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    There seems to be a glitch at Stormfront now. People are posting but the posts are blank.

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    I visited this forum first time today. I think I have not lost much.

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    Stormfront is temporarily down again.

    The board is down for software upgrades. Check back later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by řoreiūar View Post
    I don't really understand how a lower user activity can make the forum go bankrupt. If there's less activity, they don't need as much server power, and the cost of keeping the forum online would equally decrease. They've been around for a quarter of a century, and probably has accumulated huge amounts of stored data, which would increase costs if it were to be accessible to users. But that should also be possible to get around, by deleting (say) every thread that hasn't been active the last 10 years. I haven't managed a forum myself, so I can't say how things actually work, but it seems logical to me. There's plenty of smaller forums up and about even though they only have a few dozen active users.
    A forum's accessibility and uptime isn't only influenced by active members, there are other things which affect server load such as number of visitors/guests and the type of server the forum is hosted on. A small forum can easily be hosted cheaply on a shared server or even for free on various hosting platforms. I imagine that because SF has such a huge database and high number of visitors they need a powerful dedicated server, which isn't cheap afaik. Middle sized forums like TA and even this one pay something between 250 and 300$/month afaik, someone correct me if I'm wrong. I imagine SF might need a second server to host the dabatase (13 million posts, attachments, etc) so the cost might be double or triple. Plus the radio show, probably the equipment isn't cheap and some people might have to be paid to come on there. If you don't have a regular income and life costs allowing you to put that much money aside by yourself can be difficult so you have to rely on donations. According to the article the owner's wife also retired, which lead to their costs being cut. Plus if card companies don't allow donations that makes it even more difficult, since most people these days use PayPal or some type of card for donations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth View Post
    Stormfront is temporarily down again.
    Their server was indeed offline as the vBulletin software was updated to match the latest PHP version but had to taken offline again as it didnt work and had to be reverted back. SF need to change the whole of their forum software to a more new product but that is a massive project and nobody knows the plan in terms of time, resource, costs etc.


    Quote Originally Posted by Nachtengel View Post
    A small forum can easily be hosted cheaply on a shared server or even for free on various hosting platforms. I imagine that because SF has such a huge database and high number of visitors they need a powerful dedicated server, which isn't cheap afaik. Middle sized forums like TA and even this one pay something between 250 and 300$/month afaik, someone correct me if I'm wrong. I imagine SF might need a second server to host the dabatase (13 million posts, attachments, etc) so the cost might be double or triple.
    It's hosted by it's owner on their own servers with third party support.

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    I've just made my first 2 posts on Stormfront

    It took me nearly 7 years but at least it answers the earlier question about whether non-donating members are allowed to post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth View Post
    Stormfront is temporarily down again.
    It was down yet again earlier today and here was the message I received ...



    The cynic in me says that this is a ploy to get members donating!

    However, this particular outage didnít last as long as forecast and itís back to normal now.

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    I've been a sustaining member there for years. Given just over 2 grand. The Vbulletin software is done. He's moving it to something else next month. Eventually it will probably go off public view. So many guys have their own organizations they advertise on SF, all seeking donations. Don shouldn't allow it. It will be travesty if it, or a place like Skadi disappears. Before organizations, we need a basic communication hub. It's very simple. I came to Skadi because I didn't like how SF hides the theology forum from public view, and doesn't allow theological discussion outside of that forum. Still, SF is a hub of great information and history.
    We need a reservation system for our people and our own ethnic-nationalist faith, where we'll have sermons about our people and nations, real history, science, philosophy, etc., in addition to our older religions. Throw in some open bar nights, comedy club hours, music and dance, etc., and it'll be a cracker barrel of good times lol.

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    John, what you say about the future of SF doesn't sound too promising

    I've also noticed that in the short time since I started posting I've received a donation request and had someone trying to sell me WN literature in my PM box.

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    I recently made a few posts at SF. And I, too, just received a request for funds from a lifetime member.

    After my previous experience with SF, I really don't trust them enough anymore to become a sustaining member again.
    Aside from an ever increasing number of mortals who have willfully chosen to worship Satan and his minions, our battle has always been against the powers and principalities operating surreptitiously throughout this twisted world.

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