I'm currently in the process of setting up a server dedicated to some shiny new and cool forum software called Discourse. It's a modern forum software solution in a day focused on social media; a last hurrah for the traditional forum experience that's not built on ancient php5 frameworks like Invision Community or phpbb. I hope for this to become the migration path YTP'ers on YouChew take after the closing of the forum. It's not going to be YouChew 2.0; I plan to do things very differently. Wherever YouChew's successor branches off to move away from YTP, my goal is for this to be the new YouTube Poop forums.
This will be a slick forum on top of scalable cloud hosting. Uptime will be superb; responsiveness will be phenomenal. Security and stability will be a first-class priority.
During this initial phase, I will have an up and running forum by August 21st, ten days as of this posting, open to a limited range of applicants to test the site and listen to some initial feedback on how categories should be displayed and arranged, bugs, quirks and the like the test users may experience.
The working goal is a stable, secure platform that doesn't mysteriously grind to a halt or go offline and wait for me to reboot it while I'm at work. Eye's on the prize; I'm not interested in hearing feature ideas like showrooms, blogs, or status update modules during the testing phase if we have problems that disrupt basic forum functionality, but there shouldn't be because Discourse is a super-solid platform. If and when we have a date for YouChew's final day, it will go public a week before.
Also, domain is already bought. I look forward to seeing YTPMania go full Hogasm all over YouTube Poop. You might also like to see my Trello roadmap to track progress since I'm a put-up or shut-up kinda guy; here it is. For inquiries or general interest in contributing, please PM me here on YouChew, or add me on Discord (Smonge#1437). E-Mail inquiries please direct to [email protected], subject line "YTPMania." I'm mostly interested in hearing from anybody who can do custom CSS styles and a willingness to learn Discourse themes; I cannot hold your hand in this process apart from pointing you towards Discourse's documentation. If you don't know CSS, but want to contribute, custom site assets would be very much appreciated as well. Thank you.
Disclaimer: This new forum is not and won't be affiliated with YouChew or it's staff, or the successor site that may be created by site veterans and current staff. They cannot help you with questions about this independent project.57