| computer conference devoted to a specific subject and in which the messages are stored on a server, or in a database which may be centralized or decentralized
NOTE 1 – A forum usually has an initiator, members, and possibly a moderator.
NOTE 2 – In a forum the messages are submitted and read asynchronously. Every user can read them at any moment.
NOTE 3 – Chat groups and libraries may be associated to a forum.