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[Merged] D&D forum renaming thread

lowkey13

Exterminate all rational thought
Okay, so I have noticed the forum reorganization that changed the 5e forum into generic D&D, and changed the old games (1e, 2e, PF, SF, etc.) into PF/SF.

Which makes things pretty weird, like the Keep on the Borderlands thread now in the Pathfinder forum, and so on.

Any particular reason for this new weirding?
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
Forum Reorganization .... Woah!

Just a change of names so far, that’s all. I was worried about awesome D&D articles like the Jim Ward column getting the eyeballs they deserve.

I’ll see how it goes for a week or two while the mandatory reflex reactions settle down. :)
 

jayoungr

Explorer
D&D forums have merged?

This is confusing. Is there a way to tag the 5e threads automatically so I can filter for them?
 

Aridon

Villager
Unfortunately, it appears they have merged. Hopefully this horrible idea will be reversed quickly.
 

Retreater

Explorer
Also Pathfinder/Starfinder has been pulled out to its own forum.

I wonder if the multiple editions of D&D being under one forum will be confusing? Also, I wonder if we'll see more edition warring? (For example, if I post asking a question about 4E - my preferred edition - will the 5E fans come and harass everyone?)
 

Dausuul

Legend
Unfortunately, it appears they have merged. Hopefully this horrible idea will be reversed quickly.
I agree, this is a real pain. I just suggested awarding Inspiration to somebody playing 3.5.

I wouldn't mind having the non-edition-specific threads in common, but I don't want to see threads specific to previous editions when I'm here to talk 5E. And I dare say the folks playing those editions would rather not be spammed with 5E topics, either.
 

jayoungr

Explorer
Yeah, I had already posted something in meta-forum.
Oops, I didn't realize there was a meta-forum. But I see the thread has been moved, so it's all good. (Plus, anyone else in the D&D forum who's confused can see the placeholder and go to the right place.)
 

lowkey13

Exterminate all rational thought
Just a change of names so far, that’s all. I was worried about awesome D&D articles like the Jim Ward column getting the eyeballs they deserve.

I’ll see how it goes for a week or two while the mandatory reflex reactions settle down. :)
I'm guessing .... not good. ;)

I would make a suggestion, though. I agree that the Jim Ward column is super awesome and everyone should read it. And that the (old?) 5e forum got the most eyeballz.

Maybe just cross-post it to there? Is that possible?
 

LordEntrails

Explorer
Make sure to tag your posts with the correct edition. Only thing we can do for now. Besides making fun of anyone who doesn't tag something that is edition specific.
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
Forum Reorganization .... Woah!

I'm guessing .... not good. ;)
I’m used to it. I could make it so every time you posted you got sent $10 and there would be a loud vocal faction who hate everything about it. I’ve learned not to worry about initial reaction to any change, and wait for things to settle. :)

Maybe just cross-post it to there? Is that possible?
Nope, not possible. It’s part of how articles interact with the forums.
 
One problem I see is that there's a lot of older 3.x stuff currently in the "Pathfinder" section. Stuff from relatively recently, as well as *years* of history in the old 3e Rules forums. If you look at post statistics, it looks like this site is a Pathfinder site that recently jumped ship to D&D.

Would it be possible to only take [PF] tagged threads for the new Pathfinder forum, and take everything else to D&D where it belongs? I don't think that gives proper separation between the Old School and New School stuff, but it would be a big step in the right direction.
 

Myrhdraak

Explorer
Why are all the D&D 4e threads under Pathfinder/Starfinder? Will they be moved over to the D&D section or has Paizo bought the rights for 4th edition from WotC? (That would have been an interesting news item …)
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
I haven’t moved all the threads yet. So far it’s just a name change.
 

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