1/31/2015

Show & Sell Site: Is this really goodbye?



The Show & Sell site's Admins posted this message in the forum area of the site:
Due to extensive and unrecoverable technical problems, the Show & Sell Site will close for good before the end of February 2015.

It's a long story, but the short version is that the software this site uses is old and will not work with newer servers.

This was not a serious problem as long as we could keep our older server, but the server company we've been with for the last 5 years is upgrading to new equipment and we have to move out.

We acquired a new host and tried to move the site the last week, but it wouldn't work. Attempts to modify the site a bit in hopes of making it compatible with the new host not only failed, but left the site damaged. So, for the final few weeks of it's being on-line, it won't be working very well.

You can list and edit new ads, but you cannot edit any older ads.

We are sincerely sorry for this turn of events. We'll post more information, including a firm closing date, when we get it.

I totally understand this issue. It is the reason I do not install Mavericks OS on my computer. I don't want to mess stuff up. But apparently they do not have a choice.  I've been screen-copying my listings and looking into easy Mac WYSIWYG web site software so I can make a new site for myself on which I can sell doll things. My old web software is incompatible. Same problem as theirs.


You can still shop:

http://www.thedollpage.com/ads/searchresults.php?owner=46

7 comments:

  1. Julia in Hawaii (wholeeah)1/31/15, 12:28 PM

    I tried copying my listings today, but the website doesn't even load anymore, well, at least right now. I keep getting the error "Server not found".

    So sad that the site won't be available anymore, it definitely helped me sell so much and downsize my collection this past year. I will definitely miss it.

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    1. Try another browser. If that doesn't work, email me and we can try to figure out if I can help.

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  2. Hello Terri,
    Thanks for the posting. I haven't been able to get on the site to see the notice.
    Sorry to hear the "Doll Page" is closing I've always liked it.
    It seems many people don't realize the challenges involved in putting together a site and keeping it running.
    As always love the blog.
    Will C.

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  3. Does anyone know if the photo album is closing too?

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    1. I can't even get in to see the answer to that question. Bummer.

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  4. Me either, I guess that answers it. I may have lost a whole bunch of pictures LOL

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  5. This is very sad news. I always liked the Doll Pages Show and Sell site and seeing all the various dolls on there. I even sold a few myself over the years. I think it was a nice alternative to eBay with all of their expensive fees.

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