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Poll Results: Would you like to move to a more private platform on a different website?

 
  • 0% (0)
    No, I want the group to stay here on MDC even though it will likely never be private
  • 35% (6)
    Yes, I absolutely want to move to a site with privacy
  • 64% (11)
    I'll go whichever way the majority votes
17 Total Votes  
post #41 of 163
Thread Starter 

Do we have the option to make it not searchable?  In that case it wouldn't matter.

post #42 of 163

Hmm.... well, either way the forum will be private so no one can see without a login. The domain name is important because I can't do anything else without it. I vote something funny! Maybe involving nuns and heathens... lol

post #43 of 163
Quote:
Originally Posted by TalkToMeNow View Post

Hmm.... well, either way the forum will be private so no one can see without a login. The domain name is important because I can't do anything else without it. I vote something funny! Maybe involving nuns and heathens... lol

Ummm how about Nuns and Heathens? Your a genius.
post #44 of 163
Nuns and Heathens Unite 2011
post #45 of 163
Wait, but I don't feel like a nun or a heathen...
post #46 of 163
Nun Your Garden Variety Personalities (a play on our three quizzes) I'm totally grasping at straws now.... LOL
post #47 of 163
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by TalkToMeNow View Post
 

Hmm.... well, either way the forum will be private so no one can see without a login. The domain name is important because I can't do anything else without it.

Right, but I'm saying if the domain name isn't searchable then we can name it anything we want and not attract hackers either.  If it is searchable we might want to be boring.

post #48 of 163

That's something I'll have to look into. I'd imagine the host will control that... ??

post #49 of 163
Hackers is kind of funny. Imagine how disappointed they would be...
post #50 of 163

Yeah, I'm not thinking anyone will want to hack us..... 

post #51 of 163
Thread Starter 

Hackers hack all sorts of stupid stuff just to hack it and then spam it.  If our name is crazy/funny, etc. and searchable that makes us more of a target.  Just sayin'.

post #52 of 163
I agree with Jaimee. There is *potential* for that. I'd like our site to NOT come up searchable. If we're going for private, let's go all the way. wink1.gif
post #53 of 163
Alright here's another one..... Nuns With Forks? Totally kidding. Everyone got silent. Amanda, you come up with something?
post #54 of 163
Hackers? Are any of us that interesting?
post #55 of 163
Also, google ranks their hits by how many links link to a site, right? So a single emailed link isn't really going to put anything on the first page, or am I mistaken?
Edited by seraf - 10/30/13 at 3:22pm
post #56 of 163

When I set up a private forum I used this: http://www.freeforums.org/

post #57 of 163

And they have a mobile version. The look is customizable (not the mobile look, tho) and you can add custom smilies, so we could bring our favorite emoticons from mdc there.

post #58 of 163

And it is free, with some upgrades you can pay for but the other forum i set up has been running for almost two years without any need to buy anything. If we wanted a .com name we would have to pay for that.

post #59 of 163
But I haven't worked with anything else, so I don't know if that's the best. I doubt it is.
And I'm sorry, but I can't volunteer to set it up/run it. I have strict limits on my online time and the other forum I set up took me about 10-15 hours to get fully set up and running.
post #60 of 163
Haven't had a chance to talk to DH about our forum project. We barely crossed paths for 20 minutes last night. He works again tonight. Hopefully tomorrow I'll catch him.
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