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#1 MaryO

 
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Posted 08 October 2013 - 08:42 AM

This skin, PowerSurge, is the new skin I mentioned earlier.

 

If you hate it and want to go back to the original (although some things may no longer work), go to the bottom left of any area and choose "Change Skin" to IP.Board

 

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If you change your mind later, you can always switch back to PowerSurge.

 

There may be things that need fixing.  If so, please post them here.

 

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#2 sunnyjoe

 
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Posted 08 October 2013 - 09:42 AM

I think it looks great!  Thank you so much for all of your hard work.  Will there be a chance to donate to cover hosting costs?



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 10:04 AM

I just posted about that under the donations page that Dearest had set up.

 

Here's a copy of what it says there:

 

I have decided to use WePay - https://www.wepay.co...r-surge-running for donations because they will show the total amount of donations at all times and the donor names, although you can choose to be anonymous.

 

Each month, we will need $99 for the website; every 6 months, $35 for the boards or $1,258 for the year.  I have put up the goal amount as $1,258 so that we can keep this same campaign for a year (until September 2014), rather than making a new page each month.

 

The fees that WePay takes:

 

Invoices and API Payments

Credit card payments: 2.9% + 30¢

Bank account (ACH) payments: 1% +30¢

 

There are no other fees to use WePay.  No monthly fees, no additional fees, no hidden fees.

 

Thank you so much to any of you who will help keep Dearest's information and legacy alive.

 

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#4 MaryO

 
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Posted 08 October 2013 - 10:08 AM

Changes so far:

 

You can now Log on with Facebook

 

If anyone would like, I can set up a log on with Twitter or Windows Live
 
The bottom of each post includes various "sharing icons" so that you can spread the good word about Power Surge.
 
I have closed these boards up a bit more.  Guests can no longer read what is posted here.  They must sign up and log on.
 
Would anyone like the Insta-Chat / Shoutbox back?
 
I am working on making the fonts a bit bigger for my older eyes :)


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Posted 08 October 2013 - 10:54 AM

Mary, the site looks great.  I'm not sure how I feel about closing the boards to guests though, not that I have a say in how you are managing this and I think you are doing a great job with it, but there are many women who find great relief when they visit the site looking for answers, that's how I started, just as an observer, then after 2 years I joined.  Now that the site is malware free, more and more women will come back, but they might be discouraged if they can't get into the boards as a guest first, you know, just to see if this place is for them.   They might just want to see what PS is all about without joining/   I know when I visit other sites and they want me to join, I exit out of it because I'm just checking it out to see if it's for me. 

 

Maybe once the traffic starts flowing here like it did 2 or 3 years ago, then maybe close the boards to guests.  That's just my opinion, like I said, you know what you're doing here! :D


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Posted 08 October 2013 - 11:18 AM

 

Changes so far:

 

You can now Log on with Facebook

 

If anyone would like, I can set up a log on with Twitter or Windows Live
 
The bottom of each post includes various "sharing icons" so that you can spread the good word about Power Surge.
 
I have closed these boards up a bit more.  Guests can no longer read what is posted here.  They must sign up and log on.
 
Would anyone like the Insta-Chat / Shoutbox back?
 
I am working on making the fonts a bit bigger for my older eyes :)
 
Haaaa Mary O the board looks great especially the beautiful heading where it says Powersurge with that ray of light means hope to me.
 
I like the idea about the font to for my older eyes.
 
I do think Gracie might have a point to about the guest part of it all you ponder it and see what your heart tells you.
 
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#7 MaryO

 
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Posted 08 October 2013 - 11:20 AM

My thinking was - so many women were adamant about the Facebook group being secret so I thought that they might like more privacy here.

 

I know that FB is more open, with real names, and here it's (usually) screen names.

 

I can certainly reopen this.



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 11:34 AM

My thinking was - so many women were adamant about the Facebook group being secret so I thought that they might like more privacy here.

 

I know that FB is more open, with real names, and here it's (usually) screen names.

 

I can certainly reopen this.

