ocPortal.com gone?

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Just tried to find a code snippet that was posted by Malatesa on the old site and that domain now redirects here. I thought ocPortal.com was sticking around a while, there were some interesting topics there. RIP.
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We kept it open for almost 2 years after the first Composr CMS release, and removed as per a published timetable.

It would have taken resources to keep the site open, and resources are very tight. For example, ocPortal would have had to be kept secure after the EOL of the product, and we'd have had to keep patching the site (or spend a lot of time upgrading that site to Composr including the theme). We'd also have to keep moderating for spam posts, which was a growing problem.

We need to focus all the resources we have on maintaining what is current and implementing what is new, we just can't afford to maintain legacy architecture.


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Yeah that's understandable, also a shame because there were some useful working examples of Tempcode in the Development forum that are not in the Tutorials. Hope I still have some of them on my old PC.
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Chris Graham said

We kept it open for almost 2 years after the first Composr CMS release, and removed as per a published timetable.

It would have taken resources to keep the site open, and resources are very tight. For example, ocPortal would have had to be kept secure after the EOL of the product, and we'd have had to keep patching the site (or spend a lot of time upgrading that site to Composr including the theme). We'd also have to keep moderating for spam posts, which was a growing problem.

We need to focus all the resources we have on maintaining what is current and implementing what is new, we just can't afford to maintain legacy architecture.

Hi Chris,

I discovered Ocportal when Composr was already up and as such I've always been using the latter.
However, some other systems archive their old website so people can make references, if need be.
Isn't this feasible in this case?
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Good point :).

I've put up a read-only archive:
Introduction message - ocPortal.com

It's on a different URL (/old in there), and I've blocked Google, but anyone trying to find old topics should be able to with a little URL manipulation.


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Thank you. Found the snippet I was looking for :)
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