Discord features customisable bots which can help run discord servers and control features such as roles, moderation, banning members, welcome messages and more. For example, you can install the ‘dyno’ and ‘tatsumaki bots which control role automation/server features and introduces xp leveling systems respectively:
Users have shifted towards services which provide more instant messaging and quicker access to communication with others. Forums are still a bit outdated as the message system isn’t asynchronous so every forum should partner itself with a good social app.
https://www.dynobot.net – Dyno is a fully customizable bot for your discord server with a simple and intuitive web dashboard. It brings a ton of features such as moderation, anti-spam/auto moderation, role management, custom commands, music, and many more that will greatly simplify managing your server and provide additional features for your members.
https://www.tatsumaki.xyz – Increase activity on your Discord server by letting members earn XP and Levels with a visually interesting levels system. The reputation system lets members upvote another member of their choice.