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I would rather fail at starting a new site than go back to Hank for $60 a year.
W2R would be my last resort.
I bet you could succeed with a new board at somewhere like ProBoards, where it's free and can be maintained without coding. They might even be able to migrate the data from here to the new forum for a nominal fee.
 
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RE: Storage options

My plan was to open a private invitation only Google drive folder - operating as an archive-non-archive exactly like we do for private trading with individual contacts in the Taint - that all the members of my alternative spot can use that as a drop spot for whatever members want to share or individually archive. Each shared file being designated for archival status or having a 24 - 48 hour to 7-Day termination limit attached to it depending on the size and nature of the shared file. That is my concept idea currently across multiple folders. We do not need another mass script archive. Nor is it a wise or useful idea in any reality. Those of us I am targeting for this idea have our own archives already. As a few of you already know - screenplays represent only a tiny - 86.2 Gigs currently - to be exact - portion of the Taint itself. We just upped that storage to 30TB earlier this month. I cannot even begin to explain what is actually in the full Taint archive. I want my alternative spot to have the same amount of growing - as needed - space that will allow members to outwardly share whatever they want - however they want to share said files - with other members and contacts both in and outside of the drive itself just like the Taint. Because of that ---- It needs to have actual security and stay off grid. If I was to launch that drive now ahead of time - which I have no problem with - I would immediately restrict it to those of us that commonly post and have no problem sharing with only "certain members." I would suggest the usual suspects in forum start a chat or email chain about who you want to allow into this type of mid-upper level community based venture. Keep in mind it is going to be 100% geared toward collectors and trustworthy members of the community that FULLY PARTICIPATE only. DO NOT INQUIRE if you feel you do not meet that criteria. If you have to ask if you do ---- Consider that your answer ahead if time. We should only be considering those members of the community who each of us all feel safe letting into a private community with sensitive documents and shares of all types. NO EXCEPTIONS for good folks. A standard of safety for each member needs to be set early on. Everyone should agree on all members because of that. Which is going to be the criteria for my alternative spot as well. If that level of commitment to a whole appeals to you - and you feel you can keep up with that type of membership - then contact me directly and start chatting among yourselves. I am hoping to have the alternate spot rocking by the end of next month at the latest. I see no point in delaying that which will take me minutes to set up now. Any questions send them directly as this is NOT a public conversation or attempt to step on Max's house. Email or PM me as I will be around for the rest of the weekend - for the first time in months - to deal with this and hopefully get some idea of where we are headed with this as a private group. Now then. Who wants to play?
 
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Just to update my related effort - I am looking to be up and running by the first of the new year. To be clear - This will be a private invitation only community. The idea is exactly as previously stated only with very creative ways I have discovered to make it all a bit more interactive. The one thing no existing forum is currently. This is NOT - I repeat NOT - going to be a public community. Do not inquire about membership because it is NOT going to work that way. When it gets set and running I will contact the obvious people and start populating the site. Until then there is no point in discussing it as an option. Consider this a trade and share outpost and not a forum in the typical sense. I also do not envision it as a place to network as all members will be known and previously vetted. It something else entirely. A new forum like this seems logical for those without solid connections or that enjoy the community aspect of any forum. I cannot imagine at this point it will interest everyone - but - there is a need for something else. More power to you if you can pull it off and not have it naturally implode over time. In regards to a site to rival the Taint/SG. Keep in mind that the Taint/SG runs more like a business than a forum. Everyone has their specific area of expertise and the whole forum works together rather than against each other. There is no ego in forum at all. At least not in terms of the overall objective. It is the rarity in that every member is equal and everything is voted upon by the whole membership in terms of actions. You could not achieve that on a public level even if you tried. The entire membership of this forum - myself included - is solid evidence of that. The Taint/SG basically runs itself at this point. I have no clue how you achieve that in a public forum because everyone is going to jockey for position and someone will naturally try and stand out and rise above. It is basic human nature for someone to do so in a public setting. My useless 2 cents - If I was starting a public forum - I would restrict all shares to private dealings in forum and leave the database attachment free outside of memes and pics. Leave it as a pure networking site and allow everyone to share or not share off the main boards as they choose to do so. That will - at the very least - give you the illusion of equality outside of the upper level types who are not really there for networking and are instead looking for community interaction. You also immediately eliminate the "potential lawsuit" issue from the go. If your going to attempt this it has to be different or you will always end up with the same problems the community has suffered 5 big sites deep since 2002. It goes without saying that I no longer have any interest in a public community. It would be borderline sadomasochistic for me to ever attempt that type of insanity again. That does not mean that I am not rooting for a public option to work for the masses. I am just not at all certain - given the history of this community always repeats itself - that it actually can work. Here is to hoping someone proves me wrong. Good luck to all wherever your related endeavors take you. Nothing quite like the new car smell. #lastlastpostuntilthelastlastlastpost
Boy I hope I'm one of the ppl who get invited to ur club there Mr.
 
