I realized we never suggested if any of the admins on Community Central are interested in turning on the Discussions feature for it, and migrating the Threaded Forums across as well.
In case you’re unaware of the feature, Discussions was introduced in 2016 to help communities engage with users and fans. It lives in its own space on a wiki and allows users to interact with other members of the community. It is also mobile friendly and gives mobile users a chance to contribute and engage with the community, and possibly turn them into wiki editors as well. Discussions also links with FANDOM Apps, which some communities have, and it allows app users to easily take part in Discussions as well. You can read more about Discussions here.
For more information on migrating forums to Discussions, you can check out this blog post on here that explains everything in detail.
If anyone has a concern, Discussions and Forums can exist side-by-side in case you think the Community Central admins don’t want to migrate just yet. However, eventually all Forums will be migrated over to Discussions and Forums will be sunsetted as a feature, so getting ahead of the curve’s never a bad idea.
Feel free to join this discussion with the rest of the FANDOM network about this, and I’m available with any concerns you might have. Enjoy your time here!
I think Discussions should be enabled on CC, just because it will reveal how deficient Discussions is. Also, we have both Discussions and Forum enabled on WoWWiki and I have seen zero issues with the two being both usable. Of course, I remember to cross link issues I think should be seen by visitors of either type.
Nope. I do suspect that admins have to explicitly ask that Forum remain enabled or it will get archived as part of the normal process (I went through this scenario on Downton Abbey wiki). So, maybe because of that, people assume you can't keep Forum enabled.
Well, by "can't", I meant that Wikia won't allow it. Just like new wikis "can't" have forums. It isn't because of some compatibility issue; its because Wikia just won't agree to turn it on.
Well, you'd have to ask Fandom staff directly to get an answer. It's also possible that the general rule doesn't apply for some wikis for political reasons... this has definitely been the case in the past. That said, two of the wikis that have both that I admin at are hardly likely to be so favored to Fandom staff to make such an exception, so I'm guessing if you already have Forum and want to keep it, Fandom staff will allow it unless they suggest archive before migration and you don't tell them to keep Forum.