Hello everyone! The most important takeaway from this post is that on Monday the forum will move from forum.z.cash to forum.zcashcommunity.com. I’m putting this information up here at the top in case any of you don’t care about the behind-the-scenes details.
But for those of you who do like details, here they are!
First: The Zcash Foundation has established a contract relationship with @Shawn, who you may also know as mineZcash, in order to support his community-building efforts. As part of the agreement, the Foundation has assumed legal ownership of the Zcash Community Chat.
Shawn will continue administrating and moderating the chat; he also plans to start moderating this forum again. Day-to-day we don’t expect much to change, but we wanted to let you know.
Second: At the same time, the Zcash Company has decided to give the forum to the Zcash Foundation. Your experience as users will mostly be the same; no policy changes or anything else like that have been planned.
@paige, @daira, and @zirui are staying on as moderators. Paige de-modded the Zcash Company staff who haven’t been actively moderating during the past few months. Existing moderators who don’t work for the company will also stick around.
On Monday, the forum will move from its current URL to forum.zcashcommunity.com. The company is going to set up a redirect so that existing links still work, and Discourse (the company that hosts the forum) has been looped in. We’re hoping for minimal downtime! Please email me if you see anything particularly weird on Monday — firstname.lastname@example.org.
Afterward, the Foundation plans to assess how the URL switch has impacted search engine results. We will hire an SEO pro if needed.
If you have any questions or feedback, please leave 'em here! You’re also welcome to email me. Thank you for being part of this awesome, intellectually stimulating community