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The Arduino Forum is now completely renovated (and it’s so nice)

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It was a long Monday with the Arduino forum closed for maintenance, wasn’t it? Many people had to hold back their Arduino-related questions for an entire day… panic! But before getting mad at us, read on and you’ll understand it was for an extremely good cause. 😉

We migrated the forum to a new, modern, platform which provides a dramatically improved user experience. Try it now at forum.arduino.cc! It’s fast, clean, practical, and mobile-friendly. The new interface helps focus on contents, share knowledge and generate quality interactions between people.

New Forum Features

  • No more pages to browse manually.
  • Long conversations are loaded dynamically while scrolling.
  • Notifications are shown when someone mentions you or replies to your posts.
  • Links are expanded with previews. Long conversations can be automatically summarized.
  • Trust levels and other tools help fight spamming and encourage good behaviors.

And there’s a lot more!

The new forum is built on Discourse, which is the leading forum platform and is 100% open source. This makes the Arduino forum into the largest Discourse forum in the world, with over one million users and more than five million posts. We partnered with the Discourse team to perform this long and complex migration. It was great to collaborate with people who believe in quality, human-centric software and open source as much as we do.

A big thank you also goes out to all the volunteer moderators who help newcomers and keep things in order. They do an incredible job.

Spending time in the forum, reading conversations and answering questions is a great learning opportunity. Join the Arduino community now!

Forum Notes

User images (avatars) won’t be visible for a few hours because they’re being imported. There’s also some minor formatting in posts that hasn’t been applied yet, like emoticons and underlined text. There’s a job running in the background job which is working on things. Everything will appear automatically as soon as the process is complete. But we wanted to reopen the forum as soon as possible.

These are the most important things you need to know if you’re used to the old forum:

  • Drafts are automatically saved while typing. No need to click “Save Draft”.
  • The “Add Karma” button is not there any more because we now have message likes. If you want to show your appreciation, click the “Like” icon under a post.
  • The “Report to moderator” link has been replaced by the “Flag” button.
  • You can configure your notification preferences on a per-category or per-topic basis by clicking the bell icon at the top-right.
  • There’s no “Print” button any more. Just use the print function of your browser and a printer-friendly rendering will be applied.
  • You can now bookmark your favorite posts. Bookmarks are found, along with your notifications, mentions and history, by clicking on the avatar icon at the top right.

Should you notice issues with the new forum, let us know.

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April 12th: Scheduled maintenance planned for the Arduino website

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Arduino forum maintenance

Don’t worry if you’re unable to access certain areas of the Arduino website next Monday (April 12th). We’re carrying out some scheduled maintenance to bring you a few exciting new features.

Primarily we’re updating the forum platform. This is a project we’ve been planning for a while, especially since the forums are getting so busy. The current system has served us well over the years, but it’s time for an upgrade.

Areas Affected by Scheduled Maintenance

  • The Arduino Forum will be offline for the entire day as it’s migrated to the new platform.

In order to take the community to the next level, we’re moving over to Discourse. This will give you a vastly improved user experience, a better interface and a lot more options for editing and formatting your posts. It was a pretty easy choice for Arduino, since Discourse is very well established, robust, and it’s also open source. As you know, this is a philosophy that’s at the core of everything Arduino, so it was important for us to choose a forum platform that has similar values.

Once we’ve moved everything over to Discourse and your new forum is up and running, we’ll give you lots more info on all the great new features and functions. Until then, please bear with us as the changes and upgrades are carried out.

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6th April – Scheduled Maintenance Planned for the Arduino Website

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Some areas of the Arduino website will be temporarily unavailable on Tuesday, April 6th.

Don’t worry if you’re unable to access certain areas of the Arduino website next Tuesday (April 6th). We’re carrying out some scheduled maintenance to bring you a few exciting new features.

Areas Affected by Maintenance

  • Login will be offline between 7AM and 10AM CET  (any service requiring login like Arduino Store, Create Editor and IoT Cloud are impacted)

Other Arduino services might also experience a reduced performance during the day, as part of the maintenance works.t.

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