Ouch. While I wasn’t a big fan of discourse at first, once you get used to it, it is definitely superior to the old forum software. Same with the new web-site/wiki – I’ve had to edit a device page on the old wiki and I’ve created a draft page on the new wiki and it’s been a night and day experience.
I’d second the idea to move old wiki and old forum to something like forum.archive.openwrt.org and wiki.archive.openwrt.org and use the new forum and wiki instead. I realise tho that there’s a tonne of information which would be impractical to migrate from old wiki to the new one, however if we keep old devices in the old wiki and cherry-pick popular devices to migrate to the new wiki and the new device pages will be created in the new wiki – in a few years all modern devices will be in the new wiki anyways.
Web-site, forum and the wiki are the user-facing side of the project, keeping the old versions of them is an insult to the user base. As much as I personally prefer the OpenWrt name to the LEDE Project name (brand recognition and google-ability being main reasons) if I had a vote, I’d vote no-merge if there were conditions on the web-site, forum or wiki content or look restrictions.
The “Openwrt side” should be applauded for fostering and developing project for many years, but now should just make peace with what happened and turn the domain control over to Thomas and his team (Richard, Alberto).