Internet Forums Are, Generally Speaking, Long Dead; Don’t Do Them

Jim Dee
Jim Dee
May 3, 2017 · 5 min read
Photo atop piece is adapted from “Dead End — far” by Benny Lin (Flickr, Creative Commons).

Is it just me, or have others noticed that web-based discussion forum projects seem to fail more than so many other types of web projects? Below are some reasons why, in my opinion, this tends to happen.

  • Users need to login. I think we like to believe that users won’t mind establishing a new username / password pair just for our forum, which also means…