Major forum update complete

:rocket: Today I performed a major update of our forum, upgrading the version of Discourse we are running at from v2.7 to v2.8 by upgrading the Kubernetes Helm chart powering our deployment from v4 to v7.

So many components were changed that it was easier to start with fresh data volumes and restore the site state from backups I made this morning beforehand. My plan to do this at night on a weekend when people were unlikely to be using the forum failed, so I apologize if you lost any data. At minimum, you will probably need to reauthenticate because your browser sessions have been forgotten.

If you encounter any problems with the forum, please post a reply below about it so we can get this important service working smoothly.