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Re: Problems with using the VP Site
« Reply #30 on: January 14, 2013, 09:09:36 PM »
So, given the lack of alternative suggestions... I suggest we have a mahoosive party and close the doors on the VOP for the last time on January 31st...

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Re: Problems with using the VP Site
« Reply #31 on: January 14, 2013, 09:42:17 PM »
 No way!!! would it help to have more posts? you met apey, he can post bollox all day. There must be something we can all do.

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Re: Problems with using the VP Site
« Reply #32 on: January 14, 2013, 09:44:26 PM »
So, given the lack of alternative suggestions... I suggest we have a mahoosive party and close the doors on the VOP for the last time on January 31st...

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Re: Problems with using the VP Site
« Reply #33 on: January 14, 2013, 10:04:36 PM »
Please don't ...I need you all  sad24:

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Re: Problems with using the VP Site
« Reply #34 on: January 14, 2013, 11:42:34 PM »
Also miss D.  sad24:



how about an after hours club/nightclub? ,.....seriously shrugs:

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Re: Problems with using the VP Site
« Reply #35 on: January 14, 2013, 11:50:10 PM »
Also miss D.  sad24:



how about an after hours club/nightclub? ,.....seriously shrugs:

Nick the Russian has got one of those....and he has plenty of dosh.

You laydees could werk there, he pays good munny.  whistle:

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Re: Problems with using the VP Site
« Reply #36 on: January 15, 2013, 09:04:45 AM »
Suggestedn it a couple of times.
Use them for my lickle, very very lickle miniscule, forum

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How many actually come in here on a regular basis? rubschin:
10? 15?

Bin the rest if they can't be arsed.
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Re: Problems with using the VP Site
« Reply #37 on: January 15, 2013, 09:30:42 AM »
Suggestedn it a couple of times.
Use them for my lickle, very very lickle miniscule, forum

Proboards.
Free quick and reliable.
NEVER had a single issue in 5 years.
Not overly glamerous, but efficient, and that's all you need really...in'it?

How many actually come in here on a regular basis? rubschin:
10? 15?

Bin the rest if they can't be arsed.
Simple, bish bosh, job's a gud un. :thumbsup:

I was going to move me 'Hut In The Woods' to 'The Spit 'n' Sawdust' in there, but you could do it instead! Thumbs:

Most of the time, I have some idea what you are talking about, sadly not this time.  noooo:
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Re: Problems with using the VP Site
« Reply #38 on: January 15, 2013, 10:07:33 AM »
Suggestedn it a couple of times.
Use them for my lickle, very very lickle miniscule, forum

Proboards.
Free quick and reliable.
NEVER had a single issue in 5 years.
Not overly glamerous, but efficient, and that's all you need really...in'it?

How many actually come in here on a regular basis? rubschin:
10? 15?

Bin the rest if they can't be arsed.
Simple, bish bosh, job's a gud un. :thumbsup:

I was going to move me 'Hut In The Woods' to 'The Spit 'n' Sawdust' in there, but you could do it instead! Thumbs:

Most of the time, I have some idea what you are talking about, sadly not this time.  noooo:

Translation:

Growler thinks we should move the site to Proboards - a free hosting site which is paid for by advertising on the forum.

Further, he thinks we should delete all the non-active posters we have registered.

And lastly, he was going to move me 'Hut In The Woods' to 'The Spit 'n' Sawdust' in there - but I have no idea what that means I'm afraid...  lol:
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Re: Problems with using the VP Site
« Reply #39 on: January 15, 2013, 10:52:23 AM »
Well, thanks for all your enthusiastic responses and thanks JOM for the £20 donation – much appreciated!  cloud9:

So they general consensus is that we shouldn’t shut the forum down then…?  lol:

I just worry that without new blood on the board we are heading towards a slow, lingering death as the posts dry up… All these problems don’t help either – I’m sick of communication with the technical support people every time it packs up… I don’t really want to go through the shag and hassle (and extra expense) of moving the board yet again only to find there is nobody here posting after…

So I guess there are two issues – the performance of the board and the lack of posts.

I’m not sure how we get new people on board or get them to ‘stick’ once they are here – I know of two people who are regular readers of the board, who enjoy the content yet have never signed-up. Shrugs: Any ideas for enthusiastic new members would be greatly appreciated… We really need another Wenchy or two that can keep things interesting during the daytime...

