It may not look much different from a style point of view but we made some significant changes in June of 2011.
Blackbus has been growing steadily and we have moved to a new host a new VPS (Virtual Private Server). This will give us the horsepower to make the site snappier as well as have much more control over how we run things.
Our forum software was abandoned by its developers and we have really had a lot of complaints and confusion surrounding its use over the last year. We have converted the forum to a new platform called Kunena which is much more powerful and easier to administer. We hope you like it!
We had a lot of things running on the site. We have stripped back almost everything into just a core set of features. Some of you will miss the things that are gone and we want to hear from you! Most will not notice.
Our CMS (Joomla) is our main platform, and we use JomSocial to power the People and Groups section. We've implemented much tighter integration between these three pieces of software than we were capable of before. The goal was to make the user experience for you as seamless as possible. We aren't completely done yet, but we are definitely way farther along than we have been.
We're starting a new newsletter which will go out monthly. The content is still being developed but it will serve as a way to keep everyone up to date on the major happenings at the site as well as from our partners and sponsors.
Let us know what you think of the changes! Click the link at the bottom of this post to comment in the forum!
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