After the old forum software breaking in a way that we were unable to fix, we've migrated the site to a new platform.

Some elements aren't working as we'd hoped - some avatars didn't survive the transition, and we're still having issues with attachments that weren't added as inline images, but we're hoping to have that all sorted out soon.

New forum platform in more details

Hi all,

As you'll have seen in the announcement, we have implemented a new forum after the previous version collapsed under the weight of a decade of operation, upgrades, plugins, etc.

Rather than try and fix a creaky old architecture, we elected to migrate to something that's still in active development. There were a few choices of platform, and while there was at least one other that I would very much have liked to trial, the hardware/software requirements were a lot higher, as was the very specific technical skills required - and I was never able to successfully migrate the content across.

Yes, there's some content missing here as well, specifically post attachments, but those exist in the database, and I hope to get them back.

Yes, some features aren't present. Some will come back, some will be better, some won't be back. Tapatalk is one of the latter; most active development forum platforms have stopped support due to very low user adoption rates, and this is one of them. There's no longer a plugin available for Tapatalk. Sorry about that.

At present I'm working on social integration (you can already login and register with Facebook, Google, Twitter and LinkedIn is coming), and the mobile version will be getting some upgrades as well.

In the meantime, the new platform is faster, leaner and easier to use, and I think it'll be something that will stand us in good stead for the next decade of coffee discussions.




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