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Why Is It So Hard To Find A Good Community?


LunarMagic
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Like the subject said, why is it so hard to find a friendly, mature community online? When I got online what was it, seven or eight years ago, I fell in with one community, then another... places I stayed for years, forming strong, deep friendships.

 

Now, years later, I am bored and looking for new friends, new hangouts. So why can't I find any?

 

Unfortunately, most places I find are either dead, or filled with teenagers. Now I'm not much older than a teen myself, but that whole mindset has always annoyed me. "U r stupide!" No spelling, no punctuation, no trust, lots of hate and idiocy abound. Can't stand it.

 

I managed to find a few adult-oriented places that I've been cautiously lurking about, posting now and then. But just when I feel like maybe this might be a good place, someone starts a snipe-fest and it gets nasty. Do I really want to be around people who can't seem to accept any opinion other than their own? Not really, especially when I'm so independently-minded.

 

I just don't feel appreciated. I am one of the masses in just about everywhere I go, and I can't even find people I like, much less people who might become good friends! What gives? Am I looking in all the wrong places?

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LOL Maybe cause we pay for our services here... it's rather difficult for kids to get credit cards. =P (Although that never stopped my little bro from "borrowing" my dad's card, lol!)

 

Bah, I'm only 20 (21 in a little over one week!), but I feel so old. =P

 

 

 

By the way... I was recommended from people on one of the other forums I DID find to use this other web host... now I'm NOT going to be moving my big main site, but I have other little ones that currently do not have a home (yes, $4 a month can really add up when I only work 8 hours a week), and it was cheap and hosted multiple domains. I was considering it.

 

Then their site went down, pending new updates. I waited. And waited. Then the bigwig of the site who had given me the referral, who hosted that very forum on that host, posted a message saying the forum was going down for a day and he was moving all his sites.

 

Needless to say, I signed up one of my other accounts (for my bf) on TCH. I'll find the money somehow. lol

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It's not like it was back in the old BBS days when you had a small community. That is something that I miss also. The monthly BBS parties were fun also where we got together and had fun. There still a BBS here but I think it's slowly dying now. People go on there just to play the games any more.

 

I think that you will find a community to your liking but might take a while or hopfully not. I think a localized community would be better.

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(yes, $4 a month can really add up

Needless to say, I signed up one of my other accounts (for my bf) on TCH. I'll find the money somehow. lol

You should take a look at the $19.99 a month entry level reseller plan. 8GB of transfer and 550 megs of storage.

 

You can slice and dice the storage and bandwidth any way you want and put a lot of low volume sites on the same plan. You can have 55 10 meg sites each with their own url or 2 275 meg sites or any other combination you want as long as the total doesn't exceed the 550 megs. Totally up to you when you set the packages.

 

If you have stats available where you are hosting you can check and see how much bandwidth you are currently using in order to set your plans.

 

If you decide to use the reseller plan there are lots of folks here who will be glad to help get you started.

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I just saw that... that is actually a really really good idea. Between my boyfriend and I we currently have five different domains... three here, two elsewhere that I do NOT trust... and there's my $20 right there.

 

My MAIN site, which is basically my everything, is 166 megs and only uses about .5 gigs of transfer a month. The rest would all be fairly inconsequential compared to that, I think... at least space-wise.

 

One of my other sites uses a total of 8.5 megabytes. LOL I can't find anywhere its report on how much transfer. *frowns* Different host... Unless this is it:

Total Bytes Served 817818631

 

One question, though: If I did buy the simple reseller package, would I have to move all three sites that are already at TCH? And their databases? *wince*

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Total Bytes Served 817818631

 

that is your bandwidth usage in Bytes, if I did it correctly that translates into about 779 megabytes. 1024 Megabytes = 1 gig of bandwidth

 

As far as your sites on TotalChoice go, I'm pretty sure that if you started a reseller account and your sites needed to be moved, they would move them for you.

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Oh if they could, that would be wonderful!

 

I must wait to see if I have indeed gotten the second part-time job I applied for... gas prices have risen yet again and it is a struggle to pay for my car insurance and gas costs. My boyfriend just bought a house, or is in the process of, so he has little excess money either. But if it turns out I do have that extra income, I will be looking at getting that reseller account.

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