why forums dead

Discussion in 'Gaming and Tech' started by Crusty, May 11, 2021.

  1. Crusty

    Crusty New Member

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    whyyy
     
  2. Kaiden

    Kaiden Administrator Community Manager

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    Discord, VoIP and other messaging apps pretty much killed forums off circa 2015, they're grossly inefficient at conveying anything in real-time, and only really useful for a static place to publish permanent fixtures like release notes, or to control structured threads like applications or appeals. If interested in talking more with the community would suggest joining Discord via the below link or doing /discord in-game.

    https://discord.gg/mapqDN99
     
  3. Teddi

    Teddi Well-Known Member Bear

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    Adding on to this, most players don't want to manage separate forum credentials because it's yet another thing to remember. You can get plugins for forums but usually they just "authenticate" and you need the separate creds anyways.

    If I had time I'd probably remake the forums (it is something I'm interested in doing, probably won't happen mind) with full steam authentication.

    FWIW I do appreciate you trying to get more activity here though!