It looks like the Google lords have had their fill of Google Groups, and are planning on migrating away from Google usernet forum towards something a little bit more professional.
Vandini Ravindran, an Orkut Guide breaks the news over in the Official Orkut Help Group.
(Orkut Help Forum) Hi everyone,While this news will not make the Google Groups department happy (as the AdSense help team left earlier), this will hopefully make the forum much more useful (as spammers and flamers seem to be targeting Google groups nowadays).
We're in the process of moving the orkut Help Group from Google Groups
to a new platform that offers a number of features our users have
requested. The Forum in Google Groups will be closed to posting once
we've made the switch, but will still be available as an archive of
all the great information you've shared.
Some of the features the new forum will provide:
- Question & answer format to help you find answers quickly
- Better spam detection and prevention
- Public recognition of Top Contributors and frequent posters
I'll make sure to post another announcement as soon as the new forum
launches, but wanted to give you all a heads up so that the change
doesn't take you completely by surprise :)
Thanks in advance for your patience as we work to build a community in
the new orkut Help Forum. We hope you'll come check it out!
No word on when the new help group will be launched, although hopefully it will be by the end of next month.