Discuss.okfn.org moved to an Open Knowledge "sysadmin" server


#1

The sysadmin team have moved discuss.okfn.org instance onto one of our main servers. It should be ready now and you’ll notice that it’s on HTTPS.

Nigel & Matt


#2

Anyone got any comments?


#3

I think this date is good with folks and from prior experience no problem with a bit of downtime (and there may not be any at all).

I also note we can pin this topic globally so more people see it - wdyt? (I can also make you an admin so you can do this).


#4

If you could make me an admin that’d be great.

Hopefully there shouldn’t really be any downtime, it’s just doing some work behind the scenes and then flipping the DNS.


#5

@matt I made you an admin yesterday when I posted - should have made that clearer :slight_smile:


#6

#7

Excellent, thanks for that @rufuspollock - topic now pinned.


#8

Hello folks,

This migration has to be postponed for a week since we’ve discovered we need to do quite a bit more work to make this migration happen. The docker version on our docker server is a bit too old and we’ll be upgrading that today. Once we’re setup and have a new date, I’ll announce on this thread.


#9

This topic is now a banner topic. It will appear at the top of every page until it is dismissed by the user.


#10

Hello folks,

We’re going to give it another shot on Wednesday, 8th of April.


#11

This topic is no longer a banner. It will no longer appear at the top of every page.


#12

Just a maybe stupid, but quite relevant question to me: How can I create a new topic here. As far as I can see, there is no “New topic” button as in other Discourse forums I know. Could it be related to user privileges e.g. something went wrong with my email authentication that I don’t get to see the button?


New Topic Button Missing
#13

Yeah, I can’t seem to create a new topic either - just reply to existing ones.

And discuss.okfn.org just gives me a bunch of errors in Firefox. Are OKF people all on Chrome these days?


#14

No Firefox errors here, but the same problem with a missing “new topic” button.


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