Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

Keep CAFCNA Alive! Become a Supporting Member Today!

Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 5 6 7  All   Go Down

Author Topic: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...  (Read 9703 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

frito

  • CAFCNA 2018 Premium Member
  • Full Member
  • *
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,780
  • "I'll be your bumblebee buzzing around"
Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #25 on: 11/11/17 09:42 AM »

FWIW, I think the sudden decline in page views directly correlates to the Photobucket issue.  One of the things folks like to do is show off their Avys.  Now that it's so much more difficult to post pictures, I think.a lot of people are going to the Facebook group page instead which is a shame, especially since I deactivated my FB account.
Logged
Bumblebee - '03 Z71, FTDRL, All On High, Sail Panel LEDs, Bumper Cup Holders.  Decisions, Decisions...

Randy

  • Charter Member
  • Full Member
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2,221
  • I charge more than a buck$
Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #26 on: 11/11/17 10:31 AM »

Yea, I've noticed a lot of pictures missing from the posts.. I just resize them in paint, it's easy..
Logged
02 2500 Summit White-Loaded, Heated Leather Seats, Sunroof, Pioneer AVIC-Z3 Navigation System with back-up cam, front cam and Blue Tooth. Nelson Tune, UPD/K&N Intake, Dual Magnaflow SS Mufflers and 3" Tailpipes, Powermaster 225 Amp Alternator, Dual Optima Batteries, Full Traction 6" Lift with 305/70/17 Goodyear MT/R's and SSBrakes, Calipers and Rotors, E-Z Down Tail Gate.

More to follow...

22' Velocity Boat powered by 502 BB and Stage III Procharger 750+HP

ca2kjet

  • WebMaster
  • Full Member
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 705
  • something secret steers us
Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #27 on: 11/11/17 01:37 PM »

The charts were based on the "Forum History" data found here: http://www.chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php?action=stats

That page also provides additional stats including a "Top 10 Topics (by Views)" and the current results are interesting. I think the only way to see more breakdown such as over time of topics and views it'd have to be compiled from the database.
Logged

Black on Black - 2007 Avalanche 4x4 LT3 Z71

MS03 2500

  • CAFCNA 2017 Premium Member
  • Full Member
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 37,458
Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #28 on: 11/11/17 05:29 PM »

You know what I find strange, out of the 4116 new members last month how many actually made it through the process.   ???


To me that does indicate we have interest in the club
« Last Edit: 11/11/17 05:33 PM by MS03 2500 »
Logged
2003 2500

ygmn

  • Administrator
  • Full Member
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 33,411
  • Insert Funny Text Here _______________ .
Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #29 on: 11/12/17 04:28 AM »

Remember NEW MEMBERS is any one who signs up....
Many who sign up are SPAM BOTS from the UKRAINE and RUSSIA etc.
They had a software updrage around the time you see this spike and these people were counted even then though they are not approved or follow up with registration...

One of my chores is to weed thru the new sign ups and delete the SPAMMERS based on funky emails etc...

We use to have a MOD to software that would nto let these KNOWN spammers sign up but alas it is BROKE and does not work anymore hence why this member number is inflated....

SO bottom line ignore this number...

Some data:
I chose a certain grouping of 2000 member sign ups from early this year.
only 15 members followed thru with registration and are members.
of these 15;  2 of them posted for a total of 5 posts.
only a 3-5 have last logged in within 7 days.


I also think page views are increasin due to SEARCH ENGINE BOTS logging data for their use...
This bugs me as they copy the data and keep it for their use to make money selling ads on their site when someone searches for AVALANCHE info...

The Most online spike was a accidently tweak in some admin software setting by dougd way back then.... ignore that one and the rest are OK since the settings have not changed to make the data ok.


« Last Edit: 11/12/17 04:32 AM by ygmn »
Logged
Thread Killer ... After I post they die?
2002 Pewter Z66 - Sept 2001
CAFCNA Album
LSU BABY!
YANKEES BABY!
SAINTS BABY!

ca2kjet

  • WebMaster
  • Full Member
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 705
  • something secret steers us
Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #30 on: 11/12/17 06:01 AM »

Thanks ygmn for the info. That's definitely saddening news if signups have dropped that low.  :'(
Logged

Black on Black - 2007 Avalanche 4x4 LT3 Z71

redheadedrod

  • CAFCNA 2017 Supporting Member
  • Full Member
  • *
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2,721
  • 2003 Z71
Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #31 on: 11/12/17 07:59 AM »

As a programmer if there is anything I can help with let me know.

You should also be able to block IP's as well but depends on the software too.

