Looking at our Dota 2 General forum, there are two types of threads: professional news and commentary threads, and more general threads that cover personal interactions with Dota, such as Good Moments in Dota, 6.82 Speculation, and Silly Dota Videos. In order to help our growing community, we are separating these threads so they each have their own home instead of being mixed in together. From now on, Dota 2 General will focus on the professional scene, while a second and new forum will be dedicated to more community centered discussions. This new forum will be called The Tavern.
The Tavern will be a place for our community to discuss playing Dota and experiences with it, as well as more general community-focused discussion. To give you an idea of what to expect, it will house some of the chitchat that used to be found in the General Discussion thread. You may use it to talk about the game and share your love of Dota with videos or experiences, or use it purely to interact with other LiquidDota users with birthday and other similar threads, similar to the TeamLiquid Community forum.
Right now The Tavern mostly consists of large threads that have existed for months, but don’t let that deter you from posting new and smaller threads. Not every effort needs to be a year-long megathread of games and resources; you can post about something amusing that happened to you or something you saw while waiting for your friends to finish their games. Remember, the dividing line will be set along the professional scene - anything that directly relates to leagues, circuits, and players involved in those will go in Dota 2 General while more general Dota talk, and noon-Dota talk, will have its new home in the LiquidDota Tavern.
So sit back, relax, and grab a drink at The Tavern.