I don't want to hate because I still use XDa since like 2013. But the Most website does this because services like Discord and Telegram are an indirect competitor of forums.
So I understand why 'you guys' are doing this but it won't work. People are still gonna use such services and sites like this will go down in users. It would be better if you guys incorporated such services so that people would still use XDA but together with Discord and/or Telegram etc.