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Discussion in 'General Scientology Discussion' started by PirateAndBum, Jan 25, 2008.

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  1. Lovesnightsky

    Lovesnightsky Silver Meritorious Patron

    Can anyone contact Emma in RL (Real Life) and get her to increase bandwidth? There's money in the paypal account for it.
    Most hits are on Sabrina's story as it's now 3rd top story in and climbing rapidly.
  2. Dulloldfart

    Dulloldfart Squirrel Extraordinaire

    The TOP 7 stories on Digg are about Scientology right now!

    Sabrina's story is #1.

  3. lionheart

    lionheart Gold Meritorious Patron

    Currently on digg out of the top ten news in all topics - 6 are anti-scn stories and the top 3 are all anti-scn. #9 is the David Miscavige Neice (sic) story with a link to ESMB.
  4. Dulloldfart

    Dulloldfart Squirrel Extraordinaire

    And you gotta remember OSA Int have already pretty much been up all night for the past week anyway.

    And now....

  5. Dulloldfart

    Dulloldfart Squirrel Extraordinaire

    From just now:

    Top in All Topics
    Why the Cult of Scientology Needs to be Abolished

    * 4103

    Anonymous Propaganda thumb

    * 3361

    LOLzcats go after Scientology, too. thumb

    * 3134

    Scientology teachings claim Jesus Christ was a pedophile

    * 3116

    Anonymous: A Response to The Media thumb

    * 3077

    Internet group declares war on Scientology - thumb

    * 3011

    Scientology OT Summit 2007 DVD Leaked on The Pirate Bay thumb

    * 2930

    Install OS X on Your Hackintosh PC, No Hacking Required!

    * 2323

    Cabling As Art

    * 2124

    Gibson Screws Musician Out Of $10,000 Worth Of Equipment thumb

    * 1866

  6. lionheart

    lionheart Gold Meritorious Patron

    Most guests here are currently viewing Sabrina's story thread which is as you say, Paul, is #1 on Digg.

    On my Digg Top Ten there is also the Operation Snow White thread.

    It seems to me there is a radical shift of public awareness as regards Scn taking place.

    The CofS hates open communication. I think the Internet may well take it down at last! :happydance:
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2008
  7. Free to shine

    Free to shine Shiny & Free

    I just came online and got the 503 errors and wondered WTF? The board is still slow for me, but all this activity is bloody brilliant! Go Emma!
  8. Dulloldfart

    Dulloldfart Squirrel Extraordinaire

    See post I just made to "Message to Anonymous" thread. It's an apology from Anon to Emma for Digging that story in a way that overloads this board.

  9. Pepin

    Pepin Patron with Honors


    I don't think it is a bandwidth issue. It appears that the server can not keep up.
    Perhaps a second server and a load balancer?
  10. Free to shine

    Free to shine Shiny & Free

    I see live chat on search pages is gone, that's a good idea. I am sure Emma will let us know what's happening when she can, and if she needs any help. There are lots of people who will, I am sure.
  11. Dulloldfart

    Dulloldfart Squirrel Extraordinaire

    The extra traffic is from thousands of new people reading about CofS abuses.

    Personally, I can put up with the relatively minor inconvenience. Besides, it gives me a chance to work my jaw muscles which ache from smiling so much. :)

  12. Emma

    Emma Con te partirĂ² Administrator

    An update


    I was asleep and woke up to this!! :happydance:

    Anyway, I got an email from the hosting company:

    And after much emailing back & forth, this is the latest from them:

    I'll keep you posted.
  13. Free to shine

    Free to shine Shiny & Free

    What would need to happen to have a dedicated server?
  14. Emma

    Emma Con te partirĂ² Administrator

  15. lionheart

    lionheart Gold Meritorious Patron

    Emma, a dedicated server is a good option and it doesn't have to be too expensive. I can put you in touch with the people I use for my dedicated servers. They are extremely relaible. Although the people you are currently using seem reliable too. What they did to your virtual server is normal when the resources get stretched, because they have to look after the interests of the other domains sharing the server.

    Hence the dedicated server option is a good suggestion. See what price they charge for one and PM me to compare with the people I use.

    I'm sure we will all club together to pay for the dedicated server if you decide that is what you want to do.
  16. lionheart

    lionheart Gold Meritorious Patron

    I use

    If SiteGround is who you are currently using then upgrading to one of their dedicated servers would probably be smoother for you. Presumably they would provide the same control panel as you currently have on your virtual server?

    As regards cost, don't worry. I would pay that for you myself, no problem, but I expect you would get several of us to cover the cost for you :)
  17. Dulloldfart

    Dulloldfart Squirrel Extraordinaire

    Hang on! I just checked the hosting plans of some top companies. They have a monthly data transfer allowance ranging from 300GB to "unlimited". Some of the figures are 2,000GB and 3,000GB.

    I assume most of these are in the US. I live in the UK but host my sites from the US as a review I read listed out the top hosts and I picked one of them.

    What's ESMB's current monthly bandwidth? 100GB?

    I don't know how this works with sudden high traffic, though.

  18. Mojo

    Mojo Silver Meritorious Patron

    If the senior mgmt of the COS are unathorized to view the internet, how are they expected to respond to the mayhem?

    And if David 'is' witness to the internet mayhem, what is he expected to do?

    It seems to me the collapse has begun and the aftermath is unavoidable.

    The last leg will be the Feds swooping down to scrap up the lingering pieces.

    The world has had enough of Mr. Hubbards brand of bastardized fake religion.

    And yet Hubbard was right in his vision: "I will smash my name violently into history...."

    The violence he created has come full circle. Tis time to reap what scientologists have sewed.
  19. lionheart

    lionheart Gold Meritorious Patron

    The problem was not monthly bandwidth, but CPU (processor usage)

    I had the same problem when I had a virtual server. They have to allocate a portion of CPU per domain when multiple customers are sharing the server. It's only fair otherwise other people's domains would slow down because of ESMB hogging the resources.

    The soultion for me was a dedicated server. I've never regretted it.

    PM me Emma if you want to.
  20. Lovesnightsky

    Lovesnightsky Silver Meritorious Patron


    Emma, check your paypal account for extra funds.