Since its birth as SoompiTown in 1998 and rebranding as Soompi, we've seen our online community grow exponentially and change in the course of nearly two decades. Soompi continues to grow with the support of our members. While the main site continues to grow, certain sections have aged differently over the past several years.
While Korean Music and Korean Drama related sections continue to thrive, other sections are obviously in decline. In general, with improvements in mobile communication, the emergence of facebook, reddit, youtube, and many other social media platforms, have led to a general decline on internet bulletin boards which were particularly popular in the 2000's. Declining sections also attract spambots among many others.
As a result we will be consolidating several forums
Current Events will be merged into General Discussion
Fitness and Sports will be split into Health and Beauty and General Discussion (Fitness going into the former and sports the latter)
School Zone will also be merged into General Discussion
This is not the first time we've re-organized the forum. As the forum population continues to change, so will our forums.
For the following weeks, we will begin moving threads individually and hope to complete the re-consolidation by February.
Thanks for being a part of Soompi!