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Oculus Forums Announcement: Upcoming Platform Change

ShowbizDonkeyShowbizDonkey Posts: 314 Oculus Staff

Hey everyone -

First, I just want to say a sincere thank you to everyone on these forums who has helped shape our community over the past 5+ years. It’s been fun to watch the community grow and evolve over that time, continually adding new members and providing opportunities for discussion around new Oculus products, features, and industry developments. With that in mind, I’m excited to announce the next steps for the Oculus Forums.

In January, we will be migrating the forums to a new service provider: Khroros Communities. Our goals in this migration are to provide a more stable and seamless forum experience, better connect users with the assistance or answers they are seeking, and bring the forums more in line with our updated branding. We are putting all of you at the center of the experience and want to make sure that we’re serving your community needs as much as possible. Both the community forums and the developer forums are included in this move.

As part of this migration, all posts and comments will be transferred to the Khoros platform and will remain publicly available. In order to accomplish this, the forums will need to experience a period of extended downtime. This will allow us to make sure that we move all recently made posts when the time comes. We’ll share more details as we get closer to the migration date. Please note that any private messages you have on the forums will not be migrated to the new community.

After the move, you can expect the forums to look and feel different. The UI is going to be getting a bit of an overhaul and things like how forum badges and ranks function will change. As with all things at Oculus, we are always open to hearing feedback from the community and will constantly be looking for areas of improvement. When the new forums launch, you can look forward to a pinned thread where we will be soliciting feedback on how the new community is working for you.

Thanks in advance for your patience and understanding while we work through these changes. We’re excited for the future of the Oculus community and we hope you are too. In the meantime, see you around the forums (and in VR)! []-)

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  • dburnedburne Posts: 4,423 Valuable Player
    Nice to see this is being done, this forum has been long due an overhaul imho.
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  • RichooalRichooal Posts: 2,061 Valuable Player
    edited December 2020
    "and bring the forums more in line with our updated branding."

    @ShowbizDonkey Will it be business as usual for logins or is this the start of facebook logins for the forum?

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  • TomCgcmfcTomCgcmfc Posts: 3,361 Valuable Player
    Richooal said:
    "and bring the forums more in line with our updated branding."

    @ShowbizDonkey Will it be business as usual for logins or is this the start of facebook logins for the forum?

    I kinda hope so.  This  may be the only way to get rid of multi-posting FB/Oculus haters.

    Maybe a public  archive can be made for non-FB Oculus users?  I kinda doubt that this would be all that useful for new Oculus users but it might assist current non-FB Oculus users for the next couple of years.

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  • nalex66nalex66 Posts: 6,355 Volunteer Moderator
    Khoros Communities isn't owned by or associated with Facebook, and since the content of this forum (all posts and comments) is being ported to the new platform, we can assume that we will be using the same accounts after the changeover. So, current members using Oculus accounts will presumably be able to continue accessing the forum as they can now (at least, until 2023 when Oculus accounts are discontinued).

    All new users since October 11th have needed Facebook accounts to join the forum, since Oculus account creation ended on that date. I would expect that to remain the same going forward.
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  • TomCgcmfcTomCgcmfc Posts: 3,361 Valuable Player
    @nalex66 So how is this change going to effect current moderators?  Maybe more Oculus/FB support staff?  Who knows?  Personally I would like to see both, including yourself.

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  • nalex66nalex66 Posts: 6,355 Volunteer Moderator
    TomCgcmfc said:
    @nalex66 So how is this change going to effect current moderators?  Maybe more Oculus/FB support staff?  Who knows?  Personally I would like to see both, including yourself.
    The current group of volunteers will continue to serve on the new forum platform. I haven’t seen the new moderation tools yet, but I imagine they won’t be too different from what we use now. I don’t know if there are plans for any changes on the support staff side. 
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  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 16,874 Valuable Player
    edited December 2020
    This is great news!

    It would be awesome if the new forum required a Facebook Login for everyone, including existing users.

    Either way though, this type of change is good. And as Tom pointed out, hopefully the change will help increase the amount of fun and constructive posts among members, and help attract those who want to be here for the right reasons.

    Upwards and onward!  <3
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  • kojackkojack Posts: 7,195 Volunteer Moderator
    Having existing users require facebook to get help on here would be unfair when there's still 2 years before support for oculus accounts ends.
    While the account merging is still optional, or problematic for some, people need to be able to ask for help on it.

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  • DaftnDirectDaftnDirect Posts: 6,487 Volunteer Moderator
    edited December 2020
    Personally I'd be uncomfortable with an exclusive Facebook login requirement.
    It would maybe exclude people who were coming to the forum to ask question prior to buying a headset and some of those may not yet have a FB account.

    I wouldn't want the forum to excluded talk about non-Oculus headsets either.

    It's difficult but personally I'd prefer to have a system whereby, people who aren't Oculus consumers and don't want to be Oculus consumers... but use the forum to predominantly criticize Oculus/Facebook are dealt with within the rules of the forum more effectively. It seems to be a problem that's diminishing of late though, so maybe we're good as is.

    Edit: I should say, criticism by Oculus users is a good thing :)
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  • killtires616killtires616 Posts: 1
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    Zenbane said:
    This is great news!

    It would be awesome if the new forum required a Facebook Login for everyone, including existing users.

    Either way though, this type of change is good. And as Tom pointed out, hopefully the change will help increase the amount of fun and constructive posts among members, and help attract those who want to be here for the right reasons.

    Upwards and onward!  <3
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  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 16,874 Valuable Player
    edited December 2020

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  • ThmoasThmoas Posts: 355
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    Awesome, while this forum layout gives fond memories of the early days of VR, it's also a bit crappy in my case regarding remembering logins and how logins are handled.
  • DaftnDirectDaftnDirect Posts: 6,487 Volunteer Moderator
    Thmoas said:
    Awesome, while this forum layout gives fond memories of the early days of VR, it's also a bit crappy in my case regarding remembering logins and how logins are handled.
    Yeah login has been pretty bad, particularly on ios for me.

    I remember animated gif's used to be a thing for avatars back in the day, it's not important but would be nice to have them back 
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