I'm doing what I can, but if people could help with passing on the word to their friends, family, or colleagues who may be interesting in actively participating with our discussions (or starting their own!) it would be much appreciated.
I don't have a referral system in place yet, but this is definitely on the cards along with rewards for those who do help. In the meantime, just send me a PM with details of your referral and once verified I can make a manual note for future credits.
I'm aware activity may well be a bit slow as Christmas approaches and people spend time away from their computers, but hopefully this can pick up in the New Year.
It's been a long time coming, but Nerdface is finally (re-)open!
I've done as much testing as I can to ensure a smooth and user friendly experience, but should any issues be encountered please do let me know. I promise to add more content soon, and there are more features planned in the coming months.
Please do register, and pass on the link to your friends. The website has taken a lot of commitment in time, effort, and finance, and I hope for it to be worthwhile.
Despite the official upgrade program for Windows 7, and Windows 8.1 users finishing in August 2016, and the extension for "Assistive Technologies" users finishing in January 2018 - believe it or not, it is still possible to upgrade to Windows 10. That is, if you want to (and if you haven't by now, you probably don't).
It is inevitable that you will eventually have to upgrade. Microsoft will cease its extended support phase for Windows 7 in 2020, and Windows 8.1 in 2023, having recently called time on updates for Windows Vista last year. So why not plan ahead while you still have the option? Windows 10 has had a further two years of development including a significant "fall creators" update in November 2017, and various software vendors have also improved their compatibility for the OS.
I've almost finished installing the add-ons for the upgrade on my localhost, which means I'll be working on trying to fix up the things that aren't working on XF 2.1 out of the box. If I'm able to fix them all, the upgrade may come sooner than XF 2.1 being declared stable!
I purposely haven't made us appear any different to non-staff, but we are listed as such on the Notable members. If trophies are implemented I may also do a staff trophy, but we'll see how the vote goes.