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Simon Manning

19 Aug 2021, 11:49 pm

Migrating to Discourse

Hi All,

You might see this multiple times if you subscribe to multiple lists but they all say the same, you can safely ignore the duplicates.

Next week we will be migrating our community mailing lists into Discourse. That is all the lists on FreewayTalk and Groups io.

You can find more information about this here:

At this time posting is disabled in the imported categories to avoid splitting discussions, however you can sign up for an account and reply to the above topic or create new topics in the Site Feedback category if you have any comments on the migration or Discourse in general.

If you have made posts on the existing mailing lists, please read the Existing Posts and Profile sections of the topic linked above before signing up.

Shortly before starting the final steps of the migration, which we expect to be early afternoon on Tuesday UK time, we will send another notice to say this is happening. After this second notice we will close the existing FreewayTalk and Groups io lists, bring Discourse up to date with the latest posts and then open the imported categories to posting.

All of our links to the mailing lists, including those accessed via the Help menu in our apps, will be updated on our website to point at Discourse.


James R. Ingram

22 Aug 2021, 11:36 pm

TO: Simon Manning & Other Forum Members: Re Discourse Forum

  1. Note to Simon: THANKS for looking into this missing data situation.

    2. FYI To Forum Members: The Forum LINKS:

I added the link to the new DISCOURSE Forum on the MacIntaglio web page, at the top of the 2nd section at .


<<<<< MORE FYI COMMENTS: >>>>>


I signed up on Discourse using the same email, and a different password. I assume you can also use the same password if you like. (My ‘LastPass’ program “complains” if I duplicate passwords.)


I then uploaded a PHOTO for my profile.

If you browse the posts as migrated to Discourse ( ), you see my profile photo has been “populated” into the last 3 posts to which I contributed.

NOTE: Older posts to which I contributed — do NOT show my photo — because I was using a different email address when I made those earlier posts.

Williamsport PA/Apache Junction AZ

Voicemail 570-322-7597

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Simon Manning

24 Aug 2021, 2:05 pm

Hi All,

We will be starting the migration to Discourse soon. First we will be suspending access to Discourse while we run a task that will deal with some posts having their content trimmed, followed by a second task that will ensure this additional content does not expose email addresses in the posts.

These tasks will take approximately 2-3 hours to complete, at which point we will lock FreewayTalk and Groups io from receiving any further posts.

After this we will import the latest posts into Discourse, run a final task to ensure those new posts do not expose email addresses and finally reopen access to Discourse. This shouldn’t take longer than 30 minutes, likely less.