So Fandom's new changes replaced the old, functional Article Comments with something much worse: "Discussions". When you click on Discuss to get to this forum, you're using the Discussions feature.
It's awkward to use compared to a real forum, and nothing that happens here shows up in the Recent Changes feed.
That lack of tracking in Recent Changes is a big problem now that Discuss is used for Article Comments, User Message Walls, etc... If someone asks a question on one of our wiki's 1200-1400 or so pages, we have no idea. If someone posts spam, porn, hate speech, a link to a website with a virus in its preview image, or anything else an Admin or Moderator might want to respond to... well again, we have no idea that's happened. Fandom created no moderation tools for this fancy new Discuss feature that fills them with such great pride. We're completely unable to answer people's questions on articles or moderate bad behavior.
Unfortunately our only viable choice was to turn off all article comments until Fandom deigns to add basic moderation tools like you'd see on any rudimentary website with comments. They didn't do that before switching to the new software, and we have zero promises that they will do so later, just hope and their neglectful contempt to keep us warm in this nuclear wiki winter.
So uhh... sorry about that. I know the Article Comments were a popular and very natural way to comment, ask questions, share ideas, etc and it sucks to have them gone. Unfortunately we didn't have any good choices, and might not for a long time, if ever.
I'm going to continue checking this Discuss forum for questions and comments, and responding to people as soon as I notice their questions. You can also go to the FFG Forums. They can be a bit toxic at times, but they're quite active and there's a good community of people who are great at answering questions and providing suggestions.
Whether or not Fandom will be a viable platform long-term, getting better or worse with time, I can't predict. But I'll try to stick around and continue helping out.