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Is Herpcenter Back Up Now?

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by murrindindi, Apr 15, 2020.

  1. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member

    Hi all (if any of the "all" are still here) can we now expect the site to continue running?
     
  2. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    We can't really do anything. The site is spinning down the rabbit hole.
     
  3. David McConley

    David McConley Elite Member

    Merlin, how much longer before it goes under for the last time?
     
  4. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    David I am not sure. There is so much that was available only to Rich.
     
  5. David McConley

    David McConley Elite Member

    Understood. Sad to see it going down this way...
     
  6. kriminaal

    kriminaal HH Block Leader Staff Member Premium Member

    From what I found out, the web name has been paid for for quite a number of years. However server hosting I couldn't find out.
    Rich might have had it paid automatically from a HerpCenter bank account. If so, as long as the website is generating enough money and it's funneled to that account, it could go on for a while.
    We are still getting a decent number of visitor traffic but no idea how much is being generated by ads.

    So I'm thinking at some point we will try to get on and it'll be gone.
     
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  7. David McConley

    David McConley Elite Member

    So very sad...
     
  8. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member

    Hi Mike, so as not to misunderstand, are you saying (in part) that if donations are sufficient the site would continue and if yes, how much would be needed per week month, whatever?
     
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  9. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member


    We need to try and get people back on forums instead of the quite AWFUL Facebook groups, not saying it will be easy.
     
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  10. kriminaal

    kriminaal HH Block Leader Staff Member Premium Member

    That is a good idea.
    However I'm not sure if that is all linked. Donations might go to a HerpCenter account, but I can't say if if that would automatically fund the server hosting.
    I had tracked down the company hosting this website, but without the access pin they would tell me very little.
    I will try to find the info again and see if they will let me know if the fees are being paid through the site and what they would amount to.
    Like I said though, they were very tight lipped.
     
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  11. kriminaal

    kriminaal HH Block Leader Staff Member Premium Member

    I got a little further with the web host this time.
    Hopefully know in a few days if they will give us access.
    Going through ownership verification, sounds promising. No guarantees though.
     
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  12. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Thanks Mike.
     
  13. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member

    Well done Mike, anything and everything is worth trying!
     
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  14. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member

    Hi, Merlin, has Joshua R. (jarich) contacted you over the last few days because he said if there`s anything he could do to help he would?
     
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  15. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Mike is looking into it.
     
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  16. kriminaal

    kriminaal HH Block Leader Staff Member Premium Member

    Might be a bit to get this first step sorted out.
    If we can get site ownership transferred (likely to a relative in the short term)
    We will need someone willing to look after the back end of the website. It's not something for a beginner to tackle.
    Beginner being ME,lol
     
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  17. David McConley

    David McConley Elite Member

    Times like this, I REALLY wish I was more (much more) computer literate.
     
  18. David McConley

    David McConley Elite Member

    Mike, please keep us updated...I know you will. Stefan, I totally agree with getting folks off Facebook. I find myself staying away from it more and more lately due the fact it is becoming more of a political site than a social one. I MISS OUR FAMILY ON HERPCENTER!
     
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  19. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member

    Any signs of it being worked out yet?
     
  20. kriminaal

    kriminaal HH Block Leader Staff Member Premium Member

    Sorry, have not heard back yet.
    Been over a week now, wow time flies by.
    I will check and see if anything has been accomplished.
     

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