I’ve been pretty silent on the forums for a while now, but now I’m happy to make two big announcements!
First of all, long in the planning, (three years now!) we are finally making the move a new forum platform: Discourse.
Secondly, BlenderNation is stepping up to run Blender Artists! We are transferring ownership from CG Cookie to Blender Nation.
From day one we have tried to be good stewards of the community but in the last few years we’ve been unable to dedicate the time that Blender Artists deserves and needs. Thankfully, Bart has graciously agreed to step up and take ownership through BlenderNation. Bart is one of the original Not a Number crew and was responsible for many of the original Blender tutorials that many of us (myself included) first learned from. Blender Artists could not be in better hands.
As a part of this ownership change, Bart is coordinating a crowd-funding campaign to fund a full migration of Blender Artists from vBulletin to Discourse.
Read the full details on the Kickstarter page here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1072051946/blenderartists-20-were-moving-to-discourse
The aim is to fund the migration in the next fourteen days, completing the migration and transfer of ownership shortly after that time.
Cheers and thanks for any and all contributions to make this happen!