Maker Forums planned maintenance for Discourse update

The next update to Maker Forums is likely to result in a downtime of approximately half an hour rather than the usual few minutes, due to a required database migration.

I will look for a time during the next few days when the site is not being heavily used to perform the update.

In the meantime, feel free to read about what’s new in the release:


I started this process at a time when no one was currently using the site. It unexpectedly took almost 50 minutes to complete, almost all of which was migrating to a new version of the underlying database that should improve site performance.

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