Also wonder if moving to new version would be viable as well.

Rodney
Logged
2003 Cladded Black Z71 - PC installed otherwise mostly stock.
4 Light Brake/Turnsignal
All on high and FTDRL (BCM friendly version)

MS03 2500

  • CAFCNA 2017 Premium Member
  • Full Member
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 37,458
Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #32 on: 11/12/17 10:33 PM »

Sorry I've been on the road all day.

The number one thing everyone can do is become the Supporting Member, without it why should we consider you.

That's including the coordinators and moderators, everyone can afford 25 dollars a year.
Logged
2003 2500

MS03 2500

  • CAFCNA 2017 Premium Member
  • Full Member
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 37,458
Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #33 on: 11/12/17 10:47 PM »

Remember NEW MEMBERS is any one who signs up....
Many who sign up are SPAM BOTS from the UKRAINE and RUSSIA etc.
They had a software updrage around the time you see this spike and these people were counted even then though they are not approved or follow up with registration...

One of my chores is to weed thru the new sign ups and delete the SPAMMERS based on funky emails etc...

We use to have a MOD to software that would nto let these KNOWN spammers sign up but alas it is BROKE and does not work anymore hence why this member number is inflated....

SO bottom line ignore this number...

Some data:
I chose a certain grouping of 2000 member sign ups from early this year.
only 15 members followed thru with registration and are members.
of these 15;  2 of them posted for a total of 5 posts.
only a 3-5 have last logged in within 7 days.


I also think page views are increasin due to SEARCH ENGINE BOTS logging data for their use...
This bugs me as they copy the data and keep it for their use to make money selling ads on their site when someone searches for AVALANCHE info...

The Most online spike was a accidently tweak in some admin software setting by dougd way back then.... ignore that one and the rest are OK since the settings have not changed to make the data ok.




You don't need  a tech weeny, but you have to give up some control.

Remember I told you about untrustworthy people LOL
« Last Edit: 11/13/17 09:54 AM by MS03 2500 »
Logged
2003 2500

HellHoof

  • CAFCNA 2017 Supporting Member
  • Full Member
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 128
Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #34 on: 11/13/17 08:12 PM »

I'll throw my hat in the ring to provide assistance / support. I'm a lead web/software developer for one of the largest companies in the US. Some of my side-gigs are hosted on a shared cluster for $20/year. This site wouldn't get off that cheap, but I echo what the others say -- $1,500 for 6 months is way too much.
Logged
2009 LTZ

Dalefan

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 585
  • Mountains and a Truck..What more do you need!
Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #35 on: 11/13/17 08:41 PM »

Yea, I've noticed a lot of pictures missing from the posts.. I just resize them in paint, it's easy..

Slightly off topic, but if you want a super simple way to resize pictures, download this Windows extension. It is the same as the old Resizer Powertoy from earlier versions of Windows. You can even select multiple files and do them all at once. I use it all the time to resize pics for posting.

https://www.digitalred.com/support/windows/image-resizing/
Logged
'04 1500 4x4 Cladded, Dark Gray Metallic, leather, 6 disc Bose, Sunroof, assist steps, roof rack, dual visors, G80 3.73 rear, Amber DRLs, All 4 on High, 50 watt 885 fogs, Av hitch cover, Mag Mod, Spectre CAI.

MS03 2500

  • CAFCNA 2017 Premium Member
  • Full Member
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 37,458
Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #36 on: 11/14/17 12:01 AM »

I'll throw my hat in the ring to provide assistance / support. I'm a lead web/software developer for one of the largest companies in the US. Some of my side-gigs are hosted on a shared cluster for $20/year. This site wouldn't get off that cheap, but I echo what the others say -- $1,500 for 6 months is way too much.

Thanks for the offer there are a few issues I'm trying to work out with the Admins who are super busy and hard to contact.
Logged
2003 2500

malbrecht1

  • CAFCNA 2017 Supporting Member
  • Full Member
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 61
Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #37 on: 11/14/17 01:06 AM »

I'm a relatively new member, but I thought I would suggest something. If there was a way to make the site mobile friendly, I think it would greatly help new members stay active.

The two biggest challenges when I first joined were attaching pictures to posts and the lack of a mobile website. I use my phone for almost everything and I'm probably not alone.

Just my two cents. I donated because I want to keep the site going as there is a plethora of information on here.
Logged
2003 Z71 Cladded

ygmn

  • Administrator
  • Full Member
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 33,411
  • Insert Funny Text Here _______________ .
Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #38 on: 11/14/17 05:25 AM »

Thanks for the offer there are a few issues I'm trying to work out with the Admins who are super busy and hard to contact.
DO NOT STIFFLE members from contacting admins please...

