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Old 16th July 2017
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Exclamation Future of the gallery

It seems I have both good news and bad news.

The good news is that I have invested in a more up to date photo gallery system from an alternative company. It integrates fully with the forum, although we will have to update to the next version of vBulletin (we're on version 3 and the new gallery requires version 4).

The bad news is that I am worried that not only will our planned server OS updates render the old gallery unusable, but there is a danger that images already posted via the old gallery could be lost from the forum. The latter is the worst case scenario.

If you recall, the old PhotoPost Pro gallery software is no longer supported and the company behind it seems to have ceased trading.

I am still trying to work out if some of the problems above can be avoided; it's not for certain just yet, but I need to let everyone know it's a possibility.

The images won't be lost - they are in a database on the server, however maintaining their visibility in the gallery framework and in forum posts is now in some doubt.

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