CosmicKid

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  1. I will be unpinning this thread soon. Just want to say thank you for all your contributions. Every year I fear that surely people won't keep spending their money on this place, with Facebook and all the other free alternatives out there, and every year you prove me wrong in a big way. That's such a great feeling, so thank you! It means a lot to me personally, and of course it means that we will continue our services for another year!

    All right, that's it. Carry on!

     

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  2. 6 minutes ago, janeymarywendy said:

    How come I can see them on my laptop then? Is it a far superior laptop than yours? :D

    It was probably still stored in your local browser cache. Anyway, you are the first to have your avatar back. I just uploaded it from my backup.

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  3. Sorry about another interruption. Again, it took me a while to find out that something was wrong as I have been busy with other things. This was the second time within a few weeks that this particular problem occurred, and I believe both times it followed a minor upgrade. I don't know if it's connected to the more major issue we had in the last week, but I will look into it. But like most other people in the Western world, this is not a good time, so I apologize in advance for delays in solving things.

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  4. Hello all!
    Another year is coming to an end. That means we have a bill to pay. Nothing in this world is free, and I'm afraid the hodgepodge of fun, knowledge, friendship, kindness, understanding, escapism, community, dog pictures, and warm fuzzy fan feeling we get here is no exception.

    >>> Skip my speech and go straight to donation page <<<

    Unlike any other social media you frequent, no one here is trying to sell you anything, or make money on the data you generate. Greasy Lake is a leftover from when the internet was only about connecting with the world, sharing knowledge and passions, and finding like-minded people. That's how we would like to remain. Nothing would be easier than putting ads all over the place and post sponsored articles. I receive offers almost every day for that kind of thing. But I never respond, because I know it's not necessary and that I'd sooner shut the place down than sell out.

    As usual, I wish I could just pay for it all myself and let you all frolic in the Lake and not worry about anything, but I still haven't won the lottery, so I do need your help.

    The good news is that if all the members who logged in so far this week made a donation, $3 would be all we needed from each of you. But since that's probably not realistic, some of us will have to pay a little more. In the past, we have received donations of anything from $5 to several hundred Dollars. Whatever you can spare is hugely appreciated. Especially this time of year when most people have lots of other expenses.

    So, please consider making a donation so that we can ensure our existence for another year. Surely, you will want this place to share your feelings about the new E Street Band album and tour that, hopefully, 2020 has in store for us.

    All the information you need for donating can be found on our donation page. Still, if you have any questions, feel free to post here or send me a PM and I will do my best to answer you.

    Thank you for being such an awesome community!

    DONATE

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  5. 7 hours ago, Daisey Jeep said:

    im.not sure what Elskor means ...hopefully not something inappropriate

    It means love. Love is always appropriate! 

    7 hours ago, Daisey Jeep said:

    i hope she took her winter coat ! 

    She never leaves the house without it. 

    7 hours ago, Daisey Jeep said:

    for future reference what is greasylake's email address in emergencies?

    You can always write to greasylake@greasylake.org.

    Sorry again for all the distress. But I personally had a great time at the movies with my Bruce buddies. I'm sure that's a great comfort to you! 

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  6. Just now, AMIW said:

    King karsten .. as long as you took queen peggy to the movie all is forgiven...

    the main contact us form was also broken on those of us not on Facebook had no way of contacting you

    Queen Peggy was only there in spirit as she is currently showing our presence in the North American section of our kingdom.

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  7. 2 hours ago, fadeaway said:

    Love this show!!! I always wondered why Bruce went with the fast version of Real World after this show, both on album and subsequent live shows. Any ideas on this ?? I agree with the above comment.

    One of the great mysteries of the world. I think even Bruce wonders. At least, on the Devils & Dust tour, on the few occasions that he pulled out the original slow version of "Real World", he muttered something about how it got away from him on the Human Touch album.

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  8. 15 hours ago, Jerseyfornia said:

    May I suggest a PSA on the main boards advising everyone to use a free hosting site rather than upload to the Lake? Many people don't look down here unless they are experiencing a problem.

    I may do that eventually, but I'm still kind of assessing what's needed. I may turn the file size up again if it can be done without skyrocketing the cost of the Amazon S3.

    10 hours ago, Cozmic Kid said:

    Is it possible to just delete files older than 3 months? And then do that like every 3rd month.

    I used to use other places to upload. But eventually files got smaller and adds got more.

    Anything's possible, but I don't like to delete stuff if I can avoid it. And there would be no way to tell which attachment appear in threads that are still active.

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  9. The other day when the server was having problems, it was due to us running out of disk space. One of the things that really took up space was files uploaded through this message board. All files are now stored on an Amazon S3 cloud drive. I may turn up the file size again when I know for sure how much space we use, how much bandwidth we use, etc. That determines how much we need to pay for the Amazon cloud drive, if anything.

    And yes, I can only encourage you to use some other service if you want to store large images and then link to them. That would help keep GL at its current cost, which is high enough as it is.

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