It comes as a bit of a surprise to me that this issue is barely being discussed. But a few have noticed that the entire cardatabase.net website is gone and has been gone for about a month now. Along with it, Modified Airliner Photos has also disappeared, as it was hosted on the same site.
I remember when MAP was first created. It was borne out of a thread on airliners.net, with many of our users throwing in their two cents on the issue or volunteering their time and effort to get a new website, dedicated to livery modifications, fantasy schemes, or aircraft humour, off the ground. That was a few years ago and MAP was, as far as I could tell, outrageously successful. I loved the site and know many others here did too. New uploads gained popularity fast, and the site had a dedicated section right on the front page for the most popular photos of the day/week/month just like airliners.net.
Yet a month later, I'm wondering...where's the outpouring of support for a new site like this? Where are the people who worked hard to maintain MAP, is anyone discussing putting the site on a new server? anything?
It seems strange to me that a site built upon the effort of airliners.net members, with a loyal following, would just disappear, and few voices would speak up to say anything about it, or do anything about it.
If MAP has ceased to be for good, then a new one should be created. It served a niche that many enjoyed, and I want to see it return.
Is anyone else with me?
By the way, I am aware that two threads were started regarding MAP, but they were started a month ago just prior to the site's permanent disappearance, and moreover, had very few replies, hence my curiousity as to where all the support has gone, and why no one seems to (publicly) be doing anything about it?
[Edited 2011-03-07 15:45:08]