Recently WhatsApp has launched a new offering called Channels. In a bid to remain relevant and making communicating a little easier, AvCom has created a Channel.
Before you ask, no it is not a replacement for the forum and it is definitely NOT another WhatsApp chat group. In fact you cannot chat there even if you tried. Channels are a one way broadcast only. In WhatsApp's own definition of a Channel:
Our intent with the channel is to send occasional notifications highlighting important or featured topics on the forum. We do not intend to spam the Channel, as we also realise it is really easy for you to unsubscribe from the Channel. Also important to note, we are not shown any private details like phone numbers, names etc of people that are subscribed to our channel. We only see how many people are subscribed.WhatsApp Channels are a one-to-many broadcast service, separate from private messaging, designed to help people follow information from people and organizations that are important to them.
Give it a try. You may join our Channel here: https://whatsapp.com/channel/0029Va9yqO91CYoMWPqc0M0Z
Feel free to ask any questions here and will do our best to answer them.