[sword-devel] SWORD forums???

Troy A. Griffitts scribe at crosswire.org
Tue Jul 7 08:56:37 EDT 2020

Hi David.  The old mvnforums software we used was riddled with holes a 
spammer could use to post spam and I doubt the software is still being 
maintained.  The forums had been "read-only" for a decade, and not 
really forums any longer.  When we finally made the switch a month or so 
ago away from our old server, the forum software was not migrated.  If 
there are any references to the forums, they should be changed.  Mailman 
(sword-devel, jsword-devel, bt-devel, etc. + their archives), in 
practice serves as our forum utility.  While user forums still sounds 
like a they have a benefit-- giving users a place to discuss their 
experiences and share their knowledge, we don't currently have a good 
solution for this, though we've thrown around ideas to revive this and 
replace our old mvnforums with something else.

On 7/7/20 2:42 PM, David Haslam wrote:
> Whatever happened to SWORD forums?
> https://forums.crosswire.org/
> now takes one to a page with the following title:
> Virtual Manuscript Room Collaborative Research Environment (VMR CRE)
> No doubt this is significant for Troy, but why is it a subdomain on CrossWire's server?
> cf. One of our wiki pages,
> https://wiki.crosswire.org/Tutorial:Compiling_%26_Installing_SWORD
> still contains a link to
> http://crosswire.org/forums/
> and that gives a 404 page not found.
> Best regards,
> David
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