The forum is about to get a new look…and some other big changes too
UPDATE: for all those who are using the forum and have any concerns, questions, or requests about features that we do or do not have, please post your comments in this feedback form and we’ll do our best to make adjustments to the forum:
To all of our dedicated forum members:
The Fine Homebuilding forums have just made a big transition. After many years of the Breaktime forum essentially being a separate website, it has now become a part of the main finehomebuilding.com website.
In this transition, the following will stay the same:
- Member usernames and passwords should work just as they do on the existing forum
- Existing posts will stay live and intact (though some of the more obscure forum categories will roll into the general discussion and construction categories)
Bear with us as things switch over–we’ll do our best to keep you all informed about the progress. There will be changes to some of the features and functionality, but the process of posting and replying to posts should be close enough to what you’re used to that discussions in the forum should be able to continue unaffected. If there are any lost features that you truly miss once we make the switch, please let us know and we’ll do our best to make things right.
The overall look and functionality of the forums is now similar to that of the Q&A forum at another Taunton website, greenbuildingadvisor.com, where there has been an active community of folks discussing energy efficiency and building science for more than 10 years. Go take a look to see what it’s like–and feel free to join that forum too–there are lots of really helpful and generous people over there.
This change is part of a long process of upgrading all of the Taunton websites to systems that do a better job of eliminating spam, displaying better on all devices and browsers, and making the sites generally more simple and secure. We’ll do our best to make a smooth transition onto the new platform, and we’ll try to address all issues or concerns in a timely fashion.
Thank you for all of the time you devote to this community of home-building pros and enthusiasts. We hope you continue to find the forum a useful and enjoyable resource for years to come.
Fine Homebuilding web staff