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Offline MikeCT1020

Musical Forums
« on: Nov 06, 2018, 03:04 AM »
So drew closes the official forum because he wants 1 place to announce stuff, Reddit. He then spends the next few months talking on Discord. He announces on Reddit that the dev video is coming soon, so sign up for the Boom Beach YouTube channel so you can see it first. Now he releases the coming in November video on YouTube but doesn’t give us a link in the boom box or mention it on youtube (or here). Come on Drew, where are we supposed to go forcofficial info?

Re: Musical Forums
« Reply #1 on: Nov 06, 2018, 03:58 AM »

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Re: Musical Forums
« Reply #2 on: Nov 06, 2018, 08:34 AM »
Yeah there is some confusion but I can break it down (not saying it is good though)

Reddit = official boom beach forum https://www.reddit.com/r/BoomBeach/new
Discord = not official but where drew the person goes to chat. https://discord.gg/BoomBeach
Twitter = official announcements (not sure as I don’t use Twitter but everyone else in the world uses it for some reason)
Facebook = official announcements too https://m.facebook.com/BoomBeach/
Forum (here) = no known supercell presence but has more knowledge than all the rest combined https://boombeachforum.com/
YouTube = official videos that sometimes don’t get posted anywhere else but often in the boombox https://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialBoomBeach

See perfectly clear and sensible 🤪
« Last Edit: Nov 06, 2018, 08:36 AM by Crows Nest »

Offline Chaucer

Re: Musical Forums
« Reply #3 on: Nov 06, 2018, 04:15 PM »
...and it is entirely up to the dedicated users of the various platforms to cross post the info.Drew the interim Community Manager can not be bothered to keep the community updated.

Offline MikeCT1020

Re: Musical Forums
« Reply #4 on: Nov 06, 2018, 04:38 PM »
At least on Reddit they have scarlet Indy who posts the info from discord. He used to do that on the old forum as well.
« Last Edit: Nov 07, 2018, 06:35 AM by MikeCT1020 »

Offline Chaucer

Re: Musical Forums
« Reply #5 on: Nov 06, 2018, 09:21 PM »
A bit off topic, but I'll commend you Mike for your work over on Reddit helping with all the newbie threads.

Offline JBlon

Re: Musical Forums
« Reply #6 on: Nov 07, 2018, 06:23 AM »
I suppose you could say it is some kind of skill to get others to do your work for you and appear to be doing your job.

Or maybe it's a personal 1-man crusade to boost the participation rates on all the BB platforms? Shut down the most active one, then lure all those displaced people into chasing you around to all the others. And he can say that he has a presence all over the place!?

Re: Musical Forums
« Reply #7 on: Nov 07, 2018, 05:55 PM »
I wonder if it isn’t simpler than that. 

Forums can be “messy”.  Multiple long running topics.  Over time heat can build up and create drama.  Information can be conflicting or contradictory.

Reddit, Discord, Twitter and Facebook are more of an “in the moment” form of communication.  They, to varying degrees seem to discourage having many different conversations concurrently and also implicitly provide time boxing on the lifespan of a conversation.

Is it as simple as Drew didn’t want the drama that can come with forums and wanted something more “focused” and “directional”?  Something that was more controlled and “sterile”?  Someplace he could get in and do his business then get out quickly?  Something he does not have to spend time managing?  He does not seem to care about multiple points of publishing, so was that just the cover story for what he could not actually say?

Not saying that this would be a valid reason for the decision he made, but it kind of fits what we are observing.  I personally prefer a forum for the knowledge base that it can become. 
« Last Edit: Nov 07, 2018, 05:57 PM by CaptNasty »