What joins tax audits and root canals in my set of least favorite activities? Why it is upgrading the software for this discussion board. But, upgrade I must as the Vanilla software folks just issued a compulsory update mandate in response to the discovery of critical security flaws. We are on Vanilla V2.1.8 and must go to V2.3.1.
I am now three days into making a updated version of the site on a staging server at home and it seems to be working reasonably well. Some things are still broken (the Google search function, minor formatting). http://kapcris.com/d2/
My certificate status (expired) might cause you to get a cautionary notice.
If you get a chance check it out. Kick the tires. post a few test messages, etc. and see if it works for you. Nothing you post there will survive the move to the new site so do not post anything you would like to keep available. Conversely, on the currently active site anything you post during the next week or so is subject to loss when I upgrade. I suggest you keep a local copy of any new posts so that you cam repost if necessary
Note that this test implementation uses a data set c. 2015 and does not have members who joined after early 2015. I am interested in whether the email notification system is working for new registrants so it would be a help if a few of you could check this for me by creating new accounts. Again, this staging server version will disappear once the transition to new software is complete.
All for now. I will add additional information soon about the transition and the longer term future of the site.
ps. if the main site goes offline for some reason I will post updates in the discussion section of the Flickr KAP group