FFG shut down their forums, we all know that. The Armada forum was the only one I checked (of the FFG Games I bought) daily, realistically, the only one I checked, realistically. We had something good there, and we all know it.
I was never an active poster there, and when I did post, often toxic. Yet it was one of the only places I could go to feel like there was still some civility in the world (especially the Internet). I was a lurker. I leeched off of a lot of good forumPosters (yes I typed that purposely) by just passively agreeing with what more thoughtful players shared.
I don't have a lot to add to the knowledge here, but I would really love to see more of "us" (cause I really am not) FFG forum alumni keep this wonderful community together.
(subtext) (I want my feel good gaming fix with out contributing easy button back, please help!!!)
@GhostofNobodyInParticular I think it would be good for this reply style to be common practice, but don't know if it belongs in the rules.
@Triangularer The Wix forum team expressed a hope of indicating read/unread posts sometime in Q1 2021, though we're obviously nearing the end of that.
That functionality and quoting feel like missing core elements, but I do expect to see them down the road.
The FFG forum had this very convenient feature that it showed which posts were unread or yet to read. A fast look made it possible to see if there were new posts or answers to discussions I followed.
Here I need to read when the last posts were made. And I have to remember myself when I last checked in. Nevertheless is this forum the best way to stay in touch and I‘m very thankful that we got it.
The more interesting content we post, the more traffic will be.
@Bertie Wooster Tagging instead of replying is a great idea.
Maybe @The Jabbawookiee can put it in his rules or we can look into disabling the reply feature entirely.
Sadly Wix doesn't really offer a lot of customization to the forum template. It's pretty much this or making it from scratch, but perhaps the above is possible. If Jabba is gam I'll look into it.
The layout of the forum is why I don't feel the urge to visit it as much myself, sadly, despite the fact that I basically lived in Off Topic in the old forum and ignored most of the discussion posts anyway.
@SithLrd88 Not quite. We did have sub-forums, but now if someone replies to a specific comment from two weeks ago the reply will show up right under the old comment. It's why I usually just tag people instead of quoting now.
Visually parsing the forum here is difficult. The landing page just leads to more sub-forums and the sub-forums themselves spiral into little sub-discussions as you can reply to either the main thread or a specific comment. It's difficult to easily see what's happening for me, so I'm not very active. If that was ever addressed, I think you'd see more activity here.
I checked the old forum at least once a day. Know I often forget to check the new forum for several days. Don't really know why. But to be honest, it's not so much traffic here yet.
I'm watching, but short of joining an Onager bun fight I see little to contribute to. If you want more posting how about starting some discussion topics? What do you want to read about?
Yes, I check back here often and sure wish there was more conversation. I'm happy to see the Onager thread has taken off like a rocket, but being that I don't really have a dog in that fight, I've mostly avoided it. Hoping for more traffic soon!