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VetChugger

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9 hours ago, VetChugger said:

I sincerely hope that someone is able to take this on and maintain the database in his name.

I'll see what I can do.

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I too spent the start of the 3 rivers at the cottage in Horning watching the start.  I have known Craig a good few years now. Taking on his data base is not for the faint hearted he used to take 3 to4  thous\and photos a year of boats on the Broads whichthen had to correlated with the existing data base and all of us idiots giving him more information on our own pride and joy.

I will certainly miss him RIP Craig and good thoughts to his wife and family. 

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2 hours ago, Springsong said:

Taking on his data base is not for the faint hearted he used to take 3 to4  thous\and photos a year of boats on the Broads whichthen had to correlated with the existing data base and all of us idiots giving him more information on our own pride and joy.

No, it's quite an undertaking in that respect and I think in reality it would need to change more towards a model of people submitting photos and then having content review for changes.

The immediate challenge is keeping it going.

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53 minutes ago, oldgregg said:

No, it's quite an undertaking in that respect and I think in reality it would need to change more towards a model of people submitting photos and then having content review for changes.

The immediate challenge is keeping it going.

All the best with that - it would be a tragedy to lose it.

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4 hours ago, oldgregg said:

I'll see what I can do.

When you have done your assessment of what might be needed you may or may not need some sort of financial support. I have a good idea what hosting fees are like for a site like that and, I, for one, am willing to consider a small regular subscription to maintain such a valuable resource.

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5 hours ago, oldgregg said:

I'll see what I can do.

I may need to call on your technical assistance too at some point in the near future.

As I mentioned, Craig had a business hosting account to host the database  and other websites - Broadland Memories is one of those and I am going to have to find a new home for it. I will give the company Craig was using a call and see whether it can be as simple as me setting up my own hosting account and having them migrate it for me. Unfortunately, Craig used to deal with this side of things for me so I am a little clueless!

 

Carol

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I'll PM you Carol, but I suspect Broadland Memories is probably a fairly easy one to sort.

If we could get the hosting account transferred to someone else then that's an option but I don't know how easily they will allow that to happen. I must admit I'm not that familiar with what the process would be there as it's not a scenario we commonly see in business.

There has been a fair bit of discussion behind the scenes on this one but I see three possible ways of moving things forward with regards to the database. Two of them require getting access to the database, and the third does not.

In terms of hosting, my preferred option would be to spin up an AWS instance to run any sites which NBN takes under its wing. I don't have traffic forecasts, obviously, but I have a much better idea than most of what these sites cost to run.

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What dreadful news .i can only offer my deepest of condolences to Craigs family and to the forum members who knew him personally .i only had the pleasure when we corresponded via Email when i was doing research on a boat i had at the time 

A true broadsman in my Eyes and may he rest in peace 

Finny   

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