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"Please Stop Closing Forums And Moving People To : They are not the same thing, and will never be the same thing."

kotaku.com/please-stop-closing

@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.

@astrojuanlu @celia The concern is not just searchability; even if all the information is in some discord thread, the organization and presentation is vastly different.

@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.

@cos Bunch of Discords I rarely participate in for these reasons, even if I join. :(

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