New Forum Preview and Server Move
New Forum Preview
There are a few other things going on behind the scenes in respect to AmIAnnoying.com upgrades. I'll announce them when they are ready, but I do want to share a link to a demo of new forum software that I hope to migrate the Annoyatorium in the near future.
It's a new platform (www.discourse.org
) with lots of modern features. I put a temp/test playground so you can give it a try: https://beta.annoyatorium.com/ (*note: all content added to the beta.annoyatorium.com will be deleted. it's just up for people to play with as a proof of concept)
The forum migration goal would be to migrate all current accounts, categories/forums sections, but not the old content. It’s unfortunately just too hard to migrate the content, but I would leave the old forum up in read-only mode.
Please give it a try and let me know what you think!
The new forum will be a huge improvement. It’s got really good mobile and e-mail support. Lots of pretty incredible features (https://www.discourse.org/features
) and options with it. It will be an adjustment, but I'm hopeful people like it. New Server (again!)
I'm sure most noticed, but June's migration to a new server
did not go very well. In an effort to simplify the site set up and reduce costs, I moved the site and forum to the Azure Cloud. Unfortunately, there were tons of speed issues after the migration. I've made some changes today which should result in a significant improvement. The forum is still using https for better security and taking advantage of CloudFlare for speed and protection, but it's on new hardware in a datacenter in NJ like it originally. All should be *a lot better*.
Questions, thoughts, concerns, etc, let me know.