(Plural "fora" or "forums") Any discussion group accessible through a dial-in BBS (e.g. GEnie, CI$), a mailing list, or a Usenet newsgroup (see network, the). A forum functions much like a bulletin board; users submit postings for all to read and discussion ensues.Contrast real-time chat or point-to-point personal e-mail. [Jargon File]
Last updated: 1998-01-18
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