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Welcome to our grand reopening! You will see a lot of changes when you log into your account, but here is a basic rundown of what has changed, what we've lost, what we've gained, and why.

First of all, we want to explain why we didn't announce our downtime ahead of taking the forum offline. We discovered some security vulnerabilities in the software, and felt it was important to bring the board down for safety reasons and not allow hackers the chance to make our system even more vulnerable.


To restate, we have no evidence of a compromise on a data level, but in spite of this we still highly recommend caution...please change your password, as well as changing any other web accounts that used the same password.

Following our pulling the boards down, we had to sort out exactly what needed to be done and how to accomplish it. We needed additional tech support to help us untangle what was an absolute mess on both a server and a software level, and communicating around the globe about this did slow things down. Finding new problems everywhere we turned meant a lot of back-and-forth during the upgrading process, but we finally got it done!

Now, when you log on, you will see a number of changes. First, the good news! The new software is super fast, clean, and easy to use. You'll see minor changes to the appearance of the usual tools and thread layouts, but otherwise will feel quite at home in no time at all.

We are missing a few features, which we hope to bring back someday. First and foremost, the feedback system. We understand how important feedback is to swaps, but this app was completely un-upgradeable. To the best of our knowledge, the data from the feedback system is still in our databases, so we are looking into alternatives and replacements. Similarly, stash manager. The price cap database is still operational, so once again we hope we will be able to bring back this feature with a new app.

The skins were also all obliterated in the upgrade. We will have some choices up for you ASAP, but thought it would be better to get the board open even if it looks generic for the moment. The Mobile skin seems to be having some issues for some users as well, though others report it looks fine.

If you notice any bugs or get any other errors, please report them here.


Welcome back, everyone!

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