On the old site you had to actually choose to join the Forum Games group to gain access.
On this site Forum Games are available by default and sit beneath General Discussion.
This results in numerous complaints that GD is cluttered up by Forum Games.
I recommend hiding the Forum Games tag, by default.
This would eliminate the wave of complaints we see regarding General Discussion being little more than a list of Forum Game threads.
This leads me to my 2nd Suggestion.
All new Members receive a PD from the giffgaff team, welcoming them to the forum and giving them a few tips to get started.
- Link to the Rules/ Code of conduct.
- Explain how to access the forum games by unhiding the Tag.
- Recommend they 'Say Hello' by creating a thread in Welcome & Join. This would include a brief instruction on how to select the Welcome & Join Tag to view it, and then how to create a new thread.
- Link to the Flarum how-to guides.
I believe the above suggestions, taken on board and actioned, would vastly improve the experience for new members.