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It’s closing time for SilverStripe Forums

Spammers may have won this battle, but they haven't won the war. We're closing down our community forums due to a massive spike in spam but will continue to support community conversations in different channels. 

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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

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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?

While SilverStripe Forums have served their time, we hope you’ll jump into Slack and Stack Overflow to help others instead.

Even if you haven’t been using SilverStripe long, your experiences maybe be able to help another developer.

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About the author
Nicole Williams

Nicole has over 10 years experience in marketing and communications. As Head of Product, she is responsible for overseeing product management, product delivery, and marketing at SilverStripe. Nicole is responsible for engaging with public sector agencies to drive forward the vision and roadmap for the Common Web Platform, harnessing the potential of open source to share government innovation

Nicole is an advocate for knowledge sharing, believing it’s key to keeping up with the pace of tech. Her writing has been featured on Hubspot, Boardview.io and Huffington Post.

 

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