Hey there, just recreated my account here on the new forum. I just wanted to ask if there will be any further updates about what caused the data loss on the old forum, or have efforts to investigate this hit and dead end? Not trying to put pressure on anyone and I appreciate all the contributors and moderators have been working hard to get this new forum up and running - I just picked up on this part of the announcement about the demise of the old forum:
We don’t yet know the root cause for sure, but our service provider speculated it might have been due to a botched update.
Was it an update of Discourse at a 3rd party provider that caused this? I saw on the Manjaro twitter feed that somebody involved in the Endeavour forums had also experienced [something similar] with their install of Discourse (https://twitter.com/AlpixTM/status/1293511272714194944).
I was also picked up on the mention of security here:
The missing files left the forum in a rather unpleasant state, and it could not be cleaned to a satisfactory condition. Therefore we decided to start from scratch on a new platform to ensure functionality and security of the forum.
Is there any indication that the security of the old forum was compromised, or any other part of the Manjaro infrastructure? Now I trust the team enough to disclose breaches and such responsibly, but I think it’s useful to just spell it out and eliminate these possibilities even if the answer is otherwise ‘obvious’ to those in the know. Especially considering how long some minor issues in the past keep being brought up by Manjaro detractors, it would be good to get ahead of further damaging rumours, especially if nothing serious has transpired. Not that it matters, or that it’s surprising, but I came across a bit of rumour mongering already.
Don’t want this to come across as hostile or unappreciative at all, just figured it was worth raising plainly!