Hi folks. I was wondering if anyone could recommend discussion forum software?
I'm currently inclined towards finding a cloud-hosted service if a good one exists, as opposed to reinventing the wheel myself, or downloading/buying software then self-hosting (though if the best candidate is self-hosted, I would consider it). There's only so much time to specialize, so I'd rather leave this to a 3rd party *if* an affordable cloud-based plug and play option is available.
I was imagining something like UserVoice meets Twitter in terms of interface, and it would be important that it integrate with my existing authentication and user profile data, so from a user perspective the login/identity/avatar would feel seamless. The use cases are pretty simple - topic-based discussions forums that I would like to present either(1) singly- where users enter directly into a discussion category or thread, or (2) the typical top-level browse/search entry point.
Any thoughts? Endorsements? Complaints?
Thanks a ton!