Create a community where your users get their questions answered, and can discuss ideas.
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Start a community for:

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

Your company. Help your customers. Team chat internally.

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

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

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

Better decisions

Good comments and answers rise to the top, leading to meaningful dialog and good decisions.

Avoid mistakes

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

Help your users

See their questions and problems, sorted by importance.

Gather ideas

See ideas people have, sorted by popularity.

Gather everyone at one place

Don't split your community across Forum, Q&A, Chat, and blog comments. — Talkyard already has such features, in one single place.

Stay up-to-date

If you've been away for a while: (e.g. vacation)

  • Use the recent top topics view, to see what's happened recently.
  • In individual discussion topics, you'll find newly added comments, via the sidebar (see video).
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Build knowledge, together

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

Effectively navigate discussions

Click the arrows, to jump to the parent comment and refresh your mind. Then click Back, to continue reading. Convenient, especially on mobile phones.

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.

Shape your Community

Via Like and Unwanted 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

You can install Talkyard on your own server. One installation can host many communities. Automatic software updates.