Let's just make all the Council members admin/moderators.
Connor, I'm not clear on what you're suggesting for default notification settings? On? Off? I did some reading up and it looks like some places have laws that people have to explicitly opt in for all emails, and I think that's maybe why we can't find default settings to change that.
An even bigger question about the search is what forms of search to allow, and how they are to be expressed. There could be exact text match, conjunctions, alternatives, deeper Boolean combinations, and so on.
Ideally those two tasks would happen at the same time.
If we can get the images sooner rather than later, I might be able to get them to show up in the archive sooner, which would be useful for readers.
If we can get the updates to the posts sooner, that will also make the archive more valuable. I doubt whether anyone will be posting anything interesting to the old forum. I think just about everyone who might think to post there has had it drilled into them that that forum is supposed to be shut down and that we offer the present one as its replacement.
Upgraded the uninstalled forum software NodeBB from v1.13.3 to 1.18.4.
This made it unnecessary to retain a plugin we were using for sending mail with SMTP, as this ability is now supported in NodeBB. This is a good thing, because the plugin is no longer maintained and was depending on a module that had a known security vulnerability.