So, here's the release of the forums I already told a few people about. I'll try and keep this post simple and allow any in depth discussions about its use to take place on the board itself.
Basically, the primary goal of the board is initially to shift player-posters from these engine forums to this player-specific forum. For some time now, these boards have been used for many different topics and purposes which contrasts with its intentional use which is to provide a place for engine developers and other such coders to discuss ... well, the engine.
This new board should simply act as a place for the players to gather and should serve player-purposes. They will have slightly lighter rules in terms of non-constructive posts being allowed provided they are not anti-constructive or break any of the other rules. Simply put, posting something like "Cool story bro" will not earn you a warning, provided it isn't aimed at somebody's personal work. Think of them as #main and other lobby channels but in forum form.
When I asked a couple of engine developers about this, the response seemed positive due to the drive of reducing the clutter on these engine forums. However, as with most projects, I'm expecting disagreements, so please post those in this thread.
For posting bugs and suggestions for the board itself, chuck those in here
. Else, if you're not planning on registering, a PM would be appreciated.
So without further ado: Spring Community
Note that at the time of writing, it's in very early development and I've only just set it up, so don't expect shiny shiny just yet.
More updates soon!
Edit: Also the mockup if anybody's interested