Dear lazyweb, trying to find a discussion system…

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I’m trying to find a web-based discussion system that has the following features:

1) Web feeds
2) Email gateway for reading/replying
3) Threaded discussions

Partial points for two out of three.

7 Responses to “Dear lazyweb, trying to find a discussion system…”

  1. Smokey Ardisson Says:
    February 21st, 2009 at 2:04 am

    You can do all three with phpBB (depending on your definition of “threaded” and, of course, on where you stand on love for phpBB). I don’t think feeds and email-to-forum gateway are part of the default feature set, but I’m a member of one forum that has those features.

  2. Seth Wagoner Says:
    February 21st, 2009 at 3:12 am

    http://OnlineGroups.net – the hosted version is free, or download their open source back-end. E-democracy.org is a big client. Made in my hometown!

  3. Cameron Says:
    February 21st, 2009 at 8:13 am

    google groups?

  4. arno Says:
    February 21st, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    roundup (http://pypi.python.org/pypi/roundup) is a mail based system with or web gateway (and the other way around). Feeds can be added with plugins (http://www.mechanicalcat.net/tech/roundup/wiki/FeedGeneration). I’m not sure about threaded discussions, but may be it can be added with some lines of python.

  5. Toe Says:
    February 21st, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Drupal could do that, if you don’t mind dealing with a few add-on modules.

  6. tqft Says:
    February 23rd, 2009 at 2:32 am

    How big a site? How big an elephant do you need to kill?

    slashcode?

  7. Alexander Limi Says:
    April 29th, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    We use http://www.nabble.com and are pretty happy with it.

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