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merser

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Re: Funding
« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2015, 10:21:55 PM »
Cool! Some numbers and it looks easy to cover costs for now.  It would be interesting to know what it cost Frits to run LMR in the end. I have a feeling this place could get at least as big because we have the most active contributors here.

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Re: Funding
« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2015, 09:15:30 AM »
I'm also good for any kind of financial support. I don't mind giving a bit for the good of this great community !
Count me in  8)

birdmun

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Re: Funding
« Reply #17 on: October 01, 2015, 01:45:34 AM »
A thought that hit me in my sleep or while I was trying to sleep. I am a member of an organization that among other fund raising efforts has an auction every now and again. What if we auction off moderator status? Maybe one or two each to each of the 4 top level sections.
I would suggest that the mod should not be able to delete posts until someone shoots them a message. And, disable the mods from being able to delete their messages, if possible. This would make for some kind of paper trail rather than revenge or bashing that might occur. I was going to instead suggest a sole forum thread to cover spam posts, but, I would rather not clutter things. Also, I wonder if it is possible to disable external links for "fresh meat"? Maybe a week before you can post external hard links?
If a mod leaves us for some reason, they can be replaced until the end of their term without having to pay to mod.

I admit some of this is rather disjointed. I thought, if I at least got it typed, people could offer their input on it.

MEgg

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Re: Funding
« Reply #18 on: June 26, 2016, 06:27:06 PM »
Another possible issue which might influence bandwidth and costs:

"How about China? Japan? Korea? Chinese search engines such as Baidu, SoGou and Youdao will merrily spider your sites to oblivion if you let them. In Japan it’s Goo, and in South Korea it’s Naver that can mutate into performance torpedoes once they’ve started to fancy your website."
https://searchenginewatch.com/sew/news/2067357/bye-bye-crawler-blocking-parasites ]

"Entry processes are basically the number of users that the site can serve data to simultaneously."
I do not know how far the spiders fill this up.

I just wondered what this "user" "sogou" is...
1st project: Dagu 5 Rover + Dagu - 4 Channel DC Motor + Red Back Spider robot controller + Raspberry B+
Chassis + wheels: https://picload.org/image/dggroior/20150831_028.jpg
current: https://www.keepandshare.com/userpics/m/a/r/k/usegg/2016-04/sb/img_3480-79682018.jpg

Yahmez

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Re: Funding
« Reply #19 on: June 27, 2016, 07:52:43 AM »
Another possible issue which might influence bandwidth and costs:

"How about China? Japan? Korea? Chinese search engines such as Baidu, SoGou and Youdao will merrily spider your sites to oblivion if you let them. In Japan it’s Goo, and in South Korea it’s Naver that can mutate into performance torpedoes once they’ve started to fancy your website."
https://searchenginewatch.com/sew/news/2067357/bye-bye-crawler-blocking-parasites ]

"Entry processes are basically the number of users that the site can serve data to simultaneously."
I do not know how far the spiders fill this up.

I just wondered what this "user" "sogou" is...

Has there been an issue with server performance?

ZeroMax

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Re: Funding
« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2016, 08:25:49 AM »
I seriously doubt that we're in danger of getting crawled to a point that users notice a lag.
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MEgg

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Re: Funding
« Reply #21 on: June 27, 2016, 03:23:49 PM »
Another possible issue which might influence bandwidth and costs:

"How about China? Japan? Korea? Chinese search engines such as Baidu, SoGou and Youdao will merrily spider your sites to oblivion if you let them. In Japan it’s Goo, and in South Korea it’s Naver that can mutate into performance torpedoes once they’ve started to fancy your website."
https://searchenginewatch.com/sew/news/2067357/bye-bye-crawler-blocking-parasites ]

"Entry processes are basically the number of users that the site can serve data to simultaneously."
I do not know how far the spiders fill this up.

I just wondered what this "user" "sogou" is...

Has there been an issue with server performance?

I cannot say, since I am not always online.
Can the resource usage of spiders be measured to get a picture what the spiders spend in terms of resources?
In principle spiders are ok, since they may draw other people to this forum (donators?).
1st project: Dagu 5 Rover + Dagu - 4 Channel DC Motor + Red Back Spider robot controller + Raspberry B+
Chassis + wheels: https://picload.org/image/dggroior/20150831_028.jpg
current: https://www.keepandshare.com/userpics/m/a/r/k/usegg/2016-04/sb/img_3480-79682018.jpg

ZeroMax

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Sogou Re: Funding
« Reply #22 on: June 27, 2016, 03:38:08 PM »
If there's a particular user (Sogou) you want to background, you should be able to run a whois on them.  Admin has posting IP addresses, right?
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MEgg

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Re: Funding
« Reply #23 on: February 20, 2017, 03:58:30 PM »
If Yahmez is getting around here: is funding of this site still ok?
There was a short outage some days ago and I was wondering...
1st project: Dagu 5 Rover + Dagu - 4 Channel DC Motor + Red Back Spider robot controller + Raspberry B+
Chassis + wheels: https://picload.org/image/dggroior/20150831_028.jpg
current: https://www.keepandshare.com/userpics/m/a/r/k/usegg/2016-04/sb/img_3480-79682018.jpg

Yahmez

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Re: Funding
« Reply #24 on: March 10, 2017, 10:02:24 AM »
No, all's good on the funding front. We have a surplus.

MEgg

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Re: Funding
« Reply #25 on: June 21, 2018, 04:34:36 PM »
Yahmez: funding still ok?
1st project: Dagu 5 Rover + Dagu - 4 Channel DC Motor + Red Back Spider robot controller + Raspberry B+
Chassis + wheels: https://picload.org/image/dggroior/20150831_028.jpg
current: https://www.keepandshare.com/userpics/m/a/r/k/usegg/2016-04/sb/img_3480-79682018.jpg

 

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