Dominik SerafinTrying to get out of the bubble.

What's the best place to build community (chat/forum/etc)?

I'm looking for the best place (or product) to build community. Something similar to products like https://spectrum.chat/, http://flarum.org/, https://hashtag.chat/ or even https://canny.io/. I'd like it mainly to build community for my own product (https://ggather.com) where people could send request features, feedback, etc.
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    Reddit App

    The official app for Android & iOS. Meow.

    Jakub Rogalski35Community Manager at Brand24 · Written
    Have you considered starting your subreddit? I know Reddit's interface is far from aesthetically pleasing, but if you're consistent, I am pretty sure you could build a devoted community there. Other than that, I'd also consider starting your own Slack community where you could gather people you want to be in your community.
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    Spectrum

    Build better communities

    Dominik SerafinTrying to get out of the bubble. · Written
    Something like Doist Twist but for open communities. Pretty awesome.
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    • Mo RajabifardCo-founder & CEO @ There.PM

      I've used this to join styled components and Figma communities and It's been much better than alternatives. Only it needs to polish the product a bit more.

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    • Mason WearCo-Founder // Primer Co

      I've been using Spectrum for several months now, since Alpha. The team has really taken the time to listen to what these early users have had to say and improve the platform as a whole.

      I think this truly solves a big issue for those people trying to manage a community. It also makes participating in community discussions a way more intuitive and user-friendly process. One account, one inbox.

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    Canny

    The easiest way to collect & manage feedback

    Dominik SerafinTrying to get out of the bubble. · Written
    Not necessarily best for community building but good for getting feedback (not only feature requests).
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    Flarum

    Online discussion forums made simple

    Dominik SerafinTrying to get out of the bubble. · Written
    Self hosted beautiful forum.
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    Flock

    Real-time team messenger tool

    Kesava Mandiga14Curious cat. Writer. Explorer. · Written
    Designed to help teams communicate and collaborate in real-time, Flock also works for communities. Create channels for your sections: "feature requests", "feedback" etc. and invite your customers. You can conduct polls, create to-dos and more - all within one app. :)
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    • RJ Lewis DigitalRJ Lewis, Digital Consultant

      I love that flock is stable, easy to use and has a good base of application integrations. I typically miss flowdock, but the overall collaborative experience is better than slack. Been using a little over 6 mos.- couldn't pick that though

  6. Abhishek MaheshwariSoftware Engineer at QueryHome · Written
    Why don't you try AnswerCart. They have included some really cool features like personalized home pages, advanced editor, gamification, multi-channel notifications, inbuilt search, seamless single sign-on & robust spam control. Their software layout & design is completely customizable, for all your business needs. Companies use their community forum to drive customer engagement, for customer support & internal collaboration.
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    Slack

    Be less busy. Real-time messaging, archiving & search.

    great medium to engage a community.
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    • João Oliveira SimõesDesign Lead, 44 Studio

      As a remote designer, this is a must have. I'm always contactable and available. Super easy way to also have quick calls and communicate with other team members on different teams.

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    • Amrith ShanbhagCommunity at Product Hunt & Feathrd

      I'm a part of a ton of Slack communities but I'm active in only a handful.

      Slack works to its fullest only when it is implemented in a team and everyone's supposed to use it for communication. Slack could/should improve on making the communities on it better by adding relevant features.

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