Discourse is a discussion plattform. It provides a more fluent and accessible web interface than common bulletin boards or forum software. Discussions are visualized cohesively through scroll auto-loading, are automatically hypertext-interconnected where related, provide dynamic notifications, and are generally unintrusive and simple to partake. Discourse moreover prefers federated/social logins, encourages creative commons sharing, allows easy media embedding per drag and drop, uses a visual Ma
SMF is a bulletin board for online discussion sites. It provides the common unthreaded post views, board categories, user accounts and avatars, and a management interface. It's extensible through themes, plugins and/or "mods" (lo-fi diffs). SMF2 uses a custom parameterized SQL interface and supports MySQL, Postgres and SQLite.