I am very sorry to report this site is closed. After fending off numerous attacks by spammers and hackers, a series of seemingly never-ending database problems along with a lack of responsiveness from our Web host WEB.COM has made it too difficult and frustrating to keep this site up and running.
Over the last year or so, our database server kept having intermittent problems. I reported this (over and over again) to the Web host and they were unwilling or unable to find the problem. Recently, after losing all our attachments in the server rebuild when our site was hacked, the only thing left of this site was the data in the threads. Now, the database server has crashed and our data has apparently been lost. This is simply the last straw.
I am not an expert in Web databases. For all I know, much of the data could be recovered. But, this is beyond the level of anything I am able to do.
Under no circumstances would I EVER RECOMMEND WEB.COM as a Web host for a site like this. Their shared database setup caused me nothing but headaches and problems. Each time I contacted them, the default answer was always "We can't recreate the problem." Getting anywhere with these people was like pulling teeth.
I will be cancelling my hosting contract with this company and moving the domain to a temporary free hosting plan somewhere else. In the meantime, I am placing this domain AIRSHIPMODELER.COM and its sister domain ZEPPELINMODELER.COM up for sale.
I love building models and I have *always* loved airships. Unfortunately,the technology involved in making the Internet work continues to get more and more complicated every day. It is with great frustration and great disappointment that I make the decision to surrender and let this wonderful site go the way of the dinosaur.
If you would like to take the reins and give this site a new home, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org