Locked: (NOT SO) Imminent downtime in Announcements
If you just throw everything into a Forum, how are you going to promote high quality and usefull Articles written by your users?
When it comes to forums, posts are generally parts of a "conversation", because that's what forums were made for.
Forums are not a place where high quality artricles are posted, because it is difficult to find them. On a blog, the first post ist generally a long and fleshed out Article and the comments are the discussion about that Article, so basically you get the gist from reading "what's on top". In a Forum you have to browse through the whole conversation if you just want to "get the picture" of a topic.
If you threat Articles equally with forum topics, they will drown in a sea of junk.
Also there is a problem with demotivating people to write good articles. First is ownership: a forum is a pubic place and it feels like one, because in the same place, you can find stuf of many different persons. A blog on the other hand is a personal space, where what i write will be without a questin my work. People who read my Articles will recognize them as mine, because, they visited my space to read it. On a forum on the other hand, i don't have a personal space, people who read my articles will be like: "Well, someone just posted something good." insted of "Hey this guy posts good stuff."
I could go on and on, but let's see what's coming up, since i don't know what you are planning exactly.
@Tom: Why Tuesday night and not Tuesday morning or afternoon? Do you guys have a day job that isn't working on BYOND or something?
Funny, everyone's like "OMg where's my downtime?". Go program or something? lol
WTF YOU BUGGED EVERY GAME!