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Offline langcliffe

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MCRA Logbooks and Publications website
« on: May 12, 2020, 04:46:14 pm »
The MCRA Logbooks and Publications website seems to have emptied itself.

Are the contents socially isolating?

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Re: MCRA Logbooks and Publications website
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2020, 04:53:08 pm »
I think this explains it: https://www.mcra.org.uk/wiki/doku.php

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Re: MCRA Logbooks and Publications website
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2020, 05:01:59 pm »
Just incompatible with the new format...

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Re: MCRA Logbooks and Publications website
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2020, 05:10:35 pm »
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11 May 2020 - After many satisfying years with BCA Web Services the website hosting is being transferred. This has caused the Logbook viewer to be temporarily off-line. It will be replaced in a few days with a new and improved version.

I wonder if it is a coincidence that a Mendip organisation is moving away from BCA hosting right now, or am I drawing unfounded conclusions?
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Re: MCRA Logbooks and Publications website
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2020, 05:22:19 pm »
Interesting.  It was a good service at one time for the BCA to offer hosting to caving clubs, groups, orgs, and Cookie did a good job with this for many years (credit where credit is due).  In recent years several people have questioned whether BCA need to continue this service as it a draw on volunteer time and the open market is full of cheap service providers.  Nearly all of these can offer as good or a better service for similar money.  This BCA service is almost certainly going to be phased out so I expect the MCRA have acted sooner rather than later.

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Re: MCRA Logbooks and Publications website
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2020, 06:49:58 pm »
I think this explains it: https://www.mcra.org.uk/wiki/doku.php

Thanks for that. So the 12-year old now-abandoned phpGraphy is being replaced? I started using it for the BCRA Online Archive, but found it incredibly tedious to use. I wrote my own look-alike, together with a conversion program, which has since made life a lot easier.

One of the advantages of moving away from the BCA servers is that one is not obliged to deal with incredibly out-of-date versions of PHP.

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Re: MCRA Logbooks and Publications website
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2020, 07:35:39 pm »
php 7.4 is on there now....

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Re: MCRA Logbooks and Publications website
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2020, 08:42:26 pm »
php 7.4 is on there now....

Yes, but it took a long time. It was still running 5.2 on the BCRA server until fairly recently.

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Re: MCRA Logbooks and Publications website
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2020, 08:04:14 am »
I like the new MCRA Log Book look and feel. It is easier on the eye and a lot faster.

 

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