To our 3D Hubs community,
Over the past 5 years the Talk online 3D printing community has grown a lot. In fact, we have grown so much that we have completely outgrown our current forum tool. That’s why we’ve decided to move to a smarter, more intuitive, more feature-rich, and more scalable system powered by the open-source forum management tool: Discourse.
While we’re doing this migration we’re going to be (finally) cleaning up a lot of the spam comments and threads. With the new tool we’ll benefit a lot from much more sophisticated spam prevention, which is arguably the most requested feature by our users, especially after the previous spam prevention tool we used, mollom, went out of business earlier this year.
Along with this migration to the new platform comes a host of great new features to help improve how we all use Talk. This includes a more organized category and tag structure, along with badges (that’s right, badges are coming back) and the ability to have community moderators in the future.
Now that we also offer CNC Machining and Injection Molding, we’ll also have a place to have discussions related to these manufacturing technologies in addition to 3D Printing, 3D Modeling, and more!
Finally, going forward I’ll be the dedicated 3D Hubs team member for growing and moderating Talk. Some of you may recognize me; I’ve been with 3D Hubs since 2016, first as a Hub and for the last year as part of the support team.
Starting this coming Monday, the old Talk platform will be in read-only move while we complete the full move to Discourse.
We hope you’re excited for this new move as we are!
Maddie and the 3D Hubs Team