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I know I've talked about potential obsoleteness of forums before due to blogs, but I've got another thought on this and didn't want to resurrect the dead thread...

One blog, because of comments can be seen as a forum. There are various categories for posts which are basically threads on which people discuss in comments. However categories and these original threads are started by only one author. But since people come from their own blogs to comment on other blogs the whole ecosystem of blogs becomes like one huge multisite forum. Each member of this "forum" has a blog with his or her own categories and threads on which anyone can comment.

Because of this it does seem like forums are kind of unnecessary.. except maybe for technical support, which we do on Nuxified.org.

On Libervis.com forums seem to be used more for internal discussions than anything else. The real dialog seems to be going more in form of articles published in our articles section (which is like a blog basically).

What do you think? Are forums obsolete for anything but specific technical discussions where journalistic blog-style posting isn't suitable or they still have their place in this whole new "Web 2.0" Earthlings have created?

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I agree that most of the

I agree that most of the discussion forumms have become obsolete with the consentration on articles and news. Though I'm not very sure by what you mean when you say a bunch of blogs + commens = forums, do you mean with the use of tags on blogposts, and putting these tags in a more organised list it makes it into more of a forum or what?

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I mean you get the same

I mean you get the same effect. Before when people wanted to discuss a common topic they were looking for forums. Today they just read blogs of people writing about that topic and talk to them via comments. And if they ever wish to write about a topic themselves (equivalent to a new forum member wanting to start a new forum topic) they just open their own blog and start writing (which is utterly easy these days).

This way they pretty much satisfied their desire to discuss and share their thoughts and they didn't even touch traditional forums.

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Ah, I understand where

Ah, I understand where you're coming from now. I think such an approach is good for the kind of issues Libervis deals with, but not these kinds of discussions or the NXFD kind of discussion.

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Yeah. Now I'm just wondering

Yeah. Now I'm just wondering if forums would be suitable for a new site about open mobiles. I guess yes if we put more focus on technical support and discussions regarding those mobiles with only a bit of the "philosophical" to spice it up. Smiling

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