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#Collectivist

Collectivist is the successor to CDJ Messenger which was crippled by it's own excessive and redundant security measures and proceedures.

Collectivist attempts to give another go at the idea of a distraction-free forum/messenger app but with a better design, cleaner code and supperior performance. As opposed to CDJ, Collectivist not longer relies on Orchestrate.io but instead stores all the data it using in .json files.

##Screenshot:

Collectivist

##Live Demo:

View at https://collectivist-demo.herokuapp.com/

Username: user1 OR user2

Password: (leave empty)

#Why would I want to use Collectivist?

I developed Collectivist as a way for my friends and I to organise easier. The reality is that no other app thought of sticking a live chat and real-time forum side-by-side on a single page. I find this layout extremely comfortable: no need to private message every single person to do a survey or asking it on a group chat while half of your collegues miss it, just make a thread for it. No need to ask a short question on a forum, you got a live chat on the side - it's great!

See? Very comfortable.

##What it shouldn't be used for

  • Groups with large amounts of people: like any group chat, after a certain point, there are too many messages.
  • Anything you would use Slack for, it is simply not the same and cannot furfill that purpose.

#Hmm.. Sounds great, but how do I get it??

##Quick Start

If you just want to get it up and running quickly and hassle-free!

git clone https://github.com/viruzx/Collectivist.git
npm install
export PORT=80
npm start
#Listening on *:80

##Recommended Install

This is the slightly harder but preferred installation allowing you to use SSL.

git clone https://github.com/viruzx/Collectivist.git
npm install
npm start
#Listening on *:3000

###Using Nginx

server {
    listen 0.0.0.0:80;
    server_name *your-domain-name*;
    access_log /var/log/nginx/*your-domain-name*.log;

    #You better have some certs
    #listen 443 ssl;
    #ssl_certificate certs.crt;
    #ssl_certificate_key certs.key;
    #rewrite     ^   https://$server_name$request_uri? permanent;

    location / {
        proxy_set_header X-Real-IP $remote_addr;
        proxy_set_header HOST $http_host;
        proxy_set_header X-NginX-Proxy true;

        proxy_pass http://127.0.0.1:3000;
        proxy_redirect off;
    }
}

###Using Apache2

<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerName *your-domain-name*

#   Got some SSL??
#   Redirect permanent / https://*your-domain-name*

    ProxyRequests off
    ProxyPass / http://127.0.0.1:3000/
    ProxyPassReverse / http:/127.0.0.1:3000/     
</VirtualHost>

<VirtualHost *:443>

   ServerName *your-domain-name*

   SSLEngine on
   SSLCertificateFile /certs.crt
   SSLCertificateKeyFile /certs.key

   ProxyPass / http://127.0.0.1:3000/
   ProxyPassReverse / http:/127.0.0.1:3000/
   ProxyPreserveHost   On

</VirtualHost>