As they say, every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end. And so it is with the SilverStripe Forums. We’ve seen the continued growth of other community help channels like Slack and Stack Overflow:
Over 80% of Stack Overflow questions tagged SilverStripe have an accepted answer
Over 1000 messages were sent in SilverStripe 4 Slack channel in the 2 days after the Beta3
A battle worth losing
We’ve fought a good fight, but the battle against spammers is one we are better walking away from. Spammers were sucking up valuable time we’d rather be spending answering community questions and a spam filled forum was off-putting for newcomers, often the people who need help the most.
I would like to acknowledge the hard work of moderators who have watched over the forums and replied to questions. In particular, the work of former Community Manager Cam Findlay who spent many, many hours working to keep us one step ahead of spammers.
What will happen to forums?
Existing forum posts will continue to be available as static pages. No new posts or responses will be accepted though. This ensures that the knowledge shared will live on, safe from spammers.
Where to go now?
Even if you haven’t been using SilverStripe long, your experiences maybe be able to help another developer.
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