Hi everyone, I understand people are getting a little anxious with registration being limited. To clarify, we're working together with the people at Vanilla Forum for some cool upgrades.
We decided it would be best to keep registration limited untill that's done. It doesn't have much to do with trolls that were bothering people.
Some of the features you can expect;
Improved search: Search will be tons better and powered by Sphinx. Better badges: Apart from our regular badges we will get other badges based on reputation. Reputation: People will be able to show how they feel about posts with a set of buttons, tied to a reputation system. Peer-based moderation: If a comment gets too many negative reactions it will automatically alert mods. Better polls: They won't be as broken anymore. Best of: Posts with a lot of positive reactions will be promoted, and shown under a special page. Formatting: We're switching from simpleHTML to Markdown.
More stuff is coming your way, this update will be all about giving users more control of their experience on the forum. Hang in tight!
Update: Maintenance will take place tomorrow August 20 around 2PM CEST. It's expected to last about 24 hours so we can get most of the stuff done properly. Badges will be moved over at a later point.
Update 2:05PM: Maintenance will now start as scheduled. Users will not be able to sign in until the maintenance is completed.
Update 1:29AM: Due to some unexpected things we are extending the maintenance for another 24 hours. Expected uptime is now 2PM (CEST) August 22.
Update August 22 10:43AM: We're finishing up. Forum should open back up between 2PM and 4PM.