Sparklit is a team of web design professionals building apps likes Activeboard Forums, Adbutler Adserving and more. Activeboard has a lot of styles to choose from. It hosts the forum for you and doesn't require any technical expertise on your part to run the forum. It also provides features like social login, control user access, email notifications etc.
ActiveBoard was designed to be user-friendly. It's easy to set up your forum in minutes. No technical knowledge required. Match the look and feel of your site with your own domain name, logo, colors, style and layout. ActiveBoard is a cloud-based app, which means we take care of all the software upgrades for you. Your users can chat and instant message each other with a built-in chat room, complete with user profiles. Whether it's a baby photo, a PDF mockup, or a new marketing video, sharing files couldn't be simpler. Select your own layout, colors, theme and domain name to integrate seamlessly with your current website. ActiveBoard makes it easy to share on all major social platforms, and you can even log in with Facebook. With active bot blocking and advanced filtering, ActiveBoard deals with SPAM behind the scenes so you don't have to. Developers can access the ActiveBoard API for deep integration into existing platforms and login systems.
While we believe many kinds of companies can benefit from creating a forum, here are a few example industries where this kind of deep customer engagement is particularly helpful:Gaming - for player info sharing, hints, supportForum Building Software NodeBB
Forums (bulletin boards) are not “chat rooms” where people exchange typed messages in real-time, but a discussion board on any particular topic of interest where people can follow the discussion and type in their own feedbackForum Building Software
Both, the hosted plans and the one time install provide the same set of features. The key difference between the two is that there is no support provided by Discourse for the one time install while the hosted plans come with support.Forum Building Software Discourse