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Site Management => Forum Feedback and Administration => Topic started by: Fedora-Tan on October 19, 2017, 04:47:05 am

Title: Ostan closure / made public
Post by: Fedora-Tan on October 19, 2017, 04:47:05 am
UPDATE 29-03-2020 :

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In answer to recent demands on this topic, the files are not available anymore as the site has been transfered and taken care of.

It is therefore normal that they are not freely reachable.

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Original post :


OK now the participation really dropped to a level i cannot uphold anymore...


1/ Public archives will be made available for all

I will very soon put public archives of :
- Wiki
- Gallery
- Forum

-- removed by FT --

Everyone will be able to download and eventually continue the ostan-collections adventure if / where he / she wants.

Those archives will be personal-data-free in order to respect the privacy of members. In other words, all accounts are going to be removed from those public databases.

I decided to do it this way, to respect the way i was given this website in the first place : everyone should be able to keep content for free, ever.

That is for the public part.

2/ Complete databases

Now i offer the possibility to whoever wants, to giveaway (for free) the actual complete databases with credentials. This is more in case someone wants to continue running the site elsewhere as-is. Of course this cannot be given publicy, therefore i demand that this person is "elected" by the community.

Regardless of someone taking it or not, the public archives will be available anyway.

3/ Domain name

Concerning the domain name, i will drop it as already said, in the event you want to have it please contact me directly, but unlike the rest i won't give it away for free as it involves more time and management to transfer it from my side. I would suggest that another domain is picked, as transfering a domain is a hassle sometimes. I will ask 200€ to whoever wants to have the domain transfered, mostly because tbh i don't want to do it - sry about that :) . This doesn't include any fees from new domain host. Like i said, better take a new domain if someone wants to go this way.

Domain Expiration Date: 01-dec-2017

4/ Final word

I was given the site years ago, in other circumstances, i kept it free despite paying for nearly everything - thanks to those who participated !!! - Now life brings me elsewhere, and this site is not part of it anymore. I liked being part of your community, and hope this decision will satisfy everyone :)

Thanks !
Title: Re: Ostan closure / made public
Post by: LeaflameSD on October 19, 2017, 02:54:38 pm
i learned some valuable life lessons from you guys here
i don't regret my time here
add me on facebook if you want to keep in touch (Morgen Azure Ochin)

love you all
Title: Re: Ostan closure / made public
Post by: Fedora-Tan on October 20, 2017, 07:31:01 am
I've done the public archive for Gallery (was the easiest...), here you are :
- Gallery (snapshot 20-oct-2017) : -- removed by FT --

Also updated previous post.

Login : ostan
Password : collection

Of course you need to host files somewhere even if it's local. For the record i was using MariaDB (Mysql fork) and Apache.
Should you not want / not be able to host, I tried to make files available without database they are in "_data/i/galleries" folder.

Config is minimal, as there is only database config in "local/config/database.inc.php" file. Please change password if you put it live elsewhere !!

This is the final version, henceforth the gallery is now offline.

Please tell me if you encounter problems.
Title: Re: Ostan closure / made public
Post by: Goujer on October 21, 2017, 09:45:58 am
Domain name aside what would the cost of running the site be?
Title: Re: Ostan closure / made public
Post by: Fedora-Tan on October 21, 2017, 11:55:48 am
Yo~~

It depends on the host. I'd say a few bucks with current visits. At this stage it's no more a € problem for me, it's just i want to freshen my life and that includes not dealing with websites anymore :) (so if website is half unused, it's less headache of course)

if you want to host it i guess you can find hosts around 5-10 bucks a month, the principal problem would be the gallery because of nudity and it's still moderately big. The forum / wiki only is piece of cake as it is minimal size whatsoever.

What's the idea behind the question ?

Title: Re: Ostan closure / made public
Post by: Fedora-Tan on October 22, 2017, 06:22:42 am
<wrong move with database, all changes from 2am - noon are lost... i don't think there were any...>
Title: Re: Ostan closure / made public
Post by: Fedora-Tan on October 22, 2017, 06:23:40 am
Please find all archives on : -- removed by FT --
It'll be easier than dealing with post updates :p
Title: Re: Ostan closure / made public
Post by: Fedora-Tan on October 22, 2017, 06:24:26 am
Done with Wiki
Title: Re: Ostan closure / made public
Post by: Fedora-Tan on October 22, 2017, 07:01:01 am
Done with forum.

Here are files available :

-- removed by FT --

It is the final snapshot, any changes to the site, forum, wiki, galery will not be updated in those archives.

Hope it helps... :)
Title: Re: Ostan closure / made public
Post by: Fedora-Tan on October 22, 2017, 07:07:02 am
Now the timeline :

-> 1/ Made archives available : Done
-> 2/ Giveaway of full db with private data : Before end of november, else it'll be permanently deleted. Note that it is perfectly possible to restart from public archives.
-> 3/ Shutdown of ostan-collections.net : 20th of november (it'll leave a couple days to leave a placeholder before final shutdown)
Title: Re: Ostan closure / made public
Post by: Goujer on October 22, 2017, 12:30:36 pm
I was thinking maybe an Amazon service, but if domain name is expensive enough a domain name change might be warranted. I also don't know what's options are avaliable outside of Amazon.
Title: Re: Ostan closure / made public
Post by: Fedora-Tan on October 22, 2017, 06:50:37 pm
It's ok i don't especially want to make money on that, if you can't afford this much i'm ok to lower the price.

