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YuchiDaYena

Teh Mobster Yena
Ive been with fa Since the BEGINNING Not sure about You. Look up Dustin6 when they site comes back, I'm sure i've been around longer than you have been. I only joined the forums to comment on how Stupid it is to carry on about something that the admin team has already said they WON'T do. if you read the post. Dragoneer said they would look into other options and ability's that can be made available if they make a 'subscribers' system. but they will NOT make it so that you must Pay to use something that has been free for all of its Life. Even its First incarnation was totally FREE! maybe you should check your facts before you start posting posts.



I've seen you around dude :) Don't mind some of them they're just tied in a knot because they cannot see their porn :3
 

SilverAutomatic

The Sound of Madness
Ive been with fa Since the BEGINNING Not sure about You. Look up Dustin6 when they site comes back, I'm sure i've been around longer than you have been. I only joined the forums to comment on how Stupid it is to carry on about something that the admin team has already said they WON'T do. if you read the post. Dragoneer said they would look into other options and ability's that can be made available if they make a 'subscribers' system. but they will NOT make it so that you must Pay to use something that has been free for all of its Life. Even its First incarnation was totally FREE! maybe you should check your facts before you start posting posts.

Oh FFS cut the drama. Everyone was discussing IDEAS. When people discuss ideas, the ideas tend to lead to, that's right, more ideas - which may just eventually lead to an overall solution to our issues.

And it doesn't matter who's been around the longest -_-
You might as well just argue who has more people on their AIM buddy list, because either way, it won't change a damn thing.
 

thebeast76

Just a friendly robot
Ive been with fa Since the BEGINNING Not sure about You. Look up Dustin6 when they site comes back, I'm sure i've been around longer than you have been. I only joined the forums to comment on how Stupid it is to carry on about something that the admin team has already said they WON'T do. if you read the post. Dragoneer said they would look into other options and ability's that can be made available if they make a 'subscribers' system. but they will NOT make it so that you must Pay to use something that has been free for all of its Life. Even its First incarnation was totally FREE! maybe you should check your facts before you start posting posts.

Sorry, but It's hard to take the word of someone who just joined the forums yesterday. I can't check your page, because FA is down (isn't that the whole reason for this?) so I have no idea who you are, or if you mean good or not.
And yes. I will check my facts before posting posts about posts.
 

Ashi

Member
Donations huh? It'd be cool if a bunch of awesome artists pulled together into doing a whole bunch of charity commissions to get money for FA to help even a little.
Then again everyone is so busy who knows if it'd be a good idea. D:
 

thebeast76

Just a friendly robot
Donations huh? It'd be cool if a bunch of awesome artists pulled together into doing a whole bunch of charity commissions to get money for FA to help even a little.
Then again everyone is so busy who knows if it'd be a good idea. D:

Huh, that actually makes sense! But you'd have to find a bunch of talented artists who'd be willing to give up their time in order to do that. If you can, go ahead!
 

Ashi

Member
Huh, that actually makes sense! But you'd have to find a bunch of talented artists who'd be willing to give up their time in order to do that. If you can, go ahead!

Exactly, see that'd be a really hard part. xD;;; I still have lots of work to finish up myself so I don't even know why I'm talking. ; n;
 

foxystallion

Born Furry
Could it really be that thermally sensitive? I have a server in a datacenter and its motherboard sensor has only varied 2.98°C over the past month. Datacenters tend to be pretty stable temperature-wise.

Unfortunately, yes. A hairline crack in a PC trace can be open and closed by the thermal expansion of 3 C across a foot wide board.
 

Ifus

New Member
Hmm...

Maybe offer a print service like DA does? It'll get something in and it won't make a difference to anyone's account unless they want the service. I dunno, just a suggestion. ^^

It's cool though, no pressure from me. You guys get what you need goin' how you do. I don't know how this programming thingymajig stuff works XD.
 

foxystallion

Born Furry
Ive been with fa Since the BEGINNING Not sure about You. Look up Dustin6 when they site comes back, I'm sure i've been around longer than you have been. I only joined the forums to comment on how Stupid it is to carry on about something that the admin team has already said they WON'T do. if you read the post. Dragoneer said they would look into other options and ability's that can be made available if they make a 'subscribers' system. but they will NOT make it so that you must Pay to use something that has been free for all of its Life. Even its First incarnation was totally FREE! maybe you should check your facts before you start posting posts.

Dragoneer also once said that the ads would never be flashing. He owns FA and can change his mind as he pleases. It would please me to provide a similar cash stream to FA in return for avoiding the ad clutter. Especially flashing ad clutter...
 

THEO1

New Member
Hell if a new server will fix all the issues, i'll spring for a Dell Poweredge 2800 for $5k.
first, If you did that, i dont doubt that the whole of FA would love you forever :D

second, to Neer and the other admins, you guys rock, you guys put so much work into this site, keeping it free, and running smoothly, i really appreciate it. since i became a member of the FA community, ive learned alot about myself... its been good for me, so im sad to hear about the downtime, but ill deal, cuz if i know anything about you guys its that you are determined to keep FA a free online COMMUNITY because thats what its become, and your not gonna let a hardware failure bugger it up for us... hell if the government cared about its country the way you guys do this site........ (drops subject to avoid political debate)

And Finally, Make love not war, Make porn not drama... quit arguing everyone... its srsly not cool, and let the guys who keep our favorite web community running have some peace and quiet.
 

