Of those hundreds of thousands what (best guesstimate) are directly "arduino" related ?
How easy is it to navigate to specific "arduino" issues such as stk500 bootloader, or Nano Every ?
More important how easy is it for BAD advice to get through compared to in here where we so often self moderate as a close knit community ?
How wide would people in here have to spread themselves across discord to perform the same level of answers ?
How does discord moderate itself ?
How quickly does discord moderate itself ?
IMHO it seems like an excessively complex method of doing what we do in here with little real benefit to end users. Sort of like a Minotaur's den.
I agree that the current forum software leaves a lot to be desired.
I would also agree that it needs a lot of work or a suitable replacement.
However forcing something like discord out in a vain hope it will be adopted over a much simpler and easier system to navigate smacks of an inept decision taken with little real homework.
Also given the age range of users as is so frequently demonstrated the demographics were clearly not taken into account in the decision.
You are not the only one to have stated "younger users" as the prime (maybe sole) audience for discord. so that would leave out a good chunk of the Arduino playing field.
It almost seems like a deliberate ploy to split the community.
That is not a statement I though I would ever have to say !