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Discourse is a free and open-source Internet forum software. Features include support for threading, categorization and tagging of discussions, configurable access control, live updates, expanding link previews, infinite scrolling, and real-time notifications. It allows for a high level of customizability via its plugin architecture and its theming system.

The default homepage features a list of active topics, as well as navigation buttons that help users find discussions they're interested in.

Since its release, Discourse has been undergoing active development, with over 40,000 commits as of March 2022. 

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Note: at we do NOT develop this software and all the names and trademarks of the software are owned by the entity behind the project.