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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:46 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

simonov wrote:
Okay, I should read the links you posted, but I'm at work.  Does it have to be phpBB?  Any chance this could be run on FluxBB or PunBB?


This forum and myfreeforum is on phpBB.  My guess is that the export they will provide is going to be a phpBB's mysql "dump file" and any migration to a different forum software is going to be outside of the scope of myfreeforum.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would just have a name like this one, San Gabriel Mountains Forum, or something. You could try a more generic one, but there is already something for the San Jacintos (San Gorgonio one does suck).

Socal Mountains Forum? w/ sub forums for each range / season?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

simonov wrote:
Vitaly might have more experience with webhosts.


I personally run everything on Amazon Web Services using their EC2 instances.  No long term contracts to sign, fast deployments, ease of backup/recovery, reliability (it's the same infrastructure that amazon.com runs on).

For what I get it's worth every penny -- a virtual server with 1.6GB RAM, 160GB local disk space + 36GB of high-availability/redundant disk storage (for the database files) cost ~ $86/month.

Best part with AWS EC2 is that when I don't need an instance, I can save it off to an S3 bucket, take it offline and stop paying for it immediately (S3 storage is dirt cheap).  Then when I need it back up -- I can bring it online in few minutes.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the simple url idea that Ze had...

San Gabriel Mountains Forum

Before going to a pay site ($86/month !?), who is willing/going to commit  to pay for that long term? Set up a paypal contribution button? Buy beer with the excess?  Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it will be a long time before we need a virtual private server.

What I like about Liquid Web is they offer tiered shared plans with a migration path to a VPS, should that be required.

http://www.liquidweb.com/cart/content/shared/

But this is a discussion topic for the Migration Committee.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if the only issue here is URL, you can apparently change that even while staying on myfreeforum:

http://forum.myfreeforum.org/owndomains.html
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No bueno at the moment. Stand by...
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:52 am    Post subject: Re: This board is dying Reply with quote

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Traffic is WAY down on this board in the last six months or so...
What gives?


I for one have rejoined the ranks of the employed. My last job was 30hrs 3days leaving me lots of time to hike and explore.

Stealth is the modis operandi for most of my travels, hence the lack of TR.

My new job I have little access to PC and personal use is frowned on when I do have access.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, what about another one of those famous "stimulus packages" to pay for hosting? That'll do the trick!

The initial observation was that those who were once involved heavily are no longer. So, the url is not the problem; if there is one. I got here, as did they. I don't think this forum has anything wrong with it at all. Maybe it's just an ebb.

Just like strict adherence to a free market economy, times will recover  Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't see a difference in traffic, up or down, as being negative. It is what it is. I don't see a lack of traffic as being a problem. As long as people don't leave the forum because there is a problem within the forum (ex: abusive members, of which I don't see any), etc.

I don't see how we would want to attract people who otherwise would have no interest in data involving this mountain range. If someone can find this forum on Google, for example, by looking for info on Mount Wilson or Chantry Flats, then it's a success.

Sorry if I'm getting the wrong vibe.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't see any problem.  I always prefer a few good, detailed TRs from cool people (what the forum has now), instead of lots of nonsense from random strangers.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TacoDelRio wrote:
If someone can find this forum on Google, for example, by looking for info on Mount Wilson or Chantry Flats, then it's a success.


pretty sure they can't
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Initial enthusiasm has worn off a bit no doubt. New blood is needed to keep traffic up to previous levels - new url/google hits will probably bring in new blood. The number of insufferable maroons will increase, but in my opinion will be dispensed of rather quickly - this board doesn't suffer fools gladly.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It came up #17 for me!?...




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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

people will learn shit when they come to this forum, I know I did. don't be elitist. hell only way I found this forum was from Taco spamming  Laughing


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