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Moving forums

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Comrades,

As many of you have noticed, the current forums have run into...some issues. While I will explain those issue and the reasons for this move later in this post, I think it is best to point you to the new forums: https://tcb.red

While it is a little rough around the edges at the moment, as any new forum is, Micha has been working tirelessly with all 8 limbs to develop custom plugins and integrations to suit our community. Further, the open source nature of the software we have chosen for the new forum means that we can contribute directly to the development of the software itself, while also being easily able to create plugins for our use cases. Yes it is not as pretty as our current forum, but we have reviewed every option that exists, and I can say with confidence that this is the best option available for us.

So, now to the explanations - why we have to move. To put it bluntly, the current forums and their host are no longer fit for purpose:

  • Since Pytor has, unfortunately, gone MIA we have no way to change the configurations or backend files of the current site. As such, our time with the forum is limited until November anyway. As a result of this limit, myself and Micha made plans as to what to do upon that date approaching. However, our hand was forced because…

  • Registrations are no longer working, as RECAPTCHA is not loading correctly. There is no way to fix this without having access to Pytor’s server, but as he is completely unreachable we have no way to fix this. This means that no new users are able to sign up, which we are classing as a critical error.

  • On top of that, the current forums have several issues that are not going to allow us to use it going into the future, and as such the decision to move has been made.

Obviously, the new forum is not perfect, and it will need populating and use before it will start to feel normal. However, the staff team have been working incredibly hard over the last 3 weeks to get this to a good state.

If you find any issues, or have any requests, then their is a brand new Admin Requests thread on the new forum for just that!

Best Regards,
The Admins