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What is Discourse?

Discourse is a simple, flat forum, where replies flow down the page in a line. Replies are attached to the bottom and top of each post, so you can optionally expand the context of the conversation – without breaking your flow.

What is Disqus?

Disqus looks to make it very easy and rewarding for people to interact on websites using its system. Commenters can build reputation and carry their contributions from one website to the next.

What is LiveFyre?

Livefyre’s real-time apps get your audience talking and turn your site into the hub for your community. Bloggers, brands and the largest publishers in the world use Livefyre to engage their users and curate live content from around the social web.
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          Review ofDiscourseDiscourse

          I suppose it's a good thing I don't like coffee then! :P

          It's this simple: some folks got together and made StackOverflow, the best online resource for programmers powered by a gamified community. Q&A became such a big thing. People started copying SEN. Then they made a chat tool for it. Now we got slack, gitter, etc.

          A couple years ago those same folks started making Discourse. And it's even more awesome than SO was early on! I believe it will eventually even replace the whole SEN. Or at least I hope so, because it is that much better. Google groups learned a lot from them.

          There's just too many things discourse got right, in every little detail. I couldn't make this review short and get down to it. A good search, for instance, is no small task. There's search built-in everywhere, and all of them work awesomely!

          When you create a new topic, it will search for similar ones, whether you want it or not. When you want to search a word within a topic, sounds simple enough, just use browser search, right? On a huge page that never fully loaded in the first place: wront. But they got it right anyway. When you want to find a configuration through the thousands of options withing settings, if you're an admin, you can also search for it. And, above all, if you want to google anything about it, by all means, do use google! It's so much SEO and robot friendly that it will easily and quickly appear there.

          Now, historically at least, they make a terrible, terrible work on marketing their strengths under http://www.discourse.org/ - it's too much dev focused. Maybe because early on you could only use it if you could install it yourself. Even today, while "free", it isn't really. You need to spend at least about U$10 per month for a good enough server, in one way or the other. And this is the only reason, I believe, it may never replace SEN. But there are already people offering it for cheap and easy maintenance and installation, while limiting, of course, its expandability (plugins).

          Do read the devs blogs, that's where you'll get most of the insights on how this tool is so beyond anything else out there.

          Review ofDisqusDisqus

          Have been using Disqus for a long time now, and have always been satisfied. Occasionally it's been a little slow to load, but I think it's gotten better over time. The UI has improved over time, too. Very easy to integrate into my Ghost blog, and complements it well in terms of styling. Very happy with it.

          How developers use Discourse, Disqus, and LiveFyre
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          datapile uses DisqusDisqus

          Disqus is a wonderful (and free) API/software platform to integrate for comments when you don't want to limit yourself to Facebook and have no interest in reinventing something done so well.

          It is a solid, A-1 piece of software.

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          Samuel Harrold uses DisqusDisqus

          Blog comment hosting service used through Python static site-builder Pelican with theme pelican-bootstrap3.

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          Kent Steiner uses DisqusDisqus

          Disqus is a nice well-known and easy to use commenting engine, plays well with most any web-facing integration.

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          Steve Paulo uses DisqusDisqus

          A blog without a database generally needs an offsite commenting system. Disqus is mine.

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          Giant Swarm uses DisqusDisqus

          Disqus is our comment service of choice for our blog

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          Roon Labs uses DiscourseDiscourse
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          PlayCanvas uses DiscourseDiscourse

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