Discourse (the software that runs these forums) should be updated regularly. if you’re an admin and have noticed that Discourse is out of date, you should schedule a maintenance window to update it. Updating can be done like so:

Step 1: SSH into the server

Discourse currently runs on fs-docker. SSH into fs-docker now.

See the following posts here for more information:

https://forums.freeside.co.uk/t/server-infrastructure/103

https://forums.freeside.co.uk/t/quick-ssh-configuration/192

Step 2: Update Discourse

To update Discourse, the container must be rebuilt. Do that like so:

sudo bash
cd /var/discourse
git pull
./launcher rebuild app