- 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, however, giving your First Name, Last Name, Birthday, Sex, and Mobile Number to Facebook is required so that you can create a Facebook Account to use the Group.. Assuming you have no problem with giving Facebook this information, and, no problem with everyone in the group being required to give this information, you will have instant access to use all the features you're requesting, chat/messaging, events, etc.. Groups is the quickest solution on the Web right now
- 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 a community discussion platform using @discourse: @discourse provides a fully functional environment for socializing online allowing you to easily customize all the features you're asking for. @discourse development team openly discusses new features and helps users, all you need to use discourse is an email address, that's it; see an example of their open discussion about features at https://meta.discourse.org/t/wil... @discourse is not a simple point-and-click solution out-of-box though, you must configure it, but seeing a forum like this at https://meta.discourse.org/ that is constantly active and handling support/feature questions so quickly gives you every reason to take the dive. You can try @discourse for free, but, if you want to host your community platform it seems to start at $100/month, if you know how to develop for the web you could set it up yourself using https://github.com/discourse/dis... To review all of the features see http://www.discourse.org/features
I have used it extensively in Andrew Chen's talk platform: http://talk.andrewchen.co/ and also for Write The Docs forum at http://forum.writethedocs.org/. I think it meets most of the goals of a well structured, well monitored, and custom discussion forum. I like it.
- Cem Carak made this productThis is a cool one as it actually helps you find and discover cool things happening around that you have been missing and helps you connect in chatrooms with other individuals interested in the same things as you. It has a fun swipy UI like Tinder to make discovering activities, events, concerts and similar things easier and the matching in chat room is automatic.