These were supposed to be only test forums for now but I got really tired of the old Vanilla forum software and all the trouble it brought. The last straw was when the update hosed the old forums into an unusable state. I thought it was not worth the effort to restore the previous version from backups. Instead here we are.
This is the new Flarum forum software and while it's not yet completely production ready (they haven't released v1.0 yet) it seems stable enough to withstand regular use. You can use the standard Markdown formatting syntax in your posts.
Some features are still missing, for example the ability to have private conversations etc. but that is expected to improve over time.
Unfortunately we won't be able to import the old forum data. You will have to create a new account or use the social media logins provided.
I hope these forums are as inviting and engaging to you as they are to me. I'm sure we'll soon be off to a good new start.