Quote fromMake it clear people aren't to post multiplayer threads in the discussion section. Instant lock any threads posted there.
Our rules clearly state to post topics in the correct section. Most members that do create their threads in the Discussion section are newer members that go to the first section for the console they want and either don't return, or their thread is moved/removed from view.
The discussion section should be used to talk about features (both existing and coming) and have suggestions as a subforum.
The per-platform updates sections really just need the patch-notes threads and bug discussions, which are rarely but sometimes platform specific.
This was my thought process for why Discussion and Upcoming features should be split.
The Discussion section should be for discussing the game as a whole. This would be for game mechanics, general questions, and overall just discussing the game in its current state.
The Upcoming features section does need a little work in the WIP template above. These sections would be intended for the discussion of Upcoming features teased from 4J's plushie pictures and threads reporting bugs for the console they are on.
If there is not a need to separate the Upcoming Updates section I am more than happy to create the one section for this purpose.
As for Suggestions as a subsection that is something I can do and that can be done with Seeds as well.
If the subsections are removed to just be left with the main section the amount of pinned threads (if going per console) would be a lot (7 consoles or 14 threads in total.
Creating One thread for patch notes/bugs could work but this is something we would have to talk to 4J about since they run those threads. We want to make it easier for them as well as members to use our forum.
Thank you for this feedback. I will be asking the community soon for more feedback to see what is and isn't important for the community.