Thanks for the feedback forums. I personally hate the social network craze. Forums like Webmasterworld are prefect. I can post a nice descriptive question and get respectful responses that have always, and I really mean always have received insight or help in a kind manner.
Can forums in this format survive?
- I believe so, yes.
How can the format be tweaked to encourage quality discussions?
- You just did it. By posting a thought provoking question that draws people in. Some people surf the forum regularly. I use it as a reference. As I have time I research topical issues as I need. Sometimes I need to post for an answer, other times I simply find a post that meets my needs.
How can we stay relevant?
- Simply keeping categories about current topics is all you need. The posters and moderators will do the rest. I believe that the Webmasterworld is the #1 resource for programmers like me.