"Please Stop Closing Forums And Moving People To #Discord: They are not the same thing, and will never be the same thing."
@celia The author of the post acknowledges that people no longer communicate that way, yet they "don't care".
If the concern is searchability, let's archive the content of these communities somehow. But we can't battle trends like these with old tools.
@celia also, forums are (usually) self-hosted and are readable with browser without registration. Discord is a centralized closed service and has capability to do all kinds of privacy harming things.
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