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What are the features of a good forum specifically?

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posted Jul 26 by Nadeem

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Here are some features that a good forum should have:

Categories
Liking posts
Sort topics by recently updated, hot/trending, new, etc.
User accounts
Email notification of new posts
Reply to posts via email
Editing and deleting posts
Editing, deleting, banning users
Exporting data
Easily customizing the design without technical or advanced design knowledge (themes and an easy theme editor)
Embeddable (important if you have or might have a website)
SEO and mobile friendly
Customizable domain name
Charge subscription fees or receive donations from users
Set user permissions
Make the forum private
Statistics
Customer support in case you have questions or something goes wrong
Good documentation

answer Jul 31 by Rishabh Agarwal
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