Sunsetting Discourse

June 21 2023 by Bruno Oliveira

Our community has grown and evolved significantly over time. This growth has been exciting to be a part of, but it has also presented new challenges. One of these challenges has been managing the multiple communication channels we have in place to engage with our community.

Today, we have various channels available: Google Groups, GitHub Discussions, Slack, and Discourse. Each of these platforms has its strengths in fostering the open dialogue and collaboration. However, we have been unable to provide the level of attention and interaction we believe our community deserves.

With this in mind, we have decided that as of June 26, 2023, we will sunset Discourse as one of our communication channels. We understand the value that Discourse has brought to our community, but we believe that focusing our efforts on fewer communication channels will allow us to foster more meaningful conversations.

What does this mean for Discourse users?

From June 26, 2023, users will no longer be able to create new posts on Discourse, but they can still access all the content and discussions that have been shared there. All the existing threads will be preserved as an archive, ensuring that the knowledge accumulated over the years is not lost.

For those who have been actively using Discourse, we understand that this transition might be challenging. We encourage users to join our conversations on Google Groups, GitHub Discussions, and Slack.