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Koravel

Senior Member

09-30-2014

http://forums.na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=4909234

RIP any attempt at any conversation on Dominion, as it will just be buried under the mass of threads about GD.


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stormfallen

Senior Member

09-30-2014

It's not reddit format anymore. And if they don't have separate boards for each map on launch, we just have to whine loud enough until they change it. Can't be too hard to add.


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stormfallen

Senior Member

09-30-2014

Also http://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com...mment=00050005 (http://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/GD/VoWBMhrn-rip-general-discussion?comment=00050005)
and http://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com...ary-game-modes (http://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/summoners-rift/y8nmYw9d-can-we-split-this-board-into-sub-boards-for-the-4-maps-and-temporary-game-modes)


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KaWraith

Senior Member

09-30-2014

TL;DR Riot doesn't care what it's community members want or think, they are going to force this new system on us that we never wanted because 'reasons'. For those whom this will cause issue, or unfairly stop their community from having a sub-area to congregate: We understand that your community is basically going to be wiped out, but we don't care. We could easily do something to fix that, but we wont, because again, we don't care.

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Tamat:
TL;DR: We're permanently moving to the boards on October 6 and the original forums will be converted to read-only and archived indefinitely with the same index of content as you're used to. With your feedback, we've built a new board (http://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/f/mNBeEEkI) that remains as faithful to the classic forum experience as possible, and we'll continue to work alongside you to make the boards even better in the future.

For many of you, that's huge news and a big change. We get it. But we've also been working for over a year now to solve the problems plaguing the classic forums and we're long past the point where having two different official forum platforms makes sense.

We've shared most of the reasons why we have to change before, but instead of sending you all over the internet to find those posts, let's summarize:
  • The classic forum technology limits our efforts to make any changes at all, let alone improve the community experience
  • The classic forum doesn't scale well and the League community grew faster than anyone expected
  • As there isn't a feedback loop within the classic forums to explain moderation actions, moderation continued to become more challenging
  • There are a number of security issues with the classic forums, and we aren't comfortable compromising when it comes to security
A few of the other reasons are specific to the nested-view, new boards experience we won't reiterate here (many of you have told us you don’t agree that nested-view and community-voted experiences are better at sorting and exposing relevant content, for example).

We received a ton of feedback on what you're looking for in a community platform over the last few months. As a result, we created GD on the boards (http://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/f/mNBeEEkI) that's faithful to the classic forum experience. That means bumping threads for visibility, viewing discussions in chronological order, a Red Tracker in the thread that works the way you're used to, and quoting (although, we're still ironing out the kinks there) among a number of small tweaks to make it feel more like the classic forums. And we added a few new things, too, like how you now can report posts directly to a 24/7 moderation team.

We've been testing that board for a couple weeks, with everyone invited to try it last week out via that giant red banner on the classic General Discussion forums. Based on the test results and the feedback we received, we've reached the point where we can move forward with a full-on transition to the boards.

Building the boards has been a long journey (more than a year and counting of constant feedback loops and iteration alongside the community), and it doesn't end when we turn the classic forums to read-only. We'll keep seeking feedback and ways to improve as we go, and together we can make the boards even better.

Learn more:
GD Board Q&A on September 24 (http://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/GD/ITeMWouf-boards-qa-recap)
Testing a New General Discussion (http://forums.na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=4888348)
The Boards Universal Rules (http://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/site-feedback/QMLzFo0N-universal-rules)


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KaWraith

Senior Member

09-30-2014

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stormfallen:
It's not reddit format anymore. And if they don't have separate boards for each map on launch, we just have to whine loud enough until they change it. Can't be too hard to add.


Can't be too hard to add... like Ranked dominion? I bet they will be happy to let the new system wipe out communities like this one.


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Hypnos8

Member

09-30-2014

too long to read.. (ok, im just lazy)
But if we are losing our forums, why not creating our own one? We could also get rid of ppl like lyoku lol
(just jking lyoku u are #1 plz dont feederino on my teamerino)


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Stez007

Senior Member

10-01-2014

Quote:
Hypnos8:
too long to read.. (ok, im just lazy)
But if we are losing our forums, why not creating our own one? We could also get rid of ppl like lyoku lol
(just jking lyoku u are #1 plz dont feederino on my teamerino)


Because we tried that a long time ago, and it didn't work.

Official forums are best because they let newer players easily find the resources they need and the community they want to join, because they let players have direct communication with Rioters (or they're *supposed* to) and because there's enough overlap between the SR and Dom playerbases that it's considerably more convenient to have both in the same place, but in separate sections.

Unofficial boards only work if the official ones are **** or just don't exist, and they're universally smaller and less accessible to the general public. For a small community, an unofficial board all but ensures stagnation and eventual decline in population, with very little hope for growth.


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