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RE: Storage options

My plan was to open a private invitation only Google drive folder - operating as an archive-non-archive exactly like we do for private trading with individual contacts in the Taint - that all the members of my alternative spot can use that as a drop spot for whatever members want to share or individually archive. Each shared file being designated for archival status or having a 24 - 48 hour to 7-Day termination limit attached to it depending on the size and nature of the shared file. That is my concept idea currently across multiple folders. We do not need another mass script archive. Nor is it a wise or useful idea in any reality. Those of us I am targeting for this idea have our own archives already. As a few of you already know - screenplays represent only a tiny - 86.2 Gigs currently - to be exact - portion of the Taint itself. We just upped that storage to 30TB earlier this month. I cannot even begin to explain what is actually in the full Taint archive. I want my alternative spot to have the same amount of growing - as needed - space that will allow members to outwardly share whatever they want - however they want to share said files - with other members and contacts both in and outside of the drive itself just like the Taint. Because of that ---- It needs to have actual security and stay off grid. If I was to launch that drive now ahead of time - which I have no problem with - I would immediately restrict it to those of us that commonly post and have no problem sharing with only "certain members." I would suggest the usual suspects in forum start a chat or email chain about who you want to allow into this type of mid-upper level community based venture. Keep in mind it is going to be 100% geared toward collectors and trustworthy members of the community that FULLY PARTICIPATE only. DO NOT INQUIRE if you feel you do not meet that criteria. If you have to ask if you do ---- Consider that your answer ahead if time. We should only be considering those members of the community who each of us all feel safe letting into a private community with sensitive documents and shares of all types. NO EXCEPTIONS for good folks. A standard of safety for each member needs to be set early on. Everyone should agree on all members because of that. Which is going to be the criteria for my alternative spot as well. If that level of commitment to a whole appeals to you - and you feel you can keep up with that type of membership - then contact me directly and start chatting among yourselves. I am hoping to have the alternate spot rocking by the end of next month at the latest. I see no point in delaying that which will take me minutes to set up now. Any questions send them directly as this is NOT a public conversation or attempt to step on Max's house. Email or PM me as I will be around for the rest of the weekend - for the first time in months - to deal with this and hopefully get some idea of where we are headed with this as a private group. Now then. Who wants to play?
Me too! Been missing this community a lot lately!
 
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I am contacting everyone individually via PM and email as I can. If it takes some time think nothing of it. Real world nonsense is in my way as usual. I will reply to everyone in time and see where we are individually. I am taking it all in order received. As a whole - it looks like a go. Those of us involved will have to figure it out from there. No worries. All in time.
 
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RE: Storage options

My plan was to open a private invitation only Google drive folder - operating as an archive-non-archive exactly like we do for private trading with individual contacts in the Taint - that all the members of my alternative spot can use that as a drop spot for whatever members want to share or individually archive. Each shared file being designated for archival status or having a 24 - 48 hour to 7-Day termination limit attached to it depending on the size and nature of the shared file. That is my concept idea currently across multiple folders. We do not need another mass script archive. Nor is it a wise or useful idea in any reality. Those of us I am targeting for this idea have our own archives already. As a few of you already know - screenplays represent only a tiny - 86.2 Gigs currently - to be exact - portion of the Taint itself. We just upped that storage to 30TB earlier this month. I cannot even begin to explain what is actually in the full Taint archive. I want my alternative spot to have the same amount of growing - as needed - space that will allow members to outwardly share whatever they want - however they want to share said files - with other members and contacts both in and outside of the drive itself just like the Taint. Because of that ---- It needs to have actual security and stay off grid. If I was to launch that drive now ahead of time - which I have no problem with - I would immediately restrict it to those of us that commonly post and have no problem sharing with only "certain members." I would suggest the usual suspects in forum start a chat or email chain about who you want to allow into this type of mid-upper level community based venture. Keep in mind it is going to be 100% geared toward collectors and trustworthy members of the community that FULLY PARTICIPATE only. DO NOT INQUIRE if you feel you do not meet that criteria. If you have to ask if you do ---- Consider that your answer ahead if time. We should only be considering those members of the community who each of us all feel safe letting into a private community with sensitive documents and shares of all types. NO EXCEPTIONS for good folks. A standard of safety for each member needs to be set early on. Everyone should agree on all members because of that. Which is going to be the criteria for my alternative spot as well. If that level of commitment to a whole appeals to you - and you feel you can keep up with that type of membership - then contact me directly and start chatting among yourselves. I am hoping to have the alternate spot rocking by the end of next month at the latest. I see no point in delaying that which will take me minutes to set up now. Any questions send them directly as this is NOT a public conversation or attempt to step on Max's house. Email or PM me as I will be around for the rest of the weekend - for the first time in months - to deal with this and hopefully get some idea of where we are headed with this as a private group. Now then. Who wants to play?
I do, if you're still accepting people.
 
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RE: Storage options

My plan was to open a private invitation only Google drive folder - operating as an archive-non-archive exactly like we do for private trading with individual contacts in the Taint - that all the members of my alternative spot can use that as a drop spot for whatever members want to share or individually archive. Each shared file being designated for archival status or having a 24 - 48 hour to 7-Day termination limit attached to it depending on the size and nature of the shared file. That is my concept idea currently across multiple folders. We do not need another mass script archive. Nor is it a wise or useful idea in any reality. Those of us I am targeting for this idea have our own archives already. As a few of you already know - screenplays represent only a tiny - 86.2 Gigs currently - to be exact - portion of the Taint itself. We just upped that storage to 30TB earlier this month. I cannot even begin to explain what is actually in the full Taint archive. I want my alternative spot to have the same amount of growing - as needed - space that will allow members to outwardly share whatever they want - however they want to share said files - with other members and contacts both in and outside of the drive itself just like the Taint. Because of that ---- It needs to have actual security and stay off grid. If I was to launch that drive now ahead of time - which I have no problem with - I would immediately restrict it to those of us that commonly post and have no problem sharing with only "certain members." I would suggest the usual suspects in forum start a chat or email chain about who you want to allow into this type of mid-upper level community based venture. Keep in mind it is going to be 100% geared toward collectors and trustworthy members of the community that FULLY PARTICIPATE only. DO NOT INQUIRE if you feel you do not meet that criteria. If you have to ask if you do ---- Consider that your answer ahead if time. We should only be considering those members of the community who each of us all feel safe letting into a private community with sensitive documents and shares of all types. NO EXCEPTIONS for good folks. A standard of safety for each member needs to be set early on. Everyone should agree on all members because of that. Which is going to be the criteria for my alternative spot as well. If that level of commitment to a whole appeals to you - and you feel you can keep up with that type of membership - then contact me directly and start chatting among yourselves. I am hoping to have the alternate spot rocking by the end of next month at the latest. I see no point in delaying that which will take me minutes to set up now. Any questions send them directly as this is NOT a public conversation or attempt to step on Max's house. Email or PM me as I will be around for the rest of the weekend - for the first time in months - to deal with this and hopefully get some idea of where we are headed with this as a private group. Now then. Who wants to play?
I'm in if there's room at the inn!
 
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RE: Storage options

My plan was to open a private invitation only Google drive folder - operating as an archive-non-archive exactly like we do for private trading with individual contacts in the Taint - that all the members of my alternative spot can use that as a drop spot for whatever members want to share or individually archive. Each shared file being designated for archival status or having a 24 - 48 hour to 7-Day termination limit attached to it depending on the size and nature of the shared file. That is my concept idea currently across multiple folders. We do not need another mass script archive. Nor is it a wise or useful idea in any reality. Those of us I am targeting for this idea have our own archives already. As a few of you already know - screenplays represent only a tiny - 86.2 Gigs currently - to be exact - portion of the Taint itself. We just upped that storage to 30TB earlier this month. I cannot even begin to explain what is actually in the full Taint archive. I want my alternative spot to have the same amount of growing - as needed - space that will allow members to outwardly share whatever they want - however they want to share said files - with other members and contacts both in and outside of the drive itself just like the Taint. Because of that ---- It needs to have actual security and stay off grid. If I was to launch that drive now ahead of time - which I have no problem with - I would immediately restrict it to those of us that commonly post and have no problem sharing with only "certain members." I would suggest the usual suspects in forum start a chat or email chain about who you want to allow into this type of mid-upper level community based venture. Keep in mind it is going to be 100% geared toward collectors and trustworthy members of the community that FULLY PARTICIPATE only. DO NOT INQUIRE if you feel you do not meet that criteria. If you have to ask if you do ---- Consider that your answer ahead if time. We should only be considering those members of the community who each of us all feel safe letting into a private community with sensitive documents and shares of all types. NO EXCEPTIONS for good folks. A standard of safety for each member needs to be set early on. Everyone should agree on all members because of that. Which is going to be the criteria for my alternative spot as well. If that level of commitment to a whole appeals to you - and you feel you can keep up with that type of membership - then contact me directly and start chatting among yourselves. I am hoping to have the alternate spot rocking by the end of next month at the latest. I see no point in delaying that which will take me minutes to set up now. Any questions send them directly as this is NOT a public conversation or attempt to step on Max's house. Email or PM me as I will be around for the rest of the weekend - for the first time in months - to deal with this and hopefully get some idea of where we are headed with this as a private group. Now then. Who wants to play?
Sign me up
 
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The people who are hoping for an invite - does that mean you are a trader?
This is a great question. I have made it clear from the go that this is not going to be the alternative spot for those in the community that remain dormant - do not fully participate in the community - and would rather stay on the sidelines and let other people do all the work for whatever reason said individuals typically justify as an excuse for a lack of full participation. This spot will be for traders - collectors - and the few industry types that can handle the logical end of the public community. I stress the world "logical" in that statement. To be clear this will not include all traders and collectors either. I am building a safe community from the go and not looking to throw snakes and narcissistic con men screwing sources over at $20 a pop into the mix. I will elaborate on my intent and mission statement in this regard over the weekend. For now - please be very realistic about your status in the community before you assume you will be invited into this venture. I stated from the beginning this was not going to be an alternative for your good pal who likes to reading scripts with zero connections or desire to find any themselves. It will be fully interactive and very different than anything your use to from a public standpoint. I can assure you - this is not something the lurkers and script privilege folks will want to participate in. Please inquire accordingly from here on out.
 
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And just to hit another topic of conversation off at the pass ----- I have left the Taint for personal reasons that are in no way negative of the Taint itself but instead in direct conflict with how I prefer to exist as a trader and collector within the whole community. I was simply sick of being ham-stringed and trade rejected for whatever reason came down from within. It became more frustrating and limiting to be a part of that community on my end than it was to simply swallow it all and enjoy the spoils. Hence - I did the only thing I could and applied for free-agency with the intent of doing my own thing. No bad feelings. No ill will. I did not get tossed or banned. I simply resigned and am in the process of moving on from my current status at the forum. From here on on out I am just a member working on a potential sister site.
 
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@Chaos, I sent you a PM but haven't heard back, so I don't know where I stand with this, but I definitely would like to be in. I know I don't really post regularly on here anymore, but I think you know me enough by now.
 
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@Chaos, I sent you a PM but haven't heard back, so I don't know where I stand with this, but I definitely would like to be in. I know I don't really post regularly on here anymore, but I think you know me enough by now.
He hasn't responded to me yet either; I'd say be patient. He and I have always had good interactions, he just tends to get busy and sidetracked sometimes.
 
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