To all of our registered users and supporters
I am delighted to announce that we are finally moving The Motherboards to a new community platform in January. The new platform will still maintain the spirit, look, membership and stored posts from our current edition. Hooray!
The new community platform allows us to integrate the boards with other social media that most of our members are using in some form, but it still allows a distinct and separate Motherboards identity if you prefer it that way. This was CRITICAL to maintain the level of discussions and extended family feeling that we've been lucky enough to share here.
Some of the new feature will include:
Ability to log in using your Facebook identity.
UNLIMITED posting of images - we are therefore removing premium (paid) memberships as a requisite for posting images, and will be discontinuing selling premium memberships immediately.
Integrated free user blogs and many other bells and whistles for your user profile and identity here, if you wish.
And, down the road, a Motherboards app for IPhone and Android. Woo-hoo!
May I assure you that you will still be able to participate in the forums only, as before and there will be little to no learning curve. Promise!
We are planning to move between December 22-28 or alternately January 4-10. We expect a 24-36 hour outage at most during that period, and will keep you posted as we move along.
In preparation for the move, please log in here if you havent done so in the last 12 months - we are ONLY moving our current membership with us.
Thank you and we are excited to finally be moving - we've waited over a year for Social Strata - our longtime community software providers and partners-in-newness - to finish developing and launch this platform, and its pretty terrific - Ill be posting a link to some sample pages soon..