Since the creation of the site all Cheerful Ghost posts went directly to the main page. That said, over time we have noticed that some posts don't make sense to go on the main page and changed that. Some new users want to say hi, some want to talk about different races in Star Trek. All of this is awesome stuff to discuss, so we created the new Forums section.

Basically all new users post directly to the forums. If it makes sense to, the post can be moved to the main page. If the post makes sense in the forums, it will stay put. If you want to post to the forums, after you submit it, click the drop down in the upper right of the post to send it to the forums. In the future I will add a toggle to post directly to the forums and also allow people to post directly on the forums from the page itself.

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 08/11/2014 at 01:51am

Why is it that I just noticed the forums? I also noticed that the square to the left of the page that usually shows my profile pic is missing, except for my name. I also noticed that my profile pic (smaller sized) is right next to my notifications.

Travis   Admin wrote on 08/11/2014 at 01:56am

The forums were just "launched." They replaced the backchannel. It gives us more functionality essentially by renaming something to what it was used for.

The profile pic changes are a sign of things to come.

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 08/11/2014 at 02:03am

I'm curious as to how the forums will differ from regular posts. I don't believe I've really explored the "back channel" much. As for the profile pic, the one that's missing, I just assumed that my browser wasn't fully loading the page.

Travis   Admin wrote on 08/11/2014 at 02:07am

Basically, if you want to ask "should I play Oblivion?" that's not something that's necessarily good for the front page, so it goes to the forums. Generally, discussion rather than posts.

And no, your browser is loading fine.

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 08/11/2014 at 02:09am

Yeah, I suppose that does make sense.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 08/11/2014 at 03:51am

Yeah, those are all changes to the site. The forums are a new section for general chat. For instance, I am going to post something about the new Mad Max trailer.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 08/28/2014 at 03:10am

OK you can post direct to the forums from the post creation area and users can move their own posts to the forums after they are created if they forget to select it during creation.

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