Feather wrote:No forum can be run for the gratification of only one member.
True. That is rather more what a Blog
Definition of BLOG:
An online diary; a personal chronological log of thoughts published on a Web page.
Typically updated daily, blogs often reflect the personality of the author.
Short for "Web Log," this term refers to a list of journal entries posted on a Web page. Anybody who knows how to create and publish a Web page can publish their own blog. Some Web hosts have made it even easier by creating an interface where users can simply type a text entry and hit "publish" to publish their blog.
Because of the simplicity of creating a blog, many people have found a new presence on the Web. Instead of writing confidential entries in a book that no one is supposed to see, people now can share their personal feelings and experiences with thousands of people around the world.
, on the other hand, is a collective gathering ground of differing views, a platform created with the specific intention of discussing, sharing - and challenging those views.
Definition of FORUM
- the marketplace or public place of an ancient Roman city forming the center of judicial and public business b : a public meeting place for open discussion c : a medium (as a newspaper or online service) of open discussion or expression of ideas
- a judicial body or assembly : court
- a public meeting or lecture involving audience discussion b : a program (as on radio or television) involving discussion of a problem usually by several authorities, experts and spectators
Then again, there are many different kinds of forums - each serving different purposes:
Examples of FORUM
"Forums were held to determine how to handle the situation."
"The town has scheduled a public forum to discuss the proposal."
"The club provides a forum for people who share an interest in local history."
It can also be a place for friends to meet up to discuss their cares and woes, or simply ponder on the ways of the world.
Origin of FORUM
Latin; akin to Latin foris outside, fores - DOOR