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New Admin, Hosting Changes, Etc.
« on: June 29, 2009, 04:58:16 AM »
Mak had been considering getting out of the hosting business a few months ago, and let us know a while back to give us plenty of time to find a new host (he will stick around as an Admin and member however, and will help with the transition and any technical issues).

Jimi graciously offered to take over hosting duties from him, and because of that and the fact that he has done a great job as a moderator, the staff felt that it made sense for Jimi to be made an Admin. So give him a round of applause, OR ELSE... ;)

Everything has already been paid for this year hosting-wise, and the domain name has been paid for as well and will remain the same, so the changeover should be relatively quick and painless. We'll give more details as they become available.

Bernd and others have expressed a desire to possibly make some layout changes and test some new features, but it's all very tentative at this stage and we don't know exactly what will be done or if we'll even make any changes. I'm just letting you guys know, and if you'd like to make any suggestions here go ahead (just realize that there are no promises and it's all speculative at this point).

So, to reiterate, everything will be carrying on pretty much as normal, with Jimi as a new admin and some behind the scenes changes that shouldn't affect you guys in any significant way, and we might make some layout and feature changes in the future.

We also just wanted to assure everyone that while their might have been some disagreements of late, Bernd, Mak, Jimi, myself, Stoo, Borgman, and Legion are still committed to keeping this community alive and well with your help, and that none of these changes are related to any of those disagreements; they were already being discussed before then. It just takes a while to get the ball rolling on changes here sometimes.

Thank you.
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Re: New Admin, Hosting Changes, Etc.
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2009, 08:18:41 AM »
Let my reign of terror begin.
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2009, 01:22:38 PM »
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Re: New Admin, Hosting Changes, Etc.
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2009, 01:48:22 PM »
Does this mean we can post full nudity lesbian porn now?
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Re: New Admin, Hosting Changes, Etc.
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2009, 01:59:28 PM »
Yes.  But only if both chicks are really hot.
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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2009, 02:00:36 PM »
AWESOME!

All Hail Jimi, the Bringer of Porn!
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Re: New Admin, Hosting Changes, Etc.
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2009, 03:32:49 PM »
Congrats, Jimi...

*writes another name on assassination to-do list*
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Re: New Admin, Hosting Changes, Etc.
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2009, 04:48:37 PM »
Congrats Jimi!

Now... defining "hot," is it universal hotness only or at least hot to a few people?  These details are quite important.
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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2009, 04:55:26 PM »
Congratulations Jimi!
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Re: New Admin, Hosting Changes, Etc.
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2009, 05:33:23 PM »
Congrats Jimi!

Now... defining "hot," is it universal hotness only or at least hot to a few people?  These details are quite important.

Universal hotness only.

And thanks guys. :)
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Re: New Admin, Hosting Changes, Etc.
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2009, 05:49:30 PM »
Sooooo...like the Shapley center?

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Re: New Admin, Hosting Changes, Etc.
« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2009, 02:33:08 AM »
AWESOME!

All Hail Jimi, the Bringer of Porn!

Indeed!

Gongrats Jimi or should I say Don Jimi.
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« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2009, 03:14:40 AM »
I suppose Jimi made the staff an offer they couldn't refuse, eh?
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« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2009, 06:34:08 AM »
Midget porn?
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« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2009, 08:16:55 AM »
Midget porn?
Right. Yes. That's what I was thinking too. Creep.
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« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2009, 10:09:10 PM »
Midget porn only works on Bond.  It takes a wide variety of other depraved vices to tempt the rest of the guys.  For example, Stoo demanded a life size mannequin fashioned in Manticore's likeness.  He wouldn't say what it was for, and I think it's best we not ask.
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« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2009, 10:25:59 PM »
^^^Dammit man I just ate!...granted it was the heart of cheerleader but still.
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« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2009, 11:20:07 PM »
Midget porn only works on Bond.  It takes a wide variety of other depraved vices to tempt the rest of the guys.  For example, Stoo demanded a life size mannequin fashioned in Manticore's likeness.  He wouldn't say what it was for, and I think it's best we not ask.

That's odd. Stoo asked for a pink S&M outfit, when I bribed him to make Razor the new Admin (the mafia needs an inside man). The pieces are starting to form a horrifying picture, or horror.
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« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2009, 11:35:29 PM »
^^^Aww Xero thats so nice of you *waves hand then realizes what he just did* ...either Ive been hanging around Kes too much or that cheerleader heart isn't sitting too well.
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« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2009, 09:53:00 AM »
Did you feed your drugs before you ate it? That might be causing these.. complications.
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« Reply #20 on: July 17, 2009, 11:36:51 AM »
Woooo great job getting the forum back up, guys! :)
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« Reply #21 on: July 17, 2009, 11:36:59 AM »
IT'S ALIVE! ALIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVE!!!

Thank you to whomever got us back up and running (Mak, I assume). Let me know if we owe you any additional funds for extending the hosting.

Did you talk to Bernd already or should I email him again to let him know we're up and running?

(edit) Sent him the email anyway, just in case. I'll send one to Razor as well and Stoo, Kes, and Flagg already got PMs from me. You guys should probably let others know we're back up as well.
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« Reply #22 on: July 17, 2009, 11:40:04 AM »
Agreed. Kudos to whoever started CPR and brought SCN back from the dead. I'd be happy to chip in to the hosting funds.
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« Reply #23 on: July 17, 2009, 12:27:59 PM »
AWESOME! I was so close to having to spend time with.... family ::shutters::
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« Reply #24 on: July 17, 2009, 12:28:24 PM »
As luck would have it, I just decided to check out if we were back, or if I'd have to find something to do. I'm pleased to see we're back up. :)
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