What is the purpose of these new forums?
Do you understand that no one really considers these forums as a valid place to have an actual discussion?
Do you think that was because of the forum’s design?
It wasn’t. It was the over moderation of trigger happy ISD’s that stifled communication and made your official forums a terrible place to try to hold a discussion.
You refused to single out the problem posters and instead instituted a blanket ban on any digression what so ever.
I seriously doubt this new concept will draw a more active user base, more than likely the shock of something “new” will turn people off who choose not to give it a chance.
Either way, good luck CCP!
If you need any advice, let me know and we can talk privately.