As we prepare to switch to our new host site as we mentioned last week, I’ve prepared a couple of step-by-step instructions to help you transition to the new layout.
Starting with the homepage!
It will look something like this. (I changed it to be automatically dark theme to preserve our eyes )
Note that if you ever need to return to this homepage, just click the OtherSide logo on the top left.
For reading categories, they are currently listed by Most Recent, regardless of topic. If you’re like me and want to read the threads PER topic, just click on the “Categories” header that’s highlighted in my screenshot.
The layout will then look like this:
Now, for logging in.
Near the top right of any page on Discourse, you should see a blue button labelled “Log In”. Click on that to bring up this prompt:
For MOST returning users, your login and password from these forums will carry over. If for some reason your login does not work, simply click the “[Mail] with Email” option on the right of the box.
From there, you will receive an email from Discourse to log in. If you needed to do this step, you may need to upgrade your password on Discourse since our security settings are now a little higher. (For example, you need a minimum of a 10-character-password, which I did not qualify for lol).
To change your password, click on your icon on the top-right, and hit the “Preferences” icon (which looks like a Settings / Gear icon).
Now you can access your personal information, which includes resetting your password or even updating your email address, display name, icon, etc.
If you need to change your email address because your forum account is registered under an old address, please let me know either by replying to this thread or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org . If you update your password on this host site, it will not automatically update on the new site.