Small updates

I have done a few small updates to the site - the previous 1 column layput didnt work well so I reverted that and made that wider.

I also recently purchased a laptop with a poor quality screen. It helped show some colours were not visible on eg the forum page or the recent posts page. Using a darker shade of background colour now, though it looks garish.

On the bigger front, much closer to being able to move to a newer codebase (move from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8 ) for the website should I choose to do so.

That leads to the question of whether there is any value for this place continuing to exist.

It is not being used, so its only purpose is as a historical archive - there are cheaper ways of managing that.

On the other hand, there is a place for online Muslim communities away from megacorps like Facebook who have the ability to control what is acceptable (and more or less monitor your every movement, even if you have no facebook account).

An interesting idea was to build a whole new separate platform for people to start afresh with no past baggage.



I noticed an old block of new account requests going back 6 months that had not been dealt with.

I have deleted the ones that looked like spam and approved the rest. Many will have probably forgotten that they had requested an account.

"For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens 'as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone'" - David Cameron, UK Prime Minister. 13 May 2015.