So the next newsletter to all ER network (and lists) should include, aside from the story featured, an important message regarding edgeryders.eu switching to a new platform.
I will update the mailchimp list with all new recent signups on the platform
Can I ask you to include the message below when we get the green light? I’ll ping you!
// MESSAGE TO ALL EDGERYDERS
Edgeryders is growing in numbers: we are pushing 4,000 accounts now, with close to 30,000 written contributions and circa 6 million words. Our social enterprise created in 2013 to act as our community’s infrastructure is also becoming better at connecting our projects and initiatives for change to powerful, established organisations.
As part of this growth, we have outgrown our old Drupal 7 online platform. We are now decamping to a new platform that puts debate front and center. It is, as always, open source software, based on Discourse (here is the GitHub repo). It will take a bit of getting used to, but those involved in pre-testing adjusted very fast, and absolutely love it. Give it a try!
Here is what you need to know:
Your edgeryders.eu login and password work as normal. One exception: if your username contains a whitespace, you will need to replace it with an underscore. So Quintus Fabius Maximus becomes Quintus_Fabius_Maximus.
All content has been imported. All authorship information has been preserved. Your content is still acknowledged as yours, and you retain intellectual property rights on it. The Creative Commons Attribution license used on the old platform also is maintained for all content.
All links pointing to individual posts, wikis, events, pages etc. of the old platform still work, and now redirect to the imported content on the new one.
Mentions still work, like this: @username
If you have a question, problem or need hands on support we have an online chat room where you can drop in during the day: #dev:edgeryders.eu
Side note - For Mailchimp, you might have to create a different list as there is a cap on the number of contacts per list (I believe it does not go over 2000). We will upgrade the account next time I talk with Nadia. Danke!