URGENT NEWS

I want to thank all our members for their support all these years - We appreciate every member and thank you for sharing your love of the Buffyverse at this site.  Unfortunately due to price changes we are forced into making Big Changes in number of members allowed and Big Changes in data storage.  We are sorry that all these changes have to be made and that we are being forced into eliminating much of our content and members.  If you have any content that you want to keep you should copy it to your personal files.  If you are no longer an active member or have not posted any data in the last two years, PLEASE delete your membership.  Embed Vids from other sites can be retained.

The month of July is being reserved for all our members to copy any of their content to their personal files and for non active members to delete their accounts.  After July I will have to delete memberships and content to meet the drastic reductions that the new NING prices and data storage require.

Any questions or comments - Please Post Them Here.

Thank You for having been a member of this wonderful Buffyverse fan site - we appreciate all your efforts and content that you have shared with all our Buffyverse fans.

Best Regards, 

cil_domney - head administrator

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Comment by cil domney on July 8, 2017 at 2:02pm

Hi Angel - Sorry I've not replied to your PM yet - I still want to do any archive of the site to my own personal records - we are not given permission by members to give access to their membership data when they become members.  I do plan to archive the vids but it needs to be to my personal computer.  I actually have a longer period to do a final archive beyond July.  Also, I am working to deleting a great deal  of superfluous and outdated content right now so I don't want to do a site archive just yet.

I do THANK YOU and greatly appreciate your offer to help and when I go ahead with the final archive I hope I can ask you questions on how to proceed.  

Comment by Angel on July 8, 2017 at 7:19am

Hi Double Duchess, sorry about your issue with Photobucket. If you need any assistance with that you consider "a huge amount of time that I don't have . . . " let me know. As I work with larges amounts of data on a regular basis as might be able to come up with an automated way to help resolve this issue.

I can always be reached at admin@vidders.net if anyone wants to email me directly.

Ok, signing off until I hear back from anyone as I need to prepare for a big project for a corporate client on Monday.

Comment by Angel on July 8, 2017 at 7:07am

Hi Cil,

I've sent you a message letting you know what I need to be able to help in this situation approximately 2 days ago and have not heard back. I even sent you my personal phone number. Perhaps there is a delay in your receiving messages.

Whether that is the case or not I need you to be in communication with me as this seems to be a time sensitive issue. I have been running my Ning Networks since April of 2009. I am very well versed in what needs to be done. I have archived over 18k videos at vidders.net. I am also very busy outside of my fandom activities and would like to for lack of a better phrase "get the show on the road". I may not be as available by the time you get back to me so please provide me with the info I requested or call me as I don't like trading messages in 1 to 2 day intervals with no progress which is what this feels like. It's the weekend and I fear nothing will happen till Monday and I booked solid for the week. Hope to hear from you soon. 

Comment by Double Dutchess on July 8, 2017 at 5:12am
Hi Cil, to add another problem: I've just been hit by the Photobucket disaster, meaning that most of t the images I've posted on BuffyTube* are no longer visible. This also severely affects the Comic Book pages. Fixing this would take a huge amount of time that I don't have...

*To avoid hotlinking, and save BuffyTube storage space, third party hosting always seemed the best alternative. My bad for doing it via Photobucket :-(
Comment by cil domney on July 6, 2017 at 12:08am

Thank You Angel - I appreciate the offer to help - there is a system for backing up the network vids - I don't know how to use it but if you do - it would be a great help.  

The obvious question is - does this all get backed up to my personal files?  don't see how else it works or does all the content go to some "cloud archive" - I will find out the name of the software NING uses.  

My opinion is that NING is totally unrealistic on the data storage limits they want to use - a lousy 10 GB with the type of content and quality being used online is simply not sufficient.  Especially regarding vids and the quality vidders use today - this limit is used up pretty fast.

First thing is for me to get the name of the software I need -   

Comment by Double Dutchess on July 5, 2017 at 3:31pm
That would be great if the uploaded vids could be saved!
Comment by Angel on July 5, 2017 at 12:48am

Hello, sorry to hear about your situation. If I remember correctly there are archive tools available to you to back up all content on the site. I am happy to provide any assistance you need regarding this. You can then have the freedom to remove as much as you want knowing you have a back up of the original content.

I appreciate the work you have done to keep this site running as long as it has as a resource for fans. It takes a particular type of stamina to run an online community and you have my utmost respect. I run the vidders.net site and as I said earlier I would be happy to assist in any way I can including hosting some of the non-embedded content on our site.

Comment by Morgan Dawn on July 4, 2017 at 6:59pm

Update: the owner of Vidder Tube (formerly Vidders.net) which was also hosted on Ning said he can assist in moving some of the  uploaded vids over to where he is hosting.  I sent you a  PM with the email address.  

Comment by Morgan Dawn on July 4, 2017 at 5:12pm

Hi, I'd be willing to be a temporary offline archive for the  videos. I've been working with Vidder Tube/Vidders.net and many other vidders (both analog and digital) on helping preserve fanvids. I can be reached at mdawn6 @ yahoo.com

Comment by cil domney on July 4, 2017 at 12:16pm

Thanks for your comments DD - I'm actually looking forward to trying to make this a Spuffy Friendly site - if it works great if not - we go into the category of "tiny but lovely" - if nothing else, I can indulge my personal Spuffy Love.  I opened a Tumblr account and Deviant Art and these are two additional sites that I can use to help promote BT.  I don't expect that I will ever get a lot of active members again.  

I've been looking at a lot of the content and really it's a lot of stuff that is absolutely no longer needed and I have already eliminated a lot of content.  I think your Comic Book Pages and the Home Tabs plus a few that I wanted to keep for resource material are the only ones left.  Since Comic Books will be a focus content - I would like to keep any you have available.  

Things Change - that is the way of the world.  

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