frater
 member, 5 posts
Mon 15 Sep 2003
at 18:20
Re: Dragon Mag #312
Done.

If anyone else wants to contact the editor to get an Editorial comment in the Salemail section of the next issue just email to:
Shannara
 GM, 54 posts
 Treasurer
 
Thu 25 Sep 2003
at 02:27
Donations
FYI, I am currently in the process of changing web hosting providers and domain registrars.

Therefore, there may be a delay in my receiving notification of donations made thru paypal while I wait for the transfers to resolve.

If anyone sends a donation during the next week or so and I don't get it listed in the Treasurer Information thread quickly, please give me a yell here.

Thanks. :)  *grumble* *changing web providers* *grumble* *darn incomprehensible instructions* *grumble*
Quasar
 member, 1 post
Thu 5 Feb 2004
at 05:59
Re: Donations
Since jase may be in the market for a dedicated server,  Here's a couple I've come across, from people who also use the servers.

www.battleon.com  is a Roleplaying website that uses FLASH, and quite a lot of bandwidth and such, as you could imagine.  They use www.korksoft.com  for dedicated servers.  I've also had www.serverbeach.com recommended to me by a friend.
elSpike
 GM, 24 posts
Thu 5 Feb 2004
at 06:14
Re: Donations
I believe he is talking about buying a server (big box that goes ping) and hosting it himself. I also think he may have found "the one" so don't worry too much.

Knowing Jase, he will post an update sometime soon with some more information.

elSpike (who cant be bothered modding down as his internet connection is too slow today)
jase
 GM, 9 posts
Sun 13 Jun 2004
at 14:58
Re: Donations
Due to a change in my work environment I am now looking for a place to host RPoL.  Buying a server and collocating it somewhere is a lot more expensive than dedicated hosting, both in terms of startup and monthly costs, strangely enough.  So I am now looking at dedicated server offerings.

The best one I have found so far is;

http://nazgul.sagonet.com/servers/bargains.php

Alas it doesn't come with a second hard drive or backup, but nothing under $99 a month seems to anyway.

Current funds would pay for this for a bit over 2 years.
elSpike
 GM, 25 posts
Sun 13 Jun 2004
at 15:08
Re: Donations
I suspect that should there be ongoing costs, there are those of us who would keep it payed for.
Lil One
 member, 1 post
 He's Big, he's Bad,
 but mostly he's mine!
Sun 13 Jun 2004
at 15:16
Re: Donations
Indeed.

And if people put in a bit now and then, then I am certain the cost for each person will be quite small while the sum in the end will be large enough.
bigbadron
 GM, 36 posts
 He's big, he's bad, but
 most of all, he's Ron...
Sun 13 Jun 2004
at 15:37
Re: Donations
I for one would be more than happy to put in a bit every few months.  :)
jase
 GM, 10 posts
Sun 13 Jun 2004
at 16:17
Re: Donations
The power plan from here also looks good;

http://www.serverpronto.com/compare.shtml

And it includes 2gb backup a month.  Alas RPoL currently using 3.5, though it does compress pretty well.  (c:
JohnB
 GM, 68 posts
Sun 13 Jun 2004
at 16:41
Re: Donations
*grins*

Would RPoL be interested in  re-selling some of its space?  I  currently pay  for  domains and webspace -  I  would  be prepared to close the accounts I  have got and xfer the stuff to the RPoL  server -  and  pay you a similar amount on a regualr basis.

I understand there might be  extra startup costs -  and if they aren't too high -  would be  prepared to pay those.

So maybe -  RPoL webservices?  :P:P

(its an offer of a way to help share the RPoL costs if  you finish up with more space than RPoL needs)
jase
 GM, 11 posts
Sun 13 Jun 2004
at 17:18
Re: Donations
Absolutely, I'm not sure if I'd want to do it for every user, it depends on how easy it is to setup and keep track of payments I guess, but yes.

Which is why I'm also wondering if the former offer would be better because of the extra bandwidth.  We shall see what else comes out in the wash.  (c:
Lil One
 member, 2 posts
 He's Big, he's Bad,
 but mostly he's mine!
Sun 13 Jun 2004
at 17:24
Re: Donations
Nice idea there JohnB... :)

If you need more people for that, jase, then you could count me in on it too. Right now I have minimal traffic to my site, it is only the portrait generating traffic, really... But then I haven't opened up official either! ;)

Maybe that also would solve the problem that some people seems to have with the female portraits...

This message was last edited by the player at 17:24, Sun 13 June 2004.

Robin
 member, 5 posts
Mon 14 Jun 2004
at 04:56
Re: Donations
I'm sure that there wouldn't be a problem with sufficient donations. We saw how willing people are to donate when jase raised the issue of buying a server. As soon as there is a real reason to donate I'm sure the money will come rolling in. :o)
JohnB
 GM, 69 posts
Mon 14 Jun 2004
at 08:39
Re: Donations
Speaking of images ...

