After killing Internet forums, Discord brings them back

After years of pushing the final nail in the coffin of Internet forums, Discord is resurrecting it with its own style of discussing an organization called Forum Channels. The feature will start rolling out on servers starting today – Discord says “stay tuned” to see when the forums are available on your server.

Forum channels are basically recognizable functions of forums (threads, posts, comments) that have been adapted to Discord’s existing server ecosystem. Server administrators can create forum channels with specific topics (eg “tacos”) that appear on the left-most navigation bar where the text and audio channels are. Click on a forum channel and you will find a list of large, boxy posts with titles in bold type written by users. Click that and you’ll get what is basically an old school forum post: OP with chronological comments.

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