Hi KingCannon; I'm Amanda with FANDOM's community development team! I'm reaching out to you to see if you are interested in turning on the Discussions feature for your community, and migrating your Threaded Forums across as well.
In case you are unaware of the feature, Discussions was introduced last year to help communities engage with users and fans. It lives in its own space on the wiki and allows users to interact with other members of the community. It is also mobile friendly and gives mobile users a chance to contribute and engage with the community, and possibly turn them into wiki editors as well. You can read more about Discussions here.
For more information on migrating forums to Discussions, you can check out this blog over on Community Central that explains everything in detail.
If you have some concerns, Discussions and Forums can exist side-by-side in case you do not want to migrate just yet. However, eventually all Forums will be migrated over to Discussions, so getting ahead of the curve is never a bad idea.
Let me know what you think, and if you want to proceed I can get the ball rolling.
Well, if it's going to be implemented anyway, then I suppose it's better to start it. The forums are not that active besides one thread anyway.
But before that, I will need information about how long such a process takes and if any functionality or feature will be affected while it's being done. Also, will there be any community messages for the transition or will I need to make a local one?
Awesome! So the migration process has started and it will take up to one to three weeks. Nothing else should be affected. There should be a message for the community in discussions once it's done. If you need anything more than that, please let me know.