The SL Forums are going to be archived :(
While that's better than just being wiped, I will miss them. I'm not quite sure what will be put in their stead - and I'm trying to like the Answers thingummy, but probably I'll wander away from there as there's no upside. If there's a new fully-functioning (and the real forum was purposely rendered less than fully-functioning years ago) forum it might be a useful thing, but we shall see.
I've learned absolute TONS from the forums over the years. I lurked for six months before posting, and have seen loads of people come and go, and come back, in some cases. Second Life Forums, I salute thee. Thank you.
The only upper level person I've ever heard reassure us that the forum contents won't be dumped ("It's our history.") is Robin, and she is gone now.
Update: The LL comment about a new forum replacing the old was rescinded; the old will be archived but there won't be new. As far as I can make out SL Answers and possibly something else will supercede the Forums. LL hasn't liked the Forums since about 2003, and when things were switched off there (for years we've hobbled along on un-updated software with no links, no nothing - maybe three years) we were told they were to be revamped and updated within six months. /me looks at her wrist I think the time's up on that one.
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posted by - 11:15 AM