Posting this here since people are still getting their forum accounts/permissions squared away. We're having a discussion right now among the game leaders about how the game forums should be set up in our new forum structure, and who can see what/post where. There have been complaints in the past about XoO members not being able to see the "good stuff" that was hidden away on our game forums. Like GW had a relatively quiet "public" section and this huge member section with 90 million forums that no one outside of that game ever saw. The game member forums were hopping, the public forum was dead, and the rest of XoO had no idea what was going on in GW. That made a lot of people unhappy. I don't mean GW specifically but that kind of set-up. And I agree, it seems silly to have to hide most things from our members However, as we go to set up new forums, several of us, myself included, are uncomfortable with doing away with game-specific forums altogether. I do think that 99.9% of all that old stuff should be open to all XoO members, but I also want a small space where people in that specific game can talk about tasks that need to be done in-game without people from outside that game basically spamming those posts. So I am proposing a system where we have everything open to XoO members to see and post except for a small section devoted to in-game organization where all XoO members can still see it, but not post. For instance, raid sign ups for WoW might be in there. You will all be able to read the sign up list, but unless you are in the division (meaning, you can actually go to the raid) then you couldn't post on that thread. You could, however, start a new thread on the forums that are open to all members and ask questions about raiding or whatever, or respond to something funny that someone said. I can't imagine that most of you would want to post on that raid sign-up thread unless you wanted to be jerks but, um, you know we do have a few. Because everyone could see those forums, people would know if they were being abused by putting things that are not specific organizational things in there. Posts that are about like "hey guise did you see the latest on the new xpac?" would be moved out of those see-but-not-post forums and into the forums where everyone who is a XoO member can post. What are your thoughts on this? I am not promising that anything is going to come of this thread, but since I got accused of going against what the members were asking for, I thought I'd double-check your pulse on this subject.