Alternative products to Discourse

Discourse

A platform for community discussion. Free, open and simple.

4 alternative and related products to Discourse

Are there any forum / messaging board products out there?

Sophia Dengproduct operations @ gigster
Discourse - A platform for community discussion. Free, open and simple.
"This is one of the best forum platform out there"
Muut - Forums and commenting re-imagined.
"This is a well done 'drop in' board / community plugin - also, there are tons of HackerNews style projects on GitHub that you can grab. Hop… See more
NodeBB - A better community platform for the modern web
"NodeBB rocks!"

I am looking for a meetup.com meets chat world (say whatsapp) = a local interest based group chat

Naval SainiFlipFlopApp, Founder
Facebook Groups - This app gives you a dedicated space for you and your groups
"You could just start a @Facebook Group using https://groups.fb.com/ it will provide all of the features you're requesting out-of-box, howev… See more
Discourse - A platform for community discussion. Free, open and simple.
"If you don't want to be required to make a @Facebook account, and don't want to require your group to to do the same, then, you can create … See more

What is a great tool to use to build and host a community?

Nina Stepanov@techstars // @fituniversity
Discourse - A platform for community discussion. Free, open and simple.
"I have to stress that Discourse is the best forums experience ever. A bit pricey hosting, but the snappy UX compliments it."

What's the best product to communicate with a members only group?

Bryan HarrisEntrepidPartners
Slack - Be less busy. Real-time messaging, archiving & search.
"The standard approach would be to create a private Slack group. It's worked quite well for @mijustin."
Discourse - A platform for community discussion. Free, open and simple.
"Another option. @mijustin uses this in conjuction with Slack"
Telegram 4.0 - The best messenger for every platform
"It could work like slack in the desktop and its free"
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