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Blizzard is currently working on a new Heroes of the Storm forums with brand-new features including new notification features, real-time updates, and a new flagging system to foster more engaging conversations. The current forums is hosted on a different platform so older posts will not be migrated over to the new forums.

Old posts will be in a read-only mode after the transition. We don't know if the revamp only targets the Heroes of the Storm forums. The post also mentioned Overwatch before it was edited out. It would, however, make perfect sense to update the platform on all game forums in the future.

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Hey everyone,

Over the past years, we’ve seen your suggestions on how to level up the forums and ensure your time in our community stays positive. We know that currently the forums can be difficult to navigate, sometimes posts you want to see get buried, and reporting doesn’t always appear to lead to action. On that note, we’re excited to announce that we will be launching the new Heroes of the Storm forums starting soon.

With a streamlined look and new features to match, this change will provide a better experience for the Heroes of the Storm community. Brand-new notification features will help you keep on top of your posts and real-time updates ensure that you don’t miss any of the conversation. Additionally, we have replaced the previous report function with a new flagging feature to help keep the forums a place to foster more engaging conversations. These are just a couple of the changes that will be coming soon to the Heroes of the Storm forums which we can’t wait for you to use. 

Please keep in mind that the current forums will be hosted on a different platform so older posts and threads will not be migrated over to the new forums. These will be available in a read-only state for a short period of time after the transition. As such, be sure to save your favorite conversations elsewhere if you plan to revisit old memories in the future. New posts will automatically be directed to the new forums.

Stay tuned and get ready for the new forum experience!

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"It is about damn time".

Really, the official Blizzard forums is severely outdated. Heck, you can't even make hyperlinks or post images! And they really need to outright remove the downvote mechanic because if you say something that is slightly disagreeable you get downvoted to oblivion.

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1 minute ago, Valhalen said:

"It is about damn time".

Really, the official Blizzard forums is severely outdated. Heck, you can't even make hyperlinks or post images! And they really need to outright remove the downvote mechanic because if you say something that is slightly disagreeable you get downvoted to oblivion.

I think they never wanted to moderate hyperlinks and images. They keep the forums safe and kind of family friendly without these features. And that goes for every Blizzard Forum. So I wouldn't expect them to change rules or features. It seems they don't want to put more effort into moderating the forums than they do now.

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12 hours ago, Alkasar said:

I think they never wanted to moderate hyperlinks and images. They keep the forums safe and kind of family friendly without these features. And that goes for every Blizzard Forum. So I wouldn't expect them to change rules or features. It seems they don't want to put more effort into moderating the forums than they do now.

That makes sense, specially since that place is a giant toxic cloud.

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