I think domain transfers are prohibited on last month before their expiration so if anyone is interested please tell if fast (like, in coming days).

1st come, 1st served.
Title: Re: Ostan closure / made public
Post by: Goujer on October 23, 2017, 09:32:22 am
I'm more concerned with the monthly/yearly cost of the domain name. I'm trying to piece together a cost and see if that's within my budget.
Title: Re: Ostan closure / made public
Post by: Fedora-Tan on October 23, 2017, 09:39:38 am
If the registrar is not a fraud, it should cost between 10€ and 15€ for a year.
Below, it's suspicious. Over, it's robbery.
Title: Re: Ostan closure / made public
Post by: Fedora-Tan on October 23, 2017, 10:17:02 am
Expiration Date: 01-dec-2017

Please tell me if you want to get it, before 01-nov-2017. After it'll be too late.
Title: Re: Ostan closure / made public
Post by: Goujer on October 23, 2017, 02:03:44 pm
I'd be willing to continue hosting it and taking care of the domain, but this isn't something I'm very knowledgeable about. I'd like to learn more about managing a website and I'd hate to see this place go; I've been using it as long as its been up, its only recently that I've gone and done anything on the forums.

So I guess the real question is what are the steps I need to take to host the site and domain and what will the all around cost be at the end of the day? This may of course be a silly question but I have a willingness to learn.
Title: Re: Ostan closure / made public
Post by: Fedora-Tan on October 23, 2017, 02:07:53 pm
Easier by chat. Any place you want.
Title: Re: Ostan closure / made public
Post by: Goujer on October 24, 2017, 09:15:58 pm
So I'm going to buy the domain and host this now. Ideally this would be a one to one transfer but I need approval from the majority of user probably.

I won't take it personally if you don't want me to have that either way the forum will be back up but I assume a one to one transfer will keep your accounts and what not. So vote your hearts out my friends.
Title: Re: Ostan closure / made public
Post by: Penti-chan on October 24, 2017, 09:40:58 pm
I'm all for it; I think you'll do a good job of keeping it runniung
Title: Re: Ostan closure / made public
Post by: Fedora-Tan on October 25, 2017, 08:05:36 am
To be accurate, we already initiated the domain transfer in order to not lost it. Deadline in just couple days, cannot really wait any more.

I'm willing to provide to Le-Goujer any support needed to maintain the site, after transfer and if needed in future.
Title: Re: Ostan closure / made public
Post by: Fedora-Tan on November 03, 2017, 10:02:20 pm
Domain name is transfered and now property of Le-Goujer

Server files will be transfered asap
Title: Re: Ostan closure / made public
Post by: Ghost Member on November 07, 2017, 04:51:37 pm
Thanks Fedora-Tan for hard works past years & thanks Le-Goujer for keeping alive.
I know it's too hard of keeping os-tans loving community existences.
Japanese users over there they're the start & we continue that torch that they fade.
Since we're surrounded by haters from riajuu users as well.
So it won't easy to inherit this phenomena from the origin.

I'll not throw my ambitions of drawing win/linux os-tans/app-tans as well.
Title: Re: Ostan closure / made public
Post by: Penti-chan on November 14, 2017, 09:41:11 am
What's the current status of transferring everything to Gojer?
Title: Re: Ostan closure / made public
Post by: Bella on November 14, 2017, 10:13:47 pm
Thank you for the archieves Fedora-Tan, I've wanted these for awhile! And let me know if you need any help Le-Goujer.

Also: would anyone be interested in an OS-tan Collections Discord group so we can have a second place to communicate if need be?
Title: Re: Ostan closure / made public
Post by: Goujer on November 15, 2017, 08:34:43 am
I was just thinking that. But I really don't know how much I would use it.
Title: Re: Ostan closure / made public
Post by: Bella on November 16, 2017, 12:45:08 am
Quote from: Le-Goujer on November 15, 2017, 08:34:43 amI was just thinking that. But I really don't know how much I would use it.

I may go ahead and make one, just in case. Been spending a lot more time on Discord these days, I gotta say I like the combination of message board and chat. Might make a nice, low-key place for us to congregate.
Title: Re: Ostan closure / made public
Post by: Goujer on November 17, 2017, 10:30:22 am
Go ahead, me and Fedora will be finalizing stuff this weekend, I think.
Title: Re: Ostan closure / made public
Post by: Bella on November 26, 2017, 02:36:18 pm
Any updates?
Title: Re: Ostan closure / made public
Post by: Goujer on November 26, 2017, 09:04:34 pm
None, I've been busy with School and Thanksgiving so it might still be a while before things are finalized, but things are stable for the time being.
Title: Re: Ostan closure / made public
Post by: Raffaele the Amigan on December 14, 2017, 03:55:11 am
So what's going on here, folks?

Let me know in brief.

Mr. Le Goujer now owns the domain but already it is migrating?

P.S. I donated twice in the past, sorry for not contributing last August. It was completely out of my mind.
Title: Re: Ostan closure / made public
Post by: Fedora-Tan on January 21, 2018, 04:55:40 am
I'm done with the move :)

-- removed by FT --
Title: Re: Ostan closure / made public
Post by: Fedora-Tan on March 29, 2020, 08:59:43 am
In answer to recent demands on this topic, the files are not available anymore as the site has been transfered and taken care of.

It is therefore normal that they are not freely reachable.

First post updated accordingly.