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Featured Intensitysquared crashed/Is back

Discussion in 'General Autism Discussion' started by Pappy Boyington, Oct 5, 2020.

  1. Pappy Boyington

    Pappy Boyington Well-Known Member

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    About 3 days ago, the database at Intensity crashed and nobody seems to be fixing it.

    Also the site has dropped off of Google search, you can only get to it by typing in the address directly from what I'm seeing.

    It looks like the site name may come up for sale soon.

    Would anyone be interested in a new version of Intensitysquared??
     
  2. Kit

    Kit Well-Known Member

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    I haven't been there in so many years I don't even care about that place. I only lurked there every now and then. I didn't even recognize lot of the users there anymore.
     
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  3. Pappy Boyington

    Pappy Boyington Well-Known Member

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    Nice to see you SG!

    There's only a few new members but many have come back with new profiles so you probably didn't recognize them.

    I only cared about a few people there but that was the only place I had contact with them. I've got lots of good memories hanging out there and I'm sad to see it go.

    It would be nice if someone bought the name and started up a new Intensity.
     
  4. Kit

    Kit Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, lot of people don't recognize me anymore and some still know who I am.

    BTW I don't recognize you.
     
  5. Pappy Boyington

    Pappy Boyington Well-Known Member

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    I'm Scrap.
     
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    What the hell is that place
     
  7. Genesis

    Genesis Observer who travels the world when given a chance

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    I^2 is basically an autistic 4chan without the pranks and the lulz... just a lightly moderated site which has somewhat of an "eh" side when discussing Wrong Planet.
     
  8. Pappy Boyington

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    odeon is considering turning it into a moderated site.

    He's talking about switching from hostgator, which is based in Texas, to a host based in the E.U.

    This means that free speech is not protected for a site hosted in the E.U., they have to conform to censorship standards that meet E.U. guidelines.

    This will suck for the Admins because they have a TON of posts there that have to be deleted to meet those standards.

    In other words, the old Intensity will die if they do this.
     
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    You probably need a disclaimer page to the effect that it's a private members only club, over 18 etc, in the usa. Don't know much about site hosting, maybe some of the euros know about Euro stuff.

    Didn't Obama give da internet to da UN or sumfink.

    Ax 4 Chan, I'm sure they know.
     
  10. Pappy Boyington

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    The front page clearly says it's for 18 and over, they have adult content on the site including porn.
     
  11. Genesis

    Genesis Observer who travels the world when given a chance

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    intensity with EU rules? -__-
     
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    Any reason why it crashed?

    He can use another host in the US can he?
     
  13. Genesis

    Genesis Observer who travels the world when given a chance

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    Knowing Oden it's always *hush hush*
     
  14. Pappy Boyington

    Pappy Boyington Well-Known Member

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    Hostgator ran out of disc space to host the site and it got "bumped off".

    I think he wants to host it in the EU to introduce moderation in a backdoor kinda way.

    He can delete posts and claim "that post violated EU law so we had to delete it".
     
  15. Kit

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    That really sucks, I can understand now why websites would have the donation button that allows users to donate to the site so the web forum owner can pay for the forum fees to keep it up. I have donated at least a $1 to a website forum in the past. I figure for every dollar per member, it helps with the forum fees if every user donates.

    Sounds like you are in contact with Odeon.
     
  16. Pappy Boyington

    Pappy Boyington Well-Known Member

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    Nothing beyond reading his posts on I2.
     
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    Then I wonder how you know about his plan then and why the website crashed.
     
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    Hello (long time Intensity member here) - why it crashed is no secret, we got the word out as soon as we could. The server did indeed run out of disk space and Hostgator's techs took an entire week to fix it even after repeated messages. Not impressive.

    As for switching to an EU server, Odeon himself is in the EU and he pays the hosting, so it's ultimately his call, but personally I'm not in favour of any plan that requires deleting old posts. There's no reason that I know of not to pick another host in the USA.

    The site is back up as of a few days ago.

    Pappy has been trying to start a competing site for years, but it never gets enough members to be self-sustaining. The more autism forums the better, IMO.
     
  19. Genesis

    Genesis Observer who travels the world when given a chance

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    An American Host wouldn't be a problem, yet an EU Host would be because of that thing they passed?
     
  20. Kit

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    Why not move to another American host?

    I am pretty sure having members donate to the new site wouldn't be enough because the community is too small.