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Foam Data Collector

Joined: 07 May 2013
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Location: In the Boonies

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We prefer to source our own solution given that NH was down for 6 weeks or more last time it moved.

Big_Poppa_Nerf wrote:

Boff whats the damage? I have spent over 3 times my Nerf budget this month already. Part of me is trying to be a responsible parent/husband/house owner. The other half is just says 'Ahhhh, Screw it!'.
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:29 pm View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
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Joined: 09 Mar 2016
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Location: Atlanta, GA

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Happy to lend a hand or help find a new forum solution for the community!

My 2 cents:

If MFF gives you access to your files and database, backup and migrate PhpBB to your own host so that you can control the features and templating. I estimate around ‎‎50 to 100 a month depending on the amount of traffic. I don't think it would hurt to offer a little of your own advertising in order to cover the cost.

I'd be happy to pay that a month *hint hint* Smile

I'd advise against switching platforms unless there is an easy way to export/import into the new forum. Also keep an eye on preserving url structure so that you don't lose any valuable search engine links to the site.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions!

Nathaniel Deal
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Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:56 am View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
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Happy to chip in for own server route if needed. Smile
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May I suggest a broader more international forum for phase 2? I personally feel like this is the best forum around for Nerf do to the structure, moderation, and general atmosphere and good will toward others. While I like that it is a smaller more friendly group I really wish it was a bit more inclusive.

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Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:54 am View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
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Joined: 08 Feb 2012
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Thanks for your input Aldegar. It's an interesting point and I'd like to respond to it but this thread isn't the place for that. Would you mind posting again in the Have Your Say thread so I can post my response. Thanks.

Check out my YouTube Channel.

Visit the UK Nerf blog.

I also have a Website

[quote="OldNoob:38837"]Remember if a mod guide has no performance test figures to back it up, look for a better one![/quote]
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I'd say go it alone, you should be able to export out the data from your current host, and also have some idea of web traffic so you can see whats required for the hosting, if you host you could also put up some of your own ads to help cover costs. you can get hosting from  under 10 per month I'm not sure if that would provide all that this site requires, but asking on the live chats and a bit of google searching and i'm sure you can find something fairly affordably.
(my first post on a Nerf forum and I'm giving advice/thoughts about webhosting  Shocked
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Welcome to the forum Don! Great to see you jumping in!

If there was any other way of doing this without being the biggest damn hero you have ever met..  I'd still do this.
Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:32 pm View user's profile Send private message
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Joined: 22 May 2016
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Location: Guildford

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Apologies if this has been mentioned previously, but my $0.02 is to try a free Wordpress blog with a forum plugin.

I did a bit of front-end web back in the day and that was the most cost-effective hosting for small-medium clients.

I see that there is a 3GB storage limit on a free blog (no idea how big BN is, but assume it's larger).

Anyways - it may be worth seeing if a free/low cost sports or non-profit blog (with forum plugin) on that platform could be suitable.

Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:27 pm View user's profile Send private message
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