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The EA Forum in a Post-Net Neutrality Environment

Postby P.J. Craven on Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:05 am

Net Neutrality is about to go the way of the dodo. What do we do about the forum in the face of this inevitability? How will it perform or change? Do we need to raise money to keep it performing at a speed that will keep it from being too slow to operate?

Anyone who well-knows what the Internet will be like post-Net Neutrality, how it will behave, etc., please get involved in this conversation.
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Re: The EA Forum in a Post-Net Neutrality Environment

Postby Andrew. on Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:53 am

I would contributed to fundraising if that's the route the forum needs to go.
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Re: The EA Forum in a Post-Net Neutrality Environment

Postby P.J. Craven on Fri Dec 16, 2016 12:04 pm

As would I. I have no idea what will be required, but I'd be happy to contribute on even a month-to-month basis. I think, however, that newbies should have an absurdly long grace period to decide whether or not to throw down for that kinda thing. If I had to help pay the way for others to contribute, no matter their countenances or viewpoints or "seniority," I would absolutely be happy to do that as well.

Electrical Audio is a private business, but the forum has a thirteen or fourteen year history as a public utility/space.
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Re: The EA Forum in a Post-Net Neutrality Environment

Postby jeff_fox on Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:06 pm

I'd pay if we could vote shitheads off the island.
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Re: The EA Forum in a Post-Net Neutrality Environment

Postby Pasta on Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:14 pm

jeff_fox wrote:I'd pay if we could vote shitheads off the island.

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Re: The EA Forum in a Post-Net Neutrality Environment

Postby Tommy on Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:17 pm

What if we already find the forum kindof painfully slow? Especially with regards to trying to post. Can take up to 2 minutes for the post to complete on my end. (this might have more to do with the OS/browser version I'm forced to use at work).
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Re: The EA Forum in a Post-Net Neutrality Environment

Postby JohnnySomersett on Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:18 pm

^-----mine does this too but it depends on the day.

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Re: The EA Forum in a Post-Net Neutrality Environment

Postby the finger genius on Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:39 pm

jeff_fox wrote:I'd pay if we could vote shitheads off the island.


I think the argument for net neutrality is the shitheads usually have most of the money.
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Re: The EA Forum in a Post-Net Neutrality Environment

Postby P.J. Craven on Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:46 pm

the finger genius wrote:
jeff_fox wrote:I'd pay if we could vote shitheads off the island.


I think the argument for net neutrality is the shitheads usually have most of the money.


That bannings are rare is a sign of strength. The overwhelmingly hands-off modding policy is a good one in keeping with the ideas engendered in NN.
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Re: The EA Forum in a Post-Net Neutrality Environment

Postby Bill Flaig on Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:53 pm

Would contribute financially to the hosting effort, no question. Regardless of who's allowed to post here.

I've gotten a ton out of this place over the past 10-ish years. Let me know where to send my money.
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Re: The EA Forum in a Post-Net Neutrality Environment

Postby ::: on Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:13 am

Maybe check with EFF about best practices for administering and hosting U.S.-based web forums with a view to privacy, security, and freedom from censorship in the current political / technological / legal climate. I'd contribute a little money for hosting if needed.
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Re: The EA Forum in a Post-Net Neutrality Environment

Postby the finger genius on Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:26 am

jeff_fox wrote:I'd pay if we could vote shitheads off the island.


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Re: The EA Forum in a Post-Net Neutrality Environment

Postby jimmy spako on Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:24 am

Not at all interested in a private club, pay or no pay.

Would contribute to keeping it going like it is.

For whatever reason the boards are not very buggy or slow for me these days. Pretty much normal, after having been pretty slow a while back.
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Re: The EA Forum in a Post-Net Neutrality Environment

Postby Andrew. on Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:46 am

I guess when things were slow I wasn't posting. I've been posting regularly again for the past couple months, or month and a half, and haven't had any issues.
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Re: The EA Forum in a Post-Net Neutrality Environment

Postby jimmy spako on Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:56 am

I don't have a smart phone (actually I have an old one now, but no internet on it) and access the boards from a laptop all the time. Don't know if people are experiencing difficulties on computers or phones or if that makes a difference.

Full disclosure - I am a digital tech dummy: I seem to remember noticing that back when that big cyber attack hit the East coast internet infrastructure the board had been all slow for a while and then was suddenly normal speed again that particular afternoon. I may have imagined that though.
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Re: The EA Forum in a Post-Net Neutrality Environment

Postby thegrandtour on Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:22 pm

What do we need to do to make this happen? Have they put the tollbooth up yet?
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Re: The EA Forum in a Post-Net Neutrality Environment

Postby tbone on Sat Dec 24, 2016 10:59 pm

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A pretty standard text based message board with a relatively small user base is not likely to suffer much from anti-net neutrality bullshit because there isn't much of a bandwidth footprint to throttle. The site is not running slowly due to politics, it most likely just runs slowly due to database management issues.
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Re: The EA Forum in a Post-Net Neutrality Environment

Postby P.J. Craven on Mon Dec 26, 2016 5:14 am

Genuinely asking—so it doesn't work like this?

electoral-vote.com wrote:Current FCC regulations prohibit Internet providers from giving better service to some content providers and worse service to others. Verizon, AT&T and the others are not permitted to make a deal with, say Netflix, to provide excellent service to it while at the same time providing terrible service to all its competitors, like Amazon Prime. That could change. And what about the millions of small Websites? They are probably not willing to cough up even $10,000 a month for the carrier's new "extremely basic service," so why carry them at all? Just cut them off to leave more bandwidth for the paying customers. Dropping net neutrality could change the Internet into something more like cable television, with 1,000 corporate Websites that pay the providers for carriage and little else.
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Re: The EA Forum in a Post-Net Neutrality Environment

Postby tbone on Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:28 am

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Re: The EA Forum in a Post-Net Neutrality Environment

Postby P.J. Craven on Mon Dec 26, 2016 1:53 pm

Provided that you are knowledgeable on this subject, I don't know why you have to respond in a way that teaches no one anything in the face of various free speech shit tornados—your prerogative.
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