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Old 01-13-2017, 06:44 PM
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I'm enjoying Orchid Board so much, and particularly appreciate the kindness and lack of snark. Sounds like the one person who got this started isn't real active with it any more, I'd hate to see it fall apart and disappear. As others have said--I'd be happy to make a financial contribution to getting it updated and keeping it going, , but have no technical expertise. Please keep us posted!
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Estación, I can't imagine how much time you've dedicated to get that info. That was a real detective work.
Thanks for taking the time to do it.

I also think this is too much important to be lost in such a way and without any effort from our side.
I really don't know how I can help. A few years ago I decide to take HTML lessons via e-mail (every day there was a new e-mail with a lesson and some examples.
I got carried away by it and decided to create site. Sooner, as I understood HTML was not enough to make it appealing the way I wanted to, so I've learned how to use things such as java scripts and all that kind of stuff.

It was fun and highly rewarding but, a few months later, it started to get thousands of visitors/month and when it reached a thousand/day I simply couldn't find enough time to maintain it.

So, I have some technical knowledge as well as an awareness of the time needed to keep it running.

I think it would be better to contact Marty and see what he has to say. Without it we simply can't do nothing.
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Estacion seca, like many of the others, I don't have the technical skills to be helpful. I hope that once you know the work that needs to be done, and the costs involved, maybe I will be able to help.

I appreciate the effort you have made to determine what the technical challenges are, and what might need to be done in order to keep Orchidboard going!
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Thank you very much for this thread estatión !
Must have been a lot of work.

I'm not participating as much as I used to . This was mostly because it got slower and slower via Tapatalk and often posts didn't upload.
I definitely don't want OB to disappear.
If I can help, I will

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In this thread, which is taking a positive perspective to the issues here, I think we can all see that there is a lot of support for the OB. Let's keep the positive energy flowing!
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I was also a forum supporter in the past, but as someone else said, not knowing where the money is going is a problem. I am not techy enough to even understand most of what ES says, but if a move goes forward I would renew my support.
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Thanks Estación! This is great info. We now know where to go from here. Getting there is another issue. I have no technical abilities that would help us out, but I would be willing to put in my monetary part in helping.

Speaking of which. How much does it take to run this form?? No one has offered knowledge on that.
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Speaking of which. How much does it take to run this form?? No one has offered knowledge on that.
Maybe this will help.
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To run a site/forum, here's is what it would cost you:

1) ~$9 per year : Get a domain name (Domain Names | The World's Largest Domain Name Registrar - GoDaddy is great and cheap)
2) ~$5-6 per month : Get sharedhosting for starters. There are many great hosts like someone mentionned above for starters like you
3) $85 per year/$160 lifetime : Buy vBulletin

That's all there is to it really.

Well, this is probably not true for Orchidboard, but if it were, I consider that cheap. Another thread mentioned thousands.
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Well, this is probably not true for Orchidboard, but if it were, I consider that cheap. Another thread mentioned thousands.
I also think this estimate is likely quite low. Among other immediate problems with it, I see no fee or charge for the software. I don't know if the costs would run into the thousands, but I'm sure it'll be considerably more than this.

I am a Moderator on another vBulletin-based board (non-Orchid related). I'll ask the Owner there about the costs and see what we pay on that Board.
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