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Forum Future?

Given the 'Important Announcement' displayed on entry to the forums, what does that actually mean for us here in Urbanglasgow?

Are we going to lose this site too?

http://forum.myfreeforum.org/sutra156889.php#156889
cybers

Unless we can migrate everything to another venue that provides HTTPS as standard its looking like doom and gloom.

Hawick_1987

It'd be a great shame to lose all that has been built up here.

The Project Hawick forum recently went t**s up after Forumatic shut down. Only good thing to come out of it is that we backed up all our stuff and will transfer it onto a new standalone website in the near future. Social media is king (for now at least).

Perhaps we could all chip in and fund a website together?  

Meantime, if any of the regular UG folk want to join the Project Glasgow Facebook admin team, give me a shout.
norrie

important announcement

Has anybody read the important annoucment? top of the page?
Hawick_1987

Over here Norrie: http://urbanglasgow.co.uk/about4603.html&highlight=
norrie

I would prefer a site like this to be honest,I post very little of my Glasgow photos on FB, its not a patch on this type of forum FB sucks but its easy to post photos but hard to find them when posted
norrie

Ok found it, thanks
Alycidon

cybers wrote:
Unless we can migrate everything to another venue that provides HTTPS as standard its looking like doom and gloom.



I subscribe to a Model Railway Forum that uses https://www.phpbb.com/, this doesn't seem to be affected by the closure of the current service supplier
norrie

If this site has to close do we empty it of all  images?
cybers

No, as none of the photos are hosted on the forum to begin with hence having to post up links from Photofuckit and Flickr.

Let's just see what James has to say about it first. Chances are it will merely be exported and hosted somewhere else.
norrie

Thanks Cybers, I wasn't  sure what happened to this type of forum after they close
I wasn't looking forward to deleting all my stuff
Alycidon

The big Hoose must stay open!!!
James

cybers wrote:
No, as none of the photos are hosted on the forum to begin with hence having to post up links from Photofuckit and Flickr.

Let's just see what James has to say about it first. Chances are it will merely be exported and hosted somewhere else.

We'll get a free export of the forum (cos we've paid to be advert-free) but we'll need another forum host to put it on.

And that's going to be the problem. Finding a suitable host that's free (or cheap) AND that allows to import our current forum DB.



James H
admin

I'm working on some options and I'm fairly certain we'll be ok.  


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