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Adios from ColdForged (24 posts)

  1. ColdForged
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Just FYI.

    After some trouble with my hosting provider -- meaning having my account suspended for CPU usage 3 times -- I've gone ahead and shut down coldforged.org. I currently have no intention of finding another hosting provider and starting anew, so this is the end of that era. Thanks to those who read and those who found my plugins helpful.

    My plugins, Enhanced Views, Paged Comment Editing, Image Headlines, and the Spelling Checker are still freely available under GPL from the plugin repository but I will no longer be supporting them. If by some chance I decide to revive the site in the future, I may pick up where I left off but I certainly wouldn't count on it. And I'm sorry to say I won't be checking back here for support questions on any of the plugins. There are lots of people using them who may be able to help you, though, so it doesn't hurt to ask here.

    This also isn't a call for help, free hosting, or debugging my installation. I've tried many things -- static caching, disabling features, cached gravars -- and I realized following this time that I think I am using the seemingly notorious "Brian's Latest Comments" plugin which has caused such issues in the past. However, I've apparently had one too many strikes with my hosting provider and frankly don't feel like paying more or going through the headache of migrating. Not worth it. Thanks in advance to anyone who wanted to help :).

    Adios, friends.

  2. Jonathan Dingman
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    It was great having you in the community and you will be missed. Thank you for all your efforts and contributions to the community. You will be missed.

  3. shep
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    say it aint so, say it aint so

  4. Jonathan Dingman
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I feel ya shep.... =(

  5. shep
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    you should still hang around #wordpress so we can make fun of element :)

  6. Jonathan Dingman
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    yeah CF, I wouldn't care if you made fun of me....just stick around!! =/

  7. tauquil
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    A bit late I guess but I just wanted to say thank you. I use your Image Headlines plugin and appreciate you making your hard work available to the public. It's people like you who give that make WordPress what it is.

    You'll be missed.

  8. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Sorry for your troubles, sorry to see you go, I will miss you but will use Enhanced Views in good health and to your memory....

  9. Beel
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Chief Niwot's curse: They always come back.

    Bye... for now ;-)

  10. logoleptic
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm sorry to hear of your troubles. I've been using paged comment editing for ages, and will continue to do so.

    You've been a real asset to the community, and I hope to see you return someday.

  11. Rob Poitras
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    wow, you have been alot of great help. I really apprecaite the work you have done.

  12. monkeypup
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    This sucks.
    My site wouldn't look nearly as cool without your image headlines plugin...
    :(

  13. sithicus
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    CF,

    I would probably hook ya up with a free host if your interested.

    -Sith

  14. Dgold
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    ColdForged, way too much talent to split. Image Headlines is a personal favorite, and can give meaning to the endless "colophons" out there. Here's hoping for your return. I just found out about this. Thanks for everything you did with/for WordPress.

  15. Jonathan Dingman
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Sith: I don't know anyone who wouldn't offer him free hosting, he's been an invaluable resource to the community and friend to all of us

  16. Joni
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I too am using Image Headlines on my web design site. Finally have a site where I'm not changing themes every other day so found a great use for it there and on the site I'm currently designing for my husband. Truly sorry to see great plugin authors leave the fold. Take care and hopefully perhaps see you around WP again some day (soon!).

    Joni ;-P

  17. ColdForged
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks to everyone for the kind words and thanks, sithicus, for the generous offer. Believe me when I say it's much appreciated and I'll keep it in mind. Right now I think a hiatus will be good, though I do find myself missing a place to fling thoughts up :).

  18. Michael Bishop

    Posted 8 years ago #

    hey, maybe you'll get sent an invite for the new wordpress.com, and have a free, hosted blog. coldforged.wordpress.com wouldn't be a bad thing...

  19. sithicus
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Well CF whatever you decide your site and the plugins and advice you have given has been so helpful in helping chrisvschris.com get started. If you ever decide to get back into the game, I'm sure the community will be happy to help you out.. and we all miss you throwing up your thoughts!:)

  20. gadlen
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I've followed your blog for a while. I miss hearing about your daughter! And of course, I miss your ongoing contributions in plugins and discussion.

    Keep looking up,
    Lee

  21. AuntiAlias
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Wow! Sorry to see you go. And thanks, ColdForged, for your development efforts.

    I'm just now installing Image Headline on a new WP site, and thought, dang, I'd like to look at the page on your site that has little tips and tricks (like how to call headline on the fly? or in something other than titles?). So sorry to see that it's down, and >gnash!< it looks as though your site, circa 2005 didn't make it into The Wayback Machine. Hm. I just tried my own site in the internet archive, and it's not in there for 2005 either. Tried advanced search in the range of dates, and lo, nothing for 2005.

  22. ColdForged
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    P.S. I'm back ;).

  23. techwench
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Wow, that was quick. 30 days. Welcome back, CF! :D

  24. AuntiAlias
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    That's excellent news!! I'm running right now to the page where all the Image Headlines stuff is and saving it into a PDF (thank you, MacOS). I don't want to be without that stuff again! (I wonder if the comments-paged plugin lets you see all the comments in one long page. I hope so. Um, yes, I did. 83 pages in a pdf. The Knowledge Has Been Preserved.)

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