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12-16-04, 12:00 PM
Have anyone else noted how slow sciforums is nowdays? Or is it "my" computer? :confused:
What about that database problem that keeps poping up almost everyday!?
Maybe it would be a good idea to create another completely different site, in another completely different server just for archiving messages that are more than one year old? Than, with less messages in this server we could have a much better chance to not run into slow sciforums and database problems. :eek:
What da ya think?
12-16-04, 12:04 PM
Yeah its a good idea i think, i have forund it slow as well.
12-16-04, 09:33 PM
Whose going to pay for it?
12-17-04, 03:08 AM
I was thinking that too
12-17-04, 06:31 AM
well if someone with a permanent broadband connection has a few gig free on their computer then go ahead
12-17-04, 12:26 PM
And as soon as that persons hard drive crashes, we're all fucked. Plus he/she would loose bandwidth... a lot of bandwidth.
12-17-04, 03:19 PM
What if we use all our hard drives!
Well, ok... maybe not. :D
1) How much would it be anyways? Aren't there sites that store information from hard drives? Like... backup sites (http://www.ibackup.com/)!
2) Besides, we could raise the money by donation instead of paying a fee. Like simtropolis (http://www.simtropolis.com/) has been doing for quite some time! ;)
3) We could also use gmail accounts. :)
Some of us still have some. I have about 4 of them that I could give to sciforums!
It requires a little bit of programming tough. We could ask help for the computer science folks!
12-18-04, 05:43 AM
but the bandwidth on those sites which offer free storage is often very low, but if we can all chip in a bit, or we can get some good advertising funds, then im sure we gould pay for another connction, and use someones spare computer
12-18-04, 06:47 AM
Yeah ill be able to chip in a bit
12-18-04, 09:35 AM
im sitting at about $300 spare at the moment, but i need to upgrade my POS computer, ill donate if i have some left over
12-18-04, 01:39 PM
Sooo.... seems like you guys chose option number 2....
2) Besides, we could raise the money by donation instead of paying a fee. Like simtropolis has been doing for quite some time!
12-18-04, 01:48 PM
yeah raise the money
12-18-04, 05:10 PM
I'd pay some money for it. I would request a short signature and a bigger avatar in return though :)
12-18-04, 06:39 PM
Sure, I would pay some for it, if the need arises.
12-18-04, 06:42 PM
I, unfortunately, wouldn't be able to donate any money (I'm poor! :(), but I really like this idea.
12-19-04, 05:18 AM
I'm all up for this idea, but vslayer's chipping in for me. :D
12-19-04, 07:46 AM
12-19-04, 04:12 PM
No hard feelings, fella! :D
12-20-04, 04:54 AM
there will be no hard feeling as long as there is no hard cash :p
12-21-04, 10:07 PM
I mentioned something previously to Porfiry many years back, simply I suggested when he was in a rut about keep this forum up and running to get the archive and put it onto CD (generate an ISO), and basically allow people to donate a little to contribute to Sciforums.com running in exchange for a copy of the whole archived DB.
However as you can tell that didn't happen, I guess the reason ws probably due to potential legal technicalities like people complaining about donating to get access to a copy of the DB thats got all the discussions they've had over their time at Sciforums.com
12-22-04, 01:12 PM
SciF is really slow. Somethings are really bad like clicking 'preview' or 'save changes', when to actually post it's quite quick. I try to sneak in when the US is alseep, but I supose the American pop here is nocternal.
Anyway, I'm drifting, you can have £15 or equiv once a plan's been made and people support it.
12-22-04, 04:42 PM
Well... I guess we have to wait until the pool closes on December 30th before we can make plans for all that...
12-23-04, 04:13 AM
ya can have my old 10g harddrive, but the vacuum is broken so you have to hold it upright when using it :P
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