Risk of Suspension on 25th January

Re: Risk of Suspension on 25th January

Postby Americalex » Feb 08, 2018 10:27 am

Turns out they are going to shut it down, they say the problem only became worst in spite of the attempts I made to ban those IPs. The guess is they simply switched to other IPs and continued the spam. So now the host wants me to shift to a 500$ dedicated hosting plan which will not happen so I guess this means the site is going to end up shuttered pretty soon. I'll find another host basically. Gotta copy the whole folders down this evening when I get home so that eventually we can resume this.

I'm thinking of starting from scratch using the new google sites, it works with an easy embed of google groups and that could serve as basis for going forward. The death of Annexation.ca, I'm thinking of probably using a new domain name instead, and the focus and mission will be different but act as an evolution out of the experiences had here! With an eye on keeping the new form a pleasant hangout spot for those who like to linger on the lesser threaded paths of internet interactivity! It's been a nice ride and this is a memorable way to go down in flames, no regrets!
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Re: Risk of Suspension on 25th January

Postby Bayowolf » Feb 10, 2018 11:17 am

Sounds like the hosting company is doing this...just so you'd cough up the $500 (or more).
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Re: Risk of Suspension on 25th January

Postby Americalex » Feb 10, 2018 11:38 am

It could be indeed the case, hence why no matter what I've decided to seek other arrangements.

If the site does go down and you wonder how to followup, the facebook page will still be online so you can message me there or I will post guidance on where to recoup.
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Re: Risk of Suspension on 25th January

Postby -MM- » Feb 11, 2018 12:48 am

What is the focus and the difference in the mission going forward, Alex?
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Re: Risk of Suspension on 25th January

Postby Americalex » Feb 12, 2018 10:34 am

In a world awash with criticism and cynicism, the new mission will focused almost exclusively on proposing solutions, in every aspect of government, with a focus on the political system itself rather than the issues, with some drastic out of the box innovative thinking, with a fictional united Canada and the United States serving as the notional kernel for how such concepts could be applied.
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Re: Risk of Suspension on 25th January

Postby Americalex » Feb 27, 2018 1:14 pm

I'm thinking, a youtube channel with audio discussion of various topics providing a completely alternative narrative for people to espouse, in a comprehensive way as thoroughly as possible, complemented by a discord channel where discussions can happen, embedded in a website that takes kind of second stage.

They seem to not be shutting the thing down so far, and haven't responded to my reply at all since i mentioned I would not be taking their 500$ plan and it was okay to delete the web hosting. Also they seem to have cut down the spam traffic at least for now. Either way the degrading global situation and this event is making me seriously contemplate shifting over anyway.
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Re: Risk of Suspension on 25th January

Postby Americalex » Mar 01, 2018 10:05 am

Yeah they keep sending me hits of IPs to ban and I'm adding them as they come, last month they show 2.5 million hits from about 20 IPs. Definitely going to just retire this legacy software, it's outlived its life cycle.
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Re: Risk of Suspension on 25th January

Postby Nuke » Mar 11, 2018 3:16 pm

I've been developing a free forum host--a shame I couldn't have it done before this. You should back the forum up--when does it get taken down?
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Re: Risk of Suspension on 25th January

Postby Americalex » Mar 12, 2018 10:30 am

I did a backup not long ago but so far they haven't "pulled the trigger", I told them to go ahead and it just became radio silence since then. It's cool that you're working on one maybe we can use it once it becomes available later! Meanwhile worst case scenario I will retrieve the posts from the database and ideally extract them all into some kind of emulated output that could be a giant scroll like an ebook or something lol
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