Can I delete my backups of the images now?  Its  going to be time to  have a tidy up of my hard drive soon  :)
Lil One
 member, 3 posts
 He's Big, he's Bad,
 but mostly he's mine!
Mon 14 Jun 2004
at 11:49
Re: Donations
I got a copy of them on my drive (and a CD). Thought it was for the best!

But I will leave it to The Man Himself to say yes or no to you so I won't be sitting in a rain of Wizbangs from Oz or some such... ;)
jase
 GM, 12 posts
Mon 14 Jun 2004
at 15:01
Re: Donations
Sure can.  I've also got a copy.  Delete away.
ariel_94
 member, 1 post
Sat 13 Nov 2004
at 04:23
Re: Donations
i dont get this thing!!!isn't this supposed to be a "RolePlaying" web page???all that i see from the names of the threads are donations, donations and more donations!!!what would making a character sheet be useful for in this thread?!?!

This message was last edited by the player at 04:25, Sat 13 Nov 2004.

bigbadron
 GM, 39 posts
 He's big, he's bad, but
 most of all, he's Ron...
Sat 13 Nov 2004
at 07:12
Re: Donations
That'd be because THIS board isn't an actual game, but a forum for those who want to help keep the site running.

There are plenty of games listed in the other categories shown on the main page.  1,853 active ones at the last count.  Check out some of those and I'm sure you'll find something that grabs your interest.  :)
ariel_94
 member, 3 posts
Sun 14 Nov 2004
at 04:30
Re: Donations
oh, im sorry, now i have read what this is about, sorry for bothering
powderkeg
 member, 1 post
 24+yr RPG vet, Avid RPOL
 user. Helper if I can.
Wed 18 Oct 2006
at 01:11
Re: Donations
I have noticed that despite numerous new posts on the General RPOL forum, that you keep the number of posts below 5000. Is 5000 a max number of posts allowed in a game? If so, what is a good hint on lowering the number of posts without deleting them? Does archiving threads lower the number yet still allow you to KEEP and READ them? I ask because my game is growing rather quickly although still below 3000 posts at the moment.

Thank you for any help or suggestions.

Powderkeg (or just PK)
cruinne
 GM, 8 posts
Wed 18 Oct 2006
at 03:07
Re: Donations
Please re-post using the Request Access link in the Heaven forum for an official answer -- this board is for FoRPoL, which is a group of people who raise money for RPoL but do not run it ;)

Heaven is where you can contact the site moderators and the site administrator.  I don't want to do policy discussions in FoRPoL's lovely area of the board ;-)
pitademon
 member, 278 posts
 hi all
Tue 18 Nov 2008
at 04:43
not sure...
Is there a moderator with the name 'SageBahamut'?
cruinne
 moderator, 4758 posts
 it is by caffeine alone I
 set my mind in motion
Tue 18 Nov 2008
at 14:35
Re: not sure...
I see you already have done so, but just so my two year-old information from the last post is updated, rMail is the way to contact site moderators about anything to do with the site. ( /rmail.cgi )

On the rMail Compose screen, there's a checkbox for "to/cc Moderators" which sends the rMail to all of us.  There's also a list of moderators in the notice in the General forum:

link to a message in "General Forums"

We're also listed in the General FAQ under "I need to speak to a Moderator": /help/content.cgi?t=faqs&page=generalfaq

This message was last edited by a moderator at 14:36, Tue 18 Nov 2008.

cagedsoul
 member, 48 posts
Tue 16 Dec 2008
at 00:13
most recent posts first?
I don't want to post in the wrong place, but after perusing the boards, this is the best I can think of that would probably fit.

I was thinking about the layout of the boards, and I'm not sure if this is possible or not... but if others would find it an improvement, and its possible, would it be possible to have the most recent post in a given thread appear at the top?

Again, I apologize if this is out of place, or been answered before, I used the search, but nothing came up... and I thought it might be a reasonably decent idea.

Thanks.
cruinne
 moderator, 4801 posts
 can vegans eat
 carnivorous plants?
Tue 16 Dec 2008
at 03:31
Re: most recent posts first?
Hi cagedsoul,

This board is run by volunteers who collect donations for RPoL.  That's really the only thing it deals with.

You can post ideas in the General RPoL forum or the Technical Discussions forum, or (preferred) on the beta site: http://beta.rpol.net.

But, to answer your question, RPoL is designed for playing narrative games on, and so is designed to be read from beginning to end, with the most recent posts at the end of a thread since they are a continuation of the previous post (much like the "most recent" pages in a book are at its end, not its beginning).  Most people do not read pages from bottom to top, and so posts are not layed out that way either.

I know jase has answered this directly somewhere, but don't be able to seem to find it to link you to.

This message was last edited by a moderator at 03:33, Tue 16 Dec 2008.