When I first read the original question, I thought it sounded like someone trying to stir up shite and maybe attract a few users to his struggling discord site.
Having said that, it is always a valuable exercise for any organization to periodically evaluate where they've been, where they are, and where they're going. I am only a recent user of this forum but I think I see it evolving as many things do in a supply/ demand situation. There is a service, say ant keeping websites. At first there are only a few, with few followers. But over time, interest grows and the few websites that exist have huge increases in followers (and I assume advertising dollars) and others take notice and similar web sites start popping up around the globe. The number of people interested in such web sites is limited to a great degree and they are spread thinner and thinner. It is logical to assume that people will gravitate to the web site that appeals to them most. Discord sites are another new place for people to participate and thereby reduce the number of users of other sites. I have been watching the Ants Canada forum and there aren't very many new questions per day posted there, and usually only one member who responds to the questions. This forum is very much alive by comparison.
If a discord server is much like a big chat room, I can see it appealing to people who have a phone at the ready and can participate in these types of on-going "conversations". I can't believe that the kind of information, photos, and detail that can be found in this forum is achievable in a chat format. One of the reasons I write for this forum is because I know the information will be available now and in the future. I don't believe that's possible in a chat type format either.
Lastly, I think this forum should maintain a standard that provides quality information on as wide a variety of subjects as possible. That is how an organization maintains and builds a user base, despite the syphoning off of some users to other web sites. We may lose members because of the format, we won't lose them because of poor information. Formiculture is not dead or dying, it is merely evolving and changing as the number and interest of ant keepers changes and the number of sources of information changes to satisfy them.