A platform for community discussion. Free, open and simple.
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.
Robust and modern FOSS forum engine.
Great core team and friendly community.
Powerful full-text search, good plugins and easy to customize.Cons:
- assign moderators and staff per-category;
- let login with phone # (i.e. without email) out of the box.
Happy using it for my projects:
Eve.QA - easy and expressive Q&As for events.
Oprium.com - a place to share and discover exciting opportunities.
Apteka.TJ - forum on health, beauty and family well-being.Daler Karimov has used this product for one year.
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.Arun Sathiya has used this product for one year.