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#288353 Many Happy Returns Duplu.

Posted by duplu on 18 May 2016 - 06:32 pm

Thanks for the best wishes guys, had a mega few days in Liverpool and have just recovered ;)

#282370 Impact - Casino Crazy Classic

Posted by duplu on 26 June 2015 - 05:47 am

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#275973 "Layout Creator" badges

Posted by duplu on 30 November 2014 - 12:44 pm

I've set staff banners to "OFF" but they seem to persist...


It's either a mod you can uninstall or it's a hook you need to disable - I can't remember, it's been a long time!

#269501 Many Happy Returns Duplu

Posted by duplu on 17 May 2014 - 08:57 am

Thanks guys, this has been a really good week for me :)

#263829 JACKPOT PARTY is no more - and a tragedy is in its place!

Posted by duplu on 18 February 2014 - 02:12 pm

Thank god I cancelled my account a few months ago.

#263270 Fruit-Emu is for SALE

Posted by duplu on 31 January 2014 - 09:24 am

have you PM messaged duplu?...


...to be honest I really don't think he wants to name is price publicly, and I believe earlier in this thread he mentioned using the PM system to find out costs etc - if you are really interested in wanting to purchase the site, then I suggest you do PM him to get to know what costs will be incurred to you personally for the site and domain.


Exactly Daryl, I don't want to plaster my asking price all over the front page as you get people saying "It's not worth that" or "It's worth way more than that" etc...  There are currently a few people interested and they all don't appear to have a problem with the asking price.

#263183 Fruit-Emu is for SALE

Posted by duplu on 29 January 2014 - 07:21 pm

I'm having to do something that I never thought I would have to do and that is to sell Fruit-Emu.  Things have massively changed in my life over the last 6 months that have meant that I no longer have any time to maintain the site, I can't pay for it anymore and to be honest I need the money.  Moderators and admins for the site have already been given first refusal on the sale and I'm no opening it up to all members.  Ideally I would like the site to go to someone in the FME community as I know it would be looked after but if no-one is interested then it will be sold to a wider audience.
In an ideal world I would give the site away but at this stage that isn't an option for me as I've put too much into the site.  I would assist with the transfer of the site to another server/VPS and would be willing to give technical support during any transition.  The site cannot be hosted on a shared hosting platform as it would be shut down pretty quick due to the server resources it uses.  Here are some statistics for the size of the website:
Webspace Required for Site
Total size of web site = 41Gb
Attachments = 19Gb
Downloads = 11.5Gb
Screenshots = 1Gb
Gallery = 4.5Gb
Database Size = 484Mb
Website Income
These figures are for advertising income and for donations combined:
Jan 2014   £67
Dec 2013   £112
Nov 2013   £60
Oct 2013   £133
Sep 2013   £96
Aug 2013   £225
Jul 2013   £36
Jun 2013   £51
May 2013   £76
Apr 2013   £57
Mar 2013   £66
Feb 2013   £91
There are possibilities to monetise the site further but I've only ever attempted to cover hosting costs.


​The sale would include the transfer of all software licences for invision board.
If you are interested in making an offer for the site or have any questions then please PM me.  Ideally I need payment via Paypal as I can't have any money going through my bank account at the moment.

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#262572 Donation Thread in Memory of 'thunderstorm'

Posted by duplu on 11 January 2014 - 09:47 am

Thanks to all, I'll organise the donation to go to MIND.

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#260543 Donations

Posted by duplu on 10 November 2013 - 01:04 pm


wow £800 a year , that seems very expensive 

may i ask some questions like

Bandwidth required a month (aprox)

CPU power (max)


HD space required



ok i get 

70GB of HD space

3 GB ram

1 TB bandwidth 

CPU  Intel® Xeon® CPU           E5520  @ 2.27GHz

all for $5 a month and IP is UK based 



Sorry but real life has taken over, hence my late reply.


Running a website isn't always about specs but about service and how a company reacts to problems.  Your $5 server is going to be shutdown in a heartbeat if you over step the mark on resources as we have had done to us a number of times before getting a dedicated server.  Bare in mind that the FE server also runs another 12 web sites as well, mostly for nothing.  We use a ton of processor power (being a PHP/MySQL website) and also a ton of bandwidth. 

#260236 Donations

Posted by duplu on 04 November 2013 - 07:59 pm

As barcrest said the £250 donation is for Thunderstorm and not for hosting costs.  


Hosting costs are currently in the region of £800 a year.  This doesn't include any software maintenance costs or extras.

#259370 Donation Thread in Memory of 'thunderstorm'

Posted by duplu on 13 October 2013 - 06:06 pm

Thanks guys, the fund has now reached three figures - £100

#258924 Donation Thread in Memory of 'thunderstorm'

Posted by duplu on 03 October 2013 - 05:17 pm

There are no fees.  The software was assuming fees were payable and was subtracting this from the donated amount.  This is corrected now so you can see the full amount.

#257965 Apple's iOS7

Posted by duplu on 17 September 2013 - 09:59 pm

I'm looking forward to it - it might not be so graphic-intensive as presently on my iPad2 - although iOS 6 on my iPhone 5 is very fast, so hopefully it will be much more snappier, as duplu has mentioned. :)


I'm also very much looking forward to the latest OS X release from Apple too - OS X Mavericks looks very much the 'biz' and if is as cheap as OS X Mountain Lion was - it will be well worth the cost to make the iMac run much more smoothly. :)


Mavericks is good too.  It's on preview 7 now and I've had no problems :)

#257961 Apple's iOS7

Posted by duplu on 17 September 2013 - 09:50 pm

I've had it for a few months now and really like it.  It's snappier and has a really modern feel to it.

#257785 ShoutBox will soon be closing...

Posted by duplu on 15 September 2013 - 01:32 pm

OK, chat is now working, have fun


Helps if you remember to pay the bills ;)