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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 2:39 pm    Post subject: Photo album on website... Reply with quote

Should we take a collection, or would people who use the site regularly be willing to make a small donation to pay for someone to fix the website so that we can share photos again?

Just a thought...
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 8:04 am    Post subject: PHOTOS Reply with quote

I suppose we should do as directed at the bottom of the page:

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I like the style and feel of this site. I hope someone can be found to correct it. It does look like it is becoming dated though.
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was unable to help out with the photo issue. But a while back I provided Rob with a couple resources for the photo album. There was an update to the php photo album add-in the site was using (which I believe he used to try to update the site and fix the problem):

Photo Album Add-on

There is also a newer version of the Photo Album altogether which incorporates many additions and new features:

Full Album Pack

I'm not sure how much was done with updating the photo albums and I'm not much help as I really have no experience with PHP. It does seem like it may be a pain updating the entire album (or the entire site for that matter) without blowing away all of the archived material (although there may be a migration method which will preserve all of the old stuff on the site). Though if we are losing functionality of the site as the elements become dated it may be worth it to update the entire thing and risk losing some old material.

If possible a subdomain could be created (like beta.bois-blanc.com or bois-blanc.com/beta) to test out a new site design using the new php or the new photo album code to make sure it doesn't completely fall apart, or to test out migrating the old data to the new site. As the site is using php 2 and I believe its up to 3.something now. Updating the php code could provide more features for the site users, as well as performance improvements...
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 1:47 pm    Post subject: What are your thoughts, Rob? Reply with quote

We are all waiting with baited breath.Whats the next step in getting our website problem resolved? I for one, would be willing to donate $ if we need to hire some outside help. "please respond" ..... Hazzy
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So is there any news on the status of the repair/replacement of the Photo Album?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 5:01 pm    Post subject: site Reply with quote

I also would be willing to help with $$$$ to fix the problem ..
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well now we have at least (3) people willing to donate... Anyone else?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've already mailed my check to Rob, to use as he sees fit.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also sent a check.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rob,

How much do you estimate it will cost to repair the website?

Or in a different way of asking, what would a be a good suggested donation?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First of all, thank you to those who have sent donations. It is appreciated. The average donation has been $25. As far as a "cost" for repairing the album, the only cost is my time, which is at a premium these days. I'm not holding the photo album "hostage" for more donations, just need a couple of uninterupted days to perform upgrades. When those two days will be is yet to be determined. My intent is to stay with phpbb version 2, which is what we're using right now. I believe there are plenty of unofficial websites dedicated to supporting phpbb2. I hope to be able to upgrade the photo album to the FAP version that Kacy mentioned in his post. I have it up and running on our family website and it's much nicer that the album used here. I also hope to integrate a calendar. Take a peak at www.circlewranch.us un: test, pw: test

Thanks to all who make this a great site, and thanks for your patience.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent pic on your family site. Beautiful color and really clear.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:45 am    Post subject: address Reply with quote

Thanks for the update Rob Smile where can we send our checks?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My mailing address is:

RKJ Endeavors
11344 Northland Dr.
Big Rapids, MI 49307

cell: 231-796-2727

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:34 am    Post subject: In the mail Reply with quote

Sending a check this week, Rob .... "Get er Done" : ) We appreciate your efforts.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sending check as well. Can't wait to see some new photos...
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