Quinns: Shut Up & Sit Down is always experimenting. That means having to consider and reconsider which areas of the site are best serving us and our community.
While the Shut Up & Sit Down Discord, along with the Disqus comments under all of our articles and pages, remain places for folks to meet one another and connect, we’re announcing the closure of our hosted SU&SD forums on May 8th.
Matt: We’re immensely proud of all of the friendships and play-by-forum games that the forums have hatched over the years, to say nothing of the glitz and glamour of the Pearple’s Choice Awards – which we’ll keep hosting on the main site, and give it more prominence here in the future.
There are so many great memories to be found there, and we’d love to make this week a celebration of that fun. Why not post your favourite threads in the comments below?
The forums require time and resources to moderate properly – and unfortunately at this time we aren’t able to provide that in a way that we feel is responsible. It’s been a tough decision, and if you’ve been part of the forums since they launched in 2014, we’d like to offer you our personal thanks for contributing, in addition to our apologies.
If you’re looking for a great place to hang out, chat, and play games with a like-minded community, we recommend the unofficial SU&SD Discord server – a service that arguably offers better tools for remotely playing board games with friends and your soon-to-be-friends during these difficult times. We’ll be trying to do more in the coming months to shine a light on the activities over there, and we hope that you will join us and bring your favourite parts of the forum community with you!
Thanks for your time, everybody.