Discourse 2.0

Civilized discussion for your community, redesigned ✨

#4 Product of the DayJune 02, 2018

Discourse 2.0 is a major update to the 100% open source discussion platform built for the next decade of the Internet.

What's new:

πŸ“Š A fully redesigned admin dashboard

πŸ” Improved advanced search

πŸ”’ Two Factor Authentication

πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί GDPR Enhancements

and more!

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8 Reviews5.0/5
LOL at the "GDPR Enhancements" in the feature list. 😊
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@rrhoover Why? GDPR results in a number of features directly beneficial to end users.
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Congrats on the launch @codinghorror @eviltrout 😸 Is it too early to ask what you guys have in mind for 3.0? πŸ€”
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@amrith we don't really do large sweeping releases. There wasn't actually anything different about this release compared to 1.9, 1.8 etc. we just decided to bump it to 2.0 instead of doing 1.10, same as WordPress, our spirit animal ;)
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Really cool. But what are your thoughts on companies abandoning their forums to move to a Facebook Group? I have seen this happen a lot, of late.
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@irhymeth What exactly are you basing this on?
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@mpjme For example, Chatfuel moved to a group from their forum which I believe (not 100% sure) ran on discourse.
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@irhymeth So when you say "companies", that you've seen "happen a lot", you actually refer to one company? :) Here is the story of one that went the opposite route: https://blog.discourse.org/2017/... My friend moved his synth forum off Facebook groups to Discourse: https://www.simplysynth.com/login Discourse is a popular platform for private forums for creators that run Patreon pages (and Patreon is growing a lot).
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@mpjme We at Integromat have also made the move and I know many companies that are setting up Facebook or Slack groups. I never questioned the use cases of a forum, they are awesome. But they don't seem to work very well for SaaS products. It's very hard to keep engagement high and people have to wait a while to get answers. Facebook groups on the other hand are always in the moment and I've experienced this both as a user and as an admin.
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@mpjme @irhymeth I don't see why you would want to hand over control to Facebook. Especially given Facebook have control of all data and users and a tendency to make changes to functionality without consulting. I guess it depends on your use case.
Been watching Discourse since the beginning. Great growth and adoption. Anyone have comments on moving from an old-school forum (vBulletin, PHPBB, Invision, etc.) to the new breed of forum software coming out, such as Discourse, Flarum, Mightybell, etc.?
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Great job!! 😊 Happy to check it out soon