To clarify, while (imo) it’s a little strange that a company in Auxy’s position seems to be seeking excuses to do things that create more distance between itself and its user community… it’s less about who owns the platform and more about what kind of presence and engagement level Auxy wants to have — and what level the community would like Auxy to have — in that community.
If shutting down this forum meant you were going to be more present, active and engaged with the community on a channel owned by someone else, then that would be a net plus, imo.
However, I suspect there’ll be even less engagement than we’re seeing now.
The fact that this likely outcome is seemingly desirable to Auxy team is disappointing.
So, some questions for you, @Auxy.
What role do you see for Auxy re: the Auxy community, in terms of growth, marketing, etc…?
What kind of involvement from official Auxy would be ideal, if any?
What kind of community would you most like to have around Auxy, from a business POV?
What opportunities, if any, do you think Auxy might gain by being actively engaged with the community/user base?