2020 has been something of a transformative year for everyone at Siliconera. We joined the Enthusiast Gaming family and merged with Japanator. Our content expanded, bringing scored reviews to the site for the first time. Forums were brought online as another outlet for the community to come together and expand on discussions from our news posts and other featured content.
It’s no secret that Disqus has been experiencing a lot of issues lately. There have been plenty of days where it just doesn’t seem to be working. Sometimes the timecode is out of sync and trying to reply to comments is impossible. Other days, it flat out goes down for hours. Going forward, we have made the decision to close Open Thread in hopes that we see fewer Disqus errors.
What does this mean for our Open Thread users? On January 1, 2021 we will be permanently closing Open Thread. This is a difficult decision, as we know there are quite a few members of our community who visit OT. We ask that you utilize the forums and our Discord server instead. Please use this month to explore and settle in with our community platforms. Start a thread, share your art, tell us about your 2020 Game of the Year picks. We can’t wait to see you there.