When will this website no longer be available? A lot of people are reporting problems with this website. The problem could be expired certificates. Certificates are needed to encrypt data. As Agnostic.com/Humanist.com are set up to use the httpS protocol when the website cert expires the websites won't be accessible via https any longer or possibly could still be reached via accepting an expired cert. Depends upon how the website is set up and I don't know that info. What I can say is that the https cert for this website expires on April 3rd, 2023.
If certificates aren't renewed, and they don't appear to be, then this website will be inaccessible in the very near future.
Well, the site is still here in July... but everytime I visit I get the expired cert warning. If no one is managing the site on the back end, then missing posts could be the least of the concerns. Oldest posts could be dumped as part of a purge process to keep the database managable, or newer posts could get dumped after a database update/restore (with the newer posts not backed up).
As a new member this is disconcerting to say the least.
Perhaps it is time we establish our own forum?
I for one am researching the possibility, and willing to give it a go.
My problem is the lack of programming and IT knowledge.
I have found an abandoned atheist forum I am using in the meantime. It is perfectly functional except it does not have an administrator or moderator.
Being a learn as I go project, it will take some time. Any help and input is extremely welcome.
The Domain Registration has been renewed otherwise we could not post here, the site would go offline. The Server simply needs maintenance work. Also, many people have computers which have never been serviced even with Windows 10 built in maintenance tools. Computers will slow down without regular maintenance.
I believe that Agnostic.com and Slug.com are both run by the same Admin, Michael Barnes. He probably has a team or two to manage both sites. They have a few technical problems on Slug, too, but the problems are not going to be solved anytime soon because Admin never responds to any problem reports. Both sites are run by ghosts, probably. Lol
If I remember correctly, someone called spiketalon or something implied some time ago that they know Admin personally and they have Admin's email address. Perhaps, they may be able to share some information with us as to whether this site is closing down soon or not.
Oh…more prophesies of doom again! Every few months for the past two years we seem get someone posting a message similar to this one…. If it ends it ends. We’ve paid nothing in except our time, and we’ve had a great old time interacting with some convivial (and a few less so) people with similar irreligious views to our own. If we have forged closer friendships due to meeting here, it’s more than likely we will have exchanged some other sort of contact details as a contingency plan to insure against the doomsday scenario, should the site closing down ever becoming a reality.