Thursday, March 16, 2017

Second Life's Community Platform Is Open (Finally)

After about a month since Linden Lab announced they were moving their forum, blog, and knowledge base to a new server and a new Community Platform, and about a couple weeks since they estimated it would be ready, the Lab announced on Tuesday March 14 that the platform was up and running. Xiola Linden posted the following:

The new Community Platform is finally here! It has taken a bit longer than we anticipated, because we encountered some challenges during this transition that are unique for this community, which unfortunately required more time than we’d initially planned. We want to thank the community for your patience while we ironed out some of the larger issues to get the new platform ready for prime time. We also want to thank you in advance for your continued patience as we continue with some of the polishing work that will come over the next few weeks.

We have a new Community Home Page. From here you can see the latest things happening across the community platform, and click through to your favorite areas. This brings more visibility to areas like the Knowledge Base and Blogs, instead of dropping you directly into the forums. Speaking of the forums - one of the things that we were unfortunately unable to transfer to the new platform was background images on profile pics. If you were using a background image for your profile, you will need to upload a new profile pic. The good news is that uploading a profile image on the new platform is much simpler and more intuitive than before. Just select your profile from under your name, and you can upload an image from there. We will continue to make improvements, but wanted to get the community platform out as soon as possible, so that the Knowledge Base was back online.

Xiola stated there would be a number of other issues that they expected to fix in the coming weeks.

If you come across any bugs that are not listed above, we encourage you to let us know about them through our Jira system here. (NOTE: Please be sure to file with the System type “Website” and related Community sub-category.). While there is still work to be done, we are very excited to unveil the new Community Platform to you.

So it seems the platform is here, but still needs a little work. To see things for yourself, Click Here to check out the Community Platform.

Bixyl Shuftan

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