Haaaa Yes Mary O you have a very good point to a very good point



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 11:46 AM

I like this new look!!! :D



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 12:50 PM

Wow-- the site looks beautiful. Mary O, thank you for all your hard work! I tend to agree with Gracie about keeping the boards open to viewing by guests. That's how I found my way here... Wouldn't have ever joined off the bat, because I didn't yet know what I was experiencing "fit". Once I read post after post the light went on in my head and I began to understand. Heaven knows many women will be searching desperately just like we all were. If we can make it simpler for them find their way, I'd be in favor of keeping posts open to view. Just my opinion... And thanks again!- (the only issue I'm having is that the print when posting a reply isn't contrasted in color so it's difficult to see what I've written)

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 12:58 PM

I also lean in favor of this site being open to guests for exactly the reasons Gracie and ahalverson have mentioned.  I feel screen names give me enough privacy here vs. real names (and built in links to people I know in Facebook).  Will respect whatever is decided though.  I'll go check out the donation link.  Thank you for making the costs and accumulated funds transparent to us.  



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 03:30 PM

Thank you so much Mary for your dedication to keeping power-surge up and running. I know it's often said but for those of us who have felt very isolated during peri, these boards are gems. The new skin looks great!
Yay - my first post in over two years of coming here :)

#13 MaryO

 
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Posted 08 October 2013 - 04:16 PM

Excellent - welcome, Jelee!



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 05:03 PM

I think (just my opinion here..) the boards should remain open for guests to view as it has been in the past, unless being open would cause malware stuff..to happen again.



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 06:21 PM

Ok, guests are free to read here again :)

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 08:28 PM

I think the new boards look great.......i did try to log into the big chat...but I still cant get in....i dont know why...thats what sent me away from PS to begin with....if you have time can you check out whats going on there...I know alot of the old timers loved to chat in the chatroom but can no longer get in....and also If i log on thru Fb ...how do I do that...?


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Posted 08 October 2013 - 08:40 PM

It may be that the chatroom license expired - I'll have to check on that when I get a minute to breathe.

 

When you log in, there's an option to log in with Facebook, along with the normal option.



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 08:44 PM

I just logged into the chatroom - it requires Java 7



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 08:59 PM

AA (or anyone), about how many people at a time were in the chatroom.  

 

I have these choices:

 

 

You do not currently have an IP.Chat plan 
 

  • No IP.Chat

  • 5 Users    Free

  • 20 Users    $10/yr

  • 50 Users    $15/yr

  • 250 Users    $40/yr



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 09:40 PM

breath maryO, breath.  

you have done a wonderful job and the board looks great.  i'm an old timer, and i've come back once in a while to just look around and read a little.  i know just enough to know that you have been a busy bee trying to get things back up and running smoothly again. sorry its under the sad circumstances for you...sending you big hugs for your hard work.  :wub: 
and hoping we get enough donations to keep it going...that is my prayer now.  :)


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#21 MaryO

 
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Posted 08 October 2013 - 09:45 PM

Thanks so much, Jess :)

 

We have enough donations right now for over 2 months and that's fantastic for the first day.

 

AA, I just installed a new chatroom - just the free 5-person one for now.  If it's really popular, then we can think about upgrading.



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Posted 11 October 2013 - 09:06 PM

Wow!  55 registrations so far today. And the day isn't over yet...

 

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 03:13 PM

Posting new topics.

 

Some categories don't allow new topics. Dearest set some up that way.   The ones that do have a button that says "Start New Topic" above and below the current topics, on the right hand side.

 

Here's a sample from http://www.power-sur...hp?showforum=11 General Issues (Non-Menopausal)

 

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 05:02 PM

are we registering to donate or to remain a member or both. I am confused.

so what else is new?

Posting new topics.
 
Some categories don't allow new topics. Dearest set some up that way.   The ones that do have a button that says "Start New Topic" above and below the current topics, on the right hand side.
 
Here's a sample from http://www.power-sur...hp?showforum=11 General Issues (Non-Menopausal)
 
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are we registering to donate or to remain a member or both? or maybe for something else.
as I feel I often am, I am confused. thank u bundles!
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