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    Stack Exchange Alternatives

    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, 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.
    This page was last updated May 9, 2022
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      More 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
      Negative comment about 4 years ago

    1. A non-censored social platform where users are incentivized to contribute and curate content. The users decide what is valuable by voting, and content regarded valuable is rewarded with money.

    2. Learn about the tech stack behind some of the world's best software companies. See which tools and services they use, and how they're using them.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
      Codidact vs Stack Exchange opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      sandadriel It's free open source and is non-profit compared to Stack Exchange being a 'for-profit' organization
      Positive comment 8 months ago

      dataculi It's one of the few on this list that's an actual alternative and not just community forums
      Positive comment 3 months ago


    5. Open source, self-governing communities with auditable moderation and mod elections.
    6. 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.
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      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.
      Question2Answer vs Stack Exchange opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      akwala This is not a website/service/forum like Stack Exchange, Reddit, Quora, etc. Rather, it is _software_ to create a Q&A website or add Q&A to an existing website.
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

    7. Unsatisfied with the few link sharing communities that were available and their proprietary, untransparent and non-secure nature, ziq made the original (then known as with Wordpress, but it had a lot of limitations.
    8. A non-profit community site driven by its users' interests.
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