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How to Compete with Discord

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(@percysgrowroom)
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Pretty much what the title says. Discord is known as "the forum killer" and I have been using it recently and many of its features are very good. I was thinking about starting another forum soon on another website, using wpforo. But I am stuck thinking, why not just make a discord server instead.....

What is the benefit over using wpforo over discord? Is the time of online forums over?ย 

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(@tergaros)
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I can't call Discord a forum killer. Have you seen how much spam there is? Can I Google information on Discord? Here is the short answer.

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(@percysgrowroom)
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@tergaros Fair point about the google thing, but tbf, i dont think anything on my forum has ever been found by google, only front end posts.ย 

But spam? I havent seen any on my discord server but if i turned te spam plug ins off on my forum ill see loads of it...ย 

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Anybody else got any input on this? I think it is a big problem. Is it even worth starting a new forum when Discord is getting so popular?ย 

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(@diegopino)
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What is the benefit over using wpforo over discord?

Iยดm Web Development and Administration community manager for many years.

The Forums I personally:

- preferred forums with topics over channels with long discussions.

- You could browse through forum topics and find a subject that interest you.

- Discord servers are chat rooms (instant, short messages).

- Forums are more organized and more versatile, with threads coming and going to reflect the current relevant subjects.

- Discord channels don't work like that.

- Forum its not a chat

- Forum its not a Red Social

People used Discort to Chat via Streaming (instant, short messages)ย 

a modern chat room has nothing to do with a forum

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(@selsebil)
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@percysgrowroom Discord does not function similarly with forums. But Reddit does. However, forums have some advantages over Reddit.

1- Unlimited customization

2- If you have a blog, forum attracts users to your blog

3- Forums allow better SEO to attract people from search engines

4- Forums have specialized domain names, which attracts more attention.

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