Conversations on the Internet are great! But sometimes:
Interesting comments are lost among all others.
Someone writes falsehoods, or tries to upset others.
The discussion derails.
Debiki solves them
Debiki shows interesting comments first, solves the off-topic problem, and other issues. Therefore, Debiki:
Promotes fruitful discussions
Attracts more repeat visitors
See the Features section below.
What is Debiki?
Debiki is my open source hobby project.
With Debiki, you can create your own forum, blog, website or wiki, with hopefully the best discussion system in the world.
Other forum, blog, and website software tend to focus on other things — for example, features like video upload and drag-and-drop user interfaces. But Debiki focuses on fruitful discussions.
Read more here about Debiki versus other services, e.g. forum software, WordPress, Disqus and Reddit.
Debiki's discussion system uses a novel two dimensional layout, shows the interesting comments in the upper left corner, and collapses off-topic threads. This gives a good overview of the discussion, and saves time, for you and your readers.
Promoting interesting comments should result in people in general writing more interesting replies? This would contribute to more fruitful discussions.
With regular blogs and website builders — if people leave many comments, the interesting ones are lost among all others? They might as well never have been written?
More repeat visitors?
When useful and interesting comments appear first (uninteresting comments would be sorted far away to the right), your visitors will have a better experience — they are more likely to return to your website?
Good for mobiles and 30'' monitors
The comments are stacked in rows and columns, each column being roughly as wide as a mobile phone's display. This two dimensional layout makes good use of mobile phone's built in capacity to scroll in all directions — and makes good use of the available space on a regular or widescreen monitor.
Design your own themes (in CSS, and, in the future, HTML).
Login with Google or Yahoo, Facebook and Twitter planned — no account registration needed.
Custom domain name.
Full text search (currently in the forum section)
Read more here about functionality that could be added in the future.
A world built of peace, freedom and understanding.
Efficient discussions and exchanging of thoughts are some of the most powerful forces changing your surroundings and the world? — Debiki hopes a more efficient discussion system will contribute to a free world, and greater understanding and tolerance between people, in spite of their different views.
How can you use Debiki?
Read about hosting, here.