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Title: IMPORTANT - Future of the forum
Post by: turnaround on June 27, 2018, 09:10:09 PM
Hey there,
I am thinking of giving this forum into other hands. This means: If anyone is interested in hosting our board, please contact me via PM.

Ideally you can host this forum on your own webspace with your own domain. The content of the forum could be transferred via a dump of the database.

You need. SMF Forum software (php, mysql)

Kind regards,
turnaround

Title: Re: IMPORTANT - Future of the forum
Post by: bootlegger on June 27, 2018, 09:21:04 PM
What?  :o

Title: Re: IMPORTANT - Future of the forum
Post by: nanofives on June 27, 2018, 09:25:12 PM
How long have you been hosting this site? Just curious
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - Future of the forum
Post by: turnaround on June 27, 2018, 11:21:49 PM
More than 10 years for sure, I guess around 12.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - Future of the forum
Post by: j.fco.morales on June 28, 2018, 01:01:55 AM
Oh.

I mean, can't we keep this same host?
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - Future of the forum
Post by: Gino on June 28, 2018, 01:16:19 AM
Hi there, are you selling the site? Or just "passing it" to someone who can keep it running?
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - Future of the forum
Post by: bugmenot on June 28, 2018, 09:26:23 AM
How many visitors this site has on average?
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - Future of the forum
Post by: turnaround on June 28, 2018, 01:46:27 PM
How many visitors this site has on average?
Can you access this page?  :)

Then you get an idea.

http://www.swedishsongs.de/smf/index.php?action=stats



I want the forum to be continued. But I don't want to host it anymore on my own webspace as I plan to cancel my subscription.

The costs each year are around 40 Euros so not that much.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - Future of the forum
Post by: Axel on June 28, 2018, 01:51:09 PM
You should turn around.  ;)
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - Future of the forum
Post by: bugmenot on June 28, 2018, 10:53:16 PM
Nice numbers.
You could add a little of adsense and get these 40 Euros, why unsubscribe?
Or you just sick of responsibility?
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - Future of the forum
Post by: turnaround on June 29, 2018, 12:05:43 AM
New laws and regulations in Europe that make it really difficult to host a site in Germany these days. It's really not about the money.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - Future of the forum
Post by: nanofives on June 29, 2018, 02:49:26 AM
What's the deal about? Privacy?
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - Future of the forum
Post by: bugmenot on June 29, 2018, 10:14:00 AM
So to avoid those laws the site should change url from a German domain .de to something else, and the owner should be not an eu citizen?
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - Future of the forum
Post by: turnaround on June 29, 2018, 11:01:53 AM
The site should be compliant to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Data_Protection_Regulation

And I think we need a https certificate too.

There are    law firms who try to sue you because people pretend to have "personal distress" when a site has no https (no joke)
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - Future of the forum
Post by: nanofives on June 29, 2018, 06:25:51 PM
What a nice way to overcomplicate things.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - Future of the forum
Post by: aaalllrightythen on July 01, 2018, 12:53:18 PM
This new law is for business websites. Private websites don't need that and they even don't need to tell anything about the website owner.
I think you should change the domain anyway to a free domain because 40 euro is a lot.
How big is the database? Maybe we find a free server for it, too.
The advantage of free services is you can also stay anonymously to avoid any trouble.
But I think anyway if you don't sell anything nobody could make trouble.
I use bplaced.net and internetworx.org
You could register a domain like this: www.swedishsongs.xhits.de
http://www.internetworx.org/kostenlos/?id=subdomain
I think this service will run for a long time because they already exist for a long time.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - Future of the forum
Post by: turnaround on July 01, 2018, 07:46:16 PM
Thank you.

As we do not even have a tracker or adsense etc. (no tracking)  and the site is absolutely non-commercial maybe we can keep on the current setting and continue by adding privacy statements when registering.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - Future of the forum
Post by: j.fco.morales on July 02, 2018, 09:18:29 PM
Thank you.

As we do not even have a tracker or adsense etc. (no tracking)  and the site is absolutely non-commercial maybe we can keep on the current setting and continue by adding privacy statements when registering.

That would be great.
You know guys, we don't say this too often, but this forum is great.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - Future of the forum
Post by: Rebecca on July 06, 2018, 01:14:57 PM
okay, great, sounds like it can keep going as it is, hopefully. I haven't been here as much as I used to, however it is a great forum and Turnaround has done an amazing job.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT - Future of the forum
Post by: bugmenot on July 08, 2018, 09:50:11 PM
If we finished discussing the future of the forum and this site is so popular, offtopic.

I am looking for a job of content manager in Stockholm.
Does anyone here from Stockholm and their company is looking for content specialist?