I am looking for all the help I can get.
Logged
Thread Killer ... After I post they die?
2002 Pewter Z66 - Sept 2001
CAFCNA Album
LSU BABY!
YANKEES BABY!
SAINTS BABY!

ygmn

  • Administrator
  • Full Member
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 33,411
  • Insert Funny Text Here _______________ .
Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #39 on: 11/14/17 05:26 AM »

I'm a relatively new member, but I thought I would suggest something. If there was a way to make the site mobile friendly, I think it would greatly help new members stay active.

The two biggest challenges when I first joined were attaching pictures to posts and the lack of a mobile website. I use my phone for almost everything and I'm probably not alone.

Just my two cents. I donated because I want to keep the site going as there is a plethora of information on here.
We know but lack the skills to do this at present.

HOpefully when I find geek help they can fix this as it has been on our TO DO LIST for years....

Right now goal is to reduce COSTS....

Then we can fix software and features.
Logged
Thread Killer ... After I post they die?
2002 Pewter Z66 - Sept 2001
CAFCNA Album
LSU BABY!
YANKEES BABY!
SAINTS BABY!

ca2kjet

  • WebMaster
  • Full Member
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 705
  • something secret steers us
Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #40 on: 11/14/17 05:36 AM »

I'm a relatively new member, but I thought I would suggest something. If there was a way to make the site mobile friendly, I think it would greatly help new members stay active.

The two biggest challenges when I first joined were attaching pictures to posts and the lack of a mobile website. I use my phone for almost everything and I'm probably not alone.

Just my two cents. I donated because I want to keep the site going as there is a plethora of information on here.

You're absolutely right about the mobile friendliness of the forum. Its software utilizes the old Wireless Application Protocol for mobile viewing which is all but a dead standard and modern mobile devices don't even know how to read it anymore. The best course of action on this front would be to improve the forum's theme to handle device scaling. As ygmn pointed out, no reason it can't be done, its just going to take some time getting there.
Logged

Black on Black - 2007 Avalanche 4x4 LT3 Z71

redheadedrod

  • CAFCNA 2017 Supporting Member
  • Full Member
  • *
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2,721
  • 2003 Z71
Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #41 on: 11/14/17 09:19 AM »

Sorry I've been on the road all day.

The number one thing everyone can do is become the Supporting Member, without it why should we consider you.

That's including the coordinators and moderators, everyone can afford 25 dollars a year.
Bryon, you know... Sometimes people have more to give than cash... You shouldn't stiffle ANY offers of help. With the going rate of a programmer being well over $150 an hour I am sure if I was able to fix issues with the site or add features it would be well worth the effort REGARDLESS if I was a site sponsor or not. 

Having spent over $5000 in the past year in repairs and nearly $10,000 in tuition... $350 a month in Insurance... $250 in fuel costs... Yea donating time is much more benefit to both me and the club if it can be utilized..

Also wondering if moving to version 2 would offer some upgraded that might make life easier by keeping out spammers and being more mobile friendly among other things.
« Last Edit: 11/14/17 09:23 AM by redheadedrod »
Logged
2003 Cladded Black Z71 - PC installed otherwise mostly stock.
4 Light Brake/Turnsignal
All on high and FTDRL (BCM friendly version)

Steelheadchaser

  • Administrator
  • Full Member
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 10,437
  • Forethought is better than afterthought
Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #42 on: 11/14/17 03:06 PM »

Mobile friendliness is something that has been discussed in the past, but as ygmn mentioned, we don't have the skills on hand to make it happen.
Logged
 Thank you Supporting and Premium Supporting Members, You are the ones that keep the lights on here!

Didit

  • CAFCNA Cruise Coordinator
  • Full Member
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 4,801
  • I love the Chevy Avalanche
Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #43 on: 11/14/17 03:33 PM »

Sorry to be a butt, but I learned to spell a long long time ago, two of you have used the word "stiffle" one is a copy cat I'm sure, however the word is STIFLE, what's this world coming to, lol.

Didit
Logged

malbrecht1

  • CAFCNA 2017 Supporting Member
  • Full Member
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 61
Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #44 on: 11/14/17 06:07 PM »

It seems like we have at least a few members who are knowledgeable in website design and coding, I'm sure we can make this happen.

Who started this forum? Why hasn't the Simple Machine software been updated or the theme changed to a responsive theme? I know it's not as easy as it sounds, but I haven't seen any changes in the past year.

