IMPORTANT PLEASE READ , Possible closure of forum

C&S Evo7

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Well its not so easy to say this, but on the 20th September the forum licence and hosting expires at this moment in time the forum owner does not intent to renew the leases.

Currently he is the guy who looks after the database and programming of the forum itself and has since the very begining, but other commitments now mean he no longer wants to do it.


It is possible i can take ownership from him, BUT i dont have the required programming experience. Unless i can find someone who is able to do that then sadly the forum will close.

in the past we had some excellent software guys on here but they have left now , so if you (the members) know someone who can do it, please let me know and i can have a chat,

The forum will be run to cover its own costs, there is no intention to start charging subs or to run it as a business etc, traders will still pay a nominal amount but primarily thats to cover hosting and licence etc.

experience needed ideally would be- HTML/CSS, PHP, mySQL and Linux

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Simon.
 

coyote_dc5

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Do you know what skills specifically i.e mysql, Linux etc

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adam.

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I can see you currently use a shared host, I can provide the same using my own personal hosting but it's only basic.

Happy to lend a hand, PM the details.
 

beppe786

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not my speciality area but have covered all them in basic form.. so if you need any help simon ill try and help..

worse case.. if domain name is up for renewal at same time. could transfer all to another new forum Structure..
 

cjh1981

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I'm a web/ux designer and if I can help in any way let me know

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hondamad2204

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This is a potential disaster. :( this is my service history/ sanity all rolled into one. Haha

Not only that but all this information on here is priceless. If it changed to a new forum (im no computer whizz) would all the info be lost? Transferred? Thinned down etc?

Hopefully someone can save it. Keep us updated Si. :) good luck
 

cjh1981

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I'm sure it's all in a database some where backed up, well I pray it is [emoji102]


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C&S Evo7

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Jimmer said:
This is a potential disaster. :( this is my service history/ sanity all rolled into one. Haha

Not only that but all this information on here is priceless. If it changed to a new forum (im no computer whizz) would all the info be lost? Transferred? Thinned down etc?

Hopefully someone can save it. Keep us updated Si. :) good luck
Basically yes it would all be lost .


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C&S Evo7

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cjh1981 said:
I'm sure it's all in a database some where backed up, well I pray it is [emoji102]


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I am waiting to find out , I hope there is a backup but don't know .


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I can help out if needs be Simon. I wouldn't want to let this forum die as it's one of the few forums that has survived the mass Facebook group apocalypse. I work daily with php/mysql/javascript/css etc. But aside from the conversion / move process to a new host, you won't need those skills often.
 

emmsyDC5xx

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I have absolutely no idea about anything like this - but as Jimmer said its my sanity too?

Hoping someone has the skills required to help, if I had them I'd be there in a shot x
 

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C&S Evo7 said:
I am waiting to find out , I hope there is a backup but don't know .


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A mysql backup is one line of code, it should be being performed multiple times a day.... :xaiweb3:
 

C&S Evo7

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adam. said:
A mysql backup is one line of code, it should be being performed multiple times a day.... :xaiweb3:
maybe it is, i really dont know , i have no access to any of that information, in the past there was no point me pushing for it as i dont understand it anyway .
 

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Really hope it does not close. Such a wealth of knowledge here as well as a great bunch of people.
 
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