sam
samAssistant Principal. Father of twins.

What is the best product for hosting discussions?

Im looking for a tool/website that would allow moderation of discussion.
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    Discourse

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

    Ben Clark
    Ben Clarkprofessional scratch dev · Written
    It's a nice thing you can host it yourself or pay for a hosted version, it also has a nice design
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    Arun
    ArunHappiness Engineer, Automattic · Written
    Discourse is without doubt the best of the lot. Host it yourself + beautiful design. See how it looks on mobile phone!
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    Facebook Groups

    This app gives you a dedicated space for you and your groups

    Sambruce Joseph
    Sambruce JosephProduct Designer · Written
    All moderation functions are here in Facebook Group. Also, your users doesn't have to create another account since they are already on Facebook.
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    Arun
    ArunHappiness Engineer, Automattic · Written
    Facebook groups is a great choice too.
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    Larry Mickie
    Larry MickieFounder, Sundae.FM · Written
    No need to add any friction to your users experience with educating on a new product/tool. Depending on your demo, most users already have a facebook account.
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    Zoom

    Cloud video conferencing and simple online meetings

    Sam Rye
    Sam RyePractitioner of Social & Enviro Regen · Written
    If you're looking for a live video experience, then I'd suggest Zoom as it has heaps of useful features like 'Record Call', Speaker View, Screen share etc.
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    Spectrum

    Build better communities

    Adithya Shreshti
    Adithya ShreshtiStartup Launch & NoCode Consultant · Written
    Hands down the best one, imo. Amazing UX, great features. Can't wait to see the upcoming feature updates.
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    Mo Rajabifard
    Mo RajabifardCo-CEO at there.so · Written
    It's great!
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    Flarum 1.0

    Forums made simple

    Looks beautiful and promising future plans.
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    Whereby

    Freedom to work from anywhere.

    So easy, free, and no setup or app required.
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    Rodney Peixoto
    Rodney PeixotoFounder at Contractize.com · Written
    I've been using Appear with my remote team, and recommend it.
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    Slack App Directory

    Your go-to for finding apps that work with Slack

    Sama Jashnani
    Sama JashnaniCo-Founder, DownToDash · Written
    I use this one, very easy to use
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    Stewart McKee
    Stewart McKeeFounder, Active Information Design · Written
    Easy to use for chat, includes threading, images, audio and video chat.
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    Community Academy

    Content templates for community leaders

    Sam Rye
    Sam RyePractitioner of Social & Enviro Regen · Written
    If you're looking for a Forum-type experience, I would suggest looking into Mobilize because it breaks you out of needing to send people to a dedicated "place" to have a discussion - they can follow and comment through email or SMS if they want.
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    Sam Rye
    Sam RyePractitioner of Social & Enviro Regen · Written
    Unless you want to force people to use a certain platform, I'd suggest looking at Mobilize which enables discussions to flow in a web app, mobile app, email or SMS
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    Yack.net

    Recorded and transcribed calls for team collaboration

    Antony Bearpark
    Antony BearparkGraphic and Web Designer · Written
    Antony Bearpark made this product
    You can choose who you want to join in the conversation. You can hold a call with specific members and have the ability to replay the call by anyone in the chat. Calls are automatically transcribed so you can search through the system later to find what was said in a specific call.
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    Mighty Networks

    The fastest way to create a community-powered brand

    We're considering moving a Public FB Group to might, would definitely recommend if starting a community from scratch!
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    UberConference

    Stress-free conference calls

    Ken Cucchia
    Ken CucchiaHead of Growth @ OmniFlix Network · Written
    Automatically records & saves all calls. All you need to do is share your link. And it's free...
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    Canny

    The easiest way to collect & manage feedback

    Ed Shelley
    Ed ShelleyProduct @Pitch · Written
    A much better way to connect with your customer community and encourage discussion
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    NodeBB

    A better community platform for the modern web

    Santosh Maharshi
    Santosh MaharshiStartup consultant. Venture Partner · Written
    Modern forum software.
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    Muut IO

    Community Development Platform

    Ed Fry
    Ed FryGrowth @ Hull.io, prev @ inbound.org · Written
    Fully featured forums + commenting + messaging. Having built out a platform ourselves for inbound.org, and seen the six-figure expense to build feature parity, I'd pay peanuts and get this next time.
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    Helosia

    The family communication platform.

    Harry Burr
    Harry BurrCEO @ InBrandNetwork · Written
    Harry Burr made this product
    Good for families
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