... but there's no way to avoid it: I need to migrate this discussion forum to the same server as where the rest of the JeeLabs stuff is running. Unfortunately, the Redmine forum support is not good enough, so I've turned it off (the junk registrations were tedious).
Two options: move bbPress to another server, or switch to a different system. I've opted for the latter, since bbPress isn't really that good a fit for JeeLabs, nor really evolving very much.
I've set up a new forum based on Drupal 7. Is it perfect? No. Is it good enough? I think so. Is it final? Well, it better be!
The new site is here: http://forum.jeelabs.net/ - you'll need to register again, it's a clean slate. The formatting is the same as here, i.e. Markdown - but there's a preview feature and support for file attachments.
Two weeks from now, this forum will be made read-only (unless we run into any show-stoppers).
Apologies for the disruption. Please comment on the new forum if things aren't working well, or if you have suggestions for the transition to the new site.
See you soon on the new forum, I hope!
PS. Feel free to add links from the new site to topics/posts on this one, so that existing discussions can be picked up again.