Discourse

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

#5 Product of the DayJune 08, 2015

Reviews

 
  • Vinish GargCo-founder @mystippi @ContentHug
    Pros: 

    Highly customizable and modular in what exactly we need.

    Cons: 

    Bit of a learning curve while setting up first time. :)

    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.

  • Arun SathiyaMarketing, Freshworks
    Pros: 

    Extremely simple and fast to use.

    Cons: 

    I don't think this Discourse needs anything now. It's lovely.

    Discourse is easily the best community management tool available currently. It's fast and is simple to use.

Discussion

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Jeff Atwood
Maker
@codinghorror · Indoor Enthusiast, discourse.org
Discourse is a civilized discussion construction kit for the modern, open web -- built for you with a whole lot of JavaScript, some Ruby, and most of all, love.
Bryan@brybell · Digital Content Manager
@codinghorror I love Discourse, as a user and an admin. I wish all forums would switch over.
Ton@t55 · Mac'aholic
Why is this featured? Anything spectacular in the new version?
Robin Ward
Maker
@eviltrout · Co-Founder, Discourse
@t55 it's our biggest release yet! I'm biased but I think it's got a lot spectacular features in the new version: http://blog.discourse.org/2015/0...
Ton@t55 · Mac'aholic
@eviltrout It certainly looks like it. I was (and still am) seriously impressed with Discourse but its kinda strange that @ProductHunt features this version, where they normally only feature 'older' apps when a big, big update is introduced. Or when a beta is finally released. I still haven't forgotten the last release: https://www.producthunt.com/post...
Blake Robinson@blake · Worldwide Alliances @ Salesforce
@eviltrout @t55 Seems like the blog is down?
Robin Ward
Maker
@eviltrout · Co-Founder, Discourse
@blake @t55 Sorry about that, it was a temporary blip and is up now.
Robin Ward
Maker
@eviltrout · Co-Founder, Discourse
@t55 I'm not sure about the criteria for being featured as I'm new to product hunt, but I'd love to discuss new features or any questions anyone might have!
Jeff Atwood
Maker
@codinghorror · Indoor Enthusiast, discourse.org
@t55 the last time Discourse was listed here in early 2014 it was not even at version 1.0 (it was pre beta). We are at 1.3 now as of June 3rd.
Ton@t55 · Mac'aholic
@codinghorror Discourse is a great product and certainly Hunt-feature-page worthy. Got no problems with that at all. I was merely wondering why a .x version-update was featured when Product Hunt itself states that hunts of incremental updates will not be accepted. So I was wondering why that policy was tossed aside for Discourse. Got the answer from @eviltrout So it's clear now.
Ryan Durant@rewphus · Co-Founder of Lifebar.io
Great product! I only dabble in front end development and was able to easily customize my site using the tools and outstanding support that Discourse provides. They were even nice enough to include a screenshot of my Discourse instance (Polygonal Talk)!
Hunter Havens ♪♫@hunt_havens · Sales Development, Brainspace
Discourse is great! So simple to use.
Vinish Garg@vingar · Co-founder @mystippi @ContentHug
This is awesome. I have used it for some time at, http://talk.andrewchen.co/. Superb! :)
Arun Sathiya@arunsathiya · Marketing, Freshworks
@vingar Looks like a great community. Thanks for sharing!