EffectiveDiscussions

Better forums for a better world
Discussion forums with Chat and Question & Answers. Inspired by Discourse, Slack and StackOverflow

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EffectiveDiscussions helps your organization communicate better,
both internally and externally.

Help your customers

Get feedback from your customers and answer their questions. The best answers are shown first, making your forum a trustworthy source of information.

Or you can create a general discussion forum.

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Increase productivity

Create chat rooms for your teams and projects, and collaborate in real-time. No more waiting for email replies. (Work in progress.)

Make better decisions

We show a warning when users disagree about something or think it's wrong — so that you can avoid making the wrong decisions.

Navigate large discussions

Navigate easily between replies and comments. If you don’t have much time, you can get quick overviews of long discussions.

Stay up-to-date

Recent comments are shown in a sidebar, so you’ll always be up-to-date. When someone mentions your @username you'll be notified via email.

Easy to find your forum

The most interesting comments are shown first, and therefore get indexed by search engines like Google and Bing. This ought to result in a good search-engine-result-page ranking.

Quick and simple login

People can leave comments as guests, or login with Google, Facebook, GitHub or create password accounts.

Secure

Our hosting service is always going to use secure HTTP (HTTPS). We hash passwords with scrypt. We don't sell your data.

Upcoming features

Correct and updated information

People can suggest improvements to fix broken links and factual errors.

Search that works well

We'll add a dedicated full-text-search database.

Shape your Community

Do you want an open-ended tolerant discussion forum? Perhaps one that focuses on a service your organization provides? Via a meta moderation system, and Like and Unwanted votes, your staff and core members can shape the nature and contents of the forum. This prevents, for example, a site about open-minded political ideas from becoming an echo chamber, or going off-topic and be taken over by cute kittens.

Embeddable user feedback or chat

Like GetSatisfaction and UserVoice.

Admin section

The administrator pages are currently underdeveloped. Here lots of work is required.

And lastly:

Discourse is lovely forum software.

StackOverflow is question-answers software.

Slack is team chat software.