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originally posted by: saadad
Can you tell us about software you use? Like is it apache server? What caching system you use? What kind of forum script is this?
For 3000$/month for a vps you can have your own data centers. I'm not sure what IT firm said that but you need to see more opinions.
Yes I understand now that things with mysql can be stress and I see your point, but 3000$ per month sounds like someone's trying to milk you out.
No i don't feel this way at all. This is a dying site, there are far better sites. You only have to look up what people are saying about this site on the internet. Some have scrubbed it as being any good because there is no free speech, and i don't wonder why. Just watch how quickly this post vanishes. The mods take it down as quickly as you can put it up. Well only if you tell it the way it is. Conspiracy site? lol
originally posted by: TrueAmerican
Is that what you want? No ATS? I sure don't want that.
While things are in transition and revenue streams are figured out, the very least you can do RIGHT NOW to help is to disable any ad-blocking software. The management has said many times that this is critical to help finance the tremendous costs of running this great site. It is big and takes a lot of resources.
No, let me repeat that.
THIS SITE IS BIG AND IT TAKES A LOT OF RESOURCES TO KEEP RUNNING.
DO YOU UNDERSTAND THAT? DO YOU?
Then stop what you are doing, RIGHT NOW, and disable your ad blocking software. Simply click "Disable ad-blocking on abovetopsecret.com"
There. Now, Don't you feel better? You did your little part. And even though that may still not be enough in the long run, at least you did that. And it would also help to actually CLICK on an ad that interests you either once in a while and go check it out.
I placed this in this forum so that non-members will see this as well. Considering that some 75% or more of hits (according to management) are from non-logged in members or non-members, it would seem prudent to do so. Consider it Education of the masses that Media costs money. Nothing is free forever. Except maybe air. And who knows how long that will last either.
And to all you takers out there, yeah the ones that always just read and never or hardly ever start threads, how about considering contributing a thread once in a while? It takes that too to keep this site running. Or are you just going to keep taking and taking until there is nothing left to take? New trees have to be planted or the forest will die. So help. HELP, dammit. Stop just reading, and actually go out and get an interesting topic and bring it here, or write one yourself. Let's keep this site alive. At least, that's the way I feel. It is worth it.
originally posted by: aorAki
I'm interested in what features of ATS are disabled while using adblocker...can anyone enlighten me? At this stage I have noticed no difference in functionality, but that is probably due to the way I use ATS in the first place.
originally posted by: StallionDuckThe only thing I have yet to notice is the ability to upload pictures. I haven't seen anything else as of yet. Funny though... If I REALLY needed to upload the pictures, I could just turn off AB then turn it back on right after the upload. Seems kinda a pointless thing to take away from AB users.
originally posted by: Selevon
a reply to: SkepticOverlord
I wish I had screen capped it. Had to close out an ad to put in my password. Was very strange