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Imminent closure of IconicAircraft.co.uk

Postby Wedgy » Wed Jul 19, 2023 12:06 pm

Its with great sadness, that I must announce the imminent* closure of IconicAircraft.co.uk
This will be a final closure, with no hope of resurrection (as back in 2018).

The fundamental issue is that the programming language (PHP) version has been out of date since 2017 and the hosting company are now quoting me as in breach of their terms and conditions with regard to keeping the website up to date and secure.
This board does not support any other version (we are running v5.6 and the latest version is v8.2), so without a complete rewrite it will cease to work in the future. Unfortunately I will not have the time nor remember the skills required to do anything about it.

*I will be ringing the hosting company to see how long we might have left to remain online.

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Re: Imminent closure of IconicAircraft.co.uk

Postby Wedgy » Wed Jul 19, 2023 2:58 pm

Wedgy wrote:*I will be ringing the hosting company to see how long we might have left to remain online.


Talking to the hosting company tech support, they say they are unlikely to take down the site any time soon, but it is a warning that at some point, whether it be a month or a year from now, it will close due to security issues.
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Re: Imminent closure of IconicAircraft.co.uk

Postby Sooty655 » Wed Jul 19, 2023 8:33 pm

Hi Wedgy, Looking at the recent footfall (or lack of it) is there any benefit in postponing the inevitable?
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Re: Imminent closure of IconicAircraft.co.uk

Postby Spitfire » Thu Jul 20, 2023 12:34 am

Also ....things are moving on at such a pace that 'Forums' are not really a thing any more .. this is the only one I belong to now ... its more Facebook pages .. and I belong to loads of those .. all for specific interests and hobbies.
In fact I got this notification on my iPhone but my iPhone wont let me answer it so I have to wind up the trusty old laptop to reply .. not having used it in weeks .. and the even older PC desktop has long been retired to my workshop to run Corel Draw and the one specific programme for my 3D printer ...

So .. sad as it is the glory days of 'name that car' and 'change one letter in a word' are over ...I do miss it all but as I've said things have moved on, as have we all (I'm now 70 and long retired!!) ...and I tend to agree that there's no point in delaying ..

However, I shall continue making my model aircraft in the workshop and remember the Iconic Aircraft heydays with much fondness...

Thank you Wedgy :) :ymapplause:

PS just noticed I joined in December 2008 ... 15 years ;) B-)
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Re: Imminent closure of IconicAircraft.co.uk

Postby 34053 » Thu Jul 20, 2023 9:41 am

Oh Dear :(

However, I guess it was just a matter of time. Just a few of us still posting on the Forum. I will miss it when it is gone.

Thank you Wedgy for all you have done.

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Re: Imminent closure of IconicAircraft.co.uk

Postby IanM » Tue Nov 07, 2023 6:00 pm

Sorry to hear that.

I was thinking about the forum today and thought I'd try to remember my login which obviously worked!

I didn't realise I hadn't posted since 2011 :-o

Anyway, good memories from times past.

All the best.

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