Hi everyone, we are happy to report that the major overhaul of libcom.org which we have been talking about since at least 2018 is now in its final stages. The updated version of the site will be launching soon. Hopefully within a few weeks, but there could be some delays, so we will keep people updated here.
Please note that we will be launching a basic, functioning version of the upgraded website. This is so we can be online with upgraded infrastructure as early as possible. We will be gradually making improvements and updates from that point onwards.
This will be a major overhaul of the website with lots of significant changes, with the aim of streamlining and simplifying the structure of what has become an extremely large and complex archive.
As such, some poor quality and/or little-used features will be going away. These include
– private messages for users
– user profile information
– libcom bookmarks
So if you have information you want from your user profile, or from your old bookmarks or messages, please ensure you get what you need from them ASAP. And if you want to exchange contact information with anyone you have to date communicated with exclusively through libcom private message, please do so at your earliest opportunity. Because after the upgrade all of this information will be deleted.
Existing user accounts will still exist, don't worry about that. By user profile information, we mean the stuff like About me political labels, union membership, favourite thinkers lists like this one: https://libcom.org/user/14070
Also, this upgrade will result in a significant increase to our hosting costs. Libcom.org is only able to remain online because of support from you, our readers and contributors. So if you appreciate our site, please consider joining us on patreon to help us cover our costs and remain online in these trying times: https://www.patreon.com/libcom
More updates coming soon,