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#1January 6th, 2012 · 07:17 PM
127 threads / 43 songs
2,808 posts
Puerto Rico
"IMPORTANT" site Info
End of bandamp????

http://forum.bandamp.com/Announcements/33666.html

Please read and help out as you can!!!!

As per MUD (Bandamp site creator)

Hi everyone! Long time no see! [:D]

I apologize for not being more communicative. I've been putting all my energy into my startup the past four years- unfortunately, that did not seem to pay off [:dead:]

It's exciting to come back and see that there are a few people online right now, that I remember from way back in the day. You guys have done a great job of keeping things running!

So, I promised to let you know when this happened;

I'm down to the last of my finances, and am in debt to the government for a pretty penny. We need to figure out a way to pay for the server. The server is currently $100 per month, it's possible we could move the website to a cheaper server, however, I don't have the resources to fund that move (system administrators are expense, and it's not my expertise).

My question would be, does anyone here have the skills to move the website? That includes installing PosgreSQL, PHP, moving databases, and httpd.conf, ect... If there is, we can look for a more affordable server, this would be a great step forwards!

Next step would be some way to come up with the hosting fees each month. I notice there is a donation link, so maybe that is bringing in some revenue? Also, there is the possibilities of advertisements. Or, if there are members out there who would be able to pitch in a monthly $5, or something, we could put it all in a Google Wallet or Paypal account, and then pay it to the hosting company that way.

Does anyone know how much traffic we get now? Someone changed the Analytics a couple years back, and so not sure which one of you has the access [;)]

Cheers!
#2January 7th, 2012 · 02:46 AM
371 threads / 187 songs
3,371 posts
United Kingdom
Is this recent correspondance from Mud?
#3January 7th, 2012 · 10:03 AM
127 threads / 43 songs
2,808 posts
Puerto Rico
Yes D its a new post from Mud...Its post #71 under the link I placed...
#4January 7th, 2012 · 11:05 AM
371 threads / 187 songs
3,371 posts
United Kingdom
We need someone to take control I think, I nominate TK
#5January 7th, 2012 · 03:39 PM
340 threads / 59 songs
4,344 posts
United Kingdom
Denis wrote…
We need someone to take control I think, I nominate TK
I think it has as much to do with coming together as it does with taking control
We can all take control, when we know what to take control of and how
We need to find a way to keep this site going, a way that all parties involved are happy with.
I'm amazed Mud has kept it going so long at such costs,
but I'm also sure it could be done cheaper.

I'll tell you what would be good ... a show of hands .... who is around and following this

I'd love to know what everyone thinks of the situation

Good call M , bringing the thread to the top of the forums ....
#6January 8th, 2012 · 05:27 AM
371 threads / 187 songs
3,371 posts
United Kingdom
kings wrote…
Denis wrote…
We need someone to take control I think, I nominate TK
I think it has as much to do with coming together as it does with taking control
We can all take control, when we know what to take control of and how
We need to find a way to keep this site going, a way that all parties involved are happy with.
I'm amazed Mud has kept it going so long at such costs,
but I'm also sure it could be done cheaper.

I'll tell you what would be good ... a show of hands .... who is around and following this

I'd love to know what everyone thinks of the situation

Good call M , bringing the thread to the top of the forums ....

It's a simple solution - we need MONEY - we need volunteers and agree how this money can be paid to Mud
I believe we need $100 per month. Keep it running as it is for now until we find a better way.
SO WHO IS IN - HOW MUCH CAN YOU CONTRIBUTE PER MONTH.
#7January 8th, 2012 · 07:07 AM
77 threads / 59 songs
919 posts
Netherlands
in for a 10 or a 20 a month,
no expertise here though
#8January 8th, 2012 · 06:58 PM
110 threads / 55 songs
463 posts
Nepal
count me in for $10 a month
#9January 9th, 2012 · 05:39 AM
371 threads / 187 songs
3,371 posts
United Kingdom
Mud has posted a song in the Audio review section and has confirmed bandAMP is Safe
http://forum.bandamp.com/Audio_Review/8711.html

Happy Days       
#10January 10th, 2012 · 04:16 AM
157 threads / 30 songs
1,952 posts
United States of America
great news, I posted a link to a friend of mine that does web hosting,  I'll call his this week, 
I know to build a good server cost is around $5000.00   I'm sure it can be done cheaper, or find a used one that's been refurbished.   I'm with mud though.  If we search we could probably find something cloud based, as that is going to be the big thing (at least around here).
#11January 10th, 2012 · 10:13 AM
187 threads / 27 songs
2,794 posts
Germany
to move the site to another server we need a dedicated server virtual or physical. The main problem is that some basic scripts are running on FreeBSD Linux. So we have to install a real copy of the recent setup.

                                                    OR (!)

someone rewrites the site functions on a foreign system, thus we don't have any needs to make a 1:1 copy of the current system. That leads us back to former discussions when someone stumbled in like a hurricane
#12January 10th, 2012 · 08:16 PM
158 threads / 13 songs
2,303 posts
United Kingdom
CLARITY For Goodness sake
PLEASE STOP POSTING CONFUSING STUFF....

ONE PERSON NEEDS TO GRAB THIS BY THE CAJONES.....

WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN IN THE NEXT 1 WEEK?

WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN IN THE NEXT 4 WEEKS?

THats enough projection for now....

TK can you answer these 2 questions???
#13January 11th, 2012 · 02:50 AM
340 threads / 59 songs
4,344 posts
United Kingdom
re: CLARITY For Goodness sake
swordfish wrote…
PLEASE STOP POSTING CONFUSING STUFF....

ONE PERSON NEEDS TO GRAB THIS BY THE CAJONES.....

WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN IN THE NEXT 1 WEEK?

WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN IN THE NEXT 4 WEEKS?

THats enough projection for now....

TK can you answer these 2 questions???

John Tobin aka the Swordfish

John Tobin .... you sound like a pirate ..... follow the link in Ms first post ... read Muds comments .... none of us can get clearer than that
It's the same old bandAMP frustration ... the only person who can really grab this situation by the cajones is Mud.
If you follow the link and read his posts you'll see he's kind of shaking them somewhat in your face already !  

 
#14January 11th, 2012 · 07:03 AM
117 threads / 27 songs
1,057 posts
Germany
Denis wrote…
Mud has posted a song in the Audio review section and has confirmed bandAMP is Safe
http://forum.bandamp.com/Audio_Review/8711.html

Happy Days       :heart:
Thatīs good news.

denis wrote…
SO WHO IS IN - HOW MUCH CAN YOU CONTRIBUTE PER MONTH
Thatīs my bad news: Regretably is my financial situation quite              ...........................yunno?
So I canīt support band amp by constant payments.
#15January 11th, 2012 · 07:45 AM
187 threads / 27 songs
2,794 posts
Germany
ULI wrote…
Denis wrote…
Mud has posted a song in the Audio review section and has confirmed bandAMP is Safe
http://forum.bandamp.com/Audio_Review/8711.html

Happy Days       :heart:
Thatīs good news.

denis wrote…
SO WHO IS IN - HOW MUCH CAN YOU CONTRIBUTE PER MONTH
Thatīs my bad news: Regretably is my financial situation quite              ...........................yunno?
So I canīt support band amp by constant payments.

Your work on here is impayable. Keep it up!
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