Dec. 20, 2015, 11:35 a.m.
Yeah it's not beyond saving but it's in a bad state. :(
I dunno, I have a couple suggestions, mainly regarding the forum. The individual game sections need some reorganizing, I think. I suggest separating by developer with a focus on PC but NFS has had a lot of spin-offs over the years and it's hard to segment them all. I'd do the following:
1) Classic NFS (TNFS to NFS6)
2) Black Box era (Underground to Undercover plus The Run)
3) Shift games
4) Criterion remakes era
5) Ghost Games era
I would also do away with F&B;, it has no place in a serious community website IMO. Though I'd not add any swear filter. I remember being impossible to write "cockpit" a while ago because the censor was dumb and censored the "****" part of the word. You just need to find some balance and be sensible instead of either allowing everything or censoring everything.
I'd also merge the modeling and converting forums. This separation only exists because of butthurt people a while ago who wanted to make converters look inferior. Just add tags like SCR for scratch-made models and CONV for conversions like every other car forum does. A mod is a mod, if it looks pretty, works correctly and handles nicely, people don't care about the source. From experience I know conversions tend to be hastily made (I myself was somewhat guilty) but the best converters do a fantastic job.
Dead sections like podcasts, etc. should be moved to a historic or "legacy" section.