Is there a future for this forum?

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Is there a future for this forum?

Post by sozzled » Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:14 pm

For the past 15½ years The Joomla! Forum™ has been the main meeting-place for people to discuss issues, solve all manner of web-related problems, seek advice and offer input. This was the reason I joined the forum.

Things change over time, of course. The forum is not the meeting place that it once was. Discussions about development issues have been hived off elsewhere (firstly to SourceForge, then to JoomlaCode and now to GitHub). Discussions about community events, country-specific activities, management, etc. have, likewise, moved to other platforms.

The Joomla Community Magazine, documentation, etc. have also moved away from this forum. Even the official news announcements are located elsewhere. For many of us it feels like going through a ritual—or using a process—to reveal a role for the forum in this.

So what's left for The Joomla! Forum™? Is there a future for it and, more importantly, do you care? It would be good to know what thoughts people may have. If you don't have a view (or you would rather not express that view) then we can leave it at that. If this discussion does not yield any responses then I think that the absence of that discussion says much about the future, doesn't it? If people still believe in this forum then we can gauge the level of support by the presence or absence of any follow through to have a discussion.

I think that The Joomla! Forum™ has lost its significance as a meeting place for people to discuss issues, solve web-related problems, seek advice and offer input. That's my opinion. I hope that I can be proven wrong.

Discuss, please.
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Re: Is there a future for this forum?

Post by Webdongle » Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:51 am

The forum is the only place where certain sarcastic devs get moderated correctly.
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Re: Is there a future for this forum?

Post by gws » Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:31 am

I think that The Joomla! Forum™ has lost its significance as a meeting place for people to discuss issues, solve web-related problems, seek advice and offer input. That's my opinion. I hope that I can be proven wrong.
Very sadly I agree with sozzled this forum has lost its charm from the heady early days of the forum. Brought about in part by the various "secret squirrel clubs" within the joomlasphere, look at the current strife in the J4 dev areas....

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Re: Is there a future for this forum?

Post by brian » Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:18 pm

> The forum is the only place where certain sarcastic devs get moderated correctly.

And you wonder and complain that devs dont come here
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Re: Is there a future for this forum?

Post by Webdongle » Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:57 pm

brian wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:18 pm
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And you wonder and complain that devs dont come here
Nope I don't wonder why at all.
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