We’ve just made some improvements to the Diablo 3 Community Forum that should create better conversations for everyone. Our main page news posts have long been paralleled into our Diablo 3 community forum. This is useful since lots of site readers mainpage the forums instead of the news page, and since all the news posts on juicier issues can live on as forum discussion topics longer than they would on the main page, where things scroll down pretty fast. (Though that’s less of an issue these days with our new and shiny layout.)
The drawback to that “export to forum” system was that news posts were drowning out the actual forum posts since comments made via the main page bumped the forum thread version of the post up to the top of the forum page. This was especially an issue for guests or members using the default “10 per page” forum display settings. (It’s a lot easier if you log in and set your user options to show 20 or 30 or 50 posts per page.)To address this issue, we’ve opened up a new Diablo 3 News Discussion forum as a sub-forum of our Diablo 3 community forum. From now on, the forum post versions of the news items will appear in that sub-forum, instead of the main D3 community forum. Unleash the Hound! So, the main Diablo 3 Community Forum will carry on with user forum conversation, and no news posts elbowing in. (Hopefully we’ll still get thirty spam posts a night promising Indian Black Magic love potions. Forum tools make them very easy to erase, and one of our many excellent mods purges them all before many of you visitors see them, but they’re so weird I’m actually coming to expect and anticipate their near-nightly reappearance.)
Weird spam aside, there are plenty of good threads in the Community Forum, which you can see now that the Hounds won’t be drowning them all out. For instance:
There are lots of others, so join in the conversation.