Brought over from my Muut post, for some context.
I wanted to announce that we are going to be moving our forum platform from Muut to Discourse very, very soon.
There are several reasons for this:
1) We've been experiencing a lot of problems with Muut recently, to the point that many of us are unable to access the forum for long periods of time. Our users have reported similar issues, as well, which is a huge problem.
2) Because of Muut's natural structure and flow, the forum has become a bit unwieldy over time. We are finding it difficult to follow posts and keep track of what has been answered and what hasn't. I really want to make sure that all posts are being addressed. I know that some are falling through the cracks right now.
3) Discourse offers us a lot more flexibility, control, and integration capabilities. This will allow us to keep better tabs on what is happening in the odrive community, company-wide.
4) Discourse has a bit more of a traditional structure, which we think will facilitate better navigation, discussion, and organization for community conversations and troubleshooting. I think it will also be much easier to find existing topics and see what is popular.
The downside to this move is that we will not be able to migrate old threads to the new forum. This is going to make the new forum pretty bare (like, really bare), initially, and some folks are going to have to duplicate information that was previously posted for on-going questions or issues. My sincere apologies for that. I am going to leave the old forum running for a little bit, to allow an easier transition.