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I really like this forum... But as you know, this place could go down at any moment. Is there possibly an alternative forum or a backup forum that you guys think we should know about? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Any alternative forum in case this place goes down... Permanently?
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2017, 12:02:18 PM »
I really like this forum... But as you know, this place could go down at any moment. Is there possibly an alternative forum or a backup forum that you guys think we should know about? Thanks in advance.

I think you don't have to worry about the forum going down permanently. It was an issue with the host, and nothing to do with the site.

There is a site discord, but before Weight Gaming, there was pretty much just a thread on BBWchan.
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Re: Any alternative forum in case this place goes down... Permanently?
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2017, 11:19:42 PM »
I'm committed to keeping the site around for as long as possible. It costs me very little, and now that everything is more or less setup, I really don't have to do much to keep it running. That being said, I'd recommend joining the discord just in case something does happen. That'd be the only place I could give updates, since barely anyone looks at the twitter update page for the site.
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Re: Any alternative forum in case this place goes down... Permanently?
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2017, 08:15:02 PM »
I don't think an entire separate site is necessary or advisable. My only recommendation is that backups of all forum data are stored off-line every month or so, to ensure hosting issues cannot result in an irreversible loss of data. Server crashes can and do happen, as do forum attacks - even on groups this small.

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Re: Any alternative forum in case this place goes down... Permanently?
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2017, 11:38:04 PM »
The forum is somewhat attack resistant, and I do perform periodic data dumps. Worst case scenario, we have all the data.
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