“Hey, wha’ happened?” - You, probably
As you may or may not be aware, the GWC forums were built on a piece of software called vBulletin. While it served us well for many years enabling this community to connect with each other for all things geeky, over time the software became outdated (and rather swiss-cheesy, as far as security goes), making it quite difficult to maintain the web server. However, it didn’t feel right to just turn the forums off, so Chuck and I took a look at a few options, and decided to migrate the forums to
a discussion board package called Discourse.
You may find some differences to the layout and category organization, but rest assured, all users, topics and posts have been copied forward. One limitation is that all user passwords were reset during this migration.
If you previously had a user account with GWC Forums, your user is still available. Click on login and choose “I forgot my password”. Enter your username and Discourse will send you an email with password reset instructions. If you encounter any issues, hit up Juan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anyway, thanks for reading. While you’re here, make sure to hit up the “anyone out there” thread where some of us still check in from time to time.
– Juan –