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The forums from what I’ve seen are full of duplicated and dead ends. There are tons of threads that are a question, with no answer. Why not just get a sub on SO? Or at least cleanup the forum, possibly merge posts and delete unanswered posts that were created years ago. These are also bloating the search results on google and making it harder to find valid information on the board.