PP FORUM STAYING -- details here

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PP FORUM STAYING -- details here

Post by craigr » Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:42 pm

Here's the update on the forum.

Xan has offered to host the site going forward. It will be the same message DB we have here perhaps minus a couple days as the DB transitions over to the new host. The domain will be the same, etc.

Stand by for more details.

-- Craig
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Post by mukramesh » Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:24 pm

Woohoo! :D
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Post by ILoveMoney » Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:52 pm

Yiiipeeeee!!! :) Greatly appreciate the effort from everyone involved.
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Post by drumminj » Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:18 pm

Huzzah. Thanks, Xan, for stepping up, and Craig for being open to the idea/helping with any transition.

I'm mainly a lurker, but find much value in this form, both in the PP discussions and the 'open' discussions. Appreciate all the effort that has gone into hosting/maintaining the forum (including the moderation!), as well as the thoughtfulness the active members put into their posts.
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Post by bedraggled » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:24 pm

HOW much $$ would be a suggested contribution by each of us? Per month? Per year? One time payment? A series of payments?
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Post by Xan » Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:15 am

I expect the hosting costs to be something like $15/month for the server (including backups), and something like $15/year for the name. Unless I'm drastically underestimating the traffic here, which I don't think I am. I'm okay with ponying up for a while. Maybe at some point I'll set up some kind of "tip jar", if that becomes necessary.

At the moment I'd suggest that the very worthwhile impulse to contribute be directed towards Craig and/or MediumTex. They're the ones who have spent who knows how much out of their own pockets over many years, and they created this whole community in the first place. Maybe they'd pick a charity for us all to throw a few bucks at to say thank you.
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Post by craigr » Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:03 pm

Thanks for the offers. If anyone wanted to donate for me, please send it to your local Meals on Wheels charity to help an elderly or other homebound person have a nice meal.
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Post by Xan » Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:39 am

If you're reading this, you're now seeing the new forum. Let me know if you see something that doesn't work.
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Post by sophie » Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:23 pm

Thank you Xan!!!!
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Post by Kriegsspiel » Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:26 pm

Well that was quick! You nerds really know your shit.
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Post by Xan » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:05 pm

One thing that may be weird for just a little while are emails to/from the forum. If you rely on email notifications, you might plan on just checking in every so often instead. All of that should be normal soon. Everything else should be working... If not, as I said, please let me know.
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Post by wolfgango » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:57 pm

Thanks Xan for keeping the forum alive. I know there's not much activity on the forum lately but it's a place to go for reassurance and advice while pursuing an unconventional investment strategy. I don't post much but check in almost everyday for the interesting topics and intelligent conversation.
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