The internet is NOT forever. DC’s website is undergoing a huge overhaul in a few weeks, according to The Source, with a new design, and new, exclusive content, and the old forums are going to be erased.
The new site will be the home to all things DC Entertainment and will incorporate many different community elements, including opportunities for fans to comment throughout the site and integrated social media features.
As part of its online makeover, DC Entertainment will be shutting down the current message boards in early March. Active message board users are encouraged to save their favorite conversations leading up to the closure. Special thanks to the many fans who participated in the messages boards over the years.
The online team at DC Entertainment looks forward to seeing fans on the “other side” after the new site launches. With comments hosted by Facebook and real-time Twitter feeds integrated throughout the site, fans will be able to jump back into conversations about the latest announcements, like BEFORE WATCHMEN or the Second Wave of DC COMICS-THE NEW 52. Or talk about how excited they are for the new Vertigo title, FAIREST.
Archive those message indeed! More than 10 years of accumulated fanboy ire and praise will just be swept away by the sands of time, like it never happened. Luckily, we still have the wayback machine but…it won’t be the same.
DC’s last attempt at moderating comments on the Source ended about a year ago.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.