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NatCap Forum Migration Today

adminadmin Administrator
edited January 2015 in General
Dear NatCap Community,

We'll be migrating the Natural Capital Project forums to the Google Cloud today. In the next few minutes we’ll put the forum into maintenance mode and transfer the state of all the forum users and discussions to the new platform. Once the migration is complete, we'll post a redirect page from the old site as well as attempt to send an email to everyone from the new host. We expect the new forums will be up by 5pm PST 1/22/2015 or earlier. You'll be able to visit the new site at http://forums.naturalcapitalproject.org

As part of the transition, we upgraded the forum software to address a critical security vulnerability and stability patches. If you're interested in stuff like that, the new forum is based on Vanilla 2.1.8 and you can read more about it here http://vanillaforums.org/discussion/29016/critical-vanilla-2-1-8-released.

There are a few issues to note:
* We needed to upgrade the module that generated email alerts to users when new discussions or new comments were posted. That is in part why many of you received a wad of "test post" emails the past couple of days. As a side effect of the upgrade, we can't guarantee that the email preferences you defined in your original profile are retained with the upgrade. If this is important to you, you'll need to double check your preferences on the new forum. Once it's up, select your profile by clicking your login id/profile picture in the upper right hand corner, then "Edit Profile" on your profile page, then "Notification Preferences" on the menu to the left. Select the categories you wish to be subscribed to and click "Save Preferences" at the bottom of the page.

* Users who don't have a default picture used to have a default one generated by a Gravitar identicon, a geometric pattern based on your email address (something like this http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/00000000000000000000000000000000?d=identicon&f=y), but will now be generated by a unique stylized smiley face Gravitar (something like this http://wb.vanillicon.com/v2/bc166d726fbdb8aefdf3bc268028a409.svg)

* The new forum has a simplified visual theme but otherwise contains the same content and functionality. We hope you like it.

That’s it, see you soon at the new site!

Comments

  • RichRich Administrator, NatCap Staff
    Hi All, welcome to the shiny new forum upgrade!  Unfortunately we weren't able to preserve email preferences, so all forum users will get email updates to all discussions and comments by default.  If you'd like to disable this, select your profile by clicking your login id/profile picture in the upper right hand corner, then "Edit Profile" on your profile page, then "Notification Preferences" on the menu to the left. Select the categories you wish to be subscribed to and click "Save Preferences" at the bottom of the page.

    And if you see something you think might be broken, or is overlooked, please let us know, otherwise happy posting!
  • jdouglassjdouglass Administrator, NatCap Staff
    Sweet!  Awesome to see the new forums.
  • Looking great, well done folks!
  • DougDoug Administrator, NatCap Staff
    Super Fresh! Loving the new layout and theme.
  • Slick! Looking good!
  • NicNic Member, Moderator
    Great!
  • Looks great! Congratulations.

  • Continuous improvements.
    That's the way to do it. :-)
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