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Author Topic: Site Feedback & News  (Read 352965 times)

Darrin

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Re: Site Feedback & News
« Reply #2340 on: 2021-10-16 22:39:09 »

Hmm, I can’t see any forum board until I sign in (it’s not a problem actually ;D), but the stats show there are still a big amount of guests on this forum. How they can be on a forum in this case? ::)

Some of those are website crawlers and bots which grab information for search engines.  That is one of the things we are trying to reduce.  As for the number of guests (how many did you see?) they are just stuck on the login page and things I am not fully understanding yet. :D

Hmm, I can’t see any forum board untill I sign in (it’s not a problem actually ;D), but the stats show there are still a big amount of guests on this forum. How they can be on a forum in this case? ::)
I'm cool with the fact we have to log in to see stuff.  It keeps our stuff more safe from prying eyes.

We will discuss this with the community on whether or not they want this to be a "closed" community or "open" like how it was before with certain things blocked.  As a closed community, we will likely grow slower.

Thank you @kiku and @FoxTail. :)
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Re: Site Feedback & News
« Reply #2341 on: 2021-10-16 23:21:27 »

A bit more than 100 guests, as usual, and most of them apparently traveled further than a login page.
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Re: Site Feedback & News
« Reply #2342 on: 2021-10-17 00:32:02 »

I am up at a ungodly time right now, and there are still 99 guests on.  Same as pictured above pretty much.
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Re: Site Feedback & News
« Reply #2343 on: 2021-10-18 00:19:35 »

I think it's normal to have around a 100 guests.  There are 104 right now.
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Re: Site Feedback & News
« Reply #2344 on: 2021-10-18 21:39:44 »

I like the color of the old forum, but I love the added features this layout provides.  It allows for more information.

I also figured out at the top tabs, I had this number next to "PROFILE."  That means someone mentions you and to get that to go away, click profile and go to mentions.

I like how we can also see all posts and topics we created too.
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Re: Site Feedback & News
« Reply #2345 on: 2021-10-22 17:36:18 »

So here is what is going on...

Our service provider is claiming this layout causes issues and they want us to upgrade out service to $466.00 dollars.... :(  I can't figure out why this is causing any issues.  I've been working with @Smiles2us and trying to get help from our tech @yasl to solve this issues, but there is only so much we know.

What is stupid is our site uses less than 1% of the resources they offer.  But something in this skin is causing something called "faults" which for a .001th of a second uses up 100% resources then drops to 1% again.  This happens maybe 4 times a day and I don't know why.

Because of this, they say we need to upgrade our service.... despite not using 1% of the resources 99.99% of the time!!!  I can't spend $466.00 dollars more for this site every 30 months.
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Re: Site Feedback & News
« Reply #2346 on: 2021-10-22 18:39:38 »

Seems like they found a way to make money.  If this site isn't using resources except for these random instances, that seems pretty unfair to make you have to pay more.
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Re: Site Feedback & News
« Reply #2347 on: 2021-10-22 23:30:27 »

The regular forum costs us $400.00, and they want to add $466 on top of that.  That is ridiculous.
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Re: Site Feedback & News
« Reply #2348 on: 2021-10-23 14:03:26 »

The green layout is causing too many errors for now.  Nothing we can do about it.  We are stuck with this blue layout for now.  :-/ 
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Re: Site Feedback & News
« Reply #2349 on: 2021-10-24 17:59:20 »

I know staff likes topics to end at 10k usually before a new one is made.  Should we end this topic at 11k since it's so close and start a new one?

https://psfforum.com/index.php?topic=7.0

If so... I would love to make it. :D
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Re: Site Feedback & News
« Reply #2350 on: 2021-10-24 18:05:45 »

I think this topic may be closed no earlier than current month’s result will be published and discussed ;D.
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« Reply #2351 on: 2021-10-24 18:52:22 »

^ I'm thinking that is a smart idea.  Since FoxTail brought it up first, I think she deserves the honor to create the new topic. :)
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Re: Site Feedback & News
« Reply #2352 on: 2021-10-25 16:16:05 »

Free tease week for guests.  Throughout the week, various boards will open up to allow them to see things they wouldn't usually see.
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« Reply #2353 on: 2021-10-29 21:31:28 »

^

We've had a lot of people visit during this time too. :)
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« Reply #2354 on: 2021-11-03 14:34:27 »

So we are going to have to either upgrade our account due to some faults we can't find which will be an extra $200 dollars every two years.  Or another option is to find a new host... but then I have no idea how to do that.  So.... we would need trusted help from anyone in the community.  Please @yasl respond... need help.  Otherwise, if you know of a good hosting service, we may have to switch, or possibly start a community fund to pay for this site.

Lastly, the worst option, they shut down our site because we don't make an option and these weird faults that happen for .001 second, are making them unhappy.  They happen about four times a day and we have no clue why.

This is sort of a last minute, desperate plea for anyone who is good with computers, websites, cPanel, Simple Machines, servers, etc, please reach out. 
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