FUSA future

Discussion in 'FulhamUSA Introductions and Announcements' started by dcheather, May 19, 2013.

  1. dcheather

    dcheather Administrator

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    I am still uncertain what route to take with the site. If we continue, I definitely want to switch hosting services.

    So the first thing I want to do is find cheap reliable hosting. I may have found a solution by running forum software on a cheap server,
    here:
    http://fulhamforums.com

    I am very curious on how the server runs under some stress, so I am toying with the idea of putting this forum in read-only while I hope most of us regulars test out the new forum. New accounts would need to created there, just fyi.

    Would everyone be ok with that? Just switching for a week or so?
     
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  2. SCFulhamFan

    SCFulhamFan Active Member

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    I think for over the summer that could work.
     
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  3. sacffc

    sacffc Active Member

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    I signed up. Just let us know if there's anything in particular you want us to try for testing purposes.
     
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  4. dcheather

    dcheather Administrator

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    For now I just want to see how the server and forum perform with a few of us on there at the same time.
     
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  5. jimsig

    jimsig Active Member

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    All signed up. Let me mw know what you need
     
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  6. tim

    tim Active Member

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    Signed up and ready to go
     
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  7. dcheather

    dcheather Administrator

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    thanks everybody. If everybody could post over there, especially links, video, and photos (by the way you should be able to just drag and drop photos in a message) I would appreciate it.
     
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  8. SteveFakeBlood

    SteveFakeBlood Member

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    I signed up and gave it a try. I think I speak for just about everyone here when I say do whatever you've got to do to keep this thing afloat, Heather (and I'm sure plenty on here will be willing to help you out in doing so). I think it's a great community where there's a lot of divergent opinions, but everyone respects each other and stays relatively active. That's why people keep coming back through all the re-designs and uncertainty. We love the club, but we also have grown fond of the discourse and people here. It's been a pleasure to have been part of it for the last few years. I think when things go quiet for periods of time it's a lot more of a comment on Fulham's form than FulhamUSA's.

    ~ Steve
     
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  9. dcheather

    dcheather Administrator

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    Thanks Steve. I understand that people's reasons for not posting on a regular basis, whether Fulham have been playing poorly or there just aren't many yanks on the team anymore, etc. And honestly, I don't like redesigning the site just for the sake of red-designing it, which is kind of why I'm looking at different options. Every time there seems to be update to the web cms the site uses or the forum software, I have to put in quite a bit effort...sometimes a complete overhaul to make sure we stay up-to-date (to prevent some hacking possibilities). Plus, the site's web host has been poor lately. I really would like to set up the site for the community and just enjoy the discussion without putting in a help ticket every other week or paying too much money to run a site that sometimes doesn't get a whole lot of traffic (especially in the offseason).

    If anybody out there has experience with running a website, web hosts, web servers, and/or has recommendations to help out with the above, please send me a PM.Thanks.
     
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  10. dcheather

    dcheather Administrator

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    Just a quick survey for those who gave the temporary forum experiment a go early in the summer. Which forum did you prefer overall? I ask because that software is coming along in development--one of the reasons I closed and gave up on it was because I didn't feel like it was quite ready for prime time, especially in the mobile device department.
     
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  11. BarryWhite

    BarryWhite Well-Known Member

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    I prefer this format Heather but I am game for whatever makes your life easier as long as there is mobile access.
     
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  12. SCFulhamFan

    SCFulhamFan Active Member

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    Echo Barry's comments. I am up for whatever. Just would be ideal with mobile/Tapatalk access
     
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