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README: paying for this site may soon become a problem

As this site becomes more popular - and particularly as the chatbox becomes more popular - we are using more resources on the server.

I just received a letter - second one - from our Web host complaining about the usage on this site. They want to move us to a new server with a lower average load. That will bring the site down for about an hour. This will probably happen soon, maybe even today.

I'm concerned that the next message will request that we move to our own server. I cannot afford that. If the traffic at this site grows to that extent, I will have to remove the chat software or do something else drastic to curtail usage and thus the expense to me. If you don't want this to happen, then please send CASH. Contribute to this site regularly. Resources are not free, and I'm in no position to support everybody here. I'm unemployed.

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Our Web host (the "abuse" coordinator) continues to grouse about the server load from the chat software. I asked if he could migrate the server at night US/EST (since many people here are in that time zone and it will cause the least disruption). I also asked if he can tell me when this will happen so I can post a warning on the site.

I will post updates as I have them.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

Just a couple of random questions...

 Are there any chat sites off this site where you could set up a regular presence and create a members only chat room for PA members? Sy, through a yahoo group? Or by having everyone create a gmail address and using the gmail messaging feature?

Also, what would it cost to set up your own server/s and run it/them? Is it perhaps affordable enough that the money to do so could be raised from us members?

I sure hope we can figure this out some how. I've found the chat option here to be incredibly useful in encouraging me to stay on task.

I made a donation late last year but I'm willing to make another one soon if it can help provide a long-term solution to this problem.


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Show up. Pay Attention. Speak the Truth. Let Go of the Outcome.

George,  I think chatting

George,  I think chatting by using icq, yahoo msgr, skype etc. would be an alternative, if the provider keeps bothering pro.

Pro, of course chatting would be "outside" the safe environment of your wonderful PA-site, but still an alternative, imho.

"Study how to use the symptoms of procrastination to trigger the cure!" Neil Fiore

Chatting with AIM

I prefer to chat internally on the site, but if that become impossible, we can all get an AIM account. It's free. Not Yahoo - too much spam chatting. Others are harder to use.

But we don't have to go there now. They're going to migrate the site and hopefully that will be the end of it.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

bandwidth question

Hey pro, Am I consuming bandwidth if I.... leave a tab for the site open on my browser?

Does it still use bandwith if my browser if in storage but not closed? Same question about staying in the chat.


Thanks again for all you do for the site... :)

no, that's fine

It's apparently not a bandwidth issue (as was explained to me) - it's a CPU resource issue. In any case, leaving a tab open to the site does no harm.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

the chatbox

I'm hoping that after the Web host migrates us to another server, he will stop bothering me about this. I think the usage of the chatbox has stabilized. The same people are usually there every day and it's not increasing (too much). 

I rely on the chatbox, too, and don't want it to go away. I have some things I can try if usage continues to go up. For example, we can try a different chat software - it's already installed on the site in a hidden area. I haven't made it public because phpFreeChat is a better program. But if the Web host bothers me again, that's what I'll try next.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.


Can't let this site go - not now when I have just found it!  What a wonderful resource you have created, Pro........

Thank you!!!