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Thredded is a Rails 4.2+ (yes! - it’s ready for Rails 5) forum/messageboard engine. Its goal is to be as simple, feature rich, and approachable as possible.

By “simple” we mean that it is a quick and easy way to extend an existing rails app with an forum engine instead of spinning up a whole other app like discourse - no docker needed, no extra heroku dynos, no knowledge of ember needed. It is easily theme'able, configurable, well tested, and has a long history with its maintainers (15 years and many rewrites/evolutions).

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    Fantastic! I had an intense need for something like this back in 2011, and the experience sat at the back of my mind, flagged as “I really wish I knew of a…”

    And now I do! Thredded looks like that perfect balance for when you don’t need anything heavyweight, but when hacking your own would probably take too long to do right. Reminds me a lot of Gollum.

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      Nice! Glad that this is possibly of service to you. I am one of the maintainers along with glebm so if you ever have any questions, needs, or problems - please feel free to let us know. We’re always looking for feedback :)