Starting a new forum is always difficult, you need to get people posting and for a community feeling to spread and that is not always easy and we need you, JustArsenal readers, to help us build up our new forum.
The motivation behind the forum was simple, a way to bring people together to discuss in a friendly and passionate manner all things Arsenal.
The comments section on JustArsenal is fantastic, we love how you guys respond to the articles that we publish, however, we felt that it was restrictive in that your comments are based on that one article and there was a tendency for those comments to be diverted onto other subjects unrelated to that particular article.
We still want you to post your comments in the same manner and passion that you have always done but to also do that on the forum.
As an example we can post up a transfer gossip story and the comments will reflect that but there is always more to a piece of gossip than just the speculation itself and the forum gives you the opportunity to discuss all the other stuff relating to that piece of gossip, transfer budget, other players we should look to sign, who should be sold and so on. The comments section is too narrow to handle all that in an organised manner.
It is also the case that on occasions we can do a transfer gossip article and some posters will put up team news or score prediction and while we love that, they are not really appropriate in a transfer gossip article.
On the forum, you can respond to a ton of posts, start your own topics, change your avatar at will, have your own signature and much more.
So, if you have the time and inclination please come over to JustArsenal Forums, leave comments and suggestions, and help us build a vibrant community dedicated to all things Arsenal.
Pat and Martin