracies, free of corporate influence, partisan politics, or government propaganda for historians and truth-seekers to read, edit, and share.
Unsatisfied with the few link sharing communities that were available and their proprietary, untransparent and non-secure nature, ziq made the original raddle.me (then known as raddit.me) with Wordpress, but it had a lot of limitations.