Talk:Discussion group

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I feel that the discussion group page should be kept separate and not merged with other pages. Those looking for information on discussion groups, can find it and read it now, but if the page is merged with "Internet Forums" that information and its availability will be lost, since the distinction between the two will be lost.(without signature)

I agree and am removing the notice. --Chealer (talk) 06:08, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

Discussion group has to be redirect to Focus group[edit]

It was traditionally a face-to-face technique. According to authors and disciplines, some of them call it Discussion group and others Focus group. Both could be developed by virtual means as discussion forum, chat, VoIP, videoconference, etc. Discussion forum is also called virtual forum, discussion board, message board and is not a technique but a tool that could be used for several purposes, including discussing but not especially. Teachers, trainers, and professors who use them know that Discussion forums ("fora") are usually used for many purposes as answering to students' questions about contents, realising verbal activities, or orienting students in procedures or decisions. I think that the real definition as it is formulated at this moment is confusing and transmits a virtual approach of the Discussion group that limits and changes its actual, traditional sense in practice. --Tfeliz (talk) 23:02, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

Bulletin boards and Internet forums[edit]

The article contains: "The term discussion group encompasses web-based forums, bulletin boards, listservs, electronic mailing lists, and newsgroups." However, Internet forum makes no distinction between the first two ("An Internet forum, or message board, is an online discussion site where people can hold conversations in the form of posted messages."). --Chealer (talk) 06:45, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

Changing Discussion group to Online discussion group[edit]

Another solution could be changing the title: from Discussion group to Online discussion group. Discussion group is much more connected to Focus group that could be virtual or face-to-face. --Tfeliz (talk) 22:18, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

ICR (disambiguation needed) should be IRC (Internet Relay Chat)[edit]

Am I right? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Alrightnewname (talkcontribs) 14:01, 31 August 2015 (UTC)