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Dear community,

the time has come to move to a new forum platform. Here, you can find some FAQ on this topic. If you want to read the original announcement again, follow this link.

When?

The forum merger will start on September 18th and we aim to be finished by September 30st.

What should I do before the merger?

If you haven’t logged onto the forum for a long time, you should do so.

Reminder: We are going to delete all forum accounts that have not been active in the past 365 days (no logins).
Since the new forum will be connected to the Rail Nation lobby, your forum account has to be registered on the same email address as your lobby account. If you have accounts on different forums, please check all entered addresses and change them if needed. After the forum merger you will be allowed to use only one account and it won’t be possible to merge the accounts manually after the forum merger is complete.


I have multiple accounts on different forums; which nickname will be assigned to me?

The name of your lobby account will be set as general name. Potential moved posts from all your forums will be pooled for this account.

What if my nickname is already taken?

Since the lobby account names are unique, there’s no risk that your nickname is taken by another player.


How can I log in if I do not know which nickname has been assigned to me?

Since the forum will be integrated into the Rail Nation lobby, you won’t have to login separately for the forum any longer. As soon as you enter the lobby, you will also be logged into the forum.

What will happen to my post count?

We are not going to import all the post from current forums onto the new forum, so the post count will likely be reset. Once the forum merger is complete, we will recalculate all the counters and you will be assigned a post count depending on how many of your posts have been moved to the new forum. There will be a new statistic for the profiles, called activity points, which will also be recalculated after the forum merger.

What are activity points?

We want to value our community members in accordance with their contribution to the community. For this reason, we will place emphasis on the activity points in the profile. You will be assigned with 10 points for each new thread you start, 5 points for each post in an opened discussion and 2 points for each like you receive.
Please note: we will assign points only in the section related directly with the game, so the station concourse (offtopic section) is excluded for example.

What will happen to my private messages and notes?

Unfortunately, we are not able to merge these onto the new forum, so your private messages and notes will be gone. Save anything that you wish to keep for yourself.

Why don’t you just merge all topics and threads?

Since we want the new forum to be as light and transparent an easy accessible as possible for everyone we do not merge the complete current forums into the new version. Only topics that have been marked as important by the community managers will be merged. E.g. changelogs, tutorials etc. This way we can start with a fresh and nice forum.

What about the old stuff that you are not bringing onto the new forum?

We are working on an archive solution for a read-only version of the current forums. This solution won’t be available straight after the forum merger, but it will come soon after. We do not have an ETA yet, but we aim to have the solution in place by no later than the end of the year.

What is the multilingualism feature?

This is a Burning Board feature that assigns user-generated content to a specific language, allowing different languages to be used in a single community. The forum will be unique and you won’t see any country forums. This means if you have selected more than one language in your profile, you will see every thread for all those languages. They will be marked with a country flag when you enter the General section. If you have selected only one language, you will only see the threads for that language.

Examples:
If you select English UK as the interface language and English UK and French as languages in your profile:
You will see the interface of the forum as well as the section titles and descriptions in English
When you enter a specific section you will see the threads for the UK community with a UK flag and the threads for the FR community with a FR flag
If you select English UK as the interface language and English UK as the language:
You will see the interface of the forum as well as the section titles and descriptions in English and only the threads of the English UK community without any flags.
The default language for your profile is retained.


How many languages can I see at the same time?

If you want, you can select all languages, but be careful to select the right language in the drop-down menu when you post a new thread.

Will the interface be available in my language?

The interface (buttons, profile interface, etc…) will be available only in the following languages at the beginning: COM (EN), CZ, DE, ES, FR, IT, NL, PL, RO, RU, TR. The Nordic countries (SE, FI, DK, NO) will be integrated into the COM domain. If you are willing to help us translate the interface please contact the Community Manager of your community.

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