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  1. pawtucket

    A few thoughts

    STOP! A number of you are sniping each other. NO personal attacks, NONE, ZERO, ZILCH. There is no Amendment protection to say whatever you want. We have stated rules that you accept when you join this forum. You can not attack other posters and need to respect their privacy. I'm tempted to list examples by poster, but won't. The moderators do the best that they can, they are not perfect, but who is. I am not going to tolerate this. I think that the weeks the site was down, were some of the highlights this year of the forum. I have no problem just closing down the site. If you don't like the rules, leave. If you don't follow the rules, penalties will be applied.
  2. pawtucket

    A few thoughts

    As many of you know, I stepped back from active management of GSC a few years back. I left the management in capable hands. I had a nervous meltdown. Disagreement turned into verbal battles. I always wanted this place to be a safe haven for those that left or was in the process of leaving or was thinking of leaving. This would be a place of solace. Lately, for some, attacking seems to be the color of the day. Why the need to attack? Why the need to call people names. My attitude has been if you are getting in vicious place, step away from the keyboard! The internet is rampant with vicious bravery behind a wall of anonymity I only have one word to those guilty of this, Stop! At least on this site. And as an aside, the hosting company has been double billing me, we are trying to work this out. If the site is not accessible in the next few days, don't worry.
  3. Welcome, Leah. About time!! You will get a lot of support here.
  4. Hello pawtucket,

    1st, I want to say thank you for your dedication in keeping this site up and running over the years. I believe it has been an extremely valuable resource for exposing TWI for what it really is. I didn't realize the cost and effort it required to keep GSC going. Another thing I didn't realize was how easy it is for TWI to shut down GSC when it was hosted on public servers.

    I did some web searching and found this site: https://www.orangewebsite.com They are based in Iceland which is not apart of the USA or EU legally. Many publishers use Orange because it is a safe haven for freedom of speech. Too bad we(USA) are no longer that safe haven. This could be a way to cut costs if you are still interested in continuing GSC. If there is more to this than the costs involved I completely understand and do not blame you one bit.

     

    Steve

  5. If you have no idea, then why don't you say that first, before suggesting I spend too much money. I have explained why I go with reliability above inexpensive. I don't know why I even started this thread. The donations made this week will cover the costs for the next two months, then I will likely close down the site. I have too much else going on to deal with this bickering.
  6. I had the forums hosted by others for a number of years. We were shut down when Twi made complaints. This happened, I believe, twice. So the solution was to have my own server. And then we wouldn't be shut down. I covered the costs out of my own pocket up until a few years back. I moved from a physical server to a virtual server a number of years ago to reduce costs. Donations are completely voluntary, you are under no obligation to donate. I chose the most reliable companies, not the cheapest so there would be the least downtime. Companies like SiteGround are great, but they can shut you down. I have to ensure that the site can't get shut down. I've used PHPBB and I've found that Invision is more robust and have better support when you need it.
  7. Hi there, I used to be able to absorb the costs of this site. Things have changed unfortunately. It costs me about $1200.00 annually. This year, I have received just under $200.00 lf you can afford a donation, it would be much appreciated. It is not required in any way to use this site. I appreciate all the support in past years, I really do. The donate button is on every page, upper left. Thanks.
  8. Rocky, it is up to date for July 17
  9. I could still use some more funding.
  10. Yes Grace you did it correctly, thank you. I usually send an email, but I was sick for a while and got behind on my duties. I appreciate the generosity, The site has been paid through July, including the renewal for the forum licence.
  11. As you can tell, the forums are updated thanks to the tireless work by greasytech. We ran into more than a few problems, but he got it all solved! For the time being, the document section is unavailable. The software doesn't work as it is outdated. That will be the next project. I don't have an ETA. But will keep you updated.
  12. The upgrade has been slow to implement. I finally have moved the site to the new server. Today I am upgrading the forum software. So please save any posts that you have made since midnight. And if you post today, copy that also. I took a copy of the site around midnight eastern time. The document part of the site is problematic. I will work on that after the forums. I apologize for the delay, transferring a web server is not something that I have done before. Since I haven't upgraded the software in a number of year, it is more difficult. I will keep you posted on the progress. Thanks again for all the generous support!
  13. She knows that she is welcome. I am going to add her as a member, so that she can speak for herself. Penworks, thanks for your help!!! Spanish Inquisition!!! I love it.
  14. "Just the Facts" is on the Front Page of GS click here
  15. pawtucket

    Jim Martin

    Jim RIP I haven't talked to him in many years. When Greasespot was first started, he was doing a mailing list. He fought the good fight for people trying to escape from TWI. We were involved in a project to put up a billboard in New Knoxville. Someone Graffittied within hours after it was put up.
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