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Post by newguy » Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:02 pm

Welcome back!

I'd almost given up hope.

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Post by Grandpa's Spells » Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:16 pm

I reached out to an old Mario email initially address and even the hosting provider, without progress. i don't know if this did it, but I got an alternate email address today and emailed there.

While very appreciate of M-Dux efforts, it may make sense for us to have a batphone line or backup admin when things go down.
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Post by newguy » Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:49 pm

Something. A back up FB group? A reddit? And emergency email list?

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Post by Grandpa's Spells » Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:54 pm

There's a subreddit. reddit.com/r/IronGarmX
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Post by DrDonkeyLove... » Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:30 am

Good work 'Spells
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Post by Ronald RayGun » Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:28 am

Any idea what happened?

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Post by Dux » Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:59 am

IGX is very popular for people to read, due to the vastness of content over appeared of almost 15 years now. We receive anywhere from 50,000- 200,000 visits every day, still, there was a bandwidth issue, which we got resolved by moving to a new server.
Let me know if you notice any hiccups.
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Post by Schlegel » Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:30 am

Shit. Maybe we SHOULD take ads.
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Post by Turdacious » Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:17 pm

Schlegel wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:30 am
Shit. Maybe we SHOULD take ads.
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Post by newguy » Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:55 pm

Dux wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:59 am
IGX is very popular for people to read, due to the vastness of content over appeared of almost 15 years now. We receive anywhere from 50,000- 200,000 visits every day, still, there was a bandwidth issue, which we got resolved by moving to a new server.
Let me know if you notice any hiccups.
Thank you for the update.

HEY. Speaking of content.....the training forum is really starting to lose back content. Are those pages from long ago just gone?

Is there anwyay to stop the pruning so that it becomes like the product review page, etc. and things just stay.

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Post by motherjuggs&speed » Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:50 pm

A big part of the value of forums is the knowledge base. If that's gone then there's not much point: with no archive it's just some social media time wasting activity.

As far as funding goes, what about having ads but having advertisers pay in bitcoin or something? I realize a lot of payment processors get all big brothery about what they "allow" <insert rant about those companies here> but bypassing that could generate some revenue. If there's 50,000 visits a day, at $2 CPM for display ads, that's $100/day. $3,000 a month should allow for more bandwith and storage.

Edit; The CPM for a niche like fitness would likely be higher. The numbers could be more like $7 CPM x 100,000 visits/day, so $20,000/ month seems possible. I realize this would take some work but I'd be willing to help with that and I'm sure others here would too.
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Post by Gav » Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:17 pm

Dux wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:59 am
IGX is very popular for people to read, due to the vastness of content over appeared of almost 15 years now. We receive anywhere from 50,000- 200,000 visits every day, still, there was a bandwidth issue, which we got resolved by moving to a new server.
Let me know if you notice any hiccups.
I had the hiccups the other day.
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Post by Fat Cat » Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:38 pm

I figured we were goners.
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Post by Bram » Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:00 am

Dux wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:59 am
IGX is very popular for people to read, due to the vastness of content over appeared of almost 15 years now. We receive anywhere from 50,000- 200,000 visits every day, still, there was a bandwidth issue, which we got resolved by moving to a new server.
Let me know if you notice any hiccups.
Thank you! I appreciate your efforts keeping us up and running :heart:
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Post by Bennyonesix1 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:21 pm

Thanks dux.

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Post by newguy » Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:27 pm

Over on the reddit IGX thread Spells said he is having password issues and can't get in.

Anyone able to help him???

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Post by Fat Cat » Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:55 pm

newguy wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:27 pm
Over on the reddit IGX thread Spells said he is having password issues and can't get in.

Anyone able to help him???
Send a PM to Dux telling him what's up. Let us know when you have so we don't all do it.
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Post by newguy » Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:49 pm

Fat Cat wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:55 pm
newguy wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:27 pm
Over on the reddit IGX thread Spells said he is having password issues and can't get in.

Anyone able to help him???
Send a PM to Dux telling him what's up. Let us know when you have so we don't all do it.
I've PM'd dux and gav.

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Post by Fat Cat » Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:53 pm

k, give it 24 hours and let's see where we are tomorrow. I hope SPELLS is using this time to reflect on how poor his critical thinking skills are and will endeavor to do better in the future.
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Post by Hanglow Joe » Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:36 pm

Fat Cat wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:53 pm
k, give it 24 hours and let's see where we are tomorrow. I hope SPELLS is using this time to reflect on how poor his critical thinking skills are and will endeavor to do better in the future.
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Post by newguy » Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:10 pm

BUMP

Still no Spells.

It looks like there is not a create an account feature either.

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Post by newguy » Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:11 pm

Dux wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:59 am
IGX is very popular for people to read, due to the vastness of content over appeared of almost 15 years now. We receive anywhere from 50,000- 200,000 visits every day, still, there was a bandwidth issue, which we got resolved by moving to a new server.
Let me know if you notice any hiccups.
HEY.

Can you get Spells back in?

I am volunteering my services as an account manager. Let me know if I can help in any way.

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Re: Welcome Back

Post by Mickey O'neil » Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:11 pm

Thanks Dux!

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