Hi all. With the new year having recently begun I'd like to have a look at the future of these forums.
It's clear that the forums have becomes less and less active over time. I count about 11 threads posted to in the soundtrack discussion forum in 2021, several of which could be shared just as effectively on Twitter or other outlets. This isn't me complaining - I think it's largely just a result of streaming becoming so ubiquitous and of changed online behavior in general.
I have no intention of closing the site down completely, but I am considering scaling it down into a less resource-intensive version with the forums no longer open for new posts or registrations. (I'd like to at least leave existing discussion up for browsing.)
I still want the members here to be able to stay in touch and discuss VGM, and the best options I've come up with are Discord and Twitter. There's a Soundtrack Central account on Twitter already and I've just started an STC game music channel on Discord. I invite everyone to message at either and we'll see what direction it takes. And if you have any thoughts on how to keep the community going please share them here