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)! -)