[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress Trac] #5351: bp-forums retirement

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#5351: bp-forums retirement
 Reporter:  johnjamesjacoby  |       Owner:  johnjamesjacoby
     Type:  defect (bug)     |      Status:  assigned
 Priority:  normal           |   Milestone:  2.0
Component:  Forums           |     Version:
 Severity:  normal           |  Resolution:
 Keywords:                   |

Comment (by johnjamesjacoby):

 Not exactly correct.

 Our goal is to motivate site admins to install the latest version of the
 bbPress plugin and migrate old BP Forums content using bbPress's built in
 migration tool. The bbPress plugin offers 1 to 1 functionality with BP
 Forums, and adds even more functionality and features not present in the
 old version of bbPress.

 To more directly answer your questions:

 1. No read-only mode. Data would be completely converted over.
 2. In bbPress 2.x, forums can be closed to new topics, and topics and
 closed to new replies, essentially duplicating the read-only experience
 you're looking for.
 3. You are not alone; this is a common pain point, likely due to how equal
 all components are by default in BuddyPress. Members aren't directed
 towards the posting method with the greatest return value, so they float
 around not knowing what to do or why, only hoping to get a response from
 one of several different divisions of the site. My advice here, like you
 mentioned, is to turn off the functionality that you feel is non-essential
 to your community, and not turn it back on until it's large enough to
 require that division.

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