= F =
[Usenet, GEnie, CI$; pl. `fora' or `forums']
Any discussion group accessible through a dial-in BBS, a
mailing list, or a newsgroup (see the network). A
forum functions much like a bulletin board; users submit
postings for all to read and discussion ensues. Contrast
real-time chat via talk mode or point-to-point personal
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.