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Post by halfwise Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:46 pm

I plan to do the same, but I'm not through the kvetching phase yet.

Ad free used to cost us 2000 credits, I'd like to know exactly what we get for our extra three grand. For that price I want a pack of mocha almonds on my pillow.

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Post by Amarië Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:56 pm

Got a bit of internet issues at home.
But I stole this image for you guys: Donations (domain name) - Page 5 9CFR0Pe

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Post by Mrs Figg Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:05 pm

halfwise wrote:I plan to do the same, but I'm not through the kvetching phase yet.  

Ad free used to cost us 2000 credits, I'd like to know exactly what we get for our extra three grand.  For that price I want a pack of mocha almonds on my pillow.

whats kvetching? Laughing
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Post by halfwise Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:35 pm

I see there's no Yiddish element in your part of the world. I think urban dictionary does a good job explaining it. Kvetch

But I see with the extra moolah we get our own domain name. Don't we kind of have that already?

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Post by Amarië Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:49 pm

Yeah... We do... Mad

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Post by Eldy Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:08 pm

halfwise wrote:I plan to do the same, but I'm not through the kvetching phase yet.  

Ad free used to cost us 2000 credits, I'd like to know exactly what we get for our extra three grand.  For that price I want a pack of mocha almonds on my pillow.

For starters, we've been here for seven years without a price increase until now, which is a fairly long time to go without that happening, so it's unsurprising for things to eventually change. That said, this appears to be more of a restructuring of the overall service than a simple cost boost, as they have added new functionality and combined features such as domain names and going ad-free into "packages" rather than offering each one individually. Looking at the picture Amarië posted and going off memory, SSL encryption, monetization of the forum, and advanced search in messages are all new features. Possibly others as well that I just don't remember.

I don't know exactly what monetization entails in this context and it's likely rendered moot if we go ad-free anyway, but a lack of SSL encryption is a pretty serious security flaw in a modern website so I think it is worth springing for now that it's an option. Wikipedia has a somewhat technical explanation but the long and the short of it is that information you enter into the site (including passwords, though you really shouldn't be using the same password on multiple sites) is rendered secure even if you're on a public or otherwise insecure network. It also offers improved privacy for browsing data in general.

h++ps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTPS
h++ps://blog.mozilla.org/internetcitizen/2017/04/21/https-protect/

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Post by Mrs Figg Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:29 pm

why are you a newbie
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Post by Eldy Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:41 pm

Because I'm Sunset Smaug/gray gundulf and making a new account was the only way to be able to post again after being banned back in 2013.
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Post by halfwise Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:31 am

scratch

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Post by Eldy Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:33 am

Okay I lied I'm actually yooper.
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Post by halfwise Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:38 am

I KNEW it!!

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Post by David H Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:24 am

The grey hair looks good on you Nod

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Post by Lancebloke Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:25 am

Surprised SSL isn't just standard these days!

Ads are annoying though and often seem to point to random stuff or be so specific that I wonder where I have consent for my data to be used that way.... although I probably did.
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Post by Mrs Figg Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:08 pm

YOOPER !!!!!!!!!

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Post by Forest Shepherd Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:45 pm

I think a new website name would be quite appropriate.

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Post by Eldy Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:10 pm

My only concern about getting a new domain name would be all the links it would break, but if we can set up a 301 redirect for hobbitmovieforum.com that wouldn't be an issue. I'm not sure how easy or hard that would be since we purchased the domain name through Forumotion rather than independently, but the people on the Help forum could probably clear things up.
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Post by Lancebloke Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:11 pm

Forest Shepherd wrote:I think a new website name would be quite appropriate.

Me too but it's not normally that simple. Change a URL and you normally break more things than you knew existed!
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Post by Amarië Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:16 pm

Seems we have a year or so to think about it. We can't change the domain name now. Shrugging

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Post by Bluebottle Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:45 pm

Mrs Figg wrote:YOOPER !!!!!!!!!

:carrot:  

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There is something about this Yooper that reminds me of something. scratch study

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Post by Amarië Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:14 pm

Notice anything new? We now have https. Cool

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Post by Mrs Figg Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:10 pm

Bluebottle wrote:
Mrs Figg wrote:YOOPER !!!!!!!!!

:carrot:  

Long was this return foretold

There is something about this Yooper that reminds me of something. scratch study

does it remind you of 'Where's Yooper'??
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Post by Eldy Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:17 pm

Thank you for all your hard work, Amarië! cheers

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Post by Lancebloke Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:32 pm

Amarië wrote:Notice anything new? We now have https. Cool

So we do!
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Post by Bluebottle Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:48 am

Mrs Figg wrote:
Bluebottle wrote:
Mrs Figg wrote:YOOPER !!!!!!!!!

:carrot:  

Long was this return foretold

There is something about this Yooper that reminds me of something. scratch study

does it remind you of 'Where's Yooper'??

Perhaps Razz

https://www.hobbitmovieforum.com/t1267p25-the-story-of-of-eldo-as-the-howard-hughes-esque-character-in-his-pyjamas-and-bathrobe-i-picture-him-a-kind-of-arthur-dent-looking-character-in-his-low-rent-hole-in-rushock-bog-with-one-of-the-walls-blown-out#221266

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Post by halfwise Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:11 pm

I matched Figgy's 1000 credits.

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