Posted by communitymanager
on October 2, 2010 at 6:34 AM PDT
Starting on Monday 10/4 we will have a test server set up with our new forums. Why do we need new forums? The Jive product we've been using was EOLed quite some time ago, is totally unsupported now, and is the cause of many of our recent short term site outages. The new forums will be more tightly integrated with our content management system. We put a banner message up on the forums pages to notify the most regular users. If anyone would like to help test next week, even if it's just for an hour or so, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get you set up. If all goes well with the testing, the forums will be dark next weekend, and the new system will go live on Monday 10/11.