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SarasotaRepub
03-03-2013, 08:18 PM
Hi everyone!


The Update:

Just wanted to let you know that if at all possible, I'm NOT going to be bothering you with ads.

Hopefully we will get by on Donations to ConservativeUnderground.com, via PayPal, alone.
I'm sure you have all noticed how much faster and smoother the board performs
without those pesky ads.

In addition, I will be making changes to the boards hosting hardware. These changes will result in a
reduced monthly cost to run ConservativeUnderground.com. The changes won't take
affect till next month and there may be some brief interruptions but it should go
pretty smooth. Performance should still be pretty fast but I won't lie, it may slow.
How much I can't tell you as I don't know but we should be fine.


Current Status:


You see, up until now, ConservativeUnderground.com has been run on it's own
Dedicated Server. Those aren't cheap. What I have found though is we have too much
horsepower, too much unused hard disk space, and the monthly cost is just too damn high.

By the way, when we had ads, the crappy screen reloads were due to the ad service,
not our hardware. Little wonder the ad provider went belly up.

The Changes:


Therefore, as of next month, we will be moving to a VPS, a Virtual Private Server.
Think of it as a middle point between a Shared Server( low end ) and a Dedicated Server ( High End ).

I secured us a pretty damn good monthly charge and I'm hopeful we won't notice much
of a hit performance wise but only time will tell.

As I said, the move to the VPS will be at the end of March and should take a few days
during which we may/probably will see some hits. I really don't think it'll be bad
as we are swapping equipment, not the hosting provider.


The Request:

ConservativeUnderground.com is here to provide you with a place to discuss the issues that face us
on a daily basis with a conservative slant to be sure. It's a place to rant no matter what your political party,
tell us the good and bad news. All are welcome here. Unless you're
mike_c from DU, you commie POS!!! :biggrin-new:

If I may, can I ask our membership to financially support ConservativeUnderground.com.
Till now, we have gotten along with donations...no, generous donations, from a small
number of members. How about hearing from the rest of you??? <cough...JB> :friendly_wink:

Give what you can...or so help me, I'll Force Choke you all!!! :vader:

If you like ConservativeUnderground.com and post here, how about kicking in 10 bucs
now and again? Or even once a year, I don't care. It'll help keep the lights on
and get us some software upgrades once in a while.

Man, my dear wife SaintLouieWoman will be shocked at the length of this post!!!!

That's if for now, as it gets closer to the EOM I'll let you all know how the
switch over will go. Thanks for reading!


SR.

SarasotaRepub
03-24-2013, 07:52 PM
The move to the new server is starting...

You may run into some bumps but so far, so good...

SarasotaRepub
03-24-2013, 10:47 PM
The move to our new server has been completed. All changes have been made and we are good to go!

Retread
03-25-2013, 12:31 AM
Not even a blip (except for that 5 minute wait for the post to go through) ;)

SarasotaRepub
03-25-2013, 08:47 AM
Not even a blip (except for that 5 minute wait for the post to go through) ;)


HEY!!!! :mad-new: :biggrin-new:

SarasotaRepub
03-25-2013, 11:53 PM
Sorry everyone got knocked off!!!

Tech support needed to do a reboot!!

Retread
05-12-2013, 05:38 PM
Don't have any idea of the problem but opening the forum or any given thread takes forever and occasionally locks the whole machine. Started yesterday.

ABC in Georgia
05-12-2013, 08:03 PM
Don't have any idea of the problem but opening the forum or any given thread takes forever and occasionally locks the whole machine. Started yesterday.

Hi Retread ... (and also SR)

Not having any problem on my recently "rejuvenated" little laptop. Checked out a few threads and all seem to be working fine for me.

Rockntractor
05-12-2013, 08:25 PM
Try a Java update.

Retread
05-12-2013, 08:30 PM
Just kept poking along and now it's behaving as it should - damifino.

ABC in Georgia
05-12-2013, 08:39 PM
Just kept poking along and now it's behaving as it should - damifino.

Ooh! Speak Italian to me, darlin' ... I love it! :evil-grin:

Rock ...

I had my Java updated while my computer was in the shop, and I know that was part of my problem. Along with 100 other things, that is. Aaaargh!

SarasotaRepub
05-12-2013, 09:12 PM
That's weird, we haven't seen any speed problems at all...

Retread
05-13-2013, 09:17 PM
Try a Java update.

