Just wanted to give folks a heads up, I'm going to be changing how our website functions radically over the next couple of weeks.

Mostly – the forum section of the website is going away.

Why, you may ask? There are several reason for the change.

One is that both the forum software and the blog software that it is nested within, pretty much serve the same function, they just display the data differently. Redundancy, my name is redundancy. ^.^

Another reason is that some features that, as a semi-creative community we like to share, do not function on the forum but do function inside of the WordPress blog system, like, oh – posting YouTube vids or embedded artwork from DeviantArt and the like.

Searches and Categories are much more flexible with the blog system than forums and sub-forums. And these, from a wise poster, can be created on the fly as needed.

And last, but certainly NOT least, by jettisoning the forums, I remove a level of complexity and maintenance on the site that is, for all intents and purposes, not really needed.

I have given this a lot of thought over the past several weeks, and it's not something I am doing lightly. But I think in the long run we will have a stronger, more dynamic gaming community for it. At least that's my hope. ^.^

So – what happens from here?

Rindis and I are going to be going though over the next week+ and copying all beginning of threads (or creating new ones if warranted) of all the major topics to the new blog format. If there is a comment that you wish to keep on said thread, please feel free to copy it over as a comment to the new post.

I and Rindis will do our best to make sure that all logins will remain the same! If, for some reason you have problems with your login, you can contact me via email at smudge (at) backbreaker (dot) com.

Navigating the new system -

To create a post via the new system, first login. You will notice a dark gray bar at the top of your screen once you've completed the login process. This is your window to the back-end of the site and all the features you have access to. To make a new post, simply click on the '+ New' and have at it. Please feel free to poke around without fear that you might mess up the site. WordPress is pretty good about different user-level access so that should not be a problem. And if you do break it, I'll just put it back together again. ^.^

If you have any questions, please comment on the blog comment area and I'll try to answer them as quickly as possible.