I'm just going by this and some other comments I've read. If I am wrong I apologize.
posted by thobby 2 years and 11 months ago Link

There are no plans to abandon the forums, but there are long range plan to reorganize the community platform, making things a bit more homogenous. It is possible that the forum platform could change at some point but when this has happened in the past the existing data has been retained and moved forward.

I would also note that DDG has a Reddit sub at:
I invite you to take a look there are well.
posted by x.15a2 Community Leader2 years and 11 months ago Link