Ribbot is an open source discussion forum that was inspired by Hacker News, Reddit, StackOverflow, and 37Signals Answers.
You can use the hosted version (and see a demo) at http://ribbot.com or clone/fork it to run on your own system however you'd like.
✓ Threaded discussions
✓ User voting and reputation
✓ Intelligent ranking algorithms
✓ Moderation Tools
✓ Custom Themes
✓ Custom domains
✓ Third party logins (coming soon)
✓ Forum monetization for owners (coming soon)
Standard online forums often lead to low quality discussions. Sites like Hacker News, Reddit, StackOverflow, and 37Signals Answers have pioneered a new format for forums that leads to higher quality content. They are characterized by a number of features including post ranking, user reputation, crowd sourcing, and threaded discussions.
Ribbot seeks to allow any company or online community to setup a similar forum and build a high quality community online.
- Feel free to fork, and submit pull requests
- Be sure to run the test suite to make sure nothing broke, and please add a new test for new functionality (especially high level request/integration specs)
- You can keep tests running continually in the background while developing with
guard(this is preferred) or one off using
Ribbot is released under the MIT license as open source software.