Funny you should mention that. I got completely rid of Java back during the scare and never was bothered by it so never worried about it again. You know they told us we didn't need it unless we were programmers.

Well, went out last night and loaded the latest and greatest and it do make a difference. I'm still not blazing through stuff but CU is no slower than anything else any more.

Rockntractor
05-13-2013, 09:23 PM
Funny you should mention that. I got completely rid of Java back during the scare and never was bothered by it so never worried about it again. You know they told us we didn't need it unless we were programmers.

Well, went out last night and loaded the latest and greatest and it do make a difference. I'm still not blazing through stuff but CU is no slower than anything else any more.

I don't understand the nuts and bolts of it but I do know Java is getting deeper into everything.

RobJohnson
05-13-2013, 11:10 PM
Try a Java update.

It's too late at night for coffee. I would be up all night.

Rockntractor
05-13-2013, 11:12 PM
It's too late at night for coffee. I would be up all night.

You should get the 32 bit java and not the 64 then.

SarasotaRepub
05-21-2013, 06:11 PM
Ad Update!

You'll see a new ad up top. It's the only one and our Sci-Fi fans should find
this company interesting.

I've bought some Dr. Who stuff from them and I recommend them. :Tardis:

LukeEDay
05-21-2013, 06:15 PM
I notice a little bit of fast and slow with the site. It isn't too much to annoy me. But it is there ... Other than that, it runs greats.

SarasotaRepub
05-21-2013, 06:25 PM
I haven't seen any speed issues but if enough of you
cheapskate non donors bitch and complain I'll get rid of it...:biggrin-new:

Rockntractor
05-21-2013, 07:13 PM
Ad Update!

You'll see a new ad up top. It's the only one and our Sci-Fi fans should find
this company interesting.

I've bought some Dr. Who stuff from them and I recommend them. :Tardis:

Cool, do they have transporters and holodecks?http://www.smiley-lol.com/smiley/ordinateurs/acharne.gif

LukeEDay
05-21-2013, 09:10 PM
I haven't seen any speed issues but if enough of you
cheapskate non donors bitch and complain I'll get rid of it...:biggrin-new:

I saw what you did there :rotfl: I click on the ad for you :biggrin-new:

SarasotaRepub
05-21-2013, 09:25 PM
I saw what you did there :rotfl: I click on the ad for you :biggrin-new:


LOL!!!

CU only gets some $$$ if you buy something. I'm a huge Dr.Who fan and this
site carries a lot of Who stuff.

Retread
05-21-2013, 09:45 PM
Who's on first.

LukeEDay
05-21-2013, 10:17 PM
Who's on first.

What's on second.

SarasotaRepub
05-21-2013, 10:26 PM
Who's on first.


Who is in the Tardis?? :biggrin-new:

SaintLouieWoman
05-21-2013, 10:28 PM
Who is probably going to get Dr Who stuff for Christmas? Never know what to get that man. :biggrin-new:

LukeEDay
05-21-2013, 11:36 PM
I don't know is on third.

SarasotaRepub
09-02-2013, 09:50 AM
BackUps Done, sorry for the down time...

Retread
09-16-2013, 11:13 PM
Ad Update!

You'll see a new ad up top. It's the only one and our Sci-Fi fans should find
this company interesting.

I've bought some Dr. Who stuff from them and I recommend them. :Tardis:

Have you tried ThinkGeek (http://www.thinkgeek.com/interests/starwars/?icpg=logo_starwars) or ThinkGeek (http://www.thinkgeek.com/brain/whereisit.cgi?t=+dr+who)?

I particularly think the Overlord would look good in this....

http://static.neatoshop.com/images/product/16/6516/Doctor-Who-TARDIS-Laplander-Hat_33765-l.jpg?v=33765

SaintLouieWoman
09-17-2013, 11:49 PM
Have you tried ThinkGeek (http://www.thinkgeek.com/interests/starwars/?icpg=logo_starwars) or ThinkGeek (http://www.thinkgeek.com/brain/whereisit.cgi?t=+dr+who)?

I particularly think the Overlord would look good in this....

http://static.neatoshop.com/images/product/16/6516/Doctor-Who-TARDIS-Laplander-Hat_33765-l.jpg?v=33765

It doesn't get cold enough here in Florida to wear that hat. :biggrin-new:

Retread
09-18-2013, 08:44 PM
You can wear a Dr Who hat anywhere