Ion to answer "hard" questions on reddit

#1 - Sept. 13, 2018, 7:19 p.m.
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I can see it now, prationizing answers with head pats and eye rolls. Mean while the forums on their own site continues to be a inferno of upset customers.

Either way get out your popcorn, pitch forks, torches or whatever you like to bring.

(PSA: They won't be answering your questions here, you need to ask your questions tomorrow on reddit, so don't ask here.)
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#79 - Sept. 13, 2018, 9:30 p.m.
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09/13/2018 12:28 PMPosted by Scáthbás
Lol they are deleting comments here

We haven't deleted any comments here on this thread.

09/13/2018 12:20 PMPosted by Enekie
Why'd they request it not be stickied?

I answered that here:

For those that don't want to use Reddit:
"Essentially we'd prefer if an AMA live organically. We're guests on this platform and in this community. You run it, you decide what content you upvote or downvote. We think a force sticky doesn't abide by how Reddit itself functions and we shouldn't be an exception to that.

Also most typical users and guests browse over the stickied posts even though its at the top. Sorry admins :P I promise I read them though."

If you guys would like you're more than welcome to create a post that amalgamates all the questions and answers, or if you'd like I can even try to do that for those that prefer to only use the forums so it can still be read here.

09/13/2018 12:28 PMPosted by Bubblybarn
They watch a lot closer Reddit than the GD, they even said so.

Not really. We read Reddit a lot yes but we spend far more time looking at forums posts. Reddit is mainly memes, which we also love but they do have interesting feedback/callouts. Still doesn't detract from how much we use the forums though.

09/13/2018 12:27 PMPosted by Niia
im a bit confused about why this is happening on a third party site rather than their own forum.

Reddit as a platform is far easier to do something like this in, it allows conversations to take place within a conversation due to multiple threads spanning off of one comment. On here, or any traditional forum really, its a jumbled mess.
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#196 - Sept. 13, 2018, 11:50 p.m.
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09/13/2018 04:05 PMPosted by Gannon
Then perhaps it's time to upgrade your own? It boggles my mind to see a blue say something like this. Basically your saying, "Ya, their platform for communicating is better than ours so we hang out there".
That thought crossed my mind. I thought they were going to be upgrading these forums, I'm not sure what the status of that project is. The funny thing is that Twitter and Reddit are far more toxic than these forums ever were, I'm a little confused about the stated reasons.

This is very much still in the works. Even though new forums are coming soon™ these new ones still wouldn't be able to accommodate this specific style. There are merits to both styles of forums, for WoW specifically I think this style is better. Considering we at most do an AMA there once a year or expansion almost, I don't think adopting that style is worth it for that convenience once a year. We can still just choose to format the questions and answers and repost here for you guys since its understandable that some folks don't like Reddit or Twitter. I'd rather accommodate than force people to use a platform they don't like honestly and bring that content to them.
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#248 - Sept. 14, 2018, 12:58 a.m.
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09/13/2018 05:10 PMPosted by Pandocalypse
Blizzard wants us to post more memes confirmed