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Forums got a new look?

Post by phyco126 »

The forums look so... stocky. What happened to the sprites and such to designate post status?
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Sorry about that... Had to upgrade to keep current and eliminate bugs and this was a side effect.

Level of customization may not be worth trying to re-implement though; if we have that time it's more likely we'll try to just move to Discord officially (and archive what's here). Not certain yet, though.
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No more forums? :'(

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I'd prefer forums too but I've almost never used Discord so I don't have much to compare with. But being able to look at all the past conversations on things at once is invaluable to me.

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Post by ShugoHanasaki »

Discord....Forums are vastly underrated in this day and age. I will certainly miss the old sprite look...But Discord is just so full of drama...There's so many youtube videos pointing this out. While I am not assuming you guys will have drama in your future server...Discord is just bleh...imo
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Post by Kizyr »

Do you mean underrated, or overrated?

Generally, I much prefer these old-style web forums. Permanency to each post, each post has more content, and anyone outside can search through most of them back literally 15+ years. Discord is grouped chats, so there aren't "posts" but just lines and more fast-moving chats with less permanency (which honestly does have its merits).

But... the reality is that very few people now prefer these old style forums, meaning that there just isn't a lot of support. I'm not an expert in web development so I don't have much capability of supporting it myself, whereas just about anyone can set up a Discord server.

I'm not saying I'm happy about this kind of development, but when you have that plus the fact that this is a pretty old series without a genuinely new installment since 2005 (not counting SSH or iOS or re-releases)... we're up against quite a bit.
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