Perhaps I need a break - six years, 73,000 posts, 1,200 new topics and a staggering 374 days on-line so far – I should really get out more! I do try to 'keep the board going' as does Snoopy when his health allows but there is only so much you can do and I know from other boards how boring it is when a single poster has made the last comment on every thread (yes, even somebody as witty, smart, intelligent and not to mention handsome as my good self)...

I think I might take a week or so away from the board and search for alternative hosts. I’ll come back refreshed and if you are still all enthusiastic about it we can all jointly decide if we want to go through the disruption of moving again and pay the extra costs – whatever they might be.

Growler: the problem we have is that while our active membership numbers are low, we do make lots of ‘hits’ on the server. Also, as we’ve been around a while we get a huge number of ‘visitors’ which again impact our performance and bandwidth. In December for instance we had 790,000 ‘hits’ on the site.

While these hosts promise ‘unlimited’ bandwidth they soon start to complain when we hit such high numbers.

I have some software which promises to reduce the impact of the ‘visitors’ (mostly spambots) – I’ll spend some time in the background seeing if I can get it to work which might perhaps ease the issues with our current host…

[EDIT] I finished writing this off-line and the power failed here – this is the auto-saved version which doesn’t make quite as much sense as the final probably – you get the gist of my thoughts though I’m sure…
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Re: Problems with using the VP Site
« Reply #40 on: January 15, 2013, 12:42:22 PM »
I think I might take a week or so away from the board and see how many new members that brings in.
whistle:

I think I speak for us all when I say that we do appreciate your efforts and greatly enjoy the banter and bonhomie in here.

Perhaps we misunderstood your real frustration when dealing with IT support at the host, I certainly thought you were enjoying 'kicking against the pricks' and providing us all with a laugh at their expense.

On the subject of expense, you really ought to get that Donate button fixed. Perhaps you could also start selling peerages?

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Re: Problems with using the VP Site
« Reply #41 on: January 15, 2013, 02:02:27 PM »
I think I might take a week or so away from the board and see how many new members that brings in.
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I think I speak for us all when I say that we do appreciate your efforts and greatly enjoy the banter and bonhomie in here.

Perhaps we misunderstood your real frustration when dealing with IT support at the host, I certainly thought you were enjoying 'kicking against the pricks' and providing us all with a laugh at their expense.

On the subject of expense, you really ought to get that Donate button fixed. Perhaps you could also start selling peerages?

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Re: Problems with using the VP Site
« Reply #42 on: January 15, 2013, 05:03:17 PM »
Suggestedn it a couple of times.
Use them for my lickle, very very lickle miniscule, forum

Proboards.
Free quick and reliable.
NEVER had a single issue in 5 years.
Not overly glamerous, but efficient, and that's all you need really...in'it?

How many actually come in here on a regular basis? rubschin:
10? 15?

Bin the rest if they can't be arsed.
Simple, bish bosh, job's a gud un. :thumbsup:

I was going to move me 'Hut In The Woods' to 'The Spit 'n' Sawdust' in there, but you could do it instead! Thumbs:

Most of the time, I have some idea what you are talking about, sadly not this time.  noooo:

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Re: Problems with using the VP Site
« Reply #43 on: January 15, 2013, 05:05:45 PM »
Suggestedn it a couple of times.
Use them for my lickle, very very lickle miniscule, forum

Proboards.
Free quick and reliable.
NEVER had a single issue in 5 years.
Not overly glamerous, but efficient, and that's all you need really...in'it?

How many actually come in here on a regular basis? rubschin:
10? 15?

Bin the rest if they can't be arsed.
Simple, bish bosh, job's a gud un. :thumbsup:

I was going to move me 'Hut In The Woods' to 'The Spit 'n' Sawdust' in there, but you could do it instead! Thumbs:

Most of the time, I have some idea what you are talking about, sadly not this time.  noooo:

Humph. evil:

Did you have a problem getting in Growler...?  rubschin:
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Re: Problems with using the VP Site
« Reply #44 on: January 15, 2013, 05:17:37 PM »
In here?  rubschin:

No.

My 'humph was reserved for that DS geezer. evil: