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Website Management/Ownership - Step Up or It Goes Away on March 1 - Jake - 11-16-2020

Hi friends.

This has been a long time coming, but it's time that I officially and truly move on from administering mmsports.org and this forum. I've got a lot on my plate otherwise, and have been the de facto owner of this little piece of the internet since I was a sophomore in college, which was nearly 13 years ago.

The past few years in particular have shown that there is exactly zero interest from students in picking up ownership of this site and forum. The most I can get out of anyone is reimbursement for web hosting and domain registration fees each year, which works out to about $150/year. But regardless, it's all still in my name and if I don't update content on pages, update software, update plugins, etc then most of it doesn't get done. Taylor has helped with a few things (SSL in particular) but 90% of this has fallen to me.

The web hosting and domain registration both renew on March 15, 2021. If we do not have a clear new owner identified by March 1, I plan on letting everything lapse and the website and forum will cease to exist at that time. "Clear new owner" means you will identify a web host and transfer the site and domain 100% out of my name and ownership. I have enjoyed donating my time and energy to keeping the lights on, but I need to focus efforts elsewhere as I'm spread quite thin.

Thanks.


RE: Website Management/Ownership - Step Up or It Goes Away on March 1 - Senor_Taylor - 11-16-2020

If Site5 will transfer this to a new account, I guess I can take it. If the discord really takes off, I think we start to consider archiving the forum as read only and hosting it somewhere like GitHub or something where we don't need to pay for it, but it doesn't disappear.


Website Management/Ownership - Step Up or It Goes Away on March 1 - ViPER1313 - 11-18-2020

All of this has been transferred to a new host under my name. Significant updates are underway. The forum is not 100% complete theme wise but should be functional.


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RE: Website Management/Ownership - Step Up or It Goes Away on March 1 - Senor_Taylor - 11-18-2020

Great job, Adam! This new forum looks SHARP. I'm glad we're finally able to upgrade everything.


RE: Website Management/Ownership - Step Up or It Goes Away on March 1 - ViPER1313 - 11-18-2020

(11-18-2020, 12:05 PM)Senor_Taylor Wrote: Great job, Adam! This new forum looks SHARP. I'm glad we're finally able to upgrade everything.
Punch list

1. Fix response bug on iOS phones where text resizes when scrolling a form
2. Facebook login integration.
3. Remove right hand and bottom widgets in forum.
4. Forum and Main site theme syncing- want to get all colors in sync.
5. Top menu sync - “portal” vs “home”, forum vs forums labels
6. Update all social links to correct locations
7. Google Adsense integration into the forum.
7. Content.

I would really appreciate it if the current officer group could think of some content here.


RE: Website Management/Ownership - Step Up or It Goes Away on March 1 - BLINGMW - 11-18-2020

Thank you Jake, and thanks to anyone that takes this ball!


RE: Website Management/Ownership - Step Up or It Goes Away on March 1 - Mike - 01-19-2021

Jake, thanks a ton for keeping it alive all this time.
Adam, thank you a ton going forward for preserving it.

New forum version looks outstanding.
Only things I've noticed are 1) I don't know half these people 2) I can't change my signature (security error)