Scheduled Forum Maintenance - Friday September 22

Due to scheduled maintenance the forum will be temporarily unavailable on Friday September 22 between 09:30 and 11:00 (GMT+1).

  • Forum maintenance started at 09:30
  • Forum maintenance completed at 10:50
  • Security updates have been installed
  • Discourse has been upgraded to v3.2.0.beta1
  • The navigation menu has been redesigned
  • Release notes can be found here:

Awesome!! This makes the forum more navigable :tada:


Depends on your taste… :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


I like that there’s the option to add custom sections now. :slight_smile:

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@leomakkinje: On Reddit somebody noticed they could not access the forum due to “This community is not accessible in your location.” … Link. The location in question seemingly would be Singapore.

Is there a blacklist of countries which get blocked or similar?
Is this restriction new or has it always been there?

(Restricted topic about it in this forum is here, but trying to ping you there gave me a message that you wouldn’t have access to it, that’s why I’m trying here.)

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Yes, we are deliberately blocking access from certain countries because 99% of forum sign-ups from those countries are spam accounts. As the forum is not an official Fairphone communication channel and because moderation is purely done by volunteers it’s been decided to make their lives as easy as possible by blocking traffic from those countries.

The country disallow-list has been enabled earlier this year.