Hi everyone, Just to let you know that the new forums are due to be launched early next week. I'll try to give you more information as soon as I have it later this week, but I wanted to give you as much notice/warning as possible before we go live. Please be aware that the new site will be a 'work in progress', there could be bugs in the system that still need to be resolved but hopefully the new site will be easier to navigate and use - once people get the hang of the new features. If you have anything that you want to save on the current forums then please can you do so now otherwise you will lose it forever when the new site goes live next week. This applies if you have a blog or have posted on a thread in a forum which will not be transferred to the new site. Please see the list below for more information on what forums are moving to the new forums. This also applies to people using the beta version of the new forums. All new posts created during the testing process will be deleted. Content has been migrated across from this forum to the new one for some time now. The final stage of the process will involve moving recent content across from here and then adding it to the other data taken from the forums. The final part of the migration will take around eight hours. This means that you will not be able to access the current forum or the beta site. I'll give more information about when this is likely to happen later in the week. However, if there is important information that you need to refer to during the time when the site will be down then I suggest copying and saving those posts. Does this mean we lose everything from Feb onwards? No, a lot of the content will be moved from the current forum to the new one. The following forums will have content moved from here to the new site: Staffroom Welcome lounge & help Education news Workplace dilemmas Personal Career clinic Workplace Early years Primary Secondary Independent Special educational needs Further education Vocational Teaching overseas Role Thinking of teaching Trainee and student teachers New teachers (NQTs) Teaching assistants Overseas trained teachers Jobseekers Supply teachers Private tutors Heads of department Senior leadership team Headteachers Governors Retirement Subjects Art and design Business studies Classics Computing & ICT Design and technology Drama and performing arts English Geography History Mathematics Media studies Modern foreign languages Music Physical education PSHE Religious education Science Social sciences Whole school Assessment Behaviour Inspections Pay and conditions Professional development School trips Home time Entertainment Cookery Book club Health and wellbeing Pregnancy Parenting Sellers’ forum Scotland & Wales Scotland - education news Scotland - Primary Scotland - prospective teachers Scotland - curriculum Cymru - education news At the last TES revamp the contents of my hotlist were not deleted. Will this also be the case later this month when NuBetaTes goes live? Unfortunately, your hotlist will not be safe. The scale of the forums would have made it difficult to move the contents of all the threads as well as everyone’s individual hotlist. If your hotlist contains threads in one of the aforementioned forums then the content will be moved to the new forums but you will have to create a new hotlist where you can select threads and forums to ‘watch’. Why launch a new system that could be riddled with bugs? We have worked hard to resolve any issues that have arisen in testing, and continue to do so ahead of launch. Unfortunately the nature of software change is that there will always be little niggles that reveal themselves when a system goes live. In the same way with an app on your phone has continuous updates, we too will continuously update and improve Community after the site goes live. Our first priority will be fixing anything that might not work as expected, and then we’ll move onto introducing enhancements that the community users have requested. Assuming hotlist contents are retained and Opinion is no more, will any Opinion threads saved in my hotlist automatically disappear into the ether? Members’ hotlists will not be transferred to the new site so you will not have any saved threads. However, you will have the option to create a new hotlist by selecting threads and forums that you wish to ‘watch’. Opinion, along with a number of other threads will be removed and will no longer be accessible on the new site, if there is any content in these threads you wish to keep we recommend you save this information ahead of next week.