ndsthemes died ?

Discussion in 'The Edge of the Forum' started by azotyp, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. azotyp
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    azotyp GBAtemp Maniac

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    "Just got a bill from my hosting provider and it is in the hundreds. This site is getting too expensive to run and barely any support from the users. Site will be temporarily offline until further notice."
     
  2. gh0ul

    gh0ul GBAtemp Regular

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    bleh
    Crