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10 July, 2009

STC is retiring its discussion forum

Filed under: online resources,technical communication — monado @ 16:20

The STC international organization is retiring its STC Forum as of July 31. As of July 8, the forum was closed to new posts. Members have until the end of the month to retrieve their posts to save elsewhere.  Here’s the notice:

The STC Forum will be retired July 31, 2009 in favor of new activities and closed to new posts on July 8. If you have posted information there that you want to keep, please capture it.

“The Forum served members and nonmembers by providing opportunities for questions, comments, and suggestions in more than two dozen areas,” lauded STC President Cindy Currie. “The discussions have been of use as a snapshot of how the contributors felt about issues and, at times, have been an outlet for members and nonmembers to vent about industry and other challenges.”

“Currie indicated several options for the next generation of a hosted service are being considered by the Board of Directors. In the meantime, Bill Swallow has created a password-protected website on Ning ( to capture discussions about how STC can deal with the current economic crisis and invites members to participate. He can be contacted by Email.

I have heard that the STC Forum wiki will also disappear, but I’m not sure whether that’s the case. It seems likely, though.

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