As WordPress.com continues to grow, so does usage of the forums. This growth has necessitated a bit of housekeeping to keep everything running smoothly and to put the emphasis back on support.
First, we’ll be removing the Off Topic and Showcase forums. Many of the posts in Off Topic could have been blog posts. In place of that forum we’d encourage everyone to write posts, follow your friends, and carry on the conversation through comments.
As for showcasing your blog, there are other ways to promote it without such a congested forum. Stand out from the pack, forge your own destiny!
By popular demand, we are also merging the Questions and Support sections. After all, most support requests are questions, and many questions are support requests, so that’s one less bit of confusion.
Thank you all for using the forums, for trusting the volunteers who offer their time to answer questions, and for making WordPress.com such an amazing place to blog!