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    • #359869
      PADemD
      Participant
      • Total Posts: 2,339

      I received an email on August 23, thanking me for my recurring donation; but I’m identified as a “Participant.”

    • #359878
      Ohio Barbarian
      Moderator
      • Total Posts: 21,777

      @sffh How’s that for a press release?

      Yah, that problem emerged some time ago when the site was upgraded so posts stopped disappearing into cyberspace black holes and members were having to log in 42 times a day. It’s annoying, but as I understand it the first priority is fixing the reply tree. We definitely do appreciate your support.

      It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

      You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution.--Fred Hampton

    • #359943
      So Far From Heaven
      Keymaster
      • Total Posts: 9,133

      @pademd and @ohiobarbarian

      There are a few things that need addressing such as the donor vs. participant issue, but these things are gonna take a bit longer to fix than normal.

      First of all, I would like to thank you for supporting our site. Donations make this thing go, and every little bit helps in the end. I would like to assure you that all donations are strictly put toward the site and only the site.

      What have we done so far?

      JPR is now on a true dedicated server. Access times are averaging less than a second most if not all the time. We have tons of dedicated storage space that we intend to fill over the years. We have professional codes (which may or may not be better than the freebies we were using before depending) in place for all our backend. We have a dedicated backup system for the first time in the history of JPR. We have full staging in two different locations, one of which is NOT on our server for safety. Again, for the first time in the history of JPR.

      We have spent a small fortune getting just that accomplished. On top of that, the site has undergone at least three major upgrades to it’s base core program, at least 4 major upgrades to the code itself, and up to 50 major updates and upgrades to the front end plugins that customize the site.

      All of this has two impacts. One is screwing everything up. One of the major upgrades to the core has so many bugs that a revision was made within a month and then another less than a month after that. All of those were to fix inherent bugs that the first upgrade had internally. At least half of all updates brings in changes and bugs and we have to address them as we can. The damn menu icon for example. The nesting. All of these are due to ‘making the base core better’.

      So, we have to spend our meager funds to fix some of these and that means we have to prioritize what gets fixed first. And the loss of the donor designation just hasn’t got the need that fixing the notifications, tree and nesting do. And as for last night, it would seem that we have to prioritize immediate testing on our database connectivity. And that may be due to the time stamp bug that came up about a year ago.

      I promise that we will bring back the donor designation as quickly as we can, and I ask for your patience.

      So Far From Heaven

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