The forum started life as electronic mailing list, evolved into a bulletin board, was rebranded as a forum then took over the online research world in many people’s eyes.
Then a funny thing happened to the forum. It became laden with a huge burden of expectation, with would-be forum-ites demanding cheap, self-perpetuating, plentiful insight from customers.
Is this justified?
What a forum is
By Paul Hudson
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