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What (if any) forum software is powering Hulu Discussions?

I cant figure it out. I would say it is custom, but I swear I have seen very similar functionality and layout before.

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I do believe I have seen it myself and I wanted to say it was under Vanilla Forums but I can't prove that. – NTulip Jan 31 '11 at 12:43
It's not Vanilla or Garden, that I am sure of. – picxelplay Feb 1 '11 at 0:34

Looks like a custom application. I think you can achieve the same with any forum software which exposes an API. Design pages for every section/topic/thread/item and use the forum API's to generate data into the pages.

Example Vanilla Forums API

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I think you are talking about how there is a Discussion tab underneath every video, and when clicking that, the forum for that video is ajaxed into view. I don't think that is even an api. That is just embedded. – picxelplay Feb 1 '11 at 0:47
I am not sure it's a commercial/open source product. I believe it's been developed in-house and in my comment I tried to tell you that you can build the same thing but run it off the backbone of an already good forum system Vanilla. – NTulip Feb 1 '11 at 11:52
I am not curious as to how to build something similar. I am specifically asking a question about Hulu Discussions, and if anyone knew what (if any) specific software they used. I am not looking to mimic or clone; I just want to know out of curiosity. – picxelplay Feb 13 '11 at 17:57
good luck! - maybe ask on Quora.com since a lot of CEO's seem to be watching it. – NTulip Feb 17 '11 at 23:47

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