Alright, here's a quick update on my TENTATIVE plans:
Due to the shutdown of DN, a lot of subforums are simply obsolete and will be removed. We will be archiving all of the posts and topics, so don't worry about that.
The following subforums are on the chopping block:
DNF Announcements - (Streamlining into just Announcements)
Technical Help - (Forum Assistance will replace its spot)
Official Wars - (All Subforums)**
War Rules & Formats**
Additionally, the backend of Ban Appeals and Abuse Reports will also be adjusted.
** NOTE: There is currently a user request to hold off on completely discontinuing the War scene. As with any major change, I am giving said user time to make a case and convince me as to why it should stick around. So, with these changes, I will only be hiding the sections from view until an absolute final decision is made on whether or not it will be staying or leaving.
In terms of what else could affect you:
- I will be ending the current War Season, removing the ability to create new challenges.
- Changes to the order of subforums and categories.
- Registrations will be uncoupled from DN.
- Rules Pages will be archived that are obsolete.
- Staff groups will be removed that are obsolete.
- (If I have time) New Forum Banner Backgrounds to pick from.
Yes, there is a lot to do, and I am working on getting it all done as effectively and with as minimal of an impact to the general userbase as possible.
As for addressing the larger-scale art questions: There may come a day where we can update all of that easily. This week is not that day. For the current time being, we will continue to use the same Title and name for the Forum.
All of these changes should be happening by the end of the week. I will continue to keep you posted.