So, this forum has been around since 2007, and I've met a bunch of folks here who have provided really valuable insights into EpicTable. Some of you have been here for the long haul, others disappear and reappear months or years later. It's been valuable to me, and I hope it's been valuable to you. But...
You've probably noticed, a few strange things about this forum. It's theme doesn't match the...um..."new" EpicTable branding, which was introduced in...I don't know...2010 or 2011. It's on an outdated version of the forum software--yet just updated enough to have broken aspects of the theme. It's not kicking out database errors frequently for reasons I've yet to research.
My plan, for the last year or two, has been to migrate the forum to a brand new, shiny Vanilla-based forum and fix everything in so doing. However, in the last few years, I've seen more and more people, including some of you, on the EpicTable Facebook and G+ pages. Additionally, I have a support site with forum like capabilities where questions and suggestions are actually tracked, which is kind of nice.
Today, the EpicTable online presence is the main site, the forum, the support site, the twitter feed, the Facebook page, and the G+ page...oh and the YouTube channel. I'd gladly trim that down a bit.
So my question to you is: Do you guys still want a forum? Or are forums a thing of the past due to the emergence of Facebook and G+ as places for discussion? I toyed with just saying "the time of the forum has come to and end--it's the dinosaur and little furry Facebooks and G+s are running around". However, so many of you have contributed to EpicTable in one way or another that I decided I should give you a voice in this. I won't lie to you, I'd be happy to have one less place to monitor for messages, and I'd gladly stop fighting the spambots that have been attacking this forum for the last seven years. But if you want the forum, I'll carve out some time to move it to a better platform.
I would really appreciate your thoughts.
If you haven't been over to the EpicTable Facebook or G+ pages, take a look and see if that does it for you. EpicTable Facebook Page EpicTable G+ Page