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As forums are slowly being phased out by game developers, Discord's version offers a similar take on the old method of fostering communities.

Justin Carter, Contributing Editor

September 14, 2022

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Logo for the social chatting app Discord.

Starting today, Discord will begin rolling out forum channels in community servers. Like the forums of old, Discord users will make forums for more specific discussions, and allow newcomers to see what's being talked about before diving in. 

Over the years, forums have become slowly phased out to be replaced by the likes of Twitter and well, Discord, in order to foster game communities. This past summer, Gearbox Software closed down its forums and replaced them with specific Discords for its various game franchises. A feature like this allows for even more specificity for communities. 

While creating forums, server mods can restrict who can participate in a forum, whether it's private, create guidelines and default reactions, and so on.  

"No more watching an interesting discussion get drowned out, hijacked, or abandoned because it went stale for a few hours," wrote Discord. "Forum Channels let focused conversations thrive without hogging a channel...More than ever, every conversation has a place on Discord now."

The addition of forum posts comes just a day after Discord had become integrated with Xbox, and is said to have similar integration with PlayStation later this year.

About the Author(s)

Justin Carter

Contributing Editor, GameDeveloper.com

A Kansas City, MO native, Justin Carter has written for numerous sites including IGN, Polygon, and SyFy Wire. In addition to Game Developer, his writing can be found at io9 over on Gizmodo. Don't ask him about how much gum he's had, because the answer will be more than he's willing to admit.

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