Discussion forums

that helps you pick the right things to do

For your website/community. Includes chat and question-&-answer features.
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EffectiveDiscussions is good for:

Your company. Talk with your customers, and internally.

Your non-profit. Talk with those you help, and internally.

Your school or class. Let your students help each other.

Your hobby, e.g. an open source project.

Anything. A forum about relationships / games / politics ...

Help your customers / users

See a list of all unanswered questions and unsolved problems, sorted by importance.

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Make better decisions

In a discussion, the insightful and useful comments are shown first, so people see them, and can make better decisions.

Avoid mistakes

You'll see if others disagree with a suggestion / comment — then you can read the replies, to find out what the problem is.

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Build knowledge, together

Collaboratively edit wikis, upvote good answers and good ideas — and find what you need later, by searching.

Gather everyone at one place

No need to split your community across Forum, Chat, Wiki. Such features are already seamlessly integrated into the discussion forum.

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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.

Easy to find your forum

People will relatively easily find your forum when they search the Internet, because we show good comments first — and search engines like that.

Quick and simple login

Login with Google, Facebook and others. Or with username and password. You can also enable anonymous guest login.

Shape your Community

Via Like and Unwantes votes, your staff and core members can shape the nature and contents of the forum. Prevent it from going off-topic and being taken over by cute kittens. Work in progress.

Free and Open Source

If you understand Linux and Docker well, you can install E.D. on your own server. One installation can host many forums. Automatic software updates. Work in progress.

Forum, chat, question-&-answers. And focus on the right things.
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