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Original author(s)Dai Zhikang
Developer(s)Comsenz Technology Co., Ltd.
Initial releaseMarch 2002 (2002-03)
Stable releaseX3.4 (January 1, 2018; 22 months ago (2018-01-01)) [±]
Written inPHP
Available inChinese (simplified and traditional)[1]
TypeInternet forum
Licenseproprietary, free for non-commercial use

Discuz! is Internet forum software written in PHP and developed by Comsenz Technology Co., Ltd (Chinese: 康盛创想). It supports MySQL and PostgreSQL databases. It is the most popular Internet forum program used in China.[2]

Discuz! is free of charge for private uses. A license that allows commercial use costs about 3000 RMB. The software is officially available in Chinese. It was officially developed in an English version also, but the development stopped due to financial reasons. There are unofficial English and other language versions provided by certain websites.


Based on another Internet forum program called "Asia XMB" in its English version, based on the "XMB forum", Discuz! was developed by Dai Zhikang (Chinese: 戴志康; nickname: Crossday) as "Crossday Bulletin (CDB)" in March 2002. It was renamed "Discuz!" with its 15 October 2002 release. In February 2003, the Comsenz Technology Co., Ltd. was formed.

Since June 2003, there has been a free version as well as a commercial version. With version 6.1.0, the software depends on an existing UCenter installation, which is an interface to join all the Comsenz products in the website. It is a user management software, so information like private messages can be used in all the Comsenz products on the same website. Another innovation is the integration of the Chinese marketing service provider Insenz.

Comsenz was acquired by Tencent in August 2010.[2] Discuz! X 1.0 was developed in 2010, combining with other SNSs, web portals, groups and open platforms produced by the company.

Other products[edit]

Currently, the products of Comsenz include: Discuz!, Discuz! X, Discuz!NT, UCenter, UCenter Home, X-space, SupeSite, Comsenz EXP, Insenz, Manyou Open Platform, Yeswan, Brand, etc.

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References & notes[edit]

  1. ^ Unofficial English versions available for current version.
  2. ^ a b 腾讯联姻康盛创想 发力与中小网站开放共赢 (in Chinese). China National Radio. 24 Aug 2010. Retrieved 8 January 2011.

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