Unfortunately, our website host has recently changed their stance on storage capacity for us as a customer and that has left us as a website moving from a point of compliance to a position where we are now logged as 400% over capacity and in 30 days we will lose our ability to add any new content
That means that we now have a very intensive period of action to try and prevent that from happening.
The initial process will see all unused images and data be removed. The next step will then review our older reviews where extensive galleries were posted and remove those which are duplicated. Step 3 is to then archive our news feed - which is currently 8 years old - and move to a point where previous years' news moves to text only.
We are not sure as yet if that will fix the issue.
If our initial plan does not resolve the issue then harder decisions will need to be made. While we can pay for further storage the reality of a site paid for personally with small contributions from advertising is that these additional costs are likely too restrictive, particularly during a Cost of Living crisis and considering personal circumstances after a period of illness
Therefore we are facing some possible dramatic changes to the site as it currently stands - this may range from the removal of some databases, moving some or all news/reviews to social media (which has unlimited storage), to a worst-case scenario of a move to a new provider (starting from scratch) to a possible final resort of a total close down.
We will keep you all posted as we progress…
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About Me : As a child of the '70s and '80s I grew up in a golden age for action figures and in my youth bought and sold myself through collections of Star Wars, G.I. Joe (Action Force), and M.A.S.K. while also dabbling in He-Man, Transformers and Ghostbusters. Roll forward and I am now reliving that Youth with the action figures of today and am a collector and fan of the larger 6-8 inch figures from my favourite movie and TV licenses - including the ones mentioned above, but also the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Doctor Who, and the Aliens. I launched The Mephitsu Archives in 2015 with a view of creating a UK-focused site or these figures where fans can pick up the latest action figure news, read reviews and get information on where to buy their figures and what is currently on store shelves. I hope I am delivering that to you guys...