The OSNN Debate

Discussion in 'Site Problems & Feedback' started by Electronic Punk, Mar 15, 2004.

  1. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    NTFS is changing!

    Waddy has decided that it is no longer worth him paying for hosting NTFS at rackshack, but don't despair as the rest of the team are currently making plans to change ntfs.org into a new site.

    So far we have decided on the following new system from https://www.servermatrix.com and I will be taking on the site costs, which I am hoping will be covered by whatever advertising I can take on:

    Server: Super Celeron 2.4 GHz
    Primary HDD: 80GB Hard Drive
    RAM: 512 MB RAM
    Number of ips: 5 IP Addresses
    Bandwidth: 1000 GB Bandwidth
    Uplink Port Speed: 100 Mbps Uplink
    Web Analytics: Urchin 100 profiles
    Operating System: Free BSD 4.9

    The new hosts do not allow IRC servers, so we will be moving the IRC channel back to efnet for the time being. The entire site and database will be moved to the new site, so I can assure you there will be minimal data lost!

    The one thing we don't have is a new name. We need something interesting but relevent to the news and discussion we have here, preferably a .com.

    And now I open it to the floor...
     
  2. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    Can't you keep NTFS as the Name?

    Minimal data loss?? Sure hope it's less than that. :p
     
  3. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    well some server configuration will be lost. no part of the site itself.
    we can't keep the name but ntfs.org will redirect to the new site for a while when the new server is ready.
     
  4. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    how much per annum does it cost to have rackshack to host it?

    how about windows-scoop.xxx
     
  5. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    A new day, a new forum :)
     
  6. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    rackshack was $99 a month.
     
  7. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    how much will new server be a month? it's sad that Ntfs.org will be going............do you have a time frame?



    i'll try to think of a new name.................
     
  8. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    Was thinking if you did a premium membership here, which would entitle you to so hidden features, at say £5 per year, you would I am sure get the money to cover $99 per month.

    You could offer e-mail addies upto 5 per payer. To satrt off with an idea, with pop forwarding allowed, say 15 meg in box and a bit more if we pay more.
     
  9. Mubbers

    Mubbers Shoot! Political User

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    New name?

    xp-erience.com

    That has a nice ring to it :D
     
  10. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    the new one is $79 a month, for a server with better hardware and better connection speed.
     
  11. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    nice, i presume you perster for freebsd? :p


    xp-erience.com does sound good ;)
     
  12. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    [e]-Punk wants something new.
     
  13. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    Pester? Where did you get that assumption, i pointed [e]-punk towards servermatrix as the host i currently work for has two servers there, and they are rock solid, second, i prefer BSD, as without a control panel, it is probably the most secure, and i know my way around it.
     
  14. vern

    vern Dominus Political User Folding Team

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    Whoa. Another change.

    /methinks of a name

    ... can't think of one yet. :)
     
  15. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    hmmmm, always the last to know.....
     
  16. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    yup :D


    btw $79 = £45 for those in uk ;)
     
  17. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    trying to expand beyond xp :D
    we did consider having a premium service, but what could we really offer?

    Don' worry about the money side of things for now, I have it covered! Kinda!
     
  18. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    What did NTFS stand for btw? Don't tell me it's the file format!?
    If it is... you might as well name the new site WinFS. :p
     
  19. Tuffgong4

    Tuffgong4 The Donger Need Food!!!! Political User

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    wearethebiggestnerdsever.com...let's face it guys we are!...just kidding...
     
  20. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    he's going to give up drinknig for 1 day a month to pay :p