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Old 01-15-2017, 06:44 PM
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ES mentioned a VBulletin upgrade needed.
Here are the costs... or maybe not but it might be approximately the same.

Just to give us an idea.

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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.
That would be great info. Thanks, jkofferdahl.
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Thanks ES for work done.
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I think you're kinda missing the point of this whole post. . .

There have been longstanding issues with the forum speed, which isn't a problem of ours in and of itself. But, as Estacion pointed out, in due time this forum will be wiped out due to the progression of technology if action is not taken. BECAUSE all digging has come up empty in regards to Marty's plans in regards to these issues, and there's no certainty if Marty is even interested or able to address these issues, the members of this forum who view it as an invaluable source of community and information are taking preemptive steps just in case we are hit with the worst possible scenario. If Marty shows up soon and everything is dealt with, great! If in a few months we find out he's seriously ill, et cetera, and is willing to hand over the helm of this forum, bam, we're already organised and prepared to do what it takes to keep this forum running.

This isn't some sort of mutiny. If anything, it's a grand show of appreciation and dedication that so many people are willing to do what is possible to keep this place going.

And that is why I think you'll find that we will try to do our best and prepare for a worst case scenario. If we never hear from Marty and this place vanishes, I will feel much better knowing I did what I could to prevent it.
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I'm just going to post the course of action I posted already in this thread to recap:

Seems we have to
-get access into OB from Marty
-figure out costs to upgrade + monthly costs
-then pool for money or find a funder (a business interested in taking/sharing expenses)
-then figure out who wants to do the administration, how to have a funder or group-of-us in place for long term management


However, from my perspective, that would be plan B.


Plan A would be to Contact Marty and:

-tell him the value of keeping this up and running for orchid community at large and us
-ask him if he can upgrade ASAP, and if needed how current members can assist (i.e. funding)
-and ask how to assist in long term management of keeping this site up and running (i.e. how to get a program in place for fund raising from members if needed, etc.)

to emphasize, bottom line is the site needs to be upgraded ASAP and Marty has to agree to keep this going or transfer site to another person/group committed to keeping this going.

(And yes, ES, thanks so much for your efforts here!)

So seems like some of us have tried to contact him via this site and not heard back... but has anyone tried Facebook and email to mistking?
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Maybe Marty doesn't use that email address anymore. What about contacting him at Mistking via Facebook message? Or call Mistking and get a physical address to which you can mail a certified letter to Marty.
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I put in a message in the "contact us" option the webpage has. I don't go on Facebook so maybe someone else can do that. Just a short and sweet message, we are trying to contact the Orchid Board webforum owner due to technical issues that have presented themselves on the board.
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I posted on the Facebook page and sent Marty a PM also.
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I put in a message in the "contact us" option the webpage has. I don't go on Facebook so maybe someone else can do that. Just a short and sweet message, we are trying to contact the Orchid Board webforum owner due to technical issues that have presented themselves on the board.
I've sadly also tried that route. After two weeks I'm still awaiting a reply. I think other means will be necessary to contact Marty, and my hope is that he is merely overrun with business and so unable to attend to the OB.
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