Biostar 3.0 is now undergoing testing.
The test site may be occasionally offline, broken, styling might be off etc.
Groups: sections of the site may be devoted to one particular subject. A group will be identified by a different subdomain. Posts created in a group will only be visible while visiting that group. Moderator/admins will be group specific and will be set by the group owners.
Users will be able to activate other user's libraries. The goal is to provide a platform where people can write their own utility functions in the way they think it is the best then all these to be easily shared with a larger audience. Think of a "charm" like an "opinion" on how an aligner should run, what output it should provide, what it should report etc.
Note that the goal is not to turn Biostar into data analytics platform. The utility is in providing easy access to methods that otherwise would be cumbersome to run in a way that everyone can access. We need a simple pairwise aligner, reverse complement, protein translations, fetch some sequences etc. Most functionality will run at client side and not server side.