The Hog Whisperer (Administrator)
Folks, here is a message from Alex Stanton. As some of you are aware we have occasionally run out of bandwidth in the last couple of days of the month. Here is Alex's message regarding that, advertising, and forum upgrades:
Hey guys, sorry I don't spend much time on here, but wanted to check in and give you an update with some changes we just made and plans for the not do distant future.
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: BANDWIDTH HAS BEEN PERMANENTLY INCREASED BY 200%. NO WORRIES ON USAGE, LET'S SEE IF WE CAN HIT THE NEW MAX BECAUSE WE HAVE MORE HEADROOM IF NEEDED!
I will leave it up to the team here to decide how to post this information to the rest of the board members. We do not want people feeling like they can't or shouldn't post for fear of running up the bandwidth. We have plenty to spare at this point and we want to keep the images, information & long winded posts going for years to come!
- New Ad: We've never had advertising, but due to rising hosting/bandwidth costs we're trying out an ad supply company, they provide advertising from various companies and give us a small amount for the space. Depending on the quality of ads/vendors we may or may not keep them around. Please post here with any concerns or questions related to the new ads. This whole concept is on probation as far as I'm concerned. We will be recycling any money earned from the ad back into the site in the form of server upgrades, programing, licensing, facilities, etc.
- Upgraded vBulletin Software: Around the first of the year we will be upgrading to the newest vBulletin V4 software. Any other additions/feature wishes pertaining to the forums please let me know about, we might even want to create a thread here we can track as a wish list.
- Redesign: With the new version of vB we'll also be doing a simplified redesign with less graphics and simpler, cleaner navigation.