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Old April 29th, 2007, 08:52 PM   #1
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Anyone have any issues here today? I was only able to get here by selecting a link in an email from a subscribed thread.

Chris, are you doing maintenance or something?

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Old April 29th, 2007, 08:53 PM   #2
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I noticed the floorboards were a little creaky today, but hopefully we have those issues fixed now.
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Old April 29th, 2007, 09:08 PM   #3
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yup me too got an database error message earlier on.
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Old May 6th, 2007, 12:26 PM   #4
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I noticed the floorboards were a little creaky today, but hopefully we have those issues fixed now.
Shh... listen... I think the creaks are back :)

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Old May 6th, 2007, 11:55 PM   #5
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Today we "emergency migrated" back to our old box, and will be moving to a brand new server within a day or two. Thanks for bearing with us in the interim.
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Old May 7th, 2007, 12:24 AM   #6
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Thanks for the update, Chris.

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Old May 15th, 2007, 04:10 AM   #7
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sell to Amazon.com

and they'll help fix the floor
(just like Phil did with dpreview.com : )
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Old May 15th, 2007, 07:02 AM   #8
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Ha ha -- you're referring to http://www.dpreview.com/news/0705/07...esdpreview.asp

In the history of DV Info Net, there have been a couple of offers to buy the site (once from a sponsor and twice from another site which thinks it competes with us). Neither were what I would call serious gestures.

We're nowhere near as big as DP Review, so I don't think Amazon will be knocking at the door anytime in the foreseeable future.
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Old May 15th, 2007, 07:20 AM   #9
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...We're nowhere near as big as DP Review...
Which makes us an elite group, don't you think? Furthermore, I couldn't emagine having to click through some ads just to read a few posts (like a certain site I used to frequent).
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Old May 15th, 2007, 07:34 AM   #10
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I got reprimanded not long ago by another site for posting Dvinfo's url to someone looking for XH-A1 presets, etc... saying they compete for the same ad sponsors... which isn't true at all. :-\

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Old May 15th, 2007, 08:05 AM   #11
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My apologies, Bill, but I had to edit your post slightly as the reference to another site was a bit too identifiable. I really don't want to raise tensions between DV Info Net and any other online community (I'd rather just pretend that the others don't even exist).

But you're right, of course; I'm trying hard to keep the ad sponsors here unique and unlike other banner campaigns that can be found elsewhere, as much as possible.
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Old May 15th, 2007, 08:17 AM   #12
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Kind of OT, but speaking of Amazon, I was surprised to learn awhile ago that they also own IMDB (the Internet Movie Database). I don't think many people are aware of that...

http://imdb.com/help/show_leaf?jobatimdb

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Old May 15th, 2007, 09:20 AM   #13
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I certainly wasn't aware of that... their acquisition of DP Review makes more sense to me now.
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Old May 15th, 2007, 09:30 AM   #14
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Well it makes me feel better to know I wasn't the only one :-)

Looks like it's ancient history in internet terms though...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Movie_Database

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In 1998, Jeff Bezos, founder, owner and CEO of Amazon.com struck a deal with Col Needham and other principal shareholders, to buy IMDb outright and attach it to his corporate empire as a subsidiary, private company.[5] This gave IMDb the ability to pay the shareholders salaries for their work, while Amazon.com would be able to use the IMDb as an advertising resource for selling DVDs and videotapes. Volunteer contributors were not advised in advance of even the possibility of IMDb - and their contributions along with it - being sold to a private business, which created some initial discord and defection of regulars.
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Old May 21st, 2007, 10:26 PM   #15
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sometimes when I click on a message link (from the board), I get IE asking me to save or open the index.php ... is it just me / my browser or does anyone else get this? (sorry if this is a dup)? I hit cancel and then try again until the page opens like normal...

I dont' seem to get this anywhere else and I think I've cleared my cache, etc.
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