Flavours of Forums Forever
- Sep 9, 2013
It’s so defunct that 2.0 beta was announced in February (with code) and GitHub shows the last human code contribution was Friday. It does make it hard to take you seriously with such egregiously wrong (and easily disprovable) statements.now-defunct NodeBB
Also one generally assumes the adjective “innovative” is related to “improved”. If you are asserting that you too feel it is a backward step, it would be wise to not refer to it as innovative and instead as “attempting to be disruptive”.
Note that it pushed very hard for change then was surprised to find its customers didn’t actually want the changes and since back-pedalled on a number of them.
I will give you that it is trying. It tries my patience every time I have to engage with a Discourse.
But I guess the thesis serves its purpose to show that forums truly are dead, they just haven’t stopped moving yet, and so let’s not even bother trying to improve what is already evolutionarily dead, let’s find some other corner to hide in while the market matures and everything being run for profit at scale takes over, amid everyone complaining that there’s no hobbyists any more. You don’t even know what you had until it’s gone.