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#1

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    Well, for the second time in nearly as many years, it would appear that FreewareBB is still hanging on in there and the site has now been offered a new home by the owner ofhttp://www.lo4d.com, another download site which shares the same ideals as us here at FreewareBB.

    The site owner, Christopher, very kindly offered to host our site because of the difficulties we were having. Initially, I felt our current host wasn't able to host our site comfortably and that spikes in traffic were resulting in lost visitors and a bad experience for regular visitors and despite many support requests to our host it seemed they still didn't manage to get to the bottom of what was going on.

    This, I believe, led to the loss of revenue that was needed to pay for the monthly hosting which put us in a vicious circle ... I had to pay for the hosting from my own pocket, but with less and less people coming to the site (or able to get to the site), barely any revenue and frequent issues with the server I decided it was not possible to watch FreewareBB die slowly and made the decision to close. Searching for another host was possible, but my past experiences tell me that for the amount I was able to pay each month, I would be looking at similar, substandard, hosting.

    Christopher then came along and offered his help and now I'm thinking, let's give it another shot, let's see if a decent server and host makes the difference to FreewareBB and everyone finally manages to get to the site without any issues and it remains as fast as it should have always been !!.

    So, for the next few months, and with Christopher's help, I hope we see an improvement in the visitor numbers to FreewareBB once again - thereafter I'll review the situation and see what position we are in so for now we're still alive and kicking - feels good again :good:

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      #2

      FutureShock

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        Hello marko and everyone...

        Wow, I am shocked! I guess I was holding out hope that FBB would be back someday, but I didn't think so fast so. Thanks to Io4d and Christopher for making this possible.

        I guess downloads numbers will go up and down, but it's sure nice to see that a good guy like marko can find a way to make it through the trouble spots during the slow times.

        Thanks again to Christopher. Great job helping out a fine site and site owner, marko!

        Here's to the continued life and success of FBB...helping bring together us average Joes and developers alike, so that we're never out of a freeware we need!

        :drinks: :good:



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          jayesstee

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            Hello marko and everyone...

            Wow, I am shocked! I guess I was holding out hope that FBB would be back someday, but I didn't think so fast so. Thanks to Io4d and Christopher for making this possible.

            I guess downloads numbers will go up and down, but it's sure nice to see that a good guy like marko can find a way to make it through the trouble spots during the slow times.

            Thanks again to Christopher. Great job helping out a fine site and site owner, marko!

            Here's to the continued life and success of FBB...helping bring together us average Joes and developers alike, so that we're never out of a freeware we need!

            :drinks: :good:

            Not original, but a sincere "me too". :bye:


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              C0ldf1re

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                There used to be a popular little bit of graffiti on public conveniences in the UK. At one time you had to pay a penny to get into the toilet.

                It went: "Here I sit, most down-hearted. Paid a penny, and only farted."

                I've got the same feeling! Paid a whole dollar to post on the forum, and can't think of anything to say.

                Oh... Wait on... Inspiration has crept up on me...

                Well done, Christopher! And good luck for the future, Marko!


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                  Claw

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                    Looks like the Band is back together buddy. Great job Christopher, you just made awhole lotta people very happy. Marko, I told you buddy, this motley crew you have here, will be here until the end, and beyond. :good: :good: :good: :good:



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                      marko

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                        Guys, it is no longer a requirement to verify your membership to post on the site. All members will remain in the members groupindefinitely which will allow you to download and post in the forums (however, your post's will be moderated), but ifyou wish to edit your profile, add a signature to your account, have all ad's removed, post a download comment, rate a download, participate in a blog and post in the forums without moderator approval you need to verify your accountfor $1 per year.

                        If you are not in the Verified Members group, you will still see advertisements and you will require moderator approval before your forum post's appear on the site - this, together with the other restrictions means we can still ensure forum post's and profile edits don't include spam content and it hopefully also encourages newcomers to participate. Of course, those of you who have already paid to become Verified Members can request a refund if you feel you no longer require to be verified - please PM me and I'll be happy to refund (please note that Paypal only allows refunds up to 60 days) :)

                        Kind Regards

                        Marko


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                          John T

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                            Home is where the heart is, thanks Chris.

                            Here's to the next chapter Marko.



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                              Claw

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                                I got your back John T. Claw's right behind you.



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                                  Tallemu

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                                    Thanks to everyone who made this possible it going to be great to have everybody back good luck.



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                                      JoninOz

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                                        Wonderful news....thanks to Christopher at LO4D the lights are on again.........and the gesture from Christopher shows that

                                        some great people are still around to help the good people like Marko.

                                        This news came at the same time my outlook.com account was resurrected...OH HAPPY DAYS!!!

                                        Regards,

                                        JoninOz.







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