NodeBB is a next-generation forum software using a groundbreaking web technology stack – Node.js, Redis, and WebSockets. NodeBB forums are designed to be easy to set up, customize, and theme.
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- Free & Open Source – a fully functional forum is available to those with the know how to set one up.
- Built upon the foundations that made forums successful – ease of setup, content-first methodology, and low barrier to entry.
- Use proven concepts from the best web applications today – single sign-on, social network connectivity, and a responsive design that transitions fluidly from desktop, to tablet, to phone.
How does it work?
In the spirit of dogfooding, we’re using NodeBB to host our own community forums. Give it a look-see and try it out for yourself!
(Running your own? Tweet us to add your NodeBB forum here!)
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Who are we?
We are Design Create Play, a Toronto-based startup intent on rebuilding the foundations of what made the internet what it is today. We want to bring web applications from the 20th to the 21st century, and the first step is to bring the thriving ecosystem that is the forum into the modern era.
Our team is lean – just 3 people are working tirelessly to bring these ideas to fruition.
Find out more about us at http://www.designcreateplay.com/
How will we use the money raised?
Part of our vision is bringing the capability of setting up a forum to anybody who wants to start a community. We feel that technical know-how should not be a prerequisite towards forming an online community, nor should it be a barrier to overcome.
To that end, in addition to funding development of several features that take both time and money, we will be building a platform-as-a-service web application to allow anybody to host a NodeBB forum at the press of a button.
Right now, NodeBB development has been a part-time hobby for us. We're itching at the opportunity to drop everything else and work on NodeBB full time to make it the most kickass forum software you've ever seen!
How else can I help?
The best thing you can do (besides donating!) is referring this IndieGoGo campaign to a friend! If you know somebody who wants to start their own community, but doesn’t exactly know how, send them our way and we’ll do our best to make it happen.
Just use any one of the “share” tools at the top to spread the word!
*note on free tier level hosting: Free slots will be highly limited and only guaranteed to donators of $10 or higher. As NodeBB continues to grow commercially we will open more free tier level slots - so make sure you reserve early. The NodeBB sourcecode will always remain open and free, so hosting it yourself is always an option.