For those who are not aware, the IIUG SIGS or Forums, including the old comp.databases.informix Usenet group, are no longer available. They were using some very old home built software running on the old IIUG server which was quite literally falling apart.
IBM has graciously created a new Community site for IIUG forums and blogs which is accessible through the IBM web pages. Back in the depths of time, shortly after the IBM acquisition, I was opposed to efforts to bring the forums in to IBM's systems. Honestly, we had no reason 18 years ago to trust IBM would continue to support the best database system on the market, ie Informix. Today, the story is different. IBM has been a true partner to the Informix community, so I have joined the rest of the IIUG Board of Directors in making this change. The new forum is linked to the IIUG Site under the Resources menu item. The link is: www.iiug.org/community
You will need an IBM ID if you do not already have one, but that is free for the asking. When you log in to the site for the first time, please go to the Informix group page and make a “Hello world” post so that the group moderator can validate that you are not a spammer or bot. That will take an hour or so after which you will be able to post instantly! You can also create your own Blog there for the community if you want.
It is very important that EVERYONE who cares about Informix database systems join the IBM Informix Community forum and ONLY post there. IBM sees that site and counts both the number of members and the number of posts there and uses that information to determine how much attention they should pay to our favorite database system!