Well that didn’t go very well, did it?

As I mentioned in the activity stream post, there are going to be a number of issues porting Civatar as it stands going to the new server, and it still isn’t possible to stay on this one much longer.

Essentially there are database issues I have to clean up – it isn’t just the size that is the problem, I got around that, it’s that there are data errors in the current database that need cleaning up.

There are plugins that have to be updated to work with PHP 8.2

And there are some that are not working properly even here, the user block and moderation plugins for example have problems.

I guess one question that comes to mind to me anyway is would we be better off trying something else?  I’m really not happy with the way buddy press works, the only good part to me is the fact we can all have our own sites, but the activity stream is wonky even with those.

Is anybody up for trying something different, and by “trying” I mean I load the software on the new server under a different domain name so we can use it while Civatar is still operational here.

I can link a page of all the current self hosted social software packages if you want to take a look at them.

Other than that, I am going to take the next week trying to fix the issues here so it (hopefully) can be ported.  I am less optimistic about that than I was before.  Plan “B” of course was to change the Domain so it pointed back to the old server.  We are there.

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Greystarfish1

Is there a social network that you want to transfer to?

Greystarfish1

I understand.

Vero

My main interest in Word Press is being able to make the sites and decorate, and work with coding, but I have sadly neglected it lately. I am just too busy with interactions to play around with it. I would hate to lose it though.

Greystarfish1

If you want to go to a website that supports Freedom of Speech, there is MEWE. I have an account there. They have groups and pages, if you want to go this route.

Greystarfish1

I understand. My page is at https://mewe.com/teresa_radford.92/posts .You are welcome to visit it. I follow a really nice science page, there.

Vero

I think we have to be logged in to see your site, Teresa. I will have to find my log in info. Hopefully I still have it around somewhere! lol

Greystarfish1

We are friends there.

Vero

Yes, I finally got logged in. I hadn’t been there in over a year.

Vero

I have a Mewe account as well. I haven’t used it much but I liked what I saw!

Vero

You could be a Mastadon host! I sorta thought about doing that, but was afraid I would run into things i couldn’t handle.

viccles

I’m up for it! If things aren’t going to work here, then now would be the time to try something new or something else before you put in a lot of hard work for nothing. Is there a particular software package you are looking at or that looks interesting to you?

viccles

Yes please, go ahead and post the link and let us know what catches your eye.

viccles

Sounds like a plan. The activity page is both a blessing and a curse. It’s nice to see when new blogs are written, but when a bunch of other stuff is added, it drives everything down and off the page, including this blog which all the members need to see and put in their two cents worth.

Let us know if you need/find any plugins to help things work here and what you will need for the cost of them. You shouldn’t have to do and pay for everything.

Greystarfish1

Vic, I totally agree.
Dio, Is there a way, that you can pin a link to this blog at the top of the activity page? We need input from people.

Greystarfish1

Great!

legacycowgirl

Brian, I’m not on here much because of a daily grind however, I would be happy with a simple site. At this point and time, decorating pages here isn’t simple and the pages can’t be themed like Shmoo and Multiply once were. I’m easy to please and just being in touch makes me happy. I have pages on other sites, such as MeWe.com, and they are a big flop unless you are into political bashing, etc. That’s my input for now.