Some of you will have noticed a few changes recently…a new font for the site 🙂
And a new domain…and the purpose of this post – a page which will take you to some development forums (http://forum.potatoit.kiwi).
For quite some time I’ve wanted to create some M3 development specific forums or a mailing list as a nice and convenient way for people to ask quick questions or to share experiences around developing for M3.
I entertained the idea of dropping it on to my server at home, but as you can see from the photo below – home based servers have a tendency to get overwhelmed by dust puppies though mine hasn’t quite gone that far, it’s just a matter of time. Not to mention that during summer my office gets pretty warm – not exactly lending confidence in the life expectancy of the drives.
I also considered setting up a mailing list – but that’s so…um…’90s.
What I have ended up doing is spinning up a hosted service on godaddy in to which I could install Vanilla Forums. The big bonus being that I don’t have to patch or maintain the service – it is all part of the godaddy service.
Currently I have it set up so you need to register and be approved before you can post (I’m a little paranoid about spambots) and you have the option of either logging in against your facebook account (it’s federated authentication) or a traditional ‘local’ account for authentication. I am also considering enabling the ability to use a federated twitter account for authentication…
Anyways, let the experiment begin.