July 31, 2006
Welcome to our new forum. We've now finished migrating everything from our creaky old software into our new all WordPress world.
The new software is much more up to date and secure, so we can also now welcome in new members to sign up – just use the links on the right in the sidebar.
Your existing logins and most of your personal details have been transferred to the new site. As your passwords in both systems are encrypted (even we can't see them), it was not possible to transfer these across, so you will need to use the WordPress 'Lost password' function to reset your password. (Try to log in and you will see this).
All the old posts and forums have also been imported, but as this is a new start, we welcome your suggestions and ideas for new sections and how we can improve the structure of the forum.
You logins are now completely integrated with the rest of our site, and this will help us bring you new features in the near future. You can already comment on any of our blog or feature posts using your forum login.
There were a few small items we couldn't bring across – you will have to resubscribe to any forums or topics for which you would like to receive email updates, and signatures are now always added to your posts if you have one.
We've also reset the moderator list, which was rather out of date. We will be reassigning moderators shortly and we will be looking for volunteers to help maintain our community – please contact us if you are interested or post a message here.
We still have some cosmetic work to do on the forum, so you should see gradual improvements over the next few weeks. There are also a few gremlins around, like post counts and 'latest post' being missing from the forum home page. We hope to have these all working soon. We will also shortly redirect any links to the old forum, which will still be around – but locked – for another week or so.
Please let us know if you have any new problems and once again, welcome to our new forum and what we hope will be a newly invigorated community.