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Welcome to our new domain - ACT BUS.net!
« on: October 05, 2008, 01:37:05 PM »
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Welcome to ACT BUS.net

We have moved domains, so here's a short FAQ to answer any questions you may have:

Why did we move?
Around a week ago, we received an email from our old host, Burst Networking. Burst are a non-profit business and have been bleeding money for some time now. The basic jist of that email was that they urgently needed money and assistance with tech support or they would be forced to close. As a result, we decided to jump that sinking ship before it closed and we lost the forum.

What are the benefits?
We now have more than double the space we had at Burst, in addition to 24/7 tech support which means any major issues can be solved very very quickly (as opposed to say, monthly). Our new server is far more reliable and offers many plugins for which we can expand our site. Basically, its much much better.

Any downsides?
We're now payng a small cost to run this website. If you would like to paypal a contribution (whatever amount you like), let us know.

What changes are there?
The Gallery has been restarted so that we can better organise how its viewed. There will now be an individual album for each vehicle. Once we have it up and running, you can apply for a contributor album. These will be limited to a set size and users can have ths quota upgraded for a small (Yet to be determined) fee. All fees will be put towards the costs of running this website. Aside from that, you won't notice many other changes at this stage.

Any issues with the forum?
This forum is exactly the same as the one hosted at Burst, as the entire forum was literally copied and pasted, and reinstalled here. The forum was reinstalled from the Burst version dated 29 September 2008, so any posts you have made since then at the Burst domain will not be here.

Sooo... any new sections?
We're working on one big new one, which we hope will be ready to launch by the end of the year. Stay tuned as we may announce this one in the coming weeks. Then again, we may not.

In Summary
We're in a much better place, and the downtime will now be minimal. Please let me know if you come across any errors.

Cheers
« Last Edit: February 11, 2011, 05:38:31 PM by Buzz Killington »