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Thought some of you might find this interesting. Free and open source, and they will be providing migration scripts.

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Forums and mailing lists are a big part of the Internet. But the software powering them sucks. It’s clunky, bloated, complicated, and frustrating. Forum design hasn't really changed in the last decade.

We want to take the concept of a forum — a concept that still has so much value in how we interact online — and start again. Not to add another layer on top of what’s already there. But to completely redesign the whole experience, focusing on how people actually use forums. And that’s exactly what we’re doing with Flarum.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1221714515/flarum-forums-reimagined

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I quite like it - saw it the other day on the laravel-news.com site. I guess my only issue at this point is that it's customisable to a point, out of the box. Heavy customisation would require a lot of work. But then again, because they're 're-imagining' forum software, I don't think it's intended to look like the rest of the website (which is the kind of customisation I'm referring to).

Nonetheless, it looks like a really great platform, and I can't wait to get my hands on it.

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Somehow I don't like the way they insult the entirety of existing forum software ("it sucks") in the second sentence of a rather unprofessional kickstarter-video :rolleyes:

Which is a shame, because i really like Laravel, and the whole API-thing ^^

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I started an Flarum integration module. Predefined and also custom API calls are supported. "data" and "included" objects are converted in PW WireArray and supports PW API like find() and get().

http://flarum.org/docs/api/

http://jsonapi.org/examples/

At the moment unencrypted username and password is needed to get an token for logged in api calls. 

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