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Re: Forum Status Updates

Post by el gatito » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:32 am

Dan74 wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:12 pm
I was just going through the tools and saw these settings, which I changed to be more in line with the common practice as I know it. Generally leaving the option to edit posts indefinitely can destroy the coherence of a thread, when what people reply to is no longer there. But if anyone objects strongly and has a good reason, please don't hesitate to say so.
You know what... I've been following a forum (an expat community), for 10+ years, it is with about 3500 members currently, managed mostly by a single person, and with no time limits on editing user's posts whatsoever. Means, absolutely, up to 10 years back, every one can edit posts. It is running in a sort of a "self-settling" manner. And "its all good", as GG used to say.

Here, where most of the people are responsible adults (or maybe not so?), with many 60+ years old, with a number of recognized teachers -- don't you think that if someone wants their post edited then they deserve this right? Honestly, I thought this would be one of the fundamental principles here. That's my personal opinion regarding this matter. Would love to hear others'.

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Re: Forum Status Updates

Post by Nicholas » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:55 am

Yes, leave it as Infinitely Open. As an old duffer I will sometimes go back to an old thread (or even a recent one) to fix a dead link or tinker with the wording in some way. Always try to remember to add - EDIT on such & such date.

Also appreciate the Bump Up option, but maybe that is already here.
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Re: Forum Status Updates

Post by Dan74 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:32 am

el gatito wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:32 am
Dan74 wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:12 pm
I was just going through the tools and saw these settings, which I changed to be more in line with the common practice as I know it. Generally leaving the option to edit posts indefinitely can destroy the coherence of a thread, when what people reply to is no longer there. But if anyone objects strongly and has a good reason, please don't hesitate to say so.
You know what... I've been following a forum (an expat community), for 10+ years, it is with about 3500 members currently, managed mostly by a single person, and with no time limits on editing user's posts whatsoever. Means, absolutely, up to 10 years back, every one can edit posts. It is running in a sort of a "self-settling" manner. And "its all good", as GG used to say.

Here, where most of the people are responsible adults (or maybe not so?), with many 60+ years old, with a number of recognized teachers -- don't you think that if someone wants their post edited then they deserve this right? Honestly, I thought this would be one of the fundamental principles here. That's my personal opinion regarding this matter. Would love to hear others'.
Actually no, I didn't think so. Threads unfold like conversations. In conversations, we don't go back to change what we've said, but we can add or say that we didn't express ourselves well or changed our mind. Same here. Threads unfold in time and the point is that we preserve them as they unfold. If people change their mind, they can say so when that happens. And in special circumstances, make a request, giving a reason, that their old post may be edited or deleted. This is why we should do our best in expressing ourselves and why threads are actually saved on the forum. But I guess one could always quote the post one is replying to and whatever one edits then wouldn't change much at all. This is just what I think.

I've changed the setting to no limit in accordance with yours, Nicholas and bokki's wishes.

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Re: Forum Status Updates

Post by el gatito » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:30 pm

Just installed the "Recent Topics" extension. It displays the most recent topics on the forum index (home) page. Above the main forum structure.

The first 8 topics are shown. (Want more? Less? Like 5, or 10? Please tell.)

Links to the next 8 "recent topics", and the next, etc. are above the "Recent Topics" block, to the right. As "pages" with number 1, 2, 3, ... etc.

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Re: Forum Status Updates

Post by el gatito » Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:29 pm

We have moved to new LINUX hosting platform. Small things remaining, like images, avatars, are in the process of transfer.

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Re: Forum Status Updates

Post by el gatito » Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:31 pm

After several hours, about 4 hours from now, this site will be accessible via SSL:

https://zen1.space/

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Re: Forum Status Updates

Post by Dan74 » Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:06 pm

Wow!!! Amazing job, El G.
:bow2: :bow2: :bow2:

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Re: Forum Status Updates

Post by el gatito » Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:54 pm

Thanks to a generous offer from our web hosting firm, we have upgraded to a paid plan for USD $18.oo only for one year, so the total operational costs of this site are: $0.99 (zen1.space domain name 1 year), $0.18 (domain registration fee), $18.00 (web site hosting 1 year) = $19.17. My best pricing expectations are thoroughly beaten.

