UPDATE: Old forum posts have been recovered. See my recent announcement for more info.
My sincerest apologies for Nth Circle being offline for several days, starting around April 8, 2022.
Due to some major technical issues, I've decided to permanently archive and disable the old Nth Circle forum. Although this was unplanned and unexpected, I am using this as an opportunity to completely refresh the technology of the website and launch an entirely redesigned Nth Circle, based on the Discourse software platform.
Sadly, this change also means all previous Nth Circle forum content is currently available. It's a major undertaking to migrate and restore all the old forum content to the new forum,
so I unfortunately am not planning to do so. Sorry for this decision, but it's the most practical option, given the time and effort required to salvage the old accounts and forum posts.
With that said, I do believe the new Nth Circle version 2.0 is exponentially better than the old forum, not only in terms of software and tech, but also in terms of usability. The new website now rides atop a modern(-ish) technical stack, which makes it far more reliable, secure, and scalable into the future. And unlike the previous system – which I had cobbled together while adding features or updating security over the years – the new Nth Circle is built upon a far more stable open-source platform, supported by a large and active developer community. This makes the whole Nth Circle website easier to manage and maintain.
I know all of this is a big change and many of you may be disappointed that historical forum content is currently unavailable. I also know it's inconvenient to have to create new accounts or start from scratch (everyone's a newbie again!). But I do hope that most of you appreciate, as much as I do, the amazing community you all have built at Nth Circle. I believe the Nth community will grow even stronger on this newly refreshed website, especially given all the cool new features the forum now offers, which I encourage you all to explore.
So go ahead and signup, take a look around, and play with those new features, like private group messages, @mentions, ignored users, real-time notifications, dark mode, mobile app, etc. While you're at it, please post in the suggestions category, if you encounter any issues or have suggestions for improvements.
Thanks again for your continued interest in Nth Circle.