um, sufi...this is huge news, deserves it's own thread and discussion!!I got what I think is a serious offer to buy this place yesterday. The main appeal of that would be someone who knows what they are doing the caretaker/admin role
the prospective buyer (didnt say how much) seems to have done deals like that before as there are lots of mentions of buyouts by them on other forums (particularly it seems huntin and fishin forums in the US!?!)
there are a few options to do a total upgrade onto a different software that is still maintained, like that of U75 (zenforo) or 555-555 (Discourse i think), as VB is imho past it. I think some of the customisations and fun stuff, like the tags and that would proably drop off in the migration, but it might be the right thing to do longterm
also, i tried to get the internet archive to mirror abut 20,000 youtubes from dissensus' first decade or so a while ago, they were up fr it, but i'm not sure whether they got around to it,
the british library have confirmed that they will make an archive tho, so that's kinda i'm interested to know how they will do it, as it's not altogether a trivial task. I have got a simple static (ie HTML, doesn't need internet server, databases etc but no images or extra goodies like tags) copy of the site, just in case, like
or downgrade your phone?