July 31, 2006
As you may have noticed, we're making gradual changes to Seventypercent.com to bring it in to the Web 2.0 age. We realise we've got a bit behind technology and community wise.
Our goal is to make the whole of Seventypercent more community based, using WordPress blogging platform as our software base.
As part of these changes we will be moving the forum to new software sometime over the summer, which will open up forum members to be full community members with access to comment on all posts and where appropriate, contribute their own features and posts. There is a technical challenge though to move the database over, so this may take some time.
Hopefully there will be as little interruption to our normal service as possible, but do let us know of any difficulties.
Once Seventypercent is fully running on the new platform, this will allow us to develop some of the new features we've been talking about for what seems like years and offer a better overall experience.
Later in the year, we'll also be implementing a new graphic design once we've got everything working.
We hope you will carry on with support and contributions which have been invaluable over the years.