Here’s what’s happened since the June update.
Mike mentioned that we’re removing a specific type of advertising that no longer serves our mission. That happened at the end of June. We still have other types of advertising on the site that focus on schools and education-related organizations that are broadly relevant to visitors.
We’ve been incredibly blessed to have amazing moderators over the years. Every day people try to post spam (lately cryptocurrency) and other nonsense. Our moderators keep the site clean in all sorts of ways, including stepping in when polite discussion drifts into unhelpful debate. I can’t tell you how grateful I am for their hours of volunteer time. (Thanks again, MaineLonghorn!)
We’d like to add at least one moderator to the team in August. We’re considering a moderator election system based on my experience at the Stack Exchange network. It’s a wonderful opportunity to recognize fellow community members for their dedication and to keep the site healthy for all. More details coming in the weeks ahead!
Mike also mentioned we are changing to new hosting service. In order to make sure it happens without noticeable downtime, we’re delaying the changeover until August. When we have a firm date, I’ll post an update here.
This is a small item, but we’re changing our handles so that it’ll be easier to identify staff members. As of today, our names will fit the CC_Name format. I’m changing the names of a few users who have taken CC_Something as their usernames to prevent confusion. The system will prevent new users from taking those usernames as well.