Over the last two years, Maxcape has grown from literally nothing, into the much used tool that it is today. Over the last few months, I've been wondering why we have all these people coming to the site every single day, but no way for us to interact with each other. The comments on front page news posts is a start, but it is extremely limited.
Forums give us just that, a way to interact, get to know eachother, and most importantly, create a community that supports and respects each other. You can talk about anything related to RuneScape, this site (finally, a way to ask me questions and submit bug reports), or even other games. The only thing I ask is that we all bring the same respect and kindness to the table that we would want brought to ours.
Posting on the forums uses Markdown, the same that is used to post on sites like Reddit. It is powerful yet simple, and I believe that it is the best choice for a forums. I do apologize for not including BBCode which some of you may be used too, but I do not feel that BBCode is as user friendly as Markdown.
Starting today, I will be keeping my eyes out for people on these forums that are active, supportive, and generally helpful to be promoted to Forum Moderators. Don't go out of your way to try to become one. I'm looking for genuinely helpful people that are willing to help moderate the forum.
Also, as you probably noticed, the forums have their own theme. I'm also looking for feedback, which you can post at the dedicated forum thread