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Subject: Re: Rockbox hosting

Re: Rockbox hosting

From: Parker Reed via rockbox-dev <rockbox-dev_at_cool.haxx.se>
Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2019 13:58:06 -0400

Just pitched in $10. Love the project and will support in any way I can.

-Parker Reed

On Tue, Oct 22, 2019, 1:46 PM aurelian rosca via rockbox-dev <
rockbox-dev_at_cool.haxx.se> wrote:

> Can we move The website to a sharing hosting? Also i suppose we are a
> large community so if we donate each one aroud 10$ we surely cover all
> website costs
>
> Mar, 22 oct. 2019, 16:47 Paul Louden via rockbox-dev <
> rockbox-dev_at_cool.haxx.se> a scris:
>
>> I can't speak to the hosting costs and donation rates, but as someone who
>> ran the forums for a long time, I can see a very real benefit to 'retiring
>> the old and starting over.' People often want to respond to extremely old
>> threads, not realizing that the information is outdated and no longer
>> relevant. Also, as the project changes over the years, there's real value
>> in re-evaluating the entire layout, looking at which parts are most active
>> (and seeing if they can be split) and which parts are least active (and
>> seeing if they can be merged into other areas, or re-focused, etc). I mean,
>> looking at the forums, they're still more or less the layout I set up more
>> than a decade ago.
>>
>> The forums are old, and most of what's in them is, at best, only of
>> historical interest, and not useful to current and potential future users.
>>
>> On Tue, Oct 22, 2019 at 8:23 AM Jason Arthur Taylor via rockbox-dev <
>> rockbox-dev_at_cool.haxx.se> wrote:
>>
>>> I'm skeptical of this. Is there proof of this expense? I'm also
>>> skeptical of this idea of removing forums. I'm even skeptical of the
>>> motives of those in charge here. It is unacceptable to me that the paypal
>>> donations are not both public and in realtime. If you compare this random
>>> post about hosting prices
>>> https://www.websitebuilderexpert.com/web-hosting-services/cost-to-host-a-website/
>>> it's also real hard to explain $700/year.
>>>
>>> My $0.02. Ban me if you want.
>>>
>>> On Tue, Oct 22, 2019 at 2:43 AM Wilgus William via rockbox-dev <
>>> rockbox-dev_at_cool.haxx.se> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Scorche is currently paying $700 / year to host rockbox.org
>>>>
>>>> Propose some of the donated money go towards the hosting bills
>>>>
>>>> Anyone have a better idea?
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Jason Taylor
>>> 301-277-1909 (Work Landline Telephone) 240-471-5613 (textable cellphone)
>>> I respond in some fashion to all emails with new subjects directed
>>> specifically to me within 48 hours, so try again by phone if I don't
>>> respond, because it means that I didn't get your message.
>>>
>>>
Received on 2019-10-22


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