There has not been enough exploration of time-limited online forums. I think knowing a forum would exist only for 1-3-5 years and then be erased or frozen would give it some strengths. I have known only one forum to have done that and I think it helped them stay focused and productive.

The existing model is: a forum acts like it will never end while experience shows will always fade out, have a technical catastrophe or be silenced.

Maybe experimenting with time-limited forums is worth doing.


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