If you are reading this, you’ve accepted an invite and now you’re here to test out this new forum software!
It took a hefty bit of work to get this set up. It runs on a new host and uses some pretty cutting edge software, but I digress.
The raison d’être for this new site is no less than the survival of CDO. Activity is down, platforms like Instagram and Facebook are completely eroding the use of forums. I know personally, that I’ve been posting to Facebook and Instagram lately and foregoing all the participation I once reserved for forums. It’s just so much easier to snap photos on my Android phone, and then directly upload them to FB and IG right from my phone. That’s the ease-of-use that we are competing with.
Enter Discourse, a forum software designed from a mobile-first perspective. You can upload images effortlessly withina new post. You can share IG or Imgur posts simply by pasting links into your new threads, and the images will be automatically embedded. These features should help even the odds.
In my opinion, Forums still have an edge over places like IG, Reddit and FB: the community. Social Media platforms tend to feel very anonymous in my opinion; rarely do you get to know anyone else, you just hope your posts get likes and replies. On forums, I feel, you can really get to know your community.
I’m reaching out to any CDO users who still have a passion for the Dawi Zharr and want to see our community spirit endure into 2020 and beyond.
Join me, brothers, we can make Zharr Naggrund great again!
If you can’t beat 'em, join 'em! Look how easy it is to share your Instagram content. I just paste a link: