I’ve effectively completed the process of rationalising Discord channels. We’ve moved away from the idea of having a separate channel for each project, and towards having a Rohan Project section & a general Project section.
The Projects and Rohan categories now simply have a general channel:
#project-general & #rohan-general
And a leadership channel
#project-leadership (Artist+) & #rohan-leadership (Rohan Leadership)
Further to this, there is a #project-notices channel which a) forwards all Project Forum posts to Discord and b) acts as a way for Project/Server Leadership to make project-related announcements.
The only case in which project-specific channels will remain is for project planning (for instance, #aldburg-planning, #rohan-terrain). These are public but can only be used by players with Leadership roles, or who have asked to be a part of the project planning stage.
Why? Well, frankly using individual Discord channels for large-scale project management and planning is horrendously inefficient. Henceforward, all Primary Middle-Earth Projects will have a forum thread in which announcements regarding that project can be made (i.e: progress, instructions, questions), which will of course in turn be forwarded to #project-notices.
This simply adds a better way of archiving, categorizing and organizing which makes project management easier for everyone. Further, with the splitting of Rohan & non-Rohan projects, really only one general channel for each is necessary from what we’ve seen of usage.