Microsoft shuts down Bing Webmaster Forums to ‘focus energies in other directions’
Microsoft has revealed that they are shutting down the Bing Webmaster Community Forums, in an effort to focus energies in other directions. This shutdown takes place at the end of this month. The forum offered anyone the ability to post questions and have them answer by members of the Bing team and other webmasters.
“Over the last few years, we’ve had our Webmaster forums up and running. They’ve been around a while now in a few iterations, and like any community, the goal is to grow it to be vibrant and engaging. To foster the deep involvement of experts who help others, creating a community that contributes to improvements and makes its own gravity. There comes a time, however, when you sometimes need to re-evaluate, and once in a while, regroup,” Microsoft stated in an official blog post.
Microsoft still has the Bing Webmaster blog, along with help and how-to section, however, the community forums will no longer be active. This shutdown allows Microsoft the time and resources to focus energies in other directions.Further reading: Bing, Microsoft