That wouldn't make the Discord useless at all because the Discord is much more than an FAQ database.
On the Discord you have many experienced antkeepers and there's a high chance that someone keeps the exact same species you have and has a broad knowledge about it and experience with it that not even Google can provide you with. Antkeeping is a very neglected scientific field and to a large degree still learning by doing (and sometimes failing).
It's also a platform to discuss and share stuff.
It has a channel were you can share pictures and videos (of ants).
It has an ID channel where most of the time you can get a pretty quick response.
It has a reddit feed for r/antkeeping (so you can see when there are new topics posted on the reddit page).
It (obviously) has an off-topic section where you can talk about other stuff (games, life, whatever you want) and it even has a debate channel as a quarantine zone for the heated discussions.
A voice channel is also available if you actually want to talk to someone instead of typing.
It basically has all the infrastructure a forum has but in a much more dynamic and volatile version.
And Discord, despite being a free service for private use, is actually really good. They live from special payed services (like commercial company servers) and user subscriptions - many computer games companies have their own Discord servers as a more easy-to-access alternative to their forums that also improves userbase interaction and allows players to team up or found/join clans more easily (and obviously the Discord provides Voice Chat channels for their communities which is vital in online gaming).
Edited by Serafine, November 3 2017 - 5:06 AM.