Talk:forum

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why there is advertisement of Generic Viagra is the best alternative to Viagra of Pfizer company before the meaning of the word forum

this is misleading and the person should be prosecuted for not following the terms and conditions and dumping garbage and rubbish in a wikipedia which thrive to become a neat and free source of information, and even wikipedia do not put any advertisement.

It is called SPAM. We revert a fair amount of it daily. Thanks for blanking this one. --Connel MacKenzie T C 04:30, 1 June 2006 (UTC)

The Plural[edit]

Is the plural form 'fora' really to be listed here as the first option? I should have thought that it should appear second and with '(deprecated)' added.

Sir Ernest Gowers in Modern English Usage lists 'forum' as one of those words which inevitably take the English plural 'forums'. (p. 658, Second Edition, Oxford). And as he says elsewhere, "we speak English, not Latin". 'Fora' is one of those affectations meant to show the learning of the writer, but which instead show his or her ignorance. --Drgrigg 10:25, 7 September 2006 (UTC)

No one has panicked about this in the last couple of days, so I'll unilaterally make the change and see what happens! --Drgrigg 03:40, 9 September 2006 (UTC)
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, "forums" is the usual plural, with "fora" only being used when the word refers to ancient Roman meeting places. There are some interesting comments about this here. It has also been discussed on Wikipedia at w:Talk:Internet_forum#Plural_of_forum and w:Talk:Forum (legal). -- Avenue 23:48, 7 March 2007 (UTC)
I use "fora" for the literal kind and "forums" for the Internet ones. (Funnily enough, the Firefox spellchecker doesn't even have the word "fora". --Bran