We're in the home stretch of our great migration to a brand new home (see the initial announcement of this move)!! Starting now, I'll post an update on our progress each week until the new site launches, including important things for you to know and prepare for. Today's update: Important Dates.
April 6: we will begin the process of downloading the content from the site we're on right now (built on a Ning platform) and uploading it into the new platform, which will be a combination of WordPress and Discourse. Some things will not come with us, including photos and many of the videos in our video archive.
Content added to the Ning site after April 6th will, unfortunately, not be ported into the new site. This is due to the process of downloading content from Ning and uploading it into Discourse. As a result, all content posted between April 6 and the new site launch will disappear once we move to the new site. However we will still be moderating member participation as closely as ever, and all our Community Values and Terms of Service still apply during this period.
April 20: our new site will officially launch! On that date, when you go to www.TuDiabetes.org you will automatically be directed to our beautiful new home. If you have uploaded photos or videos to the Ning site that you don't want to lose, please download and save them onto your computer before April 19th. After this date it will still be possible to retrieve things from the Ning site for a few more weeks, but it will not be as easy.
We will not be approving new members during the period from April 6 to April 19, but will ask new folks to submit an e-mail address so we can contact them once the new site is launched, with an invitation to apply for membership there.
May 8: the TuDiabetes site that is currently built on the Ning platform will be shut down permanently. This means that May 8 is the very last possible day for you to come back here to save any photos or videos that you have uploaded in the past, which did not come with us to the new site. For more information about what will and will not come with us to the new site, please read the Migration FAQ.
Read more posts about what will be different about our new home, how it will look, etc: