Unofficial Northshield Photo Gallery Shutdown Notice

After considerable deliberation, procrastination, and vacillation, Mistress Elashava and I have come to the conclusion that the Unofficial Northshield Gallery that I've hosted for nearly a decade is no longer a viable concern.

The underpinning software (Gallery2) is really not designed for the sheer quantity of photos we're managing, and is also not really being maintained. The upgrade path to Gallery3 is not straightforward and even if it were, Gallery3 is also not really designed for the sheer numbers.

When we created the gallery, there were very few alternatives for photo sharing; now, there are many. While I agree that it would be nice to be able to continue having a central archive that was specifically for Northshield, I just don't believe the current model for doing so can be continued.

Therefore, on or about Thursday, 10 April 48 (2014),  the Unofficial Northshield Gallery will be taken off-line. Not long after that, the storage it's currently using up will be reclaimed.

With deep regrets,
Maol Mhichil

The site will be missed!

 

I have enjoyed viewing Elashava's excellent photos for years. As one who maintains web sites (including personal photo galleries) myself, I understand the dilemma you face, and I sympathize completely with your decision. Still, your wonderful photo site will be missed.

Thank you for all the years of service you devoted to maintaining this fine resource. :-)

Justin