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Regarding army lists, I doubt that there are going to be anywhere near as many of those posted as there used to be, so I would not let that influence any decisions taken. Going back to an earlier point about battle reports and traffic that I have overlooked, it's certainly true that they will be fewer than they were, but once people can actually meet to play games again, I would expect that section to pick up to some extent. Again though, it won't be as busy as it used to be.
So after consideration I have now updated as per the following. The idea was to cleanup and combine where possible. I've also moved a lot of things out of the archives back into the main sections, as they can still be of use. I've implemented prefixes for conversations.
Announcements & Support
The Realm of Shyish
AoS Alliance of Death - all armies for general chat and rules
WHFB VC & TC - all editions inc 9th Age, general chat and rules. I have prefixed our archived 6th and 7th edition threads and moved them into here, and got rid of of the archives
Tactics, Army lists and Battle reports - still under conversation. At the moment I'm going to at least enable prefixes for the WHFB/AoS edition
Homebrew & Projects - One of the fun things (and I can't believe I've just recently remembered) was all the homebrew stuff we did, Legion of Nagash, Bloodline armies etc. Some of these I intend to resurrect, and I've moved some of the archived ones back to see if they stir interest
The Dark Art
Guides and questions
Painting logs and showcase - I think some people that showcases should still be split out?
Chronicles of Death
Lore and Artwork
Fanfiction and Novels
Faces of Our next Meal
Other WHFB armies and games (like Bloodbowl)
WH40K and sci-fi games (like Necromunda)
That's condensed down a whole lot from where we started off?
In the first instance for the same reason as there will not be many battle reports, but also because the traffic across all forums dedicated to GW games, with the possible exception of Dakka Dakka, is significantly lower than it was prior to the rise of Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit. As such, we are simply not going to see enough army lists posted to warrant them being separated from tactics, general discussion, and similar themes.
Yeah the other social platforms certainly have a bit more traffic. However, I think that we can harness it to some degree. We have already gotten new members from the fb sites. I also think that this forum provides something that the fast moving and chaotic nature of other platforms cannot achieve. But all we can do is stay consistently active and promote the site here and there. These communities take time to build momentum, but I think we can get there.
I hope that you are right. As an administrator on another and a member of the SMF forum software team, I can say that it's very difficult to compete with Facebook et al though, especially when it comes to getting younger players, who have more time to contribute content, onto forums.
On another subject, @Disciple of Nagash I've lost seventy posts since I last logged in. Did you break something :p?
@Irisado you could be right about users not posting as much, but I'm up for the challenge! The main thing is to get the ball rolling, i.e. those of us who want this to succeed posting as much as we can so we can getting higher ranked and so on. That combined with active marketing which I'm still sharing on Facebook and aim to expand to Instagram soon will hopefully help.
On the note of posts, I have had the forum recount and rebuild our indexes and posts since I moved threads around. So it might be that things have been corrected, but if you do find there are certainly posts missing that should be there, please let me know!