While I’m a huge fan of Discord (and Jeff Atwood!), I kind of look forward to this forum being closed. In the early days, it was a valuable resource for developers to share their knowledge and ideas. Nowadays it’s basically the groundhog day version of “why does my CSS not work” or “how can I run Python with script package”.
Of course, this is in part a problem by the moderators or the lack thereof. My hope is that discussions on GitHub have a higher entry barrier to keep those kinds of topics out. On the other hand, I will miss some posts I return to every now and then, they provided excellent documentation that is absent in the API docs. I take it that there are no plans to archive the content on this forum (Wayback Machine or otherwise), it would be a surprise if anyone cares.
I expect this to be the first move to fully hand over Atom out of the responsibility of GitHub and into the hands of the community. Not that this is necessarily a bad thing.
And lastly, I will shed a single tear that I cannot publish a post I had long planned for July 23, 2021 – to remind everyone that the Atom blog hasn’t been updated in two years!
See you on the other side.