so what's the story behind why the old forums were closed?
wow. such a rich and vibrant history. thanks for the info! maybe it'll burn down again but for something harmless, like bunny girls or too much siege.It's complicated, but it boils down to it becoming unwelcoming toward new members, hurling shit at staff, admins modding the forum such that they carelessly opened security exploits and becoming a hotbed for GG conspiracy theories.
There was an intervention by Niero, they freaked the hell out and doubled down. Then the worst elements left, made their own newer and better forum and it collapsed for its own yet similar reasons.
Yeah. And this time, we're doing everything we can to ensure that these forums are properly managed and cared for. We want it to feel just like any other part of Destructoid.