I'm not a programmer so I'm not the best person to fix the website design, but I'm willing to help out anyway I can.

Obviously the 1st priority is to reduce the hosting costs, but at the same time we can be working to update the website.
Logged
2003 Z71 Cladded

ygmn

  • Administrator
  • Full Member
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 33,411
  • Insert Funny Text Here _______________ .
Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #45 on: 11/15/17 04:12 AM »

It seems like we have at least a few members who are knowledgeable in website design and coding, I'm sure we can make this happen.

Who started this forum? Why hasn't the Simple Machine software been updated or the theme changed to a responsive theme? I know it's not as easy as it sounds, but I haven't seen any changes in the past year.

I'm not a programmer so I'm not the best person to fix the website design, but I'm willing to help out anyway I can.

Obviously the 1st priority is to reduce the hosting costs, but at the same time we can be working to update the website.

CHief Started it in 2002 - check the history thread in this section.

Again SHC and I are not geeks and do not know how to update or up grade or add or modify etc...
What we know how to do is press software buttons and try our best to keep the peace and spam free.

So first goal is reduce costs and/or increase revenue.
Second goal is geek who can fix webpages, SMF forum software etc so we do not lose what we have.
third goal is to modify and upgrade webpages and software to make it better.

Logged
Thread Killer ... After I post they die?
2002 Pewter Z66 - Sept 2001
CAFCNA Album
LSU BABY!
YANKEES BABY!
SAINTS BABY!

frito

  • CAFCNA 2018 Premium Member
  • Full Member
  • *
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,780
  • "I'll be your bumblebee buzzing around"
Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #46 on: 11/15/17 06:53 AM »

Can't help out with programming stuff but I did finally become a premium member.  I figure I pay my annual dues for the BMWCCA so i should do the same here.  This site has helped me realize a I can do a lot of repairs I was previously too timid to try and as a a result, has saved me far more in repairs than the cost of a a membership.
Logged
Bumblebee - '03 Z71, FTDRL, All On High, Sail Panel LEDs, Bumper Cup Holders.  Decisions, Decisions...

Steelheadchaser

  • Administrator
  • Full Member
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 10,437
  • Forethought is better than afterthought
Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #47 on: 11/19/17 06:51 PM »

Can't help out with programming stuff but I did finally become a premium member.  I figure I pay my annual dues for the BMWCCA so i should do the same here.  This site has helped me realize a I can do a lot of repairs I was previously too timid to try and as a a result, has saved me far more in repairs than the cost of a a membership.

 :thumbsup:
Logged
 Thank you Supporting and Premium Supporting Members, You are the ones that keep the lights on here!

MS03 2500

  • CAFCNA 2017 Premium Member
  • Full Member
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 37,458
Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #48 on: 11/22/17 09:50 PM »

Mobile friendliness is something that has been discussed in the past, but as ygmn mentioned, we don't have the skills on hand to make it happen.

Oh man I've been  STIFLED here, but update SMF to 2.1 from 1.1.2 problem cured. 1.1.2 is from 2011. The email stuff is another story. SMTP
« Last Edit: 11/22/17 10:04 PM by MS03 2500 »
Logged
2003 2500

redheadedrod

  • CAFCNA 2017 Supporting Member
  • Full Member
  • *
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2,721
  • 2003 Z71
Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #49 on: 11/22/17 10:53 PM »

Ok just pass me a waffle then...

I am willing to help out with some aspects if I can. I would suspect there should be an easy to upgrade path from 1.0. I would be willing to test it on my host to see if it is doable if that would help out any. Of course probably could just do it locally as well.

It appears others have more experience than I do so I have no problem if someone else does the work but just putting out there that I do have some experience with this stuff. Not directly with SMF but with similar stuff.

So here is the path I see....

1. Change to a sustainable server.

2. Upgrade to latest version (Upgrading from 1.1.20 to 2.1 sounds like it is reasonably easy)
  SMF instructions to upgrade:
https://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/Upgrading
  Another party's tips for upgrading to prevent issues:
https://www.docskillz.com/docs/index.php?page=page200

3. Run on new version for a little while and insure any issues are dealt with

4. Update the theme to be mobile friendly

5. Look into mods to add additional functionality and security
     (Spam fighter mods and tapatalk appear to be available for SMF 2.x)

« Last Edit: 11/22/17 11:41 PM by redheadedrod »
Logged
2003 Cladded Black Z71 - PC installed otherwise mostly stock.
4 Light Brake/Turnsignal
All on high and FTDRL (BCM friendly version)
Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 5 6 7  All   Go Up
 

Page created in 0.141 seconds with 23 queries.