So, @aaronpk attempted to do a very simple upgrade this Sunday morning to the forums, which ended up turning into a 10 hour disaster of the forums being down. Someday we might chronicle what happened overall, but essentially we didn’t know what was going on with the forums - all the posts were showing up in the source code but weren’t rendering.
Turns out that actually the simple upgrade didn’t play well with our reaction emoji plugin, and…it took many hours and rebuilding the database of every post twice.
So…no reaction emojis for now. We will try to work with the person who made the reaction emoji plugin to get them to make it stable on the latest version of the forum software.
And I hope you got some time outside or petting a cat or something on your Sunday/Monday morning without the forums. But umm, don’t abandon us forever please?