@pitaj Having a branch for the production version with a similar dump output is actually a great idea. You can solve the conflicts during git merge (or PRs if there would be a tea working on this) and there should be no problem.
/categories page no longer loads all categories, will be paginated based on ACP setting
/category page no longer loads all subcategories, will load x number of subcategories based on ACP setting per category
/recent, /unread, /popular, /top will no longer loads all categories.
/search page used to load all categories in the variable categories, this has been renamed to allCategories. categories is used for the results returned when categories are searched.
As far as I understood most of the discussion is made there. Furthermore I understood that the GDPR plugin was made for migrating old forums to the new consent mostly required by EU regulations in May 2018. So my problem in 2021 is:
I would like to ask all our users to consent once again AND to change the sources they are consenting to. I thought the gdpr plugin might be helpful - but as far as I understand I am not capable to unset the consent state with it. So basically my questions are two:
how do I unset the consent state of (all) users?
are they forced to consent for the next login?