@balloob This has somewhat concerned me for some time. Most of the most knowledgable HA users no longer participate in the forums although they are very active on Discord chat. Sadly that collective knowledge and understanding just scrolls off the screen and is lost. As far as I know, it isn’t searchable and even if it was, it would be hard to relate the individual posts in a stream.
I absolutely understand the necessity of instant, real-time communication between developers, but in my humble opinion. the loss of searchable topic-based discussion is a long term loss to the community as a whole. I don’t know what the solution would be but certainly, some form of de-emphasizing chat and encouraging discord members to spend time in the forums would help.