Find what you are looking for
The most liked comments are shown at the top of the page — your forum visitors won't have to scroll through thousands of comments to find the interesting information. Details: We've developed an algorithm that somewhat takes into account which comments people actually read, not only upvotes.
Our comment rating system warns people about factual errors, and helps people realize when they are wrong.
Interesting and On Topic
Off-topic threads and less interesting threads are collapsed, so they don't steal people's attention.
Log in with Google, Facebook, Yahoo
People can leave comments as guests, or login with Google, Facebook, Yahoo and OpenID.
Search that works well
Debiki uses a dedicated full-text-search database (ElasticSearch) for good search results.
The most interesting replies are shown first, so those are the ones that are indexed by search engines like Google and Bing (rather than some random first replies).
Reply to many people at once
You can reply to more than one person at once although we use a threaded layout. — When you do that, we revert to a hybrid flat-threaded layout, for that particular reply.
Correct and up-to-date information
People can suggest improvements of each other's texts, and in that way fix broken links and factual errors.
Shortcuts for quick navigation
Use keyboard shortcuts to quickly navigate up to the parent post to refresh your memory, and back again to the reply you were reading.
View comments sorted chronologically
Debiki is mainly a threaded forum, which could make it hard to find the most recent replies. However, this is solved by a 'View last reply' button, and 'Previous' and 'Next' buttons.
When users interact with the forum in a good way, the forum software starts trusting them, and allows them to help out with moderating the forum.