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Discussion in 'Announcements and News' started by BDCA, Dec 14, 2017.

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Option 1 or 2?

Poll closed Dec 21, 2017.
  1. Option 1

    28 vote(s)
    82.4%
  2. Option 2

    6 vote(s)
    17.6%
  1. BDCA

    BDCA The Tallest Staff Member

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    Hi Guys,

    So as I mentioned previously this site was costing $120 a month to keep going, since then this has risen to $160 or so, simply put this is down to the huge number of media files we host and having to pay for the storage.

    Unfortunately it isnt an option of simply moving to a cheaper host, sites like this have limited options when it comes to hosting and security. As such it seems to me the options below are as follows:

    1) Cheapest option: Mass prune of all old attachments - Pro's we can bump it down to something that costs next to nothing and keep the site going ad-infinatum. Cons - Posts are going to lose a lot of pictures etc.

    2) Favorable option: I can set up a patreon account, if we get just a handful of people donating a few bux ($10 or something) a month we can cover the hosting costs quite quickly.

    I'll stick a vote up, but please note if you vote for option2, its an indication you would be happy to donate that $10 a month, I dont really want to see 100 votes for option 2 then only one person signs up!

    Thanks

    BDCA
     
  2. Icestar

    Icestar Transformers!

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    If we do the former option, maybe send out an email warning people that the images are getting mass removed? Do it a week out, maybe.

    But the patreon thing will be better, more convenient for a lot of people. It's easy to set up the monthly, automatic, recurring payment.
     
  3. MurphyAlter

    MurphyAlter The Floofiest

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    Would there be an option for selective pruning? There are a few threads that it might be a good idea to leave intact, like the sales threads and threads from the creatives forum.

    And I would be willing to throw some money in, but I don't do monthly autopayments because I don't trust myself. I prefer things that you pay for a longer period up front and then just get reminded to re-up when the paid time is nearing an end.
     
  4. GreyFoxx

    GreyFoxx Well-Known Member

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    I would be game for option 2 to help the place. Since BD lost it's sales forums some folks might filter over here but if it saves folks some hassle on adding some pay option 1 if the majority rules. If you do setup a pateron just know they changed some things with charging the processing fee on the paetron then the person that setup the paetron. Either way i'm glad this place will stay open for the time being. Also enjoy the ease of just loading things up with no issue.
     
  5. Exeter

    Exeter Cuddly, Snuggly, Slutty Dragon

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    I'd be fine with selective auto-pruning, the extinct toy thread is one of the only places to find pictures and measurements of old BD toys but beyond that, I'd say we can toss most everything else.
     
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  6. BDCA

    BDCA The Tallest Staff Member

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    It would be programmatically done by date, wouldn't really be a way of keeping specific threads.
     
  7. Villie

    Villie wrow

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    If those images are imgur links I'd imagine it's be fine, as opposed to attachments.
     
  8. Icestar

    Icestar Transformers!

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    I suppose we could do both- prune the images, and set up the Patreon so people can chip in if they want/can.
     
  9. Exeter

    Exeter Cuddly, Snuggly, Slutty Dragon

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  10. Misskin

    Misskin http://www.furaffinity.net/user/misskin/

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    I like option #1
    we can't really expect to keep adding images and attachments indefinitely
     
  11. Misskin

    Misskin http://www.furaffinity.net/user/misskin/

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    we could also probably post a thread composed entirely of Google Doc links archiving anything super important
     
  12. Robert Thompson

    Robert Thompson Reaper of Fallen Toys, Porn King

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    Nuke the old pics.

    Moving forward pics only have a shelf life. Auto delete after lets say 1 week?
     
  13. Eloe Elwe

    Eloe Elwe Sexy Space Coyote

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    Gee, I thought this site was gone a long time ago. :oops:
    Guess I should have stuck it out a while longer.
    Anyway, I'm back for the duration, one way or the other.
     
  14. Kovu

    Kovu Well-Known Member

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    Either would work but being objective Option 1 is the most likely and safest option for this place not to shut down.
     
  15. HazetheFox

    HazetheFox Fox butts Staff Member

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    I think it would be a good idea to archive the old images from the site if going with option 1. I don't know if there is a easier way of downloading all of the images from beginning to where the cut off point would be. Instead of downloading them one by one which is fine but before any decision is decided I want to make sure anything that is going to be deleted on this website is archived. I would not mind being a big contributor to archiving the old pics. I'll start working on it immediately. :)
     
  16. HazetheFox

    HazetheFox Fox butts Staff Member

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    Just so I know, what's the date going to be for the final decision? I am just wondering because I want to plan how much time I have before either one of the decisions is going to be made.
     
  17. MurphyAlter

    MurphyAlter The Floofiest

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    Don't feel too bad. I stopped checking this place because I started seeing about two posts a day. I'm kinda surprised it's making a comeback.
     
  18. Pasdebol

    Pasdebol Active Member

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    Option 1 for me.
    Set a limit in size and weight to pictures.
    A complete clean up of trading topics could also be done (with a notice for all in progress tradings and asking to stop temporarily new sellings)
     
  19. TyLupo

    TyLupo Member

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    Instead of stopping it, maybe just stop the posting of images in those areas and get people to use image sharing sites such as Imgur. I’ve used the private albums feature quite a bit
     
  20. Capositus

    Capositus Nekotime

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    I'd choose option 1
    I don't have enough money to donate to a patreon account monthly, and therefore I think, that it would be best to just use something like Imgur to share photos, or maybe make a discord?
    Also, what about the people who's not able to donate? Will they not be able to veiw the posts, if they don't donate?
    Option 1 would be better imo, and just use something like Imgur, otherwise it gets too expensive.
     

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