Neowin forums return

The Neowin Forums have returned to their online status. Despite a weekend of almost nonstop work by myself, Dave, Tim, Rob, and multiple outside sources from Invision and elsewhere, we were unable to make Invision Power Board 3 work effectively on our servers, and have thusly downgraded the forums to the previous IPB 2.3 board.

While it is unfortunate that the work we put into IPB 3 has been put off for the time being, we made the decision that getting the forums back online was of the utmost importance.

The downside, currently, is this: the Neowin Forums will be using the Finity theme we had prior to our Ignition / Atlas launch. Additionally, any posts made during our brief uptime on Invision Power Board 3 have been lost. We have reverted to the database in use as of Friday, January 15, at 12:00 PM GMT.

Our front page has been holding up quite well since our upgrade on Friday: even throughout high load times when the forum would barely load, the front page has been incredibly snappy, and our news has looked better than ever in our new Atlas stylings.

We wholeheartedly thank all of our members for sticking with us throughout this downtime. It truly is heartbreaking to see months of work simply not work the way it should, but we really just wanted the forums back. We hope that you can be understanding of this very, very difficult decision.

Anyway, the point is, we're back. Let's get this community rolling again!

Thanks,

Simon, Dave, Tim and Rob
Neowin Developers

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