Obviously, this isn't a game suggestion, but I'd love to see some features added to the forums. As it is now it's a little tough to utilize, and I find it difficult and time-consuming to discover and follow new posts.
Some things that I think would be super helpful include:
- ability to subscribe to topics
- placing a "newest posts" box at the TOP of the forums page
- "blue post" style posts
- polls (additionally, allowing "upvoted" posts to rise to the top would be great for the Suggestions forums)
- language-specific forums (or ability to filter out original posts in specific languages)
From the above, the polls/"upvoted" issue is especially important, I think. There are already a ton of suggestions in the Suggestions forum already, and I'm sure that this number will grow exponentially as the community grows. It's already a chore to try to search through these posts, especially since we have such a diverse range of languages, to see if a specific suggestion has already been made. This will only drive posters to create new posts that probably duplicate a suggestion already. Reducing the bloat in this forum would help the designers and community consolidate conversations about each suggestion.
I know that Discord has really taken over the kids these days, but the forums are really where topics can be discussed for a span longer than than an hour or two. I think that the forums are essential to a project like this, being so community driven.
EDIT: I'm sorry for the long paragraph, but I can't seem to figure out how to get a line break to work here in the forums.
Absolutely agree with you, and we are constantly working on improving the forums.
Not sure about the upvote feature, as it proves to be quite a toxic tool in Reddit.
But yeah overall we will improve the forums over time, and all suggestions are welcome on that topic 😊