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    Hi,

    Well, disk space is not an issue. It's the bandwidth that can be an issue. For example a new member goes into the gallery and opens 2-300 images, when that happens a few times a day it gives us a big hit. So far I see no need to prune gallery images after my first changes. It looks like not allowing guests to open the thumbnails has reduced us enough

    Looking into the other issues mentioned above as well..

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    its astonishing the number of members that have dozens even hundreds of posts and arent subscribers yet. i'm sure these members could contribute to a bandwidth and space increase. Sean have you factored in a salary for yourself for the time you spend develping this site. If you dont you certainly should.

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    The main priority is to have a decent financial cushion for the site to operate on. If it looks like there is a little left over I'll 'pay' myself, but it probably comes out to $1-2 dollars an hour or so. I'd love for it to be a full time gig one day, but doubt that will happen anytime in the near future..

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    Well I hope it does too Sean, you deserve it. I think you should sell upgraded subscrptions and give more gallery space with a url like apug.org/"nickname" pointing to the gallery [say $50]

    Maybe throw up some templates sometime in the future for some ready made websites. Shopping cart sometime after that. Now you're talking fulltime.

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    Sounds cool baby steps I guess..

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    Sean,
    Please disregard my private message. This thread explains it all. I have paid my subscription fee and look forward to a long relationship with APUG. Keep up the great work!
    What!? Behind the rabbit?

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    For those interested, an update on how the gallery changes have affected our bandwidth usage..

    Before I made the recent changes we were hitting upwards of 3.4gig a day peak. After the changes this has been steady around 1.8 to 2.1 gig a day peak. So it looks like we've had a good drop in bandwidth without impacting usability all that much.

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    Sean that's a huge improvement and I've not noticed any impact on the usability (can you use easier words to type next time please) of the system. Many thanks

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