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Last chance to save Roland-Arranger.com 21 Nov 2017 16:41 #6426

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Well, time is running out. We desperately need someone with some web experience to help keep Roland-Arranger.com alive.

Our admin, Søren has health issues and can no longer run the site. we are looking for someone to take over the site. Sadly, I have zero web experience, so I cannot do this. PLEASE, if you value this site and the community, if you have the skills to maintain a forum (we are open to changing to a forum-only format if maintaining the entire site is too much) please leave a message here for Søren.

I am willing to continue to moderate and help all, and do the day-to-day stuff, but the web maintenance is beyond my knowledge. So...

If you value this site's resources and independence from manufacturer pressure, please help us!
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Last chance to save Roland-Arranger.com 25 Nov 2017 16:24 #6427

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I am an IT System/ Network Administrator also have got a good knowledge of computer programing, regarding to web admin, I can update myself to maintain the site, if Interested let me know.

What are the procedures to take over this forum?

I am living in Kuwait, my email id: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Last chance to save Roland-Arranger.com 28 Nov 2017 07:27 #6429

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Thank you Theodore. The site runs on a Joomla core with several extensions plugged in to Joomla. Some of them are paid extensions, which have become outdated and are now bringing the website into a more and more unstable state. The most important extension is the Kunena forum extension. My wish is to continue running a website on the Roland-arranger.com domain.

However, the new website needs to run the latest Joomla version and ONLY Kunena - not all the other extensions.

To more forward I need someone to migrate the database from the existing Kunena tables to a new Kunena instance.

My plan is to build a new site on a testserver running only Joomla and Kunena in latest versions.

The job then is to migrate Kunena data from the existing Kunena data tables to the new Kunena data tables. This task is probably not just a "copy/paste" task. So I need someone with Joomla knowledge and knowledge about how to migrate data from an old Kunena instance to a new Kunena instance.

Can you do that job, Theodore?
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Last chance to save Roland-Arranger.com 29 Nov 2017 11:17 #6430

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sorry for the late reply,

Yes it can be done, but I want to know is there any deadline date?

Currently I am working on a project and till frist week of Jan 2018, I cannot dedicate myself much to anything.

I have also contacted some ofmy friends who were professional web developers, waiting for a reply.

By the way any cost involved?
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Last chance to save Roland-Arranger.com 30 Nov 2017 13:49 #6432

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I really wanted to have this knowledge of WEB DESIGNER, I would gladly take up this work. :(
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Last chance to save Roland-Arranger.com 30 Nov 2017 13:52 #6433

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Guys, I'll leave my email, I'd like to know the costs I would have. (the financial)
because I'm going to try to hire someone.
for this I need to know the expenses with the maintenance of provider and etc.

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Thank you Theodore. The site runs on a Joomla core with several extensions plugged in to Joomla. Some of them are paid extensions, which have become outdated and are now bringing the website into a more and more unstable state. The most important extension is the Kunena forum extension. My wish is to continue running a website on the Roland-arranger.com domain.

However, the new website needs to run the latest Joomla version and ONLY Kunena - not all the other extensions.

To more forward I need someone to migrate the database from the existing Kunena tables to a new Kunena instance.

My plan is to build a new site on a testserver running only Joomla and Kunena in latest versions.

The job then is to migrate Kunena data from the existing Kunena data tables to the new Kunena data tables. This task is probably not just a "copy/paste" task. So I need someone with Joomla knowledge and knowledge about how to migrate data from an old Kunena instance to a new Kunena instance.

Can you do that job, Theodore?
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Last chance to save Roland-Arranger.com 01 Dec 2017 16:37 #6435

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This looks promising...

I really think that, at this point, changing to a Forum ONLY format will present the lowest workload to whoever takes over the site. I don't know if there is any way to track this, but it would be interesting to hear what the site traffic for sectors OTHER than the forum is, compared to forum traffic. I have a suspicion it is vastly weighted towards the forum, and little else got any attention at all other than from spammers!

The basic forum can store files within its framework, and is searchable, why do we really need a 'Files' section, or a 'Demos' section? Sub-forums can replace those totally separate section, surely? This is the format that, for instance, Synthzone and Korgforums use.

Let's keep it simple... :evil:
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