Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Community > Off Topic

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-30-2012, 06:26 AM   #1
Pro Slate Roofer
 
tinner666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Richmond, Va.
Posts: 1,589
Share |
Unhappy

I'm gonna miss this place!


Nathan changed the format of two other forums I frequented. I can't stand them, nor navigate them! I expect this one to follow suit one day and I guess I'll be dropping it from favorites too. ( Not that I ever contributed much of value anyway.) That's the bad news.
The good news is that I'll spend less time on the net and more with family and friends.


Last edited by tinner666; 01-30-2012 at 05:26 PM. Reason: typo
tinner666 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to tinner666 For This Useful Post:
concretemasonry (01-30-2012), Tom Struble (02-08-2012)
Old 01-30-2012, 08:48 AM   #2
Jack of all - master none
 
hyunelan2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: SW Suburbs of Chicago
Posts: 1,196
Default

I'm gonna miss this place!


Changed how? I'm guessing maybe he upgraded to vBulletin 4.0 (this one is running 3.8.1). If that's the case, time to adapt. Software changes. Are you still using Windows 95 because you didn't want to adapt to a newer platform?

hyunelan2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2012, 09:34 AM   #3
Pro Flooring Installer
 
rusty baker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: SW Missouri
Posts: 3,780
Default

I'm gonna miss this place!


A lot more ads, probably. That is what happened at Contractor Talk.
__________________
The ads in my post are there without my permission. I do not endorse any of the products.
Semi-Retired Installer
Installing since 1973
rusty baker is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to rusty baker For This Useful Post:
concretemasonry (01-30-2012)
Old 01-30-2012, 04:29 PM   #4
I'm Your Huckleberry
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 5,556
Default

I'm gonna miss this place!


I certainly do not like or dislike the formats of either of the other two related forums I frequent, I don't find they're anything to complain over yet they are neither spectacular in presense, but I would not endorse changing this place to be like those two.

My two cents.
__________________
Thanks.
Doc Holliday is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Doc Holliday For This Useful Post:
concretemasonry (01-30-2012)
Old 01-30-2012, 05:07 PM   #5
DIY staff
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 21,295
Default

I'm gonna miss this place!


Which two forums? I know CT was changed (an I seldom visit any more)
__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2012, 05:25 PM   #6
Pro Slate Roofer
 
tinner666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Richmond, Va.
Posts: 1,589
Default

I'm gonna miss this place!


CT and RoofingTalk. Just have no interest for the look and they're less forum now than something else.

No, I'm not on W '95. Vista, and with nothing to see at either but static ads on 1/2 the page, it's not my cup of tea. I don't even look up to see ads on TV. I post here and did post there during commercials. And worked Sudoku at the same time. More time for family and Sudoku now.
tinner666 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2012, 06:07 PM   #7
Roy Howard
 
47howard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 25
Default

I'm gonna miss this place!


Hm, well that sucks. I wish I could cut back on my internet usage.
47howard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2012, 06:08 PM   #8
DIY staff
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 21,295
Default

I'm gonna miss this place!


I did not know----thanks---more time for other things---
__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2012, 06:15 PM   #9
Pro Flooring Installer
 
rusty baker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: SW Missouri
Posts: 3,780
Default

I'm gonna miss this place!


For those that use Firefox (I don't like it) you can use Adblock and all those ads are just blank space. I still go to CT some but not like I did. I know several who have quit.
__________________
The ads in my post are there without my permission. I do not endorse any of the products.
Semi-Retired Installer
Installing since 1973
rusty baker is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to rusty baker For This Useful Post:
concretemasonry (01-30-2012)
Old 01-30-2012, 07:07 PM   #10
Retired from the grind
 
gregzoll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Midwest - Central Illinois
Posts: 13,904
Default

I'm gonna miss this place!


Quote:
Originally Posted by rusty baker View Post
A lot more ads, probably. That is what happened at Contractor Talk.
I have not noticed any ad's. Then again, I am running Firefox with the adblock extension, so I do not get them.
__________________
Ren: Now listen, Cadet. I've got a job for you. See this button? Ren: Don't touch it! It's the History Eraser button, you fool! Stimpy: So what'll happen? Ren: That's just it. We don't know. Maybe something bad, maybe something good. I guess we'll never know, 'cause you're going to guard it. You won't touch it, will you?
gregzoll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2012, 07:25 PM   #11
Wire Chewer
 
Red Squirrel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 3,200
Default

I'm gonna miss this place!


The ads are probably to help make money to help offset the cost of running this place. I'm guessing each site is on it's own dedicated server due to the amount of traffic. A dedicated server typically goes for 100-200 bucks a month.
Red Squirrel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2012, 07:27 PM   #12
Retired from the grind
 
gregzoll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Midwest - Central Illinois
Posts: 13,904
Default

I'm gonna miss this place!


Actually Red, most are on a shared server, running in some form of Virtual machine. That way you can have numerous sites on one server. Bad thing is, if the server you are on, gets attacked for one of the other sites running on it, they can take your site down also.
__________________
Ren: Now listen, Cadet. I've got a job for you. See this button? Ren: Don't touch it! It's the History Eraser button, you fool! Stimpy: So what'll happen? Ren: That's just it. We don't know. Maybe something bad, maybe something good. I guess we'll never know, 'cause you're going to guard it. You won't touch it, will you?
gregzoll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2012, 07:29 PM   #13
Wire Chewer
 
Red Squirrel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 3,200
Default

I'm gonna miss this place!


With the traffic the sites get though, I would guess they're on a dedicated server, but maybe they're on a premium shared package that does not oversell, too.
Red Squirrel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2012, 07:36 PM   #14
Pro Flooring Installer
 
rusty baker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: SW Missouri
Posts: 3,780
Default

I'm gonna miss this place!


I have cut way back here too. Place is not the same without Bud.
__________________
The ads in my post are there without my permission. I do not endorse any of the products.
Semi-Retired Installer
Installing since 1973
rusty baker is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2012, 07:36 PM   #15
Retired from the grind
 
gregzoll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Midwest - Central Illinois
Posts: 13,904
Default

I'm gonna miss this place!


Quote:
Originally Posted by Red Squirrel View Post
With the traffic the sites get though, I would guess they're on a dedicated server, but maybe they're on a premium shared package that does not oversell, too.
You would be amazed at how robust the servers are and the fact that most have fiber to the server, or gigabyte connections, depending on the colocation.

Also some sites like Livejournal, have multiple servers running their databases, and yes depending on the size of the site, they could be on a dedicated server. Doubtful that just one site of the many for the few that Nathan runs are each on one server. Most likely shared on one server, or spread across different servers, if he did not specify how, when they were set up.

__________________
Ren: Now listen, Cadet. I've got a job for you. See this button? Ren: Don't touch it! It's the History Eraser button, you fool! Stimpy: So what'll happen? Ren: That's just it. We don't know. Maybe something bad, maybe something good. I guess we'll never know, 'cause you're going to guard it. You won't touch it, will you?
gregzoll is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What is the best place to get Eldorado rock siding? Dr.JUSC Building & Construction 1 08-12-2011 10:36 PM
Miss Kim's Compressor Changeout. Doc Holliday HVAC 10 07-25-2011 09:53 PM
Trouble Locking Recessed Light in Place wkumtrider Remodeling 3 05-01-2011 09:53 PM
Flex Hoses Able to be Tightened or Pressed in Place? WillJohnston Plumbing 5 03-04-2011 08:09 PM
New toilet wont go all the way down into place ron0805 Plumbing 11 10-13-2009 11:15 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.