So the question I so far haven't seen answered is what happens to the discussion threads.
Simple. They will be taken down and the threads will be gone. Over the years Trellix/CSB has had 4 forums:
- Trellix Cafe on the original Trellix website (all data, all posts, all records GONE)
- GlobalSCAPE CSB/Trellix forum (2001 - closed but available for researching)
- GlobalSCAPE CSB forum (June 2005 - open for posts) forums.globalscape.com
- Samisite Webmaster Community Forum (January 2007 - open for posts) forum.samisite.com
GlobalSCAPE graciously kept our 2nd forum for reference when they changed to a new format.
Eventually all of them will be gone too...
Samisite forum was started so we could get some posts going on it before GS decided to clean house. They have passed the promised time period for supporting CSB and could close the CSB forum at any point. They probably keep it up because it brings people to the GlobalSCAPE site and helps to boost their ranking for Yahoo, Google and others. To THEIR benefit to have this resource even if it is a dead product. By expanding it to the other products, they have given life to that forum beyond CSB...the longer it stays up, the better it is for us.
Both the GS tech and sales departments understand the value of the information in these forums. When I considered opening this forum, I had many discussions with them about the forum data. Legally they can NOT release the databases or information to me in bulk. I have tried to copy/paste some of the most important threads. Or put information on Samisite about the topics so we will not be left hanging. You will have to do some of that yourself.