Discussion in 'Monitors' started by murrindindi, Apr 15, 2020.
Hi all (if any of the "all" are still here) can we now expect the site to continue running?
We can't really do anything. The site is spinning down the rabbit hole.
Merlin, how much longer before it goes under for the last time?
David I am not sure. There is so much that was available only to Rich.
Understood. Sad to see it going down this way...
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.
So very sad...
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?
We need to try and get people back on forums instead of the quite AWFUL Facebook groups, not saying it will be easy.
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.
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.
Well done Mike, anything and everything is worth trying!
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?
Mike is looking into it.
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
Times like this, I REALLY wish I was more (much more) computer literate.
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!
Any signs of it being worked out yet?
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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