Firstly, sorry for my continued absence from the forum. As is so common with these things real life commitments get in the way and gradually I had less and less time to spend on the forum. I logged in recently and was saddened - but not entirely surprised - by the amount of spam. This is not something that I want to continue.
I've cleaned up all the current spam and will try to check in more regularly to get rid of it. I'm also going to be upgrading the forum to a newer version and installing some new anti-spam protection measures.
I appreciate that a lot of people have moved on from Wildlife UK so I thought I'd use this thread as a gauge of how many people want to continue using the site. I don't mind upgrading the forum etc, but it's a time consuming process so I want to check whether enough people still get some enjoyment from the site.
The alternative is that I shut down the site to new registrations and just let current members post. This will inevitably lead to the forum dying out over time so I won't consider this option unless there are very few people who want to use the forum.
Thanks for your continued support, please post your thoughts and vote in the poll.
EDIT: My Wildlife UK email address hasn't been usuable for a long time due to (you guessed it) spam, so if you want to contact me privately please use the private message function.