These are new forums that are infinitely better than the old ones.
Discourse has a lot more features, is way more usable (even on mobile), and I think everyone agrees it’s the best choice to move forward. Thus, we’ll stick with it.
How do I log in?
Click the “Log in” button, which will take you to the vault home page. If you are already logged in, you will be straight back with your user account in place; if not, just log in (or create an account).
Where is my forum signature?
We’re using Discourse as the forum software. Discourse does not support per-post forum signatures. You can add some discoverable information in your user profile though.
What is going to happen to the main vault page?
Nothing. This forum software is just better and replaces the Drupal forums. Nothing else will change: Projects should/will still be posted on the main page. I will be looking to integrate the two better in the future.
I’m missing a forum cateogry! Why did you delete it?!
The current setup is the bare basics and is not the forums final form. If you need a category, we’ll add it on demand! Just post in the Vault subforum: https://forum.neverwintervault.org/c/vault.
My moderator access is gone.
Permissions and group associations are not transferred automatically. If you want to moderate parts or all of the forum, with all the trouble this brings with, say so!
The theme looks default-y.
Yes. It’s a time issue, but don’t worry: Will be done. Discourse doesn’t support per-user themes at the moment, but a future update will bring them, at which point everyone can set their preferred theme … as soon as they exist, of course. I will be trying to improve the theme meanwhile and make it a bit less boring.
Import existing posts/threads.
This was not possible for various reasons (mostly because of SSO accounts and storage format, if you must ask). The old forums will remain read-only and never be deleted. If you wish to continue a discussion or have something over there that should be in here, I would ask you to do a simple copy/paste and fix up the formatting as a one-shot.
And finally …
This thing is still pretty bare with regards to configuration (for example, the Trust Levels feature might need some tweaking). Never fret. If you find something to your dislike or are in disagreement with something, post here.