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Xyzzy 2016-11-03 22:09

Altruistic Opportunity Available!
 
We have been informed that there is a sale available for the forum's hosting fee.

For $402.53 they are offering 16 months of service. This is a 16% discount. It works out to $25.16 a month, which seems reasonable.

If you are interested in donating, please send us a PM and we will send you the details.

The forum's finances are recorded here: [URL]http://www.mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=13922[/URL]

Thanks!

:mike:

chalsall 2016-11-03 23:17

[QUOTE=Xyzzy;446374]We have been informed that there is a sale available for the forum's hosting fee.

For $402.53 they are offering 16 months of service. This is a 16% discount. It works out to $25.16 a month, which seems reasonable.[/QUOTE]

Excessively expensive.

I spend only twice that for a dedicated server.

ewmayer 2016-11-04 03:26

Did the sale ad use any language along the lines of "...hosting on dedicated server, gently used as homebrew e-mail server by a former U.S. secretary of state and then wiped, [url=https://www.bleachbit.org/cloth-or-something]like with a cloth, or something[/url]"? If so, better make sure to immunize yourself against software-hackery by The Putin prior to use.

[LOL, I love BleachBit making commercial hay with that now-immortal phrase.]

Xyzzy 2016-11-04 13:56

[QUOTE=chalsall;446378]Excessively expensive.

I spend only twice that for a dedicated server.[/QUOTE]We have a tendency to fix things until they are broken, which is okay for things that are not important.

However, the forum works (surprisingly well) and we are hesitant to make any big changes to it. Migrating to a different type of server would open numerous possibilities for us to break things.

Our level of competency with enterprise-grade web stuff is very low.

:mike:

GP2 2016-11-04 16:07

[QUOTE=Xyzzy;446403]However, the forum works (surprisingly well) and we are hesitant to make any big changes to it. Migrating to a different type of server would open numerous possibilities for us to break things.[/QUOTE]

Are there backups? Lots of archived information and history here.

Xyzzy 2016-11-04 17:24

[QUOTE=GP2;446409]Are there backups? Lots of archived information and history here.[/QUOTE]The hosting provider does daily backups but we do our own monthly backups, just to be safe. The backups we do are stored in a completely different place.

:mike:

[SIZE=1] Edit: We are sure the NSA has a copy, along with all of the private messages, too![/SIZE]

Xyzzy 2016-11-04 17:29

Progress!

[COLOR=Red]$402.53 - $50 = $352.53 to go![/COLOR]
:party:

pinhodecarlos 2016-11-04 18:59

Any UK donors? Maybe we could only make an international transfer to Mike instead of several. Please PM me.

Xyzzy 2016-11-05 13:59

Progress!

[COLOR=Red]$402.53 - $100 = $302.53 to go![/COLOR]
:party:

Xyzzy 2016-11-06 01:03

Progress!

[COLOR=Red]$402.53 - $150 = $252.53 to go![/COLOR]
:party:

Xyzzy 2016-11-07 14:35

Progress!

[COLOR=Red]$402.53 - $200 = $202.53 to go![/COLOR]
:party:

Xyzzy 2016-11-08 14:38

Progress!

[COLOR=Red]$402.53 - $252.53 = $150 to go![/COLOR]
:party:

Xyzzy 2016-11-12 19:05

Progress!

[COLOR=Red]$402.53 - $272.53 = $130 to go![/COLOR]
:party:

Xyzzy 2016-11-12 22:18

Progress!

[COLOR=Red]$402.53 - $302.53 = $100 to go![/COLOR]
:party:


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