🔗 Breaking up with Slack and Discord: why it’s time to bring back forums. — Joan Westenberg
It’s not that Slack, Discord, or real-time messaging don’t have their place. Instant messaging delivers unparalleled immediacy and quick coordination that forums struggle to match. Relying solely on chat channels for community growth leaves users shouting into the wind instead of engaging. Without content preservation, cohesion, organisation, or accommodation for multiple global use cases, Slack and Discord create a dangerous level of fragmentation rather than cohesion.