Yesterday (17 October 2022) I had to upgrade to a newer server so that the website can keep up to date with the latest technology and security updates.
Unfortunately we are now at a point where the guys developing the forum software are so slow that they are not able to keep up with tech changes and the software has now become obsolete.
So much so that the log in system doesn’t even work anymore – if you get logged out there is no way to log back in.
The gallery plug in used in the forum hasn’t been in development for many years now and the way it was designed doesn’t allow me to transfer the images to a new system.
As a result I cannot even rebuild or transfer the forum to a different forum software.
It has been a long time coming and I have tried to find alternatives and kick the can down the road as far as I possibly could but sadly the time has come for us to bid the forum farewell.
On Friday I will switch the forum over to read only and then remove it at the end of next month. If there are photos in your gallery that you want to download you should be able to do so while the forum is still up.
It is a very sad day for me but I thank everybody for the great chats we have enjoyed on the forum over the years. I will continue to search for an alternative option for us to use.