Back in February Scot made a post regarding the future of these forums, and finally, after many months of waiting for variables to settle down we are in a place where we can focus on the forum’s future. I wanted to offer an update so that there is no confusion as we slowly work towards this transition.
Why the change?
Lack of resources. Forums take a surprising amount of resources to handle, especially when I also am overseeing the How to ADHD Community department as a whole. Currently, I am doing all that I do on a volunteer basis, which means that I still have other tasks I must focus on in regards to my personal life.
Will there be a replacement?
Yes! We are working on utilizing a different platform that requires less resources and is far less involved than the forums are. We will provide more information when we’re a bit farther into the plan and a bit closer to a ‘grand opening’ of sorts! (Currently we’re only in the “Preliminary Overview” phase!).
Will the forums return?
I hope that one day the forums will return, but I cannot make a guarantee of that at this moment in time.
When will the forums shutdown and the new platform open?
Undetermined at this time. Since we only just started we don’t have a solid date of when the forums will shut down and when the other will open, once we do have that information it will get posted here. We do plan to give you all a heads up when we do decide a date for the shutdown. Ideally, the hope is that the forums will shut down shortly after the other platform is opened, that way it gives a brief transition period, so to speak.
I appreciate the community you all have built here on the forums, and I hope that you are willing to bring that with you once we officially transition away from the forums.
If you have any questions or comments please feel free to respond to this post.
Thank you for your incredible patience!