Dropbox Forum have been offline for almost a month

Martin Brinkmann
Dec 3, 2014

I use Dropbox occasionally to transfer screenshots taken on my Moto G Android device to my Windows PC. While there are other ways to do the same thing, it is comfortable and since I run Dropbox only when needed on the computer, it is not using resources most of the time.

I have published a guide that explains how to stop Dropbox from starting with Windows which is useful if you only use the program occasionally like I do.

I used to check the Dropbox forums regularly as information about new experimental versions were posted there first. This allowed me to check what the most recent version of Dropbox introduced or fixed.

Today I wanted to check it out again to find out about the changes in Dropbox 3.0 Experimental that the company released today. Turns out, the forum is still down.

The Dropbox forum has been down for nearly a month at the time of writing which means that I was not able to check the release notes and the discussion there. I thought first that this was a local problem, maybe a caching issue or a connection issue between my PC and Dropbox.

dropbox forum down

Turns out that is not the case. If you check the release notes page on the Dropbox website, you will find information about the forum situation there.

Our forums are currently unavailable due to an unexpected issue and may remain unavailable for a while as we transition to a new system.

The first entry was added to the November 13 release notes and all release notes but the one from November 14 contain the same message.

It is unclear what caused the forum issue. Speculations range from a hardware and software issues to attacks on the forum. Since Dropbox has not published information about the change anywhere else on the site, it is all guesswork at this point in time.

What we do know is that the issue was unexpected. The company has not published a date or time period in which it expects the forum to be available online again.

Transitioning to a new forum system can take some time considering that you may need to import user accounts, posts and other information to a new forum system.

Dropbox Forum have been offline for almost a month
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  1. ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Doesn’t Windows 8 know that www. or http:// are passe ?

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on August 4, 2012 at 7:57 pm

      Well it is a bit difficulty to distinguish between name.com domains and files for instance.

    2. Leonidas Burton said on September 4, 2023 at 4:51 am

      I know a service made by google that is similar to Google bookmarks.

  2. VioletMoon said on August 16, 2023 at 5:26 pm

    @Ashwin–Thankful you delighted my comment; who knows how many “gamers” would have disagreed!

  3. Karl said on August 17, 2023 at 10:36 pm


    The comments section under this very article (3 comments) is identical to the comments section found under the following article:

    Not sure what the issue is, but have seen this issue under some other articles recently but did not report it back then.

  4. Anonymous said on August 25, 2023 at 11:44 am

    Omg a badge!!!
    Some tangible reward lmao.

    It sucks that redditors are going to love the fuck out of it too.

  5. Scroogled said on August 25, 2023 at 10:57 pm

    With the cloud, there is no such thing as unlimited storage or privacy. Stop relying on these tech scums. Purchase your own hardware and develop your own solutions.

    1. lollmaoeven said on August 27, 2023 at 6:24 am

      This is a certified reddit cringe moment. Hilarious how the article’s author tries to dress it up like it’s anything more than a png for doing the reddit corporation’s moderation work for free (or for bribes from companies and political groups)

  6. El Duderino said on August 25, 2023 at 11:14 pm

    Almost al unlmited services have a real limit.

    And this comment is written on the dropbox article from August 25, 2023.

  7. John G. said on August 26, 2023 at 1:29 am

    First comment > @ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    For the God’s sake, fix the comments soon please! :[

  8. Kalmly said on August 26, 2023 at 4:42 pm

    Yes. Please. Fix the comments.

  9. Kim Schmidt said on September 3, 2023 at 3:42 pm

    With Google Chrome, it’s only been 1,500 for some time now.

    Anyone who wants to force me in such a way into buying something that I can get elsewhere for free will certainly never see a single dime from my side. I don’t even know how stupid their marketing department is to impose these limits on users instead of offering a valuable product to the paying faction. But they don’t. Even if you pay, you get something that is also available for free elsewhere.

    The algorithm has also become less and less savvy in terms of e.g. English/German translations. It used to be that the bot could sort of sense what you were trying to say and put it into different colloquialisms, which was even fun because it was like, “I know what you’re trying to say here, how about…” Now it’s in parts too stupid to translate the simplest sentences correctly, and the suggestions it makes are at times as moronic as those made by Google Translations.

    If this is a deep-learning AI that learns from users’ translations and the phrases they choose most often – which, by the way, is a valuable, moneys worthwhile contribution of every free user to this project: They invest their time and texts, thereby providing the necessary data for the AI to do the thing as nicely as they brag about it in the first place – alas, the more unprofessional users discovered the translator, the worse the language of this deep-learning bot has become, the greater the aggregate of linguistically illiterate users has become, and the worse the language of this deep-learning bot has become, as it now learns the drivel of every Tom, Dick and Harry out there, which is why I now get their Mickey Mouse language as suggestions: the inane language of people who can barely spell the alphabet, it seems.

    And as a thank you for our time and effort in helping them and their AI learn, they’ve lowered the limit from what was once 5,000 to now 1,500…? A big “fuck off” from here for that! Not a brass farthing from me for this attitude and behaviour, not in a hundred years.

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