As you can see, we have new forums software. I have news to go with it.
@rocode (a long-term user of WFG and TWF, starting back in the days of Worm) contacted me about a week ago to let me know that he’s been spending his lockdown time developing code for a renewed WFG, and was wondering if we could do something with it. When he showed me the list of stuff he’s got already built, well, I was impressed.
After thinking about it for a bit, I had to admit that my own rewrite is going nowhere and that I’m out of fresh ideas.
I’d really like to see WFG survive (it’s 12 years old next month!), but it seems unlikely I’m the person to make that happen. So, we’re going to go ahead with @rocode’s plan. From both technical and community standpoints, I like the direction he’s proposed, and I think it will be good to get a fresh perspective on how to do WFG.
I’ll be sticking around for a while, to ensure a smooth transition, but ultimately plan to hand the reins (and the domain names) to @rocode, assuming things go well.
The new forums is the first step in the process. @rocode wants to use Discourse as the user account authority, as it already does a good job of things like GDPR. And that’s a first big step to getting us off the decade-old WordPress software we’re running now.
I’ve been impressed by @rocode, and I hope you’ll give him the goodwill and support you’ve always shown me.