What would be the easiest way to build a simple site similar to IH, Product hunt etc. with the possibility to vote up/down? I know I heard about a tool in a podcast or somewhere, but cannot find it. Thank you
It would probably be easiest to modify the code for lobste.rs, all of their code is open source and several other community sites are built on it. (https://github.com/lobsters/lobsters)
I will say though, the code is not the hard part of building a community centric site. The success of IH and product hunt are due to the hard community building work of @csallen and @rrhoover and others!
Can you send me an invite to lobste.rs?
I got you. check your mail 👍
I'm actually not a member my self haha
Thanks Chuck, I will check lobsters. You’re right about the hard part for sure.
I have an idea for a niche community that’s very active on FB. This type of site would serve it great in many ways.
You could try a Discourse forum hosted on Digital Ocean with a one click install. I'd say that's pretty easy, although I don't think you can downvote on Discourse.
Will check, thanks
Give Hittly a spin, its a community software, somewhat IH style. I built it, let me know if you have any questions
Check out the demo community site
This looks decent. :)
I am building a community reasonably similar to this but for a different niche. I just built it from scratch though. I would always recommend building from scratch (well I do use a framwork) as then you know everything about how every part of your product works.
the best is telescope http://www.telescopeapp.org/
also somewhat similar dev.to is open source: https://github.com/thepracticaldev/dev.to
There are a few others. I've noted somewhere.
Does anyone else need open source recommendations to get up and running?