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  1. #1
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    Default yourboatpix.co.uk is closing

    It is probably ten years since I posted on here. A lot has happened since then: I have been seriously ill and got more-of-less completely better; moved from the East Coast to the far west of Cornwall; and sold the boat.

    I am the proprietor of yourboatpix.co.uk picture sharing website. It has run unattended for perhaps six or seven years because I forgot all about it. Looking at it now it is clear it is somewhat past it's sell by date and either needs to be brought into 21st century or given a dignified exit. I don't have the time or share of mind to do the update.

    If anyone wants it I will transfer ownership at no cost, subject to terms that protect myself and protects the material on the site from misuse. It is written in what I now see is lamentably bad php and mysql. It is not small: there are 5300 pictures occupying 13 Gigabytes of space.

    In the absence of any takers the site become read-only at Christmas (i.e. no new uploads) and I will back it up and close it at Easter 2020.

    Thanks for all the support over the years.
    If I show you yours, will you show me mine?
    http://www.yourboatpix.co.uk
    Perhaps there is a picture of your boat there already.

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    Default Re: yourboatpix.co.uk is closing

    Thank you for the resource, it has been very useful, was just about to post some more pics from a summer cruise.
    Harwich for the Continent - Brexit For the Incontinent . Sadler 290

  3. #3
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    Default Re: yourboatpix.co.uk is closing

    Quote Originally Posted by shmoo View Post
    It is probably ten years since I posted on here. A lot has happened since then: I have been seriously ill and got more-of-less completely better; moved from the East Coast to the far west of Cornwall; and sold the boat.

    I am the proprietor of yourboatpix.co.uk picture sharing website. It has run unattended for perhaps six or seven years because I forgot all about it. Looking at it now it is clear it is somewhat past it's sell by date and either needs to be brought into 21st century or given a dignified exit. I don't have the time or share of mind to do the update.

    If anyone wants it I will transfer ownership at no cost, subject to terms that protect myself and protects the material on the site from misuse. It is written in what I now see is lamentably bad php and mysql. It is not small: there are 5300 pictures occupying 13 Gigabytes of space.

    In the absence of any takers the site become read-only at Christmas (i.e. no new uploads) and I will back it up and close it at Easter 2020.

    Thanks for all the support over the years.
    Thanks for setting up and running the site, Shmoo. I know a fair number of images got to the owners and pleased them greatly including a couple of people from YBW.

    Fair winds.

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    Default Re: yourboatpix.co.uk is closing

    Run a hosting company so would be happy to take over the hosting and then get one of our designers to work on updating the code at some point.

    What version of pho and sql is it running?

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    Default Re: yourboatpix.co.uk is closing

    Quote Originally Posted by Mysteresailing View Post
    What version of pho and sql is it running?
    MySQL version 5.7 and PHP 7.2.22 though I doubt it is all that sensitive to versions since it was written some years back.
    If I show you yours, will you show me mine?
    http://www.yourboatpix.co.uk
    Perhaps there is a picture of your boat there already.

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    Default Re: yourboatpix.co.uk is closing

    Quote Originally Posted by Mysteresailing View Post
    Run a hosting company so would be happy to take over the hosting and then get one of our designers to work on updating the code at some point.
    Thanks a lot for taking this on - I can understand Shmoo's reasoning, but I'd be sorry to see it go.

    Pete

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    Default Re: yourboatpix.co.uk is closing

    Quote Originally Posted by Mysteresailing View Post
    Run a hosting company so would be happy to take over the hosting and then get one of our designers to work on updating the code at some point.
    It would be amazing if you could just host it even if nobody ever did any work on it at all. I'm sure people will google their boat name from time to time (including future owners) so the longer it's around the more people will find shots of their boat. So thanks!

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    Default Re: yourboatpix.co.uk is closing

    Thanks for all kind words.

    I have sent a PM to Mysteresailing to start a conversation. Notwithstanding the timetable I put out above, if there is a chance of someone taking it on I will keep it running in the meantime.

    Extensions seem quite the thing at present (he ducks)
    If I show you yours, will you show me mine?
    http://www.yourboatpix.co.uk
    Perhaps there is a picture of your boat there already.

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    Default Re: yourboatpix.co.uk is closing

    Hi Peter,

    Happy to take it on and keep it running, I head off on a sailing on holiday on Tuesday for two week, if your ok to keep hold until October then i will have the time to do the transfer.

    Matthew

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    Default Re: yourboatpix.co.uk is closing

    Quote Originally Posted by Mysteresailing View Post
    Hi Peter,

    Happy to take it on and keep it running, I head off on a sailing on holiday on Tuesday for two week, if your ok to keep hold until October then i will have the time to do the transfer.

    Matthew
    Understood. All fine. In meantime I will draft a very brief draft agreement. PM me your email and have a wonderful break.
    If I show you yours, will you show me mine?
    http://www.yourboatpix.co.uk
    Perhaps there is a picture of your boat there already.

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