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Would you register on our new vBulletin Site IF WE MADE ONE? (The old one would eventually close!)
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PostSubject: Re: Forum Switch - Feedback Needed!   Sun Sep 07, 2008 10:28 pm

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when are you going to tell us the link?

i cant wait Very Happy

I'm sure if they do decide to go with vBulletin that we will be given plenty of notice. rendeer
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PostSubject: Re: Forum Switch - Feedback Needed!   Sun Sep 07, 2008 10:37 pm

We are waiting for some info. We will keep you all posted with the switch and you guys WILL know before we do it and how we plan to change.

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PostSubject: Re: Forum Switch - Feedback Needed!   Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:50 am

i would! i think it is easier in that kind of forum, plus we can get a Vbux shop
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PostSubject: Re: Forum Switch - Feedback Needed!   Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:57 am

I would follow but I would really want my awards.
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PostSubject: Re: Forum Switch - Feedback Needed!   Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:20 pm

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I would follow but I would really want my awards.


Dont worry you WILL get your awards. But if we change you would not get them right away it will take alittle bit.

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PostSubject: Re: Forum Switch - Feedback Needed!   Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:22 pm

I would consider registering.
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PostSubject: Re: Forum Switch - Feedback Needed!   Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:16 pm

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Yes, I would register there, but to be completely honest, while there are some minor differences between this host and VB, there isn't much of a big difference from where I stand. Are there moderating-related differences?

Have any ideas on the URL? Or are you planning on keeping the same address?

Moderation tools are 10x better for Mods & Admins. Also for the members we will still have the chat, but we might also add an Arcade. Not sure if you're into that or not but it should be fun. Smile

We are hoping to still have the same domain www.elfislandforums.com which might mean the site will have to be completely closed for a few days.

Thanks for the quick reply, Ink! I figured that was the main issue with this server. I have heard that moderation tools on VB are simple and easy to use. No experience moderating (except my own threads/posts) on either site, though.

Let me know if you need any help preserving award/trivia info. I'd be more than happy to help make the switch a success Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Forum Switch - Feedback Needed!   Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:29 pm

And where are we going to find the Magical 200$ - A Year
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PostSubject: Re: Forum Switch - Feedback Needed!   Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:59 pm

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And where are we going to find the Magical 200$ - A Year

The cost has nothing to do with the members. Ink is the one who will be covering the cost of the software he needs and a server. The software is a one time purchase and then he pays a monthly server costs. NO costs are being passed onto members at all. Just trying to figure out if he will loose too many members if we switch. May be easier to switch before the forum gets too big. Lots of technical stuff we are figuring out. I have offered to go through each member and write their rewards down for Ink so they could be given back to people. He would copy and paste all the rules and guidelines but the posts we have so far will not be carried over. That is part of the problem with what is being used now- they have more control over you and you don't have access to important stuff on your site. With VBbulletin Ink will have complete control over the site. He will own the software. Hopes this helps people understand the delimea.

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PostSubject: Re: Forum Switch - Feedback Needed!   Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:05 pm

I'm just saying - don't want to be putting a dent into the Bank of Slinkyman. 200$+ a year is alot.
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PostSubject: Re: Forum Switch - Feedback Needed!   Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:17 pm

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I'm just saying - don't want to be putting a dent into the Bank of Slinkyman. 200$+ a year is alot.

It won't be that much after he buys the software the only cost is server space and it is not that bad.

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PostSubject: Re: Forum Switch - Feedback Needed!   Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:04 am

bugdozer wrote:
Wings wrote:
And where are we going to find the Magical 200$ - A Year

The cost has nothing to do with the members. Ink is the one who will be covering the cost of the software he needs and a server. The software is a one time purchase and then he pays a monthly server costs. NO costs are being passed onto members at all. Just trying to figure out if he will loose too many members if we switch. May be easier to switch before the forum gets too big. Lots of technical stuff we are figuring out. I have offered to go through each member and write their rewards down for Ink so they could be given back to people. He would copy and paste all the rules and guidelines but the posts we have so far will not be carried over. That is part of the problem with what is being used now- they have more control over you and you don't have access to important stuff on your site. With VBbulletin Ink will have complete control over the site. He will own the software. Hopes this helps people understand the delimea.

