I have plans to move our forums to the new platform, and once it is enabled there will be a 1 month transition period. After the period all blogs and forum threads are locked and users won't be able to create new blogs or threads. I'm tired of seeing posts that are messy, overly long, or have a lot of stylings/photos.
The new platform is similar to Facebook. Users can only type plain text and links. Users can upvote messages and replies, find, follow, share, and get notifications about messages, report bad content to mods, and more. It is also mobile-friendly.
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