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#1 User is offline   Tom Icon

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 02:50 PM

Sorry for the down time. We seem to have a problem with GBBS's Mysql database going over the (Hostgator) hosting account process limits . This happened in October also where they suspended the site until I could do something about it. For the next couple days I am going to keep the gallery offline. There seem to be a lot of Gallery table database requests (queries) . We may have to make the Gallery member only so guests would have to register to see the gallery. My other option is to move GBBS to a better hosting package, right now it on a fairly cheap 'shared' hosting package I may have to go to VPS solution or higher. I'm not sure if I have the monthly funds to go to a better service. I make no money from GBBS and have no ad's and I would like to keep it that way if possible.

So again, sorry for the down time.

There is a major forum/gallery/blog software update I need to do this forum (and a few others lol) but I have to re-skin. I hope that the new version may streamline the forum and gallery a bit more also.
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Posted 23 November 2011 - 04:36 PM

View PostTom, on 23 November 2011 - 02:50 PM, said:

Sorry for the down time. We seem to have a problem with GBBS's Mysql database going over the (Hostgator) hosting account process limits . This happened in October also where they suspended the site until I could do something about it. For the next couple days I am going to keep the gallery offline. There seem to be a lot of Gallery table database requests (queries) . We may have to make the Gallery member only so guests would have to register to see the gallery. My other option is to move GBBS to a better hosting package, right now it on a fairly cheap 'shared' hosting package I may have to go to VPS solution or higher. I'm not sure if I have the monthly funds to go to a better service. I make no money from GBBS or have ad's and i would like to keep it that way if possible.

So again, sorry for the down time.

There is a major forum/gallery/blog software update I need to do this forum (and a few others lol) but I have to re-skin. I hope that the new version may streamline the forum and gallery a bit more also.


Fingers crossed... made me spooked when I couldn't log on this morning (like a day without oxygen). :lol:
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Posted 23 November 2011 - 04:59 PM

I hope the gallery will be fixed as soon as possible in the meantime good luck solving this problem you take care

Live,Long and Prosper and Lords of Kobol go be with you always take care Tom and friends.


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Posted 23 November 2011 - 05:10 PM

Thanks Guys. I think be making the Gallery members only would certainly help. The upside is it may cause more people to sign up then again it could also hold people back from joining but i don't see that.
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Posted 23 November 2011 - 07:28 PM

View PostTom, on 23 November 2011 - 05:10 PM, said:

Thanks Guys. I think be making the Gallery members only would certainly help. The upside is it may cause more people to sign up then again it could also hold people back from joining but i don't see that.

I don't either; it's not like it costs them to sign up and see the galleries if they really wanted to. ;)
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Posted 24 November 2011 - 11:31 AM

Thanks for all you do Tom, Zipper, and other staff!
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All the ideas sound great to me. And I look forward to the new version. Let me know if I can help in anyway.

Also, what about a donator-membership level/option for the site? For example I feel all fuzzy, and need my GBBCRACK so say I donate $25 (PayPal) to "whoever pays the bills" - to help keep the site going. NOT REQUIRED, NOT AN ANNUAL FEE that one is obliged to pay more than one time, I am just a one-time generous genocidal killer robot from space, and as such, I get a "badge" or some other distinction in my profile deal on the left of each post (under my avatar, with the call signs and such.

Enough one-time "helps" could fund a year or so of costs. Just an Idea..........
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Posted 24 November 2011 - 11:49 AM

I pay the bills LOL. This site is actually fairly inexpensive to maintain as it has been. Here is what I pay just so you guys know:

- Annual name renewal for GalacticaBBS.com - $11.00
- Shared hosting package at Hostgator - $9.99 a month
- Invision board/blog/gallery license support $25, $10 & $10 = $45 every six months.
- (Time and effort by Zipper and Myself - Priceless! :):) )

So yearly about $220.

To go to up a level to a VPS hosting package will be minimum 39 to 49 a month, although I have not really looked for better deal yet, just looked at hostgator.
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Posted 24 November 2011 - 05:42 PM

I use go www.godaddy.com for my stuff.
ByYourCommand.net uses www.powweb.com
either are okay... nothing OMG - but good hosts. I'm more impreseed with GoDaddy, love to be able to call a person 1st thing.
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Posted 26 November 2011 - 04:14 PM

I also use go daddy for my sites. I'd certainly think the gallery should be registered members viewing only. Would certainly cut down on the bandwidth usage.
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Posted 27 November 2011 - 04:12 PM

I did not like godaddy for hosting a few years ago but maybe they have changed. I use them for all my domain names though.

I will get the gallery open today to members only.
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Posted 27 November 2011 - 11:15 PM

View PostTom, on 27 November 2011 - 04:12 PM, said:

I did not like godaddy for hosting a few years ago but maybe they have changed. I use them for all my domain names though.

I will get the gallery open today to members only.

I like that; makes it more like a 'membership special' kind of thing... ;) :D
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Posted 29 November 2011 - 01:40 PM

View Postobsolete toaster, on 27 November 2011 - 11:15 PM, said:

I like that; makes it more like a 'membership special' kind of thing... ;) :D


OEH OEH OEH do we get a membership card?:D
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Posted 29 November 2011 - 02:49 PM

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 04:22 AM

View Postp0is0n0us, on 29 November 2011 - 02:49 PM, said:

I want a decoder ring!!



LOL.................I hear you have to look for those in cereal boxes.. :roflmao:
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:24 AM

What's up with the site being down every two days?
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:41 AM

I assumed it was the same as the original past from last year - I imagine the Blood and Chrome galleries got a bit of attention.
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:03 AM

Was anyone else having issues with emoticons? I was getting little tails of extra code at the end of mine when I'd edit; but it seems to have cleared up on it's own...

Not a big deal, really; more like a mosquito on an elephant's butt.... :D
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 06:14 PM

View Postobsolete toaster, on 27 November 2012 - 09:03 AM, said:

Was anyone else having issues with emoticons? I was getting little tails of extra code at the end of mine when I'd edit; but it seems to have cleared up on it's own...

Not a big deal, really; more like a mosquito on an elephant's butt.... :D


No...no issues with the emoticons, just the 403 errors and site being down.
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:24 PM

Yes. I got extra /> type stuff on posts and 403 errors.

Happened around my 10,000th post. But it wasn't me...

........OR WAS IT!? :P
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:39 PM

From what I have learn with chatting with Tom is that we have been getting so much visitors to the site that the server gets overwhelmed and shuts us down. Tom took down the youtube links on top to the Blood and Chrome videos so that might help slow down the traffic. We have a good server but not the greatest for what we need for large volumes of traffic. We have to do what we can afford to do here since we don't support the site through ads.

Please bare with any inncoviences if there are any in the future. We are on top of the site and check many times through the day.

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