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    I'm wondering weather to risk trying to buy a standard licence for 3.2. I have a new perch project all ready to go on Monday which was costed out for standard Perch so this current situation is a bit of a pain.

    It would be great if someone from Perch…
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    Particularly given the way Perch has been discontinued and Runway has been updated. No warning, explanation or support.

    It's a tough market for CMS's, particularly at Runway's price point. It seems odd then to abandon Perch's community, it's most loyal…
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    Replied to the thread Perch V4 (and future) Megathread.
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    I agree. The cost (though significant with 42 licences) is a small issue to me compared to the stability of the product and reliability of the support, which looks very, very doubtful. My business thrived with Perch, but there's no way I could continue…
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    This whole mess is a total disaster for our client relations. What am I to tell my clients, that I sold Perch to with the highest praise? I once was convinced it was a brilliant product. Not any longer. This will not end well for us as a small company, I…
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    Replied to the thread Perch V4 (and future) Megathread.
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    (Quote from ex-jedi)

    I've seen no announcement, but I do see 'Download V4' in my Runway account and not in std Perch account.

    And see the '! Perch versions are now no longer available for new licenses.' in my account too.

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    I made an update a while back to use the latest stripe payment intents. A few people are using it as well as myself and all is working well. It does make a few changes to some core shop files, but it's all additive and it's not like we're getting…
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    Replied to the thread Can't log on to Perch install.
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    The support team will be along to assist soon, I'm sure. Post your diagnostics in the meantime, it might help them identify the issue for you.
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    Replied to the thread Perch V4 (and future) Megathread.
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    Yes, I expect many here would rather development be in the hands of intelligent individuals rather than anonymous people.
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    Replied to the thread Grabaperch.com SSL Cert Expired.
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    Fascinating.
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    (Quote from JayW)

    Glad it's fixed, but that was bad! Someone in the Slack channel lost a job because his potential client saw the SSL had gone down. So it's a big deal for some. And the fact there was absolutely no response is bad. This whole episode was…
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    If development has been abandoned would the current owners consider letting Perch go open source? It would be a good legacy choice. I think there are enough community members left who would be willing to take it on.
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    (Quote from ex-jedi)

    I do agree, allowing the certificate to expire is a bad thing, since it erodes confidence in the product.

    The fact that the forum still has a valid certificate, while positive; doesn't actually guarantee a stable situation going…
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    Agreed. If you're making a tool to build websites, the most basic thing to do is make sure your own website works! Would you be content to let your own website cert expire for all your current and potential clients to see?

    You also have to ask why…
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    Replied to the thread Grabaperch.com SSL Cert Expired.
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    nascent I agree with Winston Grace. It’s about reputation.
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    I've used Dlvr.it in the past. For free you can hook it up to 2 SM accounts (eg FB & Twitter).

    It automatically checks your RSS feed every half hour and automatically posts any new articles.