D&D Forums Re-organization

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A couple of months ago, it was indicated that the D&D forums were going to be re-organized.

Well, there has been a lot of discussion, and this is pretty close to the final set-up of the forums.

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Now the questions:

1 - Do you like it? If so, why. If not, why not?
2 - If you do not like it, how would you change it to improve it?
3 - LFR/RPGA folk!! - What do you think about this? The RPGA/LFR forums are dead. Shoiuld there simply be a link to the group? What are your intentions towards the forums?
Mudbunny SVCL for DDI Before you post, think of the Monkeysphere
I like it.

"Find or fill a table" should be more... "Find a game or players" I'm assuming it's not for just the Virtual Table, which "find or fill a table" suggests.

I'd also suggest putitng What's a player to do above the What's a DM to do forum. Generally, there are more players than DMs.



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Oh.  Hi.  Forum reorganization you say?

Ooooh, lookee!  Organized Play stuff front and center!  Me likey!

RPGA and LFR forum. . . hmmm. Almost a forum we could drop anymore, since the LFR group is where the primary discussion takes place now, but if nothing else it's a good starting point for people who might not know that.

For my $.02 - I like it as it is.  It gets my vote.

I'll respectfully disagree with Webster, I think filling a table is a fairly universal-sounding terminology - certainly something we discuss a lot in organized play, and at conventions without the VT ever coming into things.
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Looks good to me, with the suggestion that LFR go directly to the LFR group's forums rather than the old LFR forum. 

One thing of possible interest is that WotC has been sorta indicating (particularly with the Lore line of articles) an interest in supporting older edition concepts and such, so I wouldn't be surprised if we want a place to sorta discuss the best and brightest of all D&D rather than immediately splitting by edition - at the moment, there's 4e, and there's vintage, and no sorta "D&D the brand / meme / universal". Not really sure it's worth worrying about, but maybe the company has a line on that and it's worth asking. 
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I passed the idea about broadening the forums to include a broader view than simply current/vintage up to Trevor.
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I passed the idea about broadening the forums to include a broader view than simply current/vintage up to Trevor.

Now that 5E is announced, I'm sure they can answer more completely too
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It seems odd that 'Community Business' isn't under 'D&D Community'. I can understand the reasoning--that this site is at some level a product--but I don't think most people will find it intuitive. Other than that...I don't really have much to say, not being a D&D guy at all.

Oh, except for some minor notes--there's some misspellings in some of the descriptions ('apocalose' in Gamma World and 'in search fo adventure' in Spelljammer) and a missed capitalization in the description of the What's a Player to Do board--the last sentence.

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