libraries like jQuery. When John Resig from jQuery blogged about his issues with Google Groups,
we approached him to offer Zoho Discussions for free as we immensely
benefit from jQuery. After evaluating several discussion forums, John
finally decided to go with Zoho Discussions.
We ended up analyzing countless solutions but in the end we chose to go with Zoho Discussions. A combination of decisions drove us to this decision:
- Zoho Discussions seamlessly integrates both regular, forum-style,
discussions and Q&A. Additionally all the moderation and
administration tools are designed around building and managing a slick
workflow for answering questions and concerns.
- The Discussions team at Zoho has been incredibly accommodating. Not
only providing all the hosting for free but going out of their way to
fix concerns and integrate our full Google Groups back history. We’ve
been working very closely with them and they’ve fixed, or are fixing,
every issue that we’ve brought forward.
significant amount of data in Google Groups as well as mailing lists.
To provide a seamless transition, we worked with jQuery team to migrate
all their existing data, which includes 51K+ posts and over 116K responses, to Zoho Discussions. The new jQuery discussion
forum is now live at http://forum.jquery.com.
You’ll notice that Zoho Discussions is customized to fit the jQuery
website theme. To participate in the discussion, you can login using
your Zoho credentials or with Google, Google Apps or Yahoo account.
John provides additional details about this migration in his blog post.
would like to thank John and the jQuery team for providing us the
opportunity to power their discussion forums. We benefit immensely from
jQuery and we hope they’ll find Zoho Discussions useful.
Zoho Discussions for your Open Source Project
we benefit from many other open source projects ourselves, we’d like to
extend this to all open source projects. This means, if you are running
an Open Source Project, we will offer Zoho Discussions for FREE based
on your needs. To take advantage of this, go to http://www.zoho.com/discussions/open-source.html and provide us your details.
free offer for open source projects is different from the free version
we currently have. We will tailor Zoho Discussions for your
custom needs and can offer the best package for your open source
project. To get started, please visit
We’d like to thank the jQuery team for using Zoho Discussions and we look forward to working with other open source projects.