before Discord, we mostly interacted with our community through the DashNet forums. There's been a lot of neat stuff on these forums - people shared strategies and weird bugs, bragged about cookies, pondered about eggs, talked about everything and nothing, and made friends. I know a lot of our current mod team on this server dates back to the forum days.
Since then, we've launched the Discord server, which quickly grew to over 44,000 members! We're amazed with how far it's come in the past year.
This however means that we're now finding ourselves moderating and maintaining 2 platforms at once; a modern Discord server to which most of our community has already migrated, and an old forum which is not only on the verge of being a ghost town, but is also kind of a pain to work with due to a variety of quirks and bugs in its framework.
After giving this a lot of thought over the past year, we've decided to close down the DashNet forums in 3 months. Discord is officially our new home.
There's one thing Discord can't really replicate however, and that's persistent, threaded conversation; thankfully, Reddit is just the right replacement for this. There are already active (unofficial) communities on www.reddit.com/r/cookieclicker
, and we've just created www.reddit.com/r/randomgen
. There's also a couple subreddits for NeverEnding Legacy : www.reddit.com/r/LegacyTheOrteilGame
. Make sure to read the rules before posting on any of those!
The DashNet forums will close down on September 12th 2019, 3 months from now. We've contacted the people responsible for the platform hosting them, and unfortunately they do not have an export solution, meaning we cannot keep an archive. If there's any content on there you wish to preserve, PLEASE copy it and save it somewhere else before the forums shut down for good.
In particular, any Idle Game Maker or RandomGen threads are good candidates for moving to the aforementioned subreddits. The Cookie Clicker subreddit will also probably welcome any pertinent Cookie Clicker-related content. And as always, our Discord server remains available for anything from casual conversation to theory-crafting.Thank you for a fun 5 years of DashNet forums! 🍪-Orteil & Opti