I'm the developer behind this project. Been working on it with a friend for a while, and the next stage of development really requires a full-time commitment, which is what we're hoping to achieve through the Kickstarter.
We're excited about the future of forums and are happy to talk more!
First of all, wonderful work! As a long time web forum user, the low usability of forum softwares has always been a big pet peeve of mine. I am to glad to learn there are people who are working on improving this platform.
Somewhere in the description, it says “...translate it into your own language.” Does that mean Flarum will be able to support multi-language?
Indeed it does.
Thanks! Great to know.
This looks stellar, Toby. And it's a space that desperately needs better software. Best of luck.
What do you think of Discourse? Are there specific things that you're looking to do differently from them?
Anyway, good luck with your project from a fellow builder of open-source community software :)
Really Wonderful Work Toby , I had also tested the BETA version , its pretty awesome. I also mentioned Flarum on my Blog Post : Best 5 Modern Forum Software
interesting take on a forum interface. feels like an email client.
Agreed. An improvement for being able to participate in the threads or discussions you're part of? Probably.
Don't see how this makes finding new discussions easier.
This looks awesome. Are you able to set up a basic demo somewhere for us to preview even a little bit of the forum's aesthetic and functionality, or is it too early for that?
I'm currently using Telescope for a side project and since it's built on Meteor (and I know very little about Metoer), its installation process is a bit gnarly. I'm using it for its voting capabilities (which are surprisingly lacking in other popular forum platforms). I'm glad to see it in yours.
I'm really looking forward to this. Good luck!
This makes me incredibly happy. I am a developer myself and would love to help contribute to this where I can, are you open to outside help to make this open source forum software a reality? My time would be varied, but where possible, I would love to help with something like this.
Forums feel like they're trapped in the last century, Discourse is alright, but still feels a little crummy to me. I have been working with Laravel since it hit the scene and have a lot of experience working with front-end frameworks like Backbone, Angular and Ember.
Absolutely! Send us an email - firstname.lastname@example.org :)
Looks really good, I can't wait to see how it turns out. Good luck!
Seems pretty cool, but I reckon you can't run it on your own server then?
Looks like you can, from the Kickstarter page:
Because it uses PHP and MySQL, Flarum will be portable and easy to set up on virtually any server (and any virtual server!) so we can get it to as many people as possible.
This is pretty much the exact same idea as Discourse.... http://www.discourse.org/ and it's already at v1.0
Yeah, this is some serious competition, coming from the guy behind Stack Overflow.
Good luck, though. Keep it real.