Important FiPG Announcement
As most everybody is already aware, we have been having technical issues with our current host due to a sudden surge in new members and forum activity. Our slice of this shared server does not have the capacity to support our load. Many of you have asked or posted about donations to help with a new hosting arrangement. Well, we're at that crossroads right now.
The increase in server load has caused us to impact other sites shared on this host in a bad way. As a result, we've been "invited" to seek other hosting opportunities. And quickly. The timeframe I was given was about a week, and that was a few days ago.
The good news is that Tyler has secured us a new box, that will be (for the most part) dedicated to us. I will be working on moving the site over to the new host over the next few days. Hopefully our current host is reasonable enough to let us stay up here until I can get that completed. They've always been helpful and reasonable in the past, so I don't see why they wouldn't be -- we're still on good terms as far as I know.
[b1fd647da8a]If a worst case scenario happens and we get the boot before the site move is complete, FiPG will go down for a bit.[/b1fd647da8a] Do not panic -- there is a Real Life (tm) outside of the FiPG forums, so take the opportunity to go outside and get some air, smell the flowers, kick a dog, etc. Rest assured we will be coming back up as soon as we can. Note that this does not apply to main FiPG homepage, only the forums.
To help cover the significant cost of this dedicated host, Tyler is planning some changes that will become apparent in the future, as he has alluded to already in his "help me search the forums" topic. In the meantime, we are going to be gearing up for donations when we come back online at the new host. While I would hope many of you who depend on your regular FiPG "fix" would not need more incentive to donate than just to keep the site alive, some ideas about other incentives for donators are currently being discussed. I think most of you will find something worth donating a little extra for. We will also be accelerating our development of a new front page with reflink posts for many other sites besides Freepay, which should also generate more donation cashflow to help with our increased costs of operation.
Thank you for your continued support of FreeiPodGuide, and we look forward to serving you better at the new host!
Will cheese and crackers and soda water be served?
This is pretty awesome.
sadly, there won't be any cheese to go with all the whine.
I'll be in my bunker. Call me when its over shock
I, for one, welcome our new dedicated hosting overlords
Tyler is DA MAN!
And DMorris is the TECHINCAL MAN!
And CG isn't anywhere close to being a man.....damn...
I can't wait for the forums to go down. We have permission to kick dogs.
[quote7e6dfa7d8d="doylnea"]sadly, there won't be any cheese to go with all the whine.[/quote7e6dfa7d8d]
YESSSSSS time to see all these auction threads start and have their starters RUN RUN RUN with the money once the forum goes down!
liprepares to start oneli
[quote9c2e0435e4="doylnea"]sadly, there won't be any cheese to go with all the whine.[/quote9c2e0435e4]
Roffles, and so true.
I'm actually excited to see the forums "mature." Hopefully we will be a full-fledged trading post/freebie site some day, rather than a pre-made forum with extensions? Thanks to DMorris for all his help, and Admin for his patience wink
Btw, can I kick a cat instead?
I'm unstickying this in the hopes that more people see it. Currently 195.
how many ipods is $5? just 1?
I will donate $25 to the cause because fipg has helped me get countless freebies. I hope you guys do the same. D
Can I donate $20 from my raffle prize from YGF's raffle. If so I would like too!
[quotee415a80db7="CollidgeGraduit"]I, for one, welcome our new dedicated hosting overlords[/quotee415a80db7]
Beat me to it lol
[bc11a272112]If a worst case scenario happens and we get the boot before the site move is complete, FiPG will go down for a bit.[/bc11a272112] Do not panic -- there is a Real Life (tm) outside of the FiPG forums, so take the opportunity to go outside and get some air, smell the flowers, kick a dog, etc. [/quotec11a272112]
FiPG endorses kicking dogs...? lol lol
who do i make the check out to? or paypal address would work too.
For payments $754 and up, send to email@example.com@firstname.lastname@example.org@gmail.com/email
Damn, I sent my $913 dollar payment to the wrong person then...
seriously, what is the paypal address? )
Nothing of that nature has been decided yet, but as soon as it has been, an announcement will be made.