Who is using NodeBB?


  • Community Rep

    @psychobunny said:

    I'm impressed! Your forum has been on the radar past few days and its grown very quickly. I guess you had a community going from before?

    We did not, but the people participating are escapees from another forum / community that had gone into steep decline. So our uptake rate is really dramatic because of that. So we have a lot of the behaviour of being a new version of an existing forum, but also have the disadvantage of having the large forum in our industry competing for the same mindshare and community members.

    Up over 6,000 posts now 🙂


  • GNU/Linux Admin

    @scottalanmiller Are you on Redis or MongoDB? If Redis -- hope you have lots of memory on your server 😄



  • @julian

    are you trying to warn the rest of us that Redis is not the best DB to use for very active sites?


  • GNU/Linux Admin

    Not at all -- we use redis on this forum, but you do have to realise that the speed of Redis comes at a cost, which is that everything is actively persisted in memory (and on disk, for backup purposes). As long as you have enough memory, you're good to go 🙂

    We're passively looking into solutions for larger forums on Redis, as there really isn't a pressing need to have a 10 year old topic in active memory. So this will most likely be a non-issue soon.


  • Community Rep

    @julian said:

    @scottalanmiller Are you on Redis or MongoDB? If Redis -- hope you have lots of memory on your server 😄

    Oh definitely MongoDB! We ran Redis in a lab which was fine. But we are anticipating the need to scale this to EMEA and the PacRim and needed the scalability of MongoDB 🙂


  • Community Rep

    @planner said:

    @julian

    are you trying to warn the rest of us that Redis is not the best DB to use for very active sites?

    We are running at hundreds and closing in on a thousand posts a day and we are only three weeks old and still running "under the radar" so to speak while we get things in order. We are expecting to be scaling towards a million posts a year and geographically dispersed so the need for pretty decent scalability is there.


  • Community Rep

    We are also running off of RAID 10 SSD to keep the disk access snappy. So we should be pulling over 50K IOPS.


  • GNU/Linux Admin

    A VPS with an SSD definitely helps things... it becomes very clear how much slower a hard disk is when things need to scale!

    An SSD still doesn't hold a candle to RAM yet... but I await the day it rivals it.


  • Community Rep

    @julian We are still not capping out our memory but we are keeping a close eye on it. We are trying to keep things as fast as possible.


  • Community Rep

    We are at 8,400 posts now. Last night we pulled ahead of the NodeBB forums in volume 🙂



  • @scottalanmiller

    Hate to bust your bubble, but I don't place too much stock on the number or volume of posts. On a forum where there's a lot or one-liner posts, it's very easy to push the post count way high. That said, I think it shows that there's a lot of chatter on your forum, so more grease to your elbow.


  • Community Rep

    @planner said:

    @scottalanmiller

    Hate to bust your bubble, but I don't place too much stock on the number or volume of posts. On a forum where there's a lot or one-liner posts, it's very easy to push the post count way high. That said, I think it shows that there's a lot of chatter on your forum, so more grease to your elbow.

    True, but as a technical community, the posts have a tendency towards having some meat to them.


  • Admin

    haha nice. time to put @dove's adsense plugin on and reap the rewards 😛



  • I am using it on my Australian shopping site = ShoppersLove.com As the MVP my vision is tinder for shopping with the nodebb based community providing the community aspects of shopping


  • GNU/Linux

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  • @itsCrafted Looks great, if you need any assistance with the twitter module, just ask in a chat window, I set mine up yesterday. If you're getting an error when you click twitter, restart your server/nodebb manually, it helped me.


  • Anime Lovers

    I'm still in the experimenting phase. I'm trying to sell NodeBB to my members (very small around 30 members with maybe 12 active, its a very small private community) but haven't been able to get NodeBB running properly on my actual server. I've been running it locally on my machine playing with it and love it!

    One thing NodeBB seems to lack for private communities is some sort of "Admin Activation" or even better yet a way to make the site invite only (this latter option might be best as a plugin).

    This weekend I am installing Ubuntu over CentOS and removing directadmin which made my life really difficult in finding the default location of server settings files. Once I complete that I will set it up at a test site for my members to go play with. Once I set that up it should be pretty simple to convert them. Who doesn't like a modern forum?

    Currently I have my domains dns on my server, but it sounds like I can have godaddy manage them properly and just change an A name record on them so I can use them to easily host the dns of my domains. That is the biggest reason why I wanted some sort of control panel like direct admin was so that after I changed my domains nameservers I could still easily control them. That will help me out a lot. Especially since my server use to go out often from DDOS attacks on directadmin (I've since secured it better), and godaddy won't have that problem. I should always have access to my email from google apps.

    Soooo hopefully in the next month I will have switched my forum over.





  • I use nodebb for a small Minecraft Community.
    aaaaand i f**ing love it 👍

    buildjunkies


  • GNU/Linux


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