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Cthulhu Netobvious
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New Features Freeze (to avoid site upgrade)
To avoid a website upgrade, we may have a temporary moratorium on new features.
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Morgan Wolfe
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Does this include existing features that aren't fully implemented, like "My main profile" which leads to a bank, un-editable profile?

Morgan Wolfe
aka Capt. Doña Sir Kestrel of Avalon http://silver-gateway.com/7sea/

Cthulhu Netobvious
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Your lovely profile will get done, Morgan Wolfe. It will be useful for the GMs running Meetups too. I already added badges for GMs.

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True Iskander
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Is a forced upgrade what knocked the site offline today?
Cthulhu Netobvious
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No, True Iskandar. The site is running at peak technological capacity at its current hosting plan. It will work well with current features, but it f we keep adding new ones, some may prove too heavy for the current host. I want to avoid upgrades. The Meetup scheduler pushed us unto thin ice. I quickly recovered it today and thus, instituted the feature freeze. :-(

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Cthulhu Netobvious
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On the software side, since I am the chief architect, I can add many more new features. On the hardware side, I must pay for equipment and that is limited by my personal budget. Let us enjoy what we have so far and maybe dial our ambitious expansions down a notch, myself included. Ha ha ha!

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Morgan Wolfe
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I don't know how this would affect load, but if we have to choose between options I personally would prioritize sigs over profiles (I'd forgotten about sigs when I made my earlier post cheeky). How other people feel is, of course, up to them.

Is it time for a poll? List all of the proposed and in-process upgrades and see which ones people want most?

Morgan Wolfe
aka Capt. Doña Sir Kestrel of Avalon http://silver-gateway.com/7sea/

Morgan Wolfe
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Another thought, and tossing this out more as brainstorming than an actual suggestion: Either a tip jar or a Patreon, so we who are using this can contribute to the care and feeding of the site?

Morgan Wolfe
aka Capt. Doña Sir Kestrel of Avalon http://silver-gateway.com/7sea/

Cthulhu Netobvious
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Thanks, Morgan for the supportive comments.


Ironically, my older servers offer much more bang for the buck than this latest hosting account procured for 7thSea2e.com.

Maybe, in the past, corporations were less greedy than they are today. Since I have worked with technology for ages, my old servers are on a special lifetime deal.  yes

We may migrate to those older servers in a few weeks time as I study usage trends here.

Unless, of course we get more fans and plan for Patreon or some such.

Currently, I must thread "very very carefully" around new features. angry

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Salamanca
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I personally will never be using meet up functions, I get many do but it's wasted on me. I also don't care about having a Sig, profile, avatar, like buttons, +1's or polls. I do want space to share Ideas, offer tips to new folks and laugh with the people who share my interest in the game. So I am happy enough with a stripped down basic forum.