Whoever wishes to help Dan (who alone financed all of this) may send him a US $10 dollar bill in the mail (and that would make one a 51% shareholder of this corporation :mrgreen: ).

A “contact us” page will be created soon, as we now have a native email system, all board email will be coming from this address: help @ zen1.space

And one more small [big] thing, we have unlimited bandwidth now, so feel free to post attachments, photos, etc. with no hesitation.

EDIT: Our “contact us” page is working, and has been tested, all board email is now coming from this address: help @ zen1.space

Below there is the "contact us" link.

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Re: Forum Status Updates

Post by Dan74 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:35 pm

Yes, yes! Hoping to have lots of them 50% owners sending it in to...

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Re: Forum Status Updates

Post by el gatito » Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:44 pm

The forum software has been upgraded to the latest version 3.2.2. Hence, the board was offline for about 5 minutes.

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Re: Forum Status Updates

Post by el gatito » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:02 pm

Our hosting firm was performing critical urgent maintenance to protect hosted sites from Spectre and Meltdown exploits. Otherwise our web server could be affected. Hence, the forum was down for the most recent 15 minutes or so.

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Re: Forum Status Updates

Post by E.T. » Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:27 am

It is somewhat unstable - but I think congratulations is in order.
Sorry for my meddling. If the admin & tech people here says "stable", then I will close down my second 'trying to help'.
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Re: Forum Status Updates

Post by SunWuKong » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:42 pm

This forum as off line for about 36 hours (maybe) from my end. I found that Dharmawheel is useful as a backup site, but I find it’s essential to have a Zen-specific site, and use Dharmawheel for general Buddhist topics. I know DW ppl would like to have us occupy the Zen boards, but I’ve noticed newbie questions there sometimes get piled onto by PureLanders and TBers, I’ve made the same mistake going into their boards with offtopic remarks. I did a bit of research into eSangha and ZFI controversies, because I missed out on all that action. Myself I need to also apply Non-attachment to views, and not respond to speculation that does not lead to clear understanding. And it’s important to keep moving forward.
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Re: Forum Status Updates

Post by [james] » Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:18 pm

Did we lose some members? I thought we were at, or over, 50, now we are back to 46 ...

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Re: Forum Status Updates

Post by Dan74 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:40 pm

For some background, I have no beef whatsoever with DW. I used to serve as the admin there a few years ago and as someone privy to a lot of behind the scenes conversation, my experience is that it is and always has been run by good people who want to do their best for Mahayana Buddhists on the interwebs. But the simple fact of the matter is that it is largely a Vajrayana board and any Zen activity typically gets buried under the mass of Vajrayana posts. People who come looking for Zen won't get the impression that DW is the place, I think. So while DW has some great regulars still, I think this place has its place. We will see!!

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Re: Forum Status Updates

Post by Dan74 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:43 pm

Yes, we lost half a day to a day worth including some members.

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Re: Forum Status Updates

Post by el gatito » Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:25 pm

Forum's email functionality restored.

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Re: Forum Status Updates

Post by Dan74 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:31 pm

Excellent!!! I will let the two people who queried it know.

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Re: Forum Status Updates

Post by el gatito » Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:44 pm

Dan74 wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:31 pm
Excellent!!! I will let the two people who queried it know.
I did by PM to F and B on DW site.

As they at DW just locked all topics related to the discussion of Zen Space -- please continue here, incl. possible AWS setup and any other ideas discussed and offered there.

BTW, DW sites (both dhamma and dharma) are hosted on the Amazon's AWS, at this IP:

ec2-52-52-250-185.us-west-1.compute.amazonaws.com or 52.52.250.185

We must have a reliable backup place online, other than DW, to meet in case of such failures -- thoughts?

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Re: Forum Status Updates

Post by E.T. » Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:19 pm

Well, I do have one: zenforum.international
If that name 'offend' anyone; how about zenspace.international?

I will merely be the background tech. Someone else need to be admin on the board.
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