Dear iSpot users
Thank you for continuing to use of iSpot following the recent downtime. As most of you are aware, iSpot was originally launched over 8 years ago, with technical development starting in 2008. Over the years we have tried to maintain the system, adding new features and functionality where feasible.
But as you know technology dates and changes rapidly and we were facing a difficult situation of trying to support iSpot on an out of date, unstable and insecure platform infrastructure. Therefore we had no choice but to completely rebuild the site in new technologies from scratch, moving it from the platform it was built on to a new one which we worked on behind the scenes.
However, to move the process on and meet security deadlines we were faced with a difficult situation. The choices were to take iSpot offline indefinitely while we did the reconfiguration; or, to ensure we had a workable site back online in the shortest possible time, take the site down for a few days and bring the system back as quickly as possible. Albeit with some functionality missing (such as tracking and changes) as well as some known bugs and issues evident. Without this future proofing, sustainability and security of the system would potentially be compromised.
We appreciate your continued support during this difficult transition and apologise for the negative impact this is having. We thank you for your concern, comments as well as feedback and will keep you, our online community, informed as we progress with this rebuild.
The iSpot Team