Here’s the ninth update about how our forum is doing and what’s going on in our community (read the previous one here). First of all we would like to welcome all new members. We’re at 2753 members right now!
New domain (safenetforum.org)
Due to a lack of certainty about the ownership of the safenetwork.io domain, MaidSafe, along with the administrators and moderators of this forum have agreed to change the domain name of this forum from safenetforum.org to safenetforum.org. We want to move the SAFE Network Forum to another domain in order to avoid any potential problems and to have a clear ownership of the main domain used by this forum.
Therefore, to clarify the future ownership of the domain name, I registered safenetforum.org a few weeks ago in preparation for this move. As part of this upcoming transition I will be transferring the ownership of safenetforum.org to the MaidSafe Foundation. They will then hold ownership of the domain name of this forum going forward.
We plan on setting up a redirect so that all URLs from safenetforum.org redirect to the appropriate URLs on safenetforum.org. By doing so, no links will be broken due to this change. We have already setup a new SSL certificate to use on this new domain name. Lastly, there should be no downtime due to this change since we will allow the site to load on both the old domain and the new one until we are ready to make the transition.
We would recommend that those who bookmark the site and/or share links use the new safenetforum.org domain. However, the old links will still work wherever they appear on the Internet. We expect that this will be a seamless transition that will not disrupt the day-to-day operation of the SAFE Network Forum.
This global redirect is scheduled to occur on Thursday, August 11, 2016 (in two days). We would appreciate the community’s support in this matter, and would be happy to answer any questions that you may have.
Price & Trading topic
In the last update, we added a new guideline that said:
- If most of your activity is in the Price & Trading topic, we urge you to find another place to talk prices. This is a broad community forum, not a forum for traders.
We have now removed this guideline because we realized that there is not a clear way to enforce it. We feel that it was enough to simply restrict the Price & Trading topic to trust level 2 users. The requirements for trust level 2 have been increased in response to the number of new forum users. New users are required to be more active on the forum in order to earn the member badge (trust level 2).
Lastly, the existing guidelines already make it clear that we don’t tolerate FUD in that or any other topic:
- Create topics/replies for the sole purpose of causing unrest on the forum.
It’s now possible to upload SVG images on this forum SVG is a vector image format that can be used to represent logos, icons, illustrations, etc.
A few weeks ago, Discourse added better support for SVG images, so that’s why we feel it now makes sense to enable SVG images on this forum.
See this topic for more details.
Social media accounts
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