Ceceil Felias

Never have I seen fail so huge
Hmm...

Maybe offer a print service like DA does? It'll get something in and it won't make a difference to anyone's account unless they want the service. I dunno, just a suggestion. ^^

It's cool though, no pressure from me. You guys get what you need goin' how you do. I don't know how this programming thingymajig stuff works XD.
Ow, it hurts to think about the extra expenses THAT would entail as a result. x.o

RIGHT. I approve at least.
Overall the topic isn't THAT big a deal anyway.
Indeed! Arguing and digging up every little flaw is a bad kind of silly.

...

NOIAMNOTAHYPOCRITE *hides*
 

LainMokoto

Is drinkin your milkshake
Donations huh? It'd be cool if a bunch of awesome artists pulled together into doing a whole bunch of charity commissions to get money for FA to help even a little.
Then again everyone is so busy who knows if it'd be a good idea. D:

Honestly, I would be up for it but I don't know if other artists besides me would be willing to help. I have seen artists team up for charity auctions to raise money for their friends so a similar auction might work if the proceeds went to FA. Currently I am unemployed and just scraping by so I cannot donate at this time (or else I would)but I would be willing to donate a commission via auction for FA if enough artists joined up to help. Pardon potential spelling or grammatical errors, it's late here.

Edit: I don't consider myself an awesome artist. I am just an artist who would like to help FA if enough people could join for an auction.
 

teliver

New Member
Just to clarify, is the site going to be down for 7 to 10 days starting from now, or will it be brought back up and then in 7 to 10 days it will be brought down and data migrated?
 

Ashi

Member
Wow, people really are taking to the idea! I'm not the most AMAZING artist out there but fairly decent I think to help for a good cause. I know plenty of amazing artists... Only problem is my old communication with them was via FA... xD; Ohshiz...
 

LimeyKat

luvs her sum fuzzy anime
Wow, people really are taking to the idea! I'm not the most AMAZING artist out there but fairly decent I think to help for a good cause. I know plenty of amazing artists... Only problem is my old communication with them was via FA... xD; Ohshiz...

Check to see if they're on DA or Furry Art Pile too. =) Just a thought.
 

Manacat

Member
First of all, thanks for doing all of the work needed to keep the site running. I'm sure it's maddening.

One thing I don't understand is why people are proposing software solutions to a hardware failure problem. If there are server load issues slowing down the site due to inefficient software then expanding the hardware to fix that is indeed merely working around a problem with the software, but if the hardware is actually failing that is not a software problem.

While heavy load may increase the likelihood of a hardware fault appearing, isn't it true that hardware is designed to work? If hardware is faulty and fails, that's not the software's fault. Inefficient software can't break a properly running machine; it can merely bog it down.

If overworked hardware had anything to do with this, I'd imagine it merely accelerated the deterioration of already faulty hardware. Properly functional hardware doesn't just break all because of a bit of inefficient code.

And besides, isn't Ferrox underway which will address many of the software issues anyway?
 
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Salt

New Member
You know what I like best? All the fighting and bickering and everyone's opinions on how FA should be run, how poor the hardware/software/admins are, and how everyone thinks they can do it better. Donations aside, those opinions might count if anyone was paying for access, yet FA is quite open and free. It's really quite entertaining, like a primetime drama.

Good thing I'm not in charge, I just might shut the whole place down instead of serve to the people who dislike it so much.
 
Okay, as the PayPal idea bombed, how about eGold?

http://www.e-gold.com/

They don't mind about porn it seems. FA admins ought to contact them and see if FA could get percentages on each transaction if they'll make eGold the standard payment service on FA commissions.
 

THEO1

New Member
You know what I like best? All the fighting and bickering and everyone's opinions on how FA should be run, how poor the hardware/software/admins are, and how everyone thinks they can do it better. Donations aside, those opinions might count if anyone was paying for access, yet FA is quite open and free. It's really quite entertaining, like a primetime drama.

Good thing I'm not in charge, I just might shut the whole place down instead of serve to the people who dislike it so much.

i agree, its sad, the admins do a wonderful jb of running this "FREE SITE", i wish everyone would quit complaining.

Okay, as the PayPal idea bombed, how about eGold?

http://www.e-gold.com/

They don't mind about porn it seems. FA admins ought to contact them and see if FA could get percentages on each transaction if they'll make eGold the standard payment service on FA commissions.

on the other hand, its really nice to see people like you here, trying everything you can to help out :)
 

Deltaru

Corkman. Also Irishman
Wow, people really are taking to the idea! I'm not the most AMAZING artist out there but fairly decent I think to help for a good cause. I know plenty of amazing artists... Only problem is my old communication with them was via FA... xD; Ohshiz...
It's still a good idea. If you collect together the e-mail adresses then it shoudln't be a problem. *sigh* I just hope that FA isn't down too long, I need that site :(
I'd be happy to do rewards for donations :) given the current circumstances. Just that seeing as Dragoneer and the other Admin have no time to come to this post anymore, or probably abandoned it due to the mass rows that were going on, then we need to get the idea to them in another way...
 
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