Dearest Fellow WSO Primates, the time has come to take WSO into the 21st century.
Starting Thursday, March 26 at 8:00am EST the live site will be "frozen" for several days (potentially through the weekend).
This means that you can still browse and read content, but NO NEW CONTENT will be allowed (comments, forum topics, etc) until the new site is live.
The reason for this is that when upgrading to Drupal 6 to Drupal 7, we have to take a copy of the database and make sure all of our functionality is working before turning the new live site on. If we allowed new content after the freeze, that would just be lost.
The goal is to have the new live site working before Friday at 12:00pm EST, but this is a massive upgrade, so there will likely be some snags / delays. Not only are we moving from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7, but we are also upgrading our theme to a fully adapative cleaner theme based on Porto (you can see the template here: http://refaktorthemes.com/demos/?theme=Porto)
Undoubtedly, even with all of the testing we've done, there will be things broken, functionality that doesn't work, or worse, the site performance may be too slow. Just know that we will be putting in super long hours this next 2-3 weeks to try and address all of them as quickly and efficiently as possible so that the user experience and community can continue to thrive.
Please feel free to comment in here suggestion, thoughts, concerns with the new site once it is live (hopefully by Sunday evening).
Thank you for your patience and support!
Patrick & the WSO Team