The existing resources aren’t here; they’re still available at the “archive” forum. The private messages aren’t here either. We couldn’t port them over because of issues with the software version.
We tried making the gap clear in the announcements - specially in the one located in the old forum.
I’m sorry for the confusion. The old forum’s software is not in a good state - it’s a sisyphean task to keep it secured, troubleshooting was getting harder all the time, and moving out of it - be it to update or to move away - was becoming harder by the day. I’m glad you didn’t have any issues with the old forum - except the November incident (November Rains? No?)
There were many rough spots with the old forum, though. The drop that spilled the glass in terms of maintenance was a bug where e-mails would not be sent; weeks were spent trying to fix it, yet we realized that the maintenance burden was only going to get worse with time.
Having no one able to receive email notifications, and a Damocles’ sword dangling above us in terms of there coming a day where we wouldn’t be able to keep the forum secure, or even functioning, is was caused the rush.
Looking back I think this could’ve been handled with more finesse, so I do regret that and apologize for all the inconveniences.
Discourse was chosen for a few reasons - a very important one is that it’s an open source project, which means that we’ll have a better chance to keep it secured and updated.
We’re in this for the long haul, and making the move was a tough choice with positive ramifications that may mostly remain invisible: the sad fate of averting a bad outcome is that stuff “just working” is an invisible (albeit valuable) state of things.
Please accept our apologies - for the confusions created by this move, for the inconveniences this may be causing.