After killing internet forums, Discord is bringing them back

Years after driving the last nail into the coffin of internet forums, Discord is resurrecting them with its own take on organized discussion called Forum Channels. The feature will start rolling out on servers today—Discord says to “keep an eye out” to see when forums are available on your server.

Forum Channels are basically the recognizable functions of forums (topics, posts, and comments) adapted to Discord’s existing server ecosystem. Server admins can create forum channels with specified topics (like “tacos”) that appear on the leftmost navigation bar where text and voice channels live. Click into a forum channel and you’ll find a list of larger, boxy posts with bold titles written by users. Click into that and you get what is essentially an old-school forum post: an OP with chronological comments.

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