I think there needs to be a section specific to discussing SMP issues lime there was for alpha. The servers section does not count because it is specifically for finding SMP servers instead of discussing SMP issues.
Am I the only one who finds it ridiculously stupid to have archived the entire Alpha Survival & Multiplayer sections for apparantly no reason at all?
I could (somewhat) understand this if Beta was a massive overhaul of game mechanics and so that there weren't all these threads dicussing outdated and different game mechanics so people don't get confused, but even then they should be able to see the version number on screenshots or the post date. Except that Beta wasn't a major update, we got leaves back to normal, some few new features, and that was that. Did that really necessitate anything more than just renaming the current forums from 'Alpha' to 'Beta' and letting the old threads just die normally? What was the point of locking entire sub forums and creating new ones with pretty much the same purpose as the locked ones served?
Now you've just shut down discussions in a whole bunch of threads that may have had longer lives. Sure, the creators could bother the mods to move them over (and I doubt most will), but then if you're going through the effort of doing that so that the more interesting threads stay alive, what was the point of archiving them in the first place?