Yeah last time I suggested making the forums not look like dirt, GMSuperman0X decided to ban all my accounts. So far you're doing better than him even though that's not saying much.
I am sure he had good reason. Shall we not discuss bans though?
Remove the subforums of dead or MIA games. They have no point and serves to only house spam.
DKO, only needs the general forum until it returns. Everything else should be close and archive.
LO, only needs the general forum. Everything else is pointless and can be remade if/when the game actually has a real beta here.
AK, founders beta forum needs to die and go away. The game went live how long ago. The founder's forum is just an eye sore.
As already mention, Kings Road needs to go under the browser game.
Reorg the forum under its major headings.
1) Aeria Games
2) PC Games
3) Browser Games
4) Mobile Games
5) Partner Games <All games are partner games, so not needed
6) Ignite Games
Remove the SB from the index. most people there don't realize its the index SB and spam it for S4, sf(1/2), and ava issues. Please see if you can give us a mute function on SB so we can block people spammer and inappropriate people we don't want.
Billing and Account subforum: Unless there is an active GM or staff that wishes to deal with issues here, it should be locked/removed. It should simply contain faqs on what to do and not house useless post that no staff reads and deal with. Almost everything in these 2 forum can be answer with "put in a support ticket and work within the ticket to fix your problem". The remainder of the issue are answer by the faqs/stickies posted if people learn to read (RTFM except its a faq/stickie).
There used to be an active gm or two in billing and account, but I agree with you, it needs a new gm to take ownership of it and look for common issues, bugs, and such and keep the forums cleaned, organized, and moving forward.
I'd love a mute or report button next to someone's name. If you've reported them 3-4 times, all statements for the past hour before and hour after are sent in as part of the report and any reports made should be linked together for ease of use for gm's. If you've reported someone's sb 4 times, you'll no longer see posts by them. I can see this implemented since it reports ill abuse and also blocks a person who goes too far and gets 4 reports from any single player so that players who do report them can just ignore the player/bot in sb. Plus a lot of forums have this option, so would be nice for aeria to add such an option since it's possible.
I do agree with you, dead forums need to be locked to general/updates and the rest hidden since it's useless. Founders were paid by founders and should be able to be viewed by founders, gs, and aeria staff only. Cheers!