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mels
post Jul 28 2010, 09:06 AM
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Dear Marilyn admirers,

I am happy to announce that ES is now back online. The server was getting old and kept crashing all the time, as you probably have noticed. For now, we managed to keep the same server and only formatted and installed a recent OS and more recent database handling software, hoping that this will help the server staying more stable.

The memory usage (also known as RAM) is still very high because the sites hosted on the server (and mainly the boards) require a lot of memory (lots of people connecting and uploading at time, database updates permanently, etc). The only way to upgrade RAM would be to change servers and I couldn’t afford that so we’ll have to keep things that way and cross fingers hoping things will now work better.

Please let me know if things are not working properly (images not displaying for example) or if you think that the server is slower than before.

I’ll end with a necessary reminder which is that this server costs money every month (40 € / month), so any financial help is very welcome. You can learn more about how to help on this thread. I’m also taking this opportunity to thank again all Elite members who helped me support the costs. There are no little donations so please, feel free to donate if you wish (IMG:http://www.everlasting-star.net/boards/style_emoticons/default/marilynbybrandon_190.gif)

Mels
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Joan Newman
post Jul 28 2010, 10:45 PM
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Yes !!!


What a relief. Thank you Mels.
Just sent donation (IMG:http://www.everlasting-star.net/boards/style_emoticons/default/bye1.gif) .
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mazfan
post Jul 31 2010, 06:50 PM
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That's really good news! I love this site, the No1 MM site and the pictures are always amazing. I'm a long-standing MM fan with an MM group on Yahoo that still exists from 2001. Although no-one seems to visit anymore. I used to be in the Immortal Marilyn group when that was going. I think its a shame that web image searches are throwing up more MM impersonators that MM herself these days, although I make an exception for Suzie Kennedy who I think is awesome! Great to see ES back!

Tony



QUOTE(mels @ Jul 28 2010, 09:06 AM) *
Dear Marilyn admirers,

I am happy to announce that ES is now back online. The server was getting old and kept crashing all the time, as you probably have noticed. For now, we managed to keep the same server and only formatted and installed a recent OS and more recent database handling software, hoping that this will help the server staying more stable.

The memory usage (also known as RAM) is still very high because the sites hosted on the server (and mainly the boards) require a lot of memory (lots of people connecting and uploading at time, database updates permanently, etc). The only way to upgrade RAM would be to change servers and I couldn't afford that so we'll have to keep things that way and cross fingers hoping things will now work better.

Please let me know if things are not working properly (images not displaying for example) or if you think that the server is slower than before.

I'll end with a necessary reminder which is that this server costs money every month (40 € / month), so any financial help is very welcome. You can learn more about how to help on this thread. I'm also taking this opportunity to thank again all Elite members who helped me support the costs. There are no little donations so please, feel free to donate if you wish (IMG:http://www.everlasting-star.net/boards/style_emoticons/default/marilynbybrandon_190.gif)

Mels
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suusmarie
post Aug 1 2010, 12:21 AM
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Thanks for all your hard work Mels (IMG:http://www.everlasting-star.net/boards/style_emoticons/default/marilynbybrandon_190.gif) ! I wouldn't know what to do without this wonderful site (IMG:http://www.everlasting-star.net/boards/style_emoticons/default/throb.gif) !

I will send you a donation as soon as my salary is in (IMG:http://www.everlasting-star.net/boards/style_emoticons/default/coolio.gif) .
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post Aug 8 2010, 01:49 AM
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I think we should all try to make a regular donation (IMG:http://www.everlasting-star.net/boards/style_emoticons/default/smile1.gif)
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post Aug 8 2010, 04:11 AM
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QUOTE(Monroestar @ Aug 8 2010, 12:49 AM) *
I think we should all try to make a regular donation (IMG:http://www.everlasting-star.net/boards/style_emoticons/default/smile1.gif)



I don't know what Mel's financial situation is, hey, she may be a millionaire. (IMG:http://www.everlasting-star.net/boards/style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif) But I too have thought maybe maybe of donating more often or regularly. ???
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kandykisses
post Aug 8 2010, 10:16 AM
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(IMG:http://www.everlasting-star.net/boards/style_emoticons/default/jumpymm.gif) Adding my joy ES is back up. I love coming here to learn about Marilyn. (IMG:http://www.everlasting-star.net/boards/style_emoticons/default/marilynbybrandon_190.gif)
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Alanma
post Aug 8 2010, 03:00 PM
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ES provides so much pleasure, knowledge and, in a way, companionship, that I would feel very greedy if I simply took it all for nothing!

I think, though, that to make ES a 'pay-site' would be a mistake; it would put off those who love Marilyn but simply cannot afford to pay a subscription.

Mels puts in so much hard work and dedication to ES, that whether she is a millionairess or no, I think a more open and bold - but still discreet - invitation to donate would bear results.
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kandykisses
post Aug 9 2010, 12:14 AM
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I'm a silly american. is the Euro worth more than the $ or are they equal? I know the English pound is like 2 to the $ Roughly. Is there a button to make the paypal read English and be in American $ to donate?
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