Open beta of the new EA Forum now available

by Julia_Wise18th Oct 201811 comments

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The launch of the new EA Forum is getting closer! See these previous posts for more background.

We’d like to invite everyone to check out the beta version of the new Forum: https://forum.effectivealtruism.org

Existing content from the current EA Forum has not yet been ported over, so what you’ll see there is all-new content from the beta version. Once the new Forum is fully launched, all previous posts and comments will be on the new Forum. Please see the “How to use the Forum”  post to get a feel for the new space. If you have any problems, or want to offer comments and suggestions, the best place to reach us is the blue Intercom chatbox icon in the lower right.

We’re excited to see you in the new Forum!

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What is the time horizon in which existing content will be transferred? The current state seems confusing - I posted something here today and considered the option to post it to the new fora in parallel. This would have the disadvantage once it is merged, it would become duplicated. Posting just to the new forum also does not seems the best option, as readers are still mostly here.

I would suggest moving out of the transition period as fast as possible. Also, I do not see much benefit of public beta-testing something which is essentially LessWrong codebase.

Copied from JP Addison's response to the same comment on the beta Forum:

"Hi, sorry for the confusion. I agree it’s suboptimal to have the duplicated Forums, and am working as fast as I can to get it up. I think it is good to have the new Forum get tested and for people who wish to to get familiar with it before redirecting the entire Forum traffic to it. It is a fork of the LW codebase, but there are enough changes to have allowed many bugs to have been caught already. I’m aiming to have the new Forum up before Friday Nov 2nd, or the week after. I have been less good than I might have hoped at making timing predictions however, and have tried to avoid having people plan around predictions that have not proved well-calibrated. Thanks for your patience."

I'm a bit sad that the beta doesn't make much use of the new features that LW added, but I suppose we just have to give it time. I'm particularly keen to see what will be done with the sequences feature.

Yes, we'll be adding more features like sequences later in the year.

Should we be able to log in over there with the same credentials? I'm unable to.

I managed it.

Chatting with support now. Sounds like this should be the case for most. Probably just some account-specific weirdness.

It's not just you, I'm also unable to log in with this forum's credentials ("wrong password" error). The links to log in with Google or Github also don't seem to be functional.

Was also getting a wrong password error. Resetting it worked for me.