Phase 2 data migration and hotfix deployment - Downtime Tuesday 31 January 2017, 1200 – 1800 GMT

Hi all

We’re planning to complete the data migration on Tuesday, 31 January and apply a hotfix. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, see Data Migration Phases!

I’m awaiting approval of the final deployment plan, so I’ll update the schedule if it changes. There will be a maintenance page up and you will not be able to access the Community while we deploy the changes.

This deployment

Forums/discussions data migration

Historical discussions and questions data will be migrated to the Arm Community, bringing back a wealth of knowledge and resources to help you solve problems, design and get started on Arm.

UI Hotfixes

Some minor UI hotfixes are being deployed, mostly focused on the mobile views.

Navigation translation

Translation for simplified and traditional Chinese in the main and sub navigation.

No longer achievable

Private messages data migration

Despite planning to migrate private messages, we have run into a technical issue and it looks like we are unable to extract private messages from the database. I’m really sorry about that. If you have something in your private messages that you need, please let me know and I’ll work to identify it and pass it on to you.

You can still send and receive new messages to your friends as before.



Redirected previous platform RSS feeds to a feed asking the member to update their RSS feed. More documentation here.

Performance improvements

Optimised redirection rules and released some technical debt to improve performance.


Launched an ideas section to enable Community enhancements. If you have an idea for improvement or spotted a bug, let us know, we’d love to hear from you! I’m also working to raise the visibility of this section.

Site wide content page

Keep up to date with all Community activity from a single page. Access through the Content link in main navigation.

Persistent login

We have extended the period between logins to two weeks.

Tour tips

We’ve increased the delay before tour tips return when you click ‘Later’ to two weeks if you don’t find them helpful. I want to keep them in place for new users and returning members for the time being as the platform is so new. In addition, if you follow them while logged in, they shouldn’t come back again.

In March, there is a platform update that will allow us to customise this experience more.

Recent activity stream

Enabled better content filtering. Check out the content filter tabs across the activity stream to narrow down what you would like to see.

Coming soon

Custom tagging and management solution

This customisation will re-enable tagging site wide. You will be able to select appropriate tags from a defined selection.

This is an important part of the migration, as it will form the basis and open doors to integration with other Arm websites, as well as enablegets the review, tagging and moving activities for historic content.

Email notifications

Email notifications and email digests will soon be available, allowing you to keep up to date with the Communities you are interested in right to your inbox. You can update your contact preferences and subscriptions by clicking your avatar in the top right and choosing settings. More information.

Where to get help

There is a lot more coming besides this and I’ll keep you up to date as things progress. If you have any questions, please leave a comment.

Don’t forget, you can let us know if you have an idea for an enhancement, find help on how to use the Community here, or just start a discussion here for everything else.