You might have noticed that these new forums are undergoing some renovation works after being left as is for quite some time. This was mainly due to trials with other forum software (Discourse, Lemmy, NodeBB etc.), but in the end I decided to stay with Flarum.
Also see the related discussion on: Splitting the freegamedev forums in two was a mistake
There are currently a few ongoing & planned works:
Together with this changes I plan to start locking the old forums more and more. All the non-active project forums have been already locked and are an archive only.
The new "News" tag is primarily meant for FGD Planet posts and administrative announcements. It also replaces the blog comments forum from the old Forums, although the FreeGamer blog continues to be not active.