This topic relates to my post on the front page of the site. Here is relevant part:
[quote=“Solo Wing”]This brings me to my second point: the future of the forums. It is also no secret that the forums on this website are powered by very old phpBB2 software, software that I?d like to replace. The question is: replace with what? It?s also no secret that the forums have been decreasing in activity. Even with the advent of Crimson Dragon, the amount of discussion has not significantly risen. I?m not convinced that the replacing the forum software with something more modern will increase activity. The rise of social networks, particularly Facebook, have diverted much the Internet?s discussion away from forums. However, I still believe there is value in keeping some kind of separate discussion area around on The Will of the Ancients, even if activity is low. As Craymen might say, no social network should wield such power.
There are at least a couple of options for a modern replacement of the current phpBB2 forums. One option I?ve been keeping an eye on is Discourse, a progressive discussion platform from the creator of the popular Q&A website, StackOverflow. It is excepted that Discourse will reach version 1.0 in the next few months, which might be an ideal time to make the switch. Alternatively, the current Dragoon profile system, which currently just shows information about contributions to this website, could be expanded to allow people to log in to custom forums that are tightly integrated with other parts of The Will of the Ancients. Because it will be members of the Panzer Dragoon community who will be using whatever forum system is chosen, I?d like to gather feedback from the community about what kind of discussion forums you would like to use. To do this, I have a started an open discussion called The Future of the Forums.[/quote]
Please share your thoughts and ideas here.