Because to be honest, while I like the services and find them useful for chat rooms... They're not forums. They're the equivalent of IRC in a fancy wrapper, and are designed to be as transitory as possible because of that. You can't search them easily once you're a member, search engines can't see inside them at all and anything only linked or mentioned inside said services is basically lost to time once it's more than a few days old or so. Yet now a lot of communities are using them as if they were forums. That's a huge problem since people can't find any old content there, and those outside of the community are likely completely lost when it comes to finding what others have been saying or what discoveries were made by the memberbase. And I fear the consequences for things like internet preservation will be massive as a result. Imagine being the Internet Archive or Archive Team and realising that tons of unique content that future generations need to see is locked away inside said services. Or that if they ever shut down, that it's basically going to be impossible to recover anything said there. It's just a disaster waiting to happen. So yeah, does anyone else worry about this trend? Should communities be wary of using services like Discord or chat apps as their primary form of communication?