This week, we plan to move the forums off the Discourse server and over to our own server - a move which I hope will drop my hosting costs by as much as -80% or, even, -90%. On our own server, we will also have more ways to customize the forums.
One of the things I also want to do as part of the move is to change the URL from http://tw. to http://www. - a process which may require up to 72 hours for the new address to propagate (i.e., make the forums accessible again to some people).
I plan to “close” the forums for 7 days starting Thursday, 18 April, Taiwan time. During this time, the forums will be in read-only mode. Hopefully, the actual transition is uneventful and we can re-open access to the forums in a few days. If we screw things up or are not happy with some important part of the move, we will restore to backup and try again another time.
TL;DR - we plan to “freeze” the forums starting tomorrow Thursday for a week. If all goes well, the next time you visit, you will find us at www.forumosa.com