I’m sad about the old site. In my mind, it was always going to be there. Even if we moved on, it was my intention to keep it up so others could find the conversations and benefit from them. That’s still my intention, but I’m realizing that indefinitely paying the full hosting costs of a site that’s no longer active is maybe a little financially wacky. In my dreams, I’m going to be able to get them to drop it back to a free site with advertising, or to a more basic plan with less storage. Then we can leave it up indefinitely. It might be too massive for that though. Don’t worry, I’m not going to do anything right away because that site is the signpost to send people over here. But if there are posts or files or photos you want to keep, you might want to start saving them. [@georgiefear] mentioned the Wayback Machine https://archive.org/web/ as a way to recover the lost content. It did archive the site 98 times over the years. The problem is that the support forums were private and invisible to search engines, so it couldn’t crawl the journals to save them. There is a part of me, the one that has learned to live in the moment and keep moving forward, that is happy to let go of all that and carry on. Some of you may recall my years of posts over at Skwigg.com. When I unpublished that site, I didn’t delete it. I thought for sure I would need all that content for some reason. Years later, I’ve never looked at it one time, so maybe not! And if I ever needed it, it’s in the Wayback Machine for all eternity.
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Thanks Skwigg, I'm glad it's still accessible, too!
@olivia Unfortunately, no. I had to do a lot of copying and pasting to move my old posts over here. I'm glad the site is still accessible. I'm not paying the hosting anymore so I wasn't sure what they would do.
Skwigg, is there a way I can download my entire journal from the old site with a few clicks? I'm still able to access it! Thanks for keeping the old site going for a little while longer!
Just a heads up that the old site is still accessible as of right now (Feb 29 2020 at 1022am EST)
Another reminder that the old site will up through February 2, 2020. If there's anything you want to read or save, you have about two more weeks. I don't know if they will delete it on that date or if it may sit for a while, but don't take any chances if there are photos or journal posts you intend to keep.
The latest is that the old site at http://happyeaters.spruz.com will be up through at least February 2, 2020, so thirty more days to save anything you want to keep.
@Jess We should have another 30 days minimum, since I asked for one more month. Then however long it takes them to get around to removing it. I can't bring myself to do it.
Hi, @Jess! I will see if I can renew it by the month to give you some more time.
Hello!! I have been meaning to update for so long! Hello my dear Happy Eater friends. Skwigg - how long do we have exactly until it comes down? Been meaning to head over and copy stuff I want to keep from my journal. Is it going to be up until the end of the calendar year?
I will update in my journal soon. Miss you all. Life has been BIG.
Thank you very much for keeping it as long as you have, Skwigg. It’s a shame to lose the content, but I’m ready to let all my old posts go.
I'm bumping this thread as a reminder that the old site at http://happyeaters.spruz.com will likely be coming down soon. It's been a year since the crash that destroyed months of posts and caused us to leave. The old site is very nostalgic to me, but I don't want to keep paying hosting indefinitely on a site that's no longer active. All of my own posts that I wanted to save, I have moved over here and made public. If there is content that you want to read or save, time is likely running out. I just got the bill for another year of hosting and I'm not inclined to renew it again. Saying goodbye makes me sad, but it's hard to justify the ongoing expense.
The old site is at http://happyeaters.spruz.com
How do we access the old site, to review content? Happyeaters.net takes me here
Thanks, Skwigg. I’m glad you worked something out. I still miss the old site. I’m okay with letting my journals go but there was definitely a lot of great content there it would be a shame to go to waste, so thanks for pulling things over if anyone does!
I talked to the old hosting company and they agreed to downgrade the plan and credit me a year, so everything at the old happyeaters.spruz.com site will stay. I can’t add new members or upload files, but I wasn’t planning to do either. I just wanted to save all that content. I’m happy with that outcome. I may start pulling some old favorite posts over here as I have time. Anyone else feel free to do that too. If there was something over there you found especially helpful or want to keep, it’s fine to copy it here in a new thread or in your journal.
I am so glad I read the entirety of How Skwigg Eats when I did! It’s funny when things work out like that. I just finished it a month or so ago, and now we have migrated. I hate change, and even I feel like this was a good move.
I'm glad I found the new site! Maybe keep it for a limited time before removing it, and make sure web searches will bring up the new site for people? :)