Bug

Wow it sounds great, and thanks Inkers for even considering changing over and paying fees. And thanks Bug for also taking the time to remember each of us for our awards Very Happy It is much appreciated! I'm really liking this forum...it's nice to start out in the beginning of one. Makes you feel more likes it's a home with family Smile <another site> was sooo big, you felt lost at times, but if you stay active from the beginning, I think it's great! Let me know how I can help if needed Smile

Oh yeah with having more to do with the new way, does that mean we can have our own profile page/homepage like <another site> had?


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PostSubject: Re: Forum Switch - Feedback Needed!   Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:26 pm

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bugdozer wrote:
Wings wrote:
And where are we going to find the Magical 200$ - A Year

The cost has nothing to do with the members. Ink is the one who will be covering the cost of the software he needs and a server. The software is a one time purchase and then he pays a monthly server costs. NO costs are being passed onto members at all. Just trying to figure out if he will loose too many members if we switch. May be easier to switch before the forum gets too big. Lots of technical stuff we are figuring out. I have offered to go through each member and write their rewards down for Ink so they could be given back to people. He would copy and paste all the rules and guidelines but the posts we have so far will not be carried over. That is part of the problem with what is being used now- they have more control over you and you don't have access to important stuff on your site. With VBbulletin Ink will have complete control over the site. He will own the software. Hopes this helps people understand the delimea.

Bug

Wow it sounds great, and thanks Inkers for even considering changing over and paying fees. And thanks Bug for also taking the time to remember each of us for our awards Very Happy It is much appreciated! I'm really liking this forum...it's nice to start out in the beginning of one. Makes you feel more likes it's a home with family Smile was sooo big, you felt lost at times, but if you stay active from the beginning, I think it's great! Let me know how I can help if needed Smile

Oh yeah with having more to do with the new way, does that mean we can have our own profile page/homepage like had?

Yes you will have a customizable profile where members of the site can post comments on. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Forum Switch - Feedback Needed!   Tue Sep 09, 2008 5:44 pm

Just wondering, has there been any decision yet?

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PostSubject: Re: Forum Switch - Feedback Needed!   Tue Sep 09, 2008 5:52 pm

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Just wondering, has there been any decision yet?

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Not at the moment. We will keep you all posted. Remember it will be maybe a few weeks at the most.

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PostSubject: Re: Forum Switch - Feedback Needed!   Tue Sep 09, 2008 6:05 pm

bugdozer wrote:
Wings wrote:
I'm just saying - don't want to be putting a dent into the Bank of Slinkyman. 200$+ a year is alot.

It won't be that much after he buys the software the only cost is server space and it is not that bad.

Bug

Actually -

One-Year License is: 100$
Permenant License is: 180$
To Update to Latest Version is: 50$ (A Update)
vbPlaza is about: 50$ (If you want it)
and Server is: 100$

So thats: 250$ A Year - or
330$ to open + 200$ a year.

I'm not trying to kick you or something. I'm just warning you. It may seem easy at first - but is costs alot of money to keep it going.

P.S If you need any help on installation - I'd be glad to help.
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PostSubject: Re: Forum Switch - Feedback Needed!   Tue Sep 09, 2008 6:15 pm

Wings wrote:
bugdozer wrote:
Wings wrote:
I'm just saying - don't want to be putting a dent into the Bank of Slinkyman. 200$+ a year is alot.

It won't be that much after he buys the software the only cost is server space and it is not that bad.

Bug

Actually -

One-Year License is: 100$
Permenant License is: 180$
To Update to Latest Version is: 50$ (A Update)
vbPlaza is about: 50$ (If you want it)
and Server is: 100$

So thats: 250$ A Year - or
330$ to open + 200$ a year.

I'm not trying to kick you or something. I'm just warning you. It may seem easy at first - but is costs alot of money to keep it going.

P.S If you need any help on installation - I'd be glad to help.

It wouldn't cost 200 a year if you purchased the permenant license.
It would only cost 100 for the server.
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PostSubject: Re: Forum Switch - Feedback Needed!   Tue Sep 09, 2008 6:53 pm

Belin wrote:
Wings wrote:
bugdozer wrote:
Wings wrote:
I'm just saying - don't want to be putting a dent into the Bank of Slinkyman. 200$ a year is alot.

It won't be that much after he buys the software the only cost is server space and it is not that bad.

Bug

Actually -

One-Year License is: 100$
Permenant License is: 180$
To Update to Latest Version is: 50$ (A Update)
vbPlaza is about: 50$ (If you want it)
and Server is: 100$

So thats: 250$ A Year - or
330$ to open 200$ a year.

I'm not trying to kick you or something. I'm just warning you. It may seem easy at first - but is costs alot of money to keep it going.

P.S If you need any help on installation - I'd be glad to help.

It wouldn't cost 200 a year if you purchased the permenant license.
It would only cost 100 for the server.

Ok guys we know the costs and some are not as much that are posted. Our forum has it under control about the costs.

Thanks,
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PostSubject: Re: Forum Switch - Feedback Needed!   Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:49 pm

Wings wrote:
bugdozer wrote:
Wings wrote:
I'm just saying - don't want to be putting a dent into the Bank of Slinkyman. 200$+ a year is alot.

It won't be that much after he buys the software the only cost is server space and it is not that bad.

Bug

Actually -

One-Year License is: 100$
Permenant License is: 180$
To Update to Latest Version is: 50$ (A Update)
vbPlaza is about: 50$ (If you want it)
and Server is: 100$

So thats: 250$ A Year - or
330$ to open + 200$ a year.

I'm not trying to kick you or something. I'm just warning you. It may seem easy at first - but is costs alot of money to keep it going.

P.S If you need any help on installation - I'd be glad to help.

$180 - Owned License (one time fee)
$40 - Once a year for vBulletin Site Updates (1 year free w/ owned license)
$96 - Once a year for server

First year: $276 (Owned License + Server)

Every year after: $136 (Server + Yearly Updates)

I'm not including any aditional prices since no add-ons are officially decided until we officialy decide and purchase it.

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PostSubject: Re: Forum Switch - Feedback Needed!   Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:01 pm

slinkyman wrote:
Wings wrote:
bugdozer wrote:
Wings wrote:
I'm just saying - don't want to be putting a dent into the Bank of Slinkyman. 200$+ a year is alot.

It won't be that much after he buys the software the only cost is server space and it is not that bad.

Bug

Actually -

One-Year License is: 100$
Permenant License is: 180$
To Update to Latest Version is: 50$ (A Update)
vbPlaza is about: 50$ (If you want it)
and Server is: 100$

So thats: 250$ A Year - or
330$ to open + 200$ a year.

I'm not trying to kick you or something. I'm just warning you. It may seem easy at first - but is costs alot of money to keep it going.

P.S If you need any help on installation - I'd be glad to help.

$180 - Owned License (one time fee)
$40 - Once a year for vBulletin Site Updates (1 year free w/ owned license)
$96 - Once a year for server

First year: $276 (Owned License + Server)

Every year after: $136 (Server + Yearly Updates)

I'm not including any aditional prices since no add-ons are officially decided until we officialy decide and purchase it.

Actually, my good friend, we are forgetting taxes.

$195 - Owned License (one time fee)
$45 - Once a year vBulletin Site Updates
$105 - Server

First Year: 300$
Yearly Fees: 150$
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PostSubject: Re: Forum Switch - Feedback Needed!   Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:08 pm

I think it's time to stop worrying about the financial parts of vBulletin, Ink knows what he's doing and he's got it under control.

I am really looking forward to the upgrade though!

@ Ink - did you ever decide on a reliable host?
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PostSubject: Re: Forum Switch - Feedback Needed!   Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:22 pm

The prices were originally stated correct therefore there is no need to continue the discussion. Any further discussion of any site prices in this thread will be removed. Please stay on the original topic: Would you register on our new vBulletin Site IF WE MADE ONE?

Buzz wrote:


@ Ink - did you ever decide on a reliable host?



We have a reliable host planned for the vBulletin forum. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Forum Switch - Feedback Needed!   Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:08 am

I will gladly sign up the the vbulliton forum.
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PostSubject: Re: Forum Switch - Feedback Needed!   Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:07 pm

i would register on the new site definitely Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Forum Switch - Feedback Needed!   Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:40 pm

If I'm Correct You Guys Can't Keep The Same Domian Name Right? Well I Discovered Your Secret Wink. You Guys Have Bought Elfislandfanforums.com. Which I'm Guess Will Either Be For Here Or The VB Wink.
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