Biggest nodebb Community forum?


  • @Minghui-Yu we use both redis and mongo to get clustering benefits. It's a cloud setup with a couple of front ends. We don't actually use a lot of memory, as clustering takes care of that.

    @scottalanmiller your traffic amounts are bigger than ours. And yes, our numbers are bigger because we moved over to NodeBB (Excellent choise that started out as a lunch table discussion about what a colleague had seen on the net the previous evening)

  • GNU/Linux Admin

    @scottalanmiller Woo, 10k visits an hour, awesome!

    How many processes do you use? v0.5.x was much less scalable, and you'd need 4-6 (or more) processes to handle, but that kind of load can be handled on 1-2 processes now, since v0.6.x.

    I have a feeling I've asked you this before...

  • Community Rep

    @julian said:

    @scottalanmiller Woo, 10k visits an hour, awesome!

    How many processes do you use? v0.5.x was much less scalable, and you'd need 4-6 (or more) processes to handle, but that kind of load can be handled on 1-2 processes now, since v0.6.x.

    I have a feeling I've asked you this before...

    Believe it or not, just using one! Even at 10K per hour, we don't notice any latency at all. We have the advantage of not needing Redis in this setup so we get a little speed boost from that. We can scale up quickly if needed, but we figure we'd need to be over 30K per hour to see any latency.

  • GNU/Linux Admin

    Awesome to hear 😄 Node's event loop coming in handy for all the I/O work forums tend to do

  • Community Rep

    @julian said:

    Awesome to hear 😄 Node's event loop coming in handy for all the I/O work forums tend to do

    Yeah, it is crazy fast. Even on the longest threads with nearly ten thousand posts we have no issues.


  • @exodo Very nice forum and slick design.

    I see you have theme that is very traditional forum like. Is this a theme that is available here. Did you get it custom made? How much did it cost?

    Hope you will have the time to reply.

  • Plugin & Theme Dev

    @vij said in Biggest nodebb Community forum?:

    @exodo Very nice forum and slick design.

    I see you have theme that is very traditional forum like. Is this a forum that is available here. Did you get it custom made? How much did it cost?

    Hope you will have the time to reply.

    is custom made, cstom work , 0€ just self time
    is it on github however only works with 0.7 and older versions due to nodebb changing a lot of things on newer updates

    btw we redoing it for 1.0 and beyond and will be public if someone want to use it but it will have a few changes to make it easier for future updates
    the old one was based on vanilla and this one will be persona fork

  • Community Rep

    Is there a prize for the smallest active one?

    12 users, 14.6 k posts in 232 topics, with 2.3k views a month.

    I just transferred / deployed my forum last month, but is about 5 years old


  • @Bri give us a link. Just seeing stats is no fun...

  • Community Rep

    @vij I could, but it's a closed, private forum, so there wouldn't be much to see 🙂


  • Still curious about this.

    exo.do 930k posts
    Bethesda.net 560k posts
    Mangolassi.it seems to be at 330k posts now.

    is at 300k

    You would think that there are sites out there that crossed the 1MM mark?

  • Community Rep

    @bartvb said in Biggest nodebb Community forum?:

    Still curious about this.

    exo.do 930k posts
    Bethesda.net 560k posts
    Mangolassi.it seems to be at 330k posts now.

    is at 300k

    You would think that there are sites out there that crossed the 1MM mark?

    Yup, ML is just about at 330K

    0_1502288984426_Screenshot from 2017-08-09 09-29-15.png

    A lot of the busy communities imported posts from elsewhere so may not have an ingest rate to get them to 1mm quickly. Hard to say. Seems like Exo will be there in no time, though.

  • Community Rep

    An interesting comparison of ML and EXODO, look at the past month popular posts. I think EXODO gets a lot more threads, ML gets a lot more posts per thread. But EXODO might have a lot of historically imported posts, so maybe they aren't that busy per day?

    0_1502289261337_Screenshot from 2017-08-09 09-32-25.png

    0_1502289275624_Screenshot from 2017-08-09 09-33-27.png


  • Should be easy to figure out.

    was posted today
    was posted September 23th 2016
    I.e. 100.000 posts in 320 days = 312 posts/day

    was posted today
    October 27th 2016
    I.e. 100.000 posts in 286 days = 350 posts/day

    BTW this led me to an interesting bug in NodeBB. This URL:

    Shows me an error that I can't view this topic but the topic title is shown in the URL.
    Edit: This seems to be a bug in a plugin that @exodo installed/created? Can't replicate this on a clean install.

  • GNU/Linux Admin

    @bartvb +18? Maybe you just need to login 😄


  • @julian Probably, but in that case I shouldn't be able to see the title 🙂

  • GNU/Linux Admin

    @bartvb Be that as it may, I'm thinking that's a result of the plugin, and not a NodeBB core responsibility 😉

  • Swedes

    Its not my forums, for sure 😛 But its cool to see that NodeBB can handle this!

  • GNU/Linux

    Would have been cool if NodeBB could have handled the Ubiquiti community. But that was poorly tested prior to roll out. Sadly, I bet they will not try again.

  • Plugin & Theme Dev

    @bartvb said in Biggest nodebb Community forum?:

    Should be easy to figure out.

    was posted today
    was posted September 23th 2016
    I.e. 100.000 posts in 320 days = 312 posts/day

    was posted today
    October 27th 2016
    I.e. 100.000 posts in 286 days = 350 posts/day

    BTW this led me to an interesting bug in NodeBB. This URL:

    Shows me an error that I can't view this topic but the topic title is shown in the URL.
    Edit: This seems to be a bug in a plugin that @exodo installed/created? Can't replicate this on a clean install.

    We use a plugin that limit people who can view it depending on the title used
    +18, +hd , +prv etc

    Each tag gives different limitations based on post, user registration date etc

    https://github.com/exo-do/nodebb-plugin-tagstitle

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