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    I am very frustrated right now with this forum. I understand the amount of people wanting to get on here last night was probably th emost ever, but this was the ONLY boardi was on last night that could not handle it.

    I am very discouraged by this because i really like this board but that really pissed me off. Instead i had to spend the night at the indy star forums.

    I only express my disgust because i liek this place....but it needs to get fixed.

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    I agree, I was very frustrated so much so that I walked into our kitchen and picked up a dustpan and just started waving it around. What can I say Tinsley inspired me.


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    If you want to compare the IS budget on their board with ours, then re-consider what you are saying and come back

    there are limits on a lot of things in life, live with it.

    (or foot the bill, for one night like this around $ 500)



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    able, if we can start funding it, how much can we improve the stability of the board? I'd pay to make it run better. I'm sure I'm not alone.

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    get on msn pls
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    I just think it sucks that i cant even get on a board to discuss things last night, but EVERY other board not just the Indy Star was fully functional.

    I really like this forum because of the posters, but and Im sorry for saying this the capabilities of the actual board are very weak.

    If we want to run around and promote the Digest and talk about how good of a forum we are then we need to back it up with strong systems.

    I can see it now Paul B gives a shout out to us followed by a Oh sorry only 65 of your memebers will be able to log on tonight and discuss.

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    We're all frustrated that we had to go hang out on the RATS board. I won't even discuss the that was going on over on the ESPN.com board.

    I'm sure there are quite a few of us that might be willing to chip in for the upkeep and improvement of the board.

    I certainly appreciate all the hard work and head aches able has gone through to provide this board for us. I know I don't want the job.

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    I'd chip in.

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    I'll chip in a very generous amount. Seriosuly. I feel kind of bad that so many on here do a lot of the work, while I just enjoy the benefits of the work of others. So if money is the answer I'll be the first to contribute, Who do I PM


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    We're officially moving to vBulletin. Stay tuned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hicks
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    We're officially moving to vBulletin. Stay tuned.
    Hicks/able - let me know ifyou get a test version of this site up using vBulletin so I can make the RoboDoug changes. I think I did a pretty good job of separating the Web stuff from the rest of RoboDoug so it's not like I have to re-write the whole thing. Probably only a couple of nights worth of work. No big thing, especially compared to what able (and Hicks) does.

    Is it possible to disable images in avatars and signatures for the whole site in times of crisis (like last night)? Or is the problem not one of bandwidth but CPU or database bottlenecks?

    PS. I'll personally go Tinsley-with-a-dustpan on anybody who lets able buy his own beer at the forum party.
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    It's mainly been the software choking, which is why we're leaving it.

    This move should hopefully considerably help the slow downs and crashes, and plus we should no longer have to deal with the many misc. glitches/bugs we've all had here, since vBulletin is pretty solid/stable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hicks
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    We're officially moving to vBulletin. Stay tuned.
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    grrrr

    i am sure i posted here

    anyway

    long story short: it;'s the software/dbase that causes the probs

    If someone is willing to fork the 1 yr lease of VB tehn pls do so, i will install, we will use and make a final decision in 2 -3 months time.

    cost $ 85 per year for that, since I pay for this software and a lot more, i would appreciate someone else takintg that cost.

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    we can all chip in when you cpme to the US (hopefull I will be able to to come). Will we be able to keep the layout the same though?
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    I would be willing to pay the $85. Just make sure that is the way we want to go and then tell me where to send the money

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    I think able's going to setup something through paypal

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    OK

    Hicks and I have decided that we are going the VB route.

    I am willing to set it up now/tonight so as of approx 6 PM we can use that.
    At the moment I can not guarantee we can import current or old threats, however give me a couple of days on that and it may happen anyway.

    (anyone with high skills on mysql porting is welcome to suggest)

    As for those who want to make a contribution:

    I have a paypal account as "admin@able-towers.com" which i use for some shell hosting and domain sales.

    Those who want to contribute can do there, anything more then needed will go straight to the Pacers Foundation on behalf of PD

    as soon as the money is in, I will buy the license, which as you are my witness, remaining property of Pacers Digest,

    To those contributing above what we need, I am sure the Pacers Foundation will be happy with the contribution,

    So Long And Thanks For All The Fish.

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    Able are you sure that website is correct, I can't get in there.

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    www.paypal.com

    if not registered, then it will take 1 minute to do so, it is secure.

    then just make payment to "admin@able-towers.com"

    So Long And Thanks For All The Fish.

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    Are we going to have to re-register again?

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    yes, since we can not port at this moment in time

    sorry, that was one of the reason we were hesitant
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    Default Re: YOU MUST FIX THIS FORUM

    Like I had said Before I have a VB license you all could use , and it would cost you nothing ..I am not using it and would love to help , I also have a big knowledge of the VB software.

    If I can help please let me know ..I would love to help PD out.

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    able will probably be away from PD for the next several hours, but able when you get back and read this, I think this is something to persue (w/ Sauce). Saves the cash, gets vBulletin expert on board for tech help.

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