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#81 Bact PhD

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Posted 14 December 2020 - 02:52 PM

 LFC, on 14 December 2020 - 12:06 PM, said:



No at all. I have little to offer in pushing any of this forward other than trying to be an early adopter / beta tester to shake any choice out.
That’s valuable in and of itself, especially since you speak the language far better than I do. The only language I’m good for is swearing at real and perceived malfunctions.
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The trouble is that editors and their journalists are simply employees of large profit-seeking corporations whose executives have no idea of what "truth" is; only "ratings" or "clicks" or share price. ~Rich T Bikkies, 10/1/2020

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Posted 18 December 2020 - 10:21 AM

 Bact PhD, on 13 December 2020 - 03:28 PM, said:

Since the 2-week "ad-free" trial will expire Christmas Eve, during which time I will be incommunicado, I am inclined to advance the first month or 2 of an ad-free subscription to give us a bit more time to investigate and migrate. I figure we can make a more firm decision after New Year's about a permanent migration and the financing. There's a price break if it's a full-year subscription as opposed to month-to-month.

 AnBr, on 13 December 2020 - 06:08 PM, said:

I hate the fact that we cannot import this database. I don't really want to deal with getting a new site and having to deal with renewals, etc, but I might be willing to setup a phpBB board if someone provides the space. It does look like it is possible to import from IP.Board 3.2.3 to phpBB3.x. It might involve installing an earlier version of phpBB, importing this database and then upgrading, but no guarantees that there would be no snags. All of which I would consider doing. I don't have the time to mess around with custom styles beyond ready made ones or a couple of CSS edits.

I did find a link to reviews of several providers https://www.websitet...ap-web-hosting/ if someone want to look into it. Most of the plans would offer plenty of space for uploading images. All I would need is Charles' database and FTP/cPanel access.

 Bact PhD, on 13 December 2020 - 07:33 PM, said:

FWIW, I did take a look at the article you linked to. Unless there’s something I’m missing, given the relatively small size of the operation we should be able to function with a low-tier plan from DreamHost or A2.

If you’re able and willing to undertake that, and the current material transfers over, that would be a huge plus. I don’t see where financing at a sub-$15/month level would pose a problem. Depending upon the time required, the ProBoards site can serve as a “short-term rental” while the “new house” gets built.

 AnBr, on 13 December 2020 - 07:43 PM, said:

If Charles were to make the database available to me I could experiment with importing it into phpBB on my own web space before we commited to host. If successful, it would then be a simple matter of exporting the converted database to a fresh install on our new home.

I'm going "month-to-month" on the ProBoards Ad-Free service, renewing on the first of the month. I'm willing to cover through January, by which point we should know whether AnBr's database migration attempt is successful.
Politics these days is show business. Elections are Dancing with the Stars with consequences. ~Rue Bella

(About fame) Living for likes, shares and follows is a form of validation. The question is whether it is also the source of our self esteem. If it is, we’re screwed. And, culturally, it seems as if it’s become more and more our shared value. ... Meringue is no longer a sweet and pretty topping but the body itself. ~Charles Perez

The trouble is that editors and their journalists are simply employees of large profit-seeking corporations whose executives have no idea of what "truth" is; only "ratings" or "clicks" or share price. ~Rich T Bikkies, 10/1/2020

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." --Thomas Jefferson to Charles Yancey, 1816. ME 14:384, via LFC, 12/1/2016

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Posted 18 December 2020 - 02:21 PM

Thank you BactPhD. Happy Holidays!

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Posted 04 January 2021 - 03:09 PM

 AnBr, on 13 December 2020 - 07:43 PM, said:

If Charles were to make the database available to me I could experiment with importing it into phpBB on my own web space before we commited to host. If successful, it would then be a simple matter of exporting the converted database to a fresh install on our new home.

 Bact PhD, on 13 December 2020 - 07:47 PM, said:

At this stage, I don’t see what you have to lose if you ask him.

Any luck making contact with Charles? If so, what's the status?
Politics these days is show business. Elections are Dancing with the Stars with consequences. ~Rue Bella

(About fame) Living for likes, shares and follows is a form of validation. The question is whether it is also the source of our self esteem. If it is, we’re screwed. And, culturally, it seems as if it’s become more and more our shared value. ... Meringue is no longer a sweet and pretty topping but the body itself. ~Charles Perez

The trouble is that editors and their journalists are simply employees of large profit-seeking corporations whose executives have no idea of what "truth" is; only "ratings" or "clicks" or share price. ~Rich T Bikkies, 10/1/2020

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." --Thomas Jefferson to Charles Yancey, 1816. ME 14:384, via LFC, 12/1/2016

Competent people go in one of a few directions. But incompetence is infinite. ~David Brooks, NY Times

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Posted 04 January 2021 - 06:41 PM

I haven't had time to do much of anything.
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Posted 04 January 2021 - 09:24 PM

 AnBr, on 04 January 2021 - 06:41 PM, said:

I haven't had time to do much of anything.
I hear ya.
Thanks for the report.
Politics these days is show business. Elections are Dancing with the Stars with consequences. ~Rue Bella

(About fame) Living for likes, shares and follows is a form of validation. The question is whether it is also the source of our self esteem. If it is, we’re screwed. And, culturally, it seems as if it’s become more and more our shared value. ... Meringue is no longer a sweet and pretty topping but the body itself. ~Charles Perez

The trouble is that editors and their journalists are simply employees of large profit-seeking corporations whose executives have no idea of what "truth" is; only "ratings" or "clicks" or share price. ~Rich T Bikkies, 10/1/2020

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." --Thomas Jefferson to Charles Yancey, 1816. ME 14:384, via LFC, 12/1/2016

Competent people go in one of a few directions. But incompetence is infinite. ~David Brooks, NY Times





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