Hey there! My name is Mandy, and I'm a Community Manager for the TV/Movies vertical at Fandom. I know it may sound confusing, but our vertical will be supporting your community in the coming months. We don’t want to have any unsupported community with the UCP migrations around the corner, which is why I’m contacting you. In the next months we will evaluate if you need a Wiki Manager, but in the meantime, I will be your point of contact if you have any problem. Don’t worry, the UCP migration won’t happen for this community yet, but we are going to start with the forum migration.
Discussions has recently received a wave of interface improvements to make the feature more comfortable for Forums users, thanks to awesome input from Forums communities and admins. And we are still working on new enhancements.
When your wiki has Forums content migrated, the transfer process will render the Forum into a read-only state. If Discussions hasn’t already been enabled on your wiki, the process will enable it as Forums goes read-only, so you can continue to communicate while the transfer is ongoing.
While Discussions does not support wikitext, we’re using a special converter so that your old Forums posts will look basically the same with the same formatting and templates after they have been migrated, with a few very rare exceptions. Note that editing old Forums posts and comments with wikitext on Discussions will break the formatting.
Additionally, Discussions requires participants to have Fandom accounts. You will not be able to contribute anonymously. Check this archived thread for some frequently asked questions, but otherwise please let us know any questions or comments you may have about this.