Not only from a moderation and community guidelines standpoint (which are all excellent and well thought out).
But I mean from a design standpoint. Topics are clearly marked with previews of their content, a snapshot of who is participating, which topics are “dead”, etc.
When you navigate around the forum it highlights whatever thread you came from on the screen, and keeps track of who is responding to whom without crazy nested indents. Not to mention the built-in tutorial and cheevos to help people stay focused and ease into the site.
After the sadness of G+ I’ve been mostly using Discord for OSR stuff. And now that I’ve been browsing this forum for a few days, it’s hard to go back.
Well done @jasoncordova . Seriously. This blog is a brilliant user experience, and the guidelines are perfect for fostering a healthy community. I’m in awe.