@Rain-Gnyu said in The forums are pretty much useless now that there is a Discord Suggestion: get rid of it:
and not manipulate with personal perspective opinion, which is pushed into oblivion with everyone else’s.
I love how this sentence acknowledges both that you know you've been trying to manipulate others, and that everyone disagrees with you. But of course that has to be others trying manipulation, and not just everyone disagreeing with yours.
@HarmlessSyan said in The forums are pretty much useless now that there is a Discord Suggestion: get rid of it:
I think it's clear that they don't want to maintain/moderate the forums anymore.
Agreed. There really isn't much debate to be had on that front. In some ways it's understandable with the bots hitting this place with spam topics every day and certain bad actors persistently trying to propagandise their unpopular opinions.
But in others this might be a bad long-term move. These people won't move to Discord, they'll move to Reddit or another off-site forum beyond moderators' ability to control them. And while that'll naturally reduce their reach and credibility, it'll also take them outside of the staff's ability to moderate so if they say something wrong and damaging to the game it can't simply be removed anymore.
As players who can engage in good faith discussion, it feels like we're losing a useful platform for detailed discussion (which as of now will be almost completely homeless after the forum goes read-only, Discord is not fit for purpose for that and not everyone uses the Steam discussion space) for no real gain.
It's hit me a few times since the closure announcement that some chats on the Discord have happened multiple times within a day because they're not simply a forum topic anymore, and multiple resources and items of research that have been conducted on these forums would be lost to the player base if these forums ever change from being read-only to deleted.