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Slippery Slobe

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« on: December 06, 2004, 04:23:45 PM »
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Re: 100 people x $10 = fast server for LSD
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2004, 04:27:50 PM »
I've said before that I'll gladly chip in, but Andrew never bites.

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Re: 100 people x $10 = fast server for LSD
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2004, 04:41:46 PM »
It's a good idea, I'd be willing to front some cash as well.

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Re: 100 people x $10 = fast server for LSD
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2004, 07:01:21 PM »
Slashdotted effect on lsat test days and lsat score days...Maybe you should try some other methods, such as mirrors, rather than just increasing bandwidth. 

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Re: 100 people x $10 = fast server for LSD
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2004, 10:06:01 PM »
I don't want to promise it, but a new server will probably be my holiday present to you all.  And when I say "holiday" I mean Christmas, because Hanukkah is already here.  Happy Hanukkah.

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Re: 100 people x $10 = fast server for LSD
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2004, 11:23:00 PM »
I don't want to promise it, but a new server will probably be my holiday present to you all.  And when I say "holiday" I mean Christmas, because Hanukkah is already here.  Happy Hanukkah.

Excellent! I'm assuming it is a 64-bit opteron (quad processor) with 16 GB of RAM, 3 15,000 RPM 73 GB SCSI hard drives (RAID 5) for the MySQL tables, and a T-3 line plugged right into the motherboard. Am I right?

http://www.crucialparadigm.com/dedicated-servers/quad-opteron-dedicated-server.php

I think the server in that link is only $1399.95/month

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Re: 100 people x $10 = fast server for LSD
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2004, 02:55:11 AM »
does slippery slobe mean "slippery slope"?  or maybe he/she/it has a code?

julie no code.  julie pretty.

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Re: 100 people x $10 = fast server for LSD
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2004, 04:15:19 AM »
I don't want to promise it, but a new server will probably be my holiday present to you all.  And when I say "holiday" I mean Christmas, because Hanukkah is already here.  Happy Hanukkah.

Thanks in advance Andrew!
And If that doesn't work out, I'll gladly chip in few bucks.
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Re: 100 people x $10 = fast server for LSD
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2004, 06:31:35 AM »
I am a web programmer and I've been involved in net-based forum administration primarily.  Sorry to break the news, but getting a fast server will not help much at all.  It may make a small difference, but nothing too noticeable.

The issue is the forum code itself.  It is not built to sustain a huge amount of activity at once.  In order to increase the speed here at LSD, and sustain it as a viable resource in years to come, LSD must upgrade its technology.

I'd recommend getting a new forum program, and I'll provide you with some recommendations if the admin PMs me.  You'll need a database that is built to allow hundreds of members and guests the freedom to browse all at once, without compromising speed.

In addition, some of the newer programs out there will also provide the administrator with the capability to have more banning options, manage banners in a more effective way, set different stratae of user groups for the various sub-forums, and provide the members here with more control-panel options.

A move like this would cost a little under $200, but it would be well worth it.  You could also have options set up in such a way as to minimize your problems with "trolls", manage problematic members with new suspension options, and send out newsletters.

Like I said, I have a ton of experience in this area so just let me know how I can help.  LSD is a great place, and I'd be willing to chip in for the sake of the community.