Servicing larger forums (1,000,000+ post)

Mar 03

Servicing larger forums (1,000,000+ post)

The forum industry has had some dramatic changes over the last 5 years and with those changes I’ve had to adjust what I offer on my business pages. When I started up Sheley Enterprises in ‘07 it was a thriving marketplace full of life and energy. Since then one disastrous change happen, vbulletin the script I’d mainly supported, was bought out by a mega corporation called Internet Brands. Right away some of the top developers left and actually started up their own framework called xenForo. Shortly there after we saw several high profile positions drop off and the code base suffered badly. Long story short, I now support xenforo installed and upgrades. I’ve gotten a great deal of work over the years largely part to my google rankings. Many of those clients have been back time and time again for more work. I’ve been very fortunate in that aspect, having very few “clients from hell”. Lately I’ve been picking up more and more big boards, or forums with more than 1,000,000 post on them. Recently I’ve worked on a vb upgrade with a 1.3 million post site. A conversion from ipb hosted to vbulletin with a  1.9 million post site. That site also had a gallery mod and many integrated scripts, all were converted over. I had a 1.1 million vb upgrade before that as well. I have a lot of client sites that I need to post. Hopefully I’ll get those up soon. I like working on larger sites for the challenge and maturity of the site owners. I recently had this contractor find me wanting me to do vb 3 > 4 upgrades and move the site to a new host for $20. Needless to say, his emails go to spam now. I’ve been doing a little work on this blog behind the scenes, I may change this style up and at the very least I’m going to setup a mobile theme because the site currently fails googles mobile...

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So many updates, so little time

Feb 27

So many updates, so little time

Hello everyone, thanks for sticking with my site, I am still around!..lol I’ve had a good half of the year. Lot’s of forum work and volunteer work building houses for for a local organization. Also a lot of job applications in a field I enjoy. Don’t get me wrong, I love working on forums and seeing how they can develop into awesome community, but I also like a steady pay check. I did find something recently in which I’ll still be a subcontractor. It’ll be flexible so it’ll still work with my schedule. I’ll have a post about it later and the job gets going. I’ve started to find, or they find me, clients with larger & more active forums. I like the challenges that comes with working on higher profile forums. I’ve also found that everyone of those owners have been ideal to work with, no immaturity and they know what they are after. I have 4 or 5 client post to make one of these days too. I’ve also been removing vbseo from a lot of vBulletin forums lately and I want to make a post documenting the rewrite rules so I can have them in one spot, also in case the other sites vanish like vbseo did. I’ve also joined up with a local hackerspace that has been really amazing. I’ll get some pictures and make a blog post sometime about everything that can be and has been made in this space. Well I know this is short but know everything is going fantastic over here. I’ll try to get the additional blog post up asap. Oh and before I forget. Here are two of the projects I’ve been playing around with as I’ve found time. Http://Topeka.Rocks (what do you think about that URL?? cool huh…lol) And recently I enabled the stats on my old twitter account, I’ve been testing a few things with impressing and interactions. (retweets – favorites) https://twitter.com/_new_tech_   Talk to you...

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Is Reddcoin the future of cryptocurrency?

Jul 28

Is Reddcoin the future of cryptocurrency?

I’ve been dabbling in cryptocurrency for 2 years now starting off with Bitcoin and moving to the alt-coins when I couldn’t compete with the big-boys and their ASIC farms. Recently I discovered a coin called Reddcoin. It was launched about five months ago and has really started to take off the last few weeks. You can see by this chart from one of the major exchanges, Cryptsy, that Reddcoin is going to top the charts again for volume in one day with over 600 BTC worth of trading and the day is only half over!!  What’s creating all this sudden interest in Reddcoin and what is so special about Reddcoin anyways? One thing that Reddcoin did correctly, besides having active devs, is to make Social Media a key part to the distribution of Reddcoin. They are keen to the way Social Media works and how to “get the word out” on all fronts of the internet. They’ve added tipping servers to Twitter and Reddit, there is talk that someday users could tip on sites like Youtube, which I feel would be a great move. (I’m told by user bmp02050 on Reddit that there is a youtube tipping function. I haven’t messed around with it but will shortly.) I got into mining rather late in the grand scheme of things but have still managed to rack up a half million coins. Mining will end next week and the only way to gain new coins will be on multipools or by just holding on to coins in your wallet. There is a 5% return on coins held in your wallet and there a bonus for active wallets. So just keep your wallet open 24/7 or at let it sync up once a week and you’ll be golden.   I’m planning on holding these coins for a while and hopefully getting a few more. It’s currently trading at 34 Satoshi’s or 0.00000034 of a Bitcoin. I think this will follow along the same lines of Dogecoin and will plateau at 300 sat’s with possible spikes higher. If you have some extra coins or cash I’d consider trading them in for a few Reddcoin before the price goes up even higher. If you...

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