This forum has existed for more than a year and a half. However, it's used so seldomly it's kind of sad! I have a few questions: why do you think the forum isn't used a whole lot? What could be improved about it? Do you think most people just don't use forums anymore? Do you think most people just aren't aware that it exists?
I think that forums are very useful because they open up discussions and information to the general public. Anybody can jump in and participate. More importantly, your discussions, questions, and answers can be found through search engines! Platforms like Discord make this nearly impossible.
Let me know your thoughts. I'm interested in your experience.
Discord has come to replace forums altogether due to its simplicity and the fact that you can have a lot of different servers in one place.
This forum is not active because people know about its existence through Discord which they are already accustomed to and its hard to justify using both when there is channels in the LBPU server dedicated to every topic present in this forum.
I don't know how forums work in Discord but it is worth testing it out and ask for feedback.
Banana man here, yeah I think people don't use this because they simply don't know it exists. I myself didn't until now. I think that even if it were promoted or advertised better, the target audience for people who would be using it would likely already be using discord to some capacity. Also, yeah forums are getting to be an outdated format. Threads on discord are much better in my experience. (especially due to the chat being LIVE). I think the forum as it is now is fine but like, more people will be using the discord for expressing thoughts or communicating. However, the ability to google something and have it appear because it is on the web is a great thing to have. That's about all I have to say though. Banana out.
It would be cool to have Forums in the Discord™ server, although it's okay if the Forums stay on the LBP Union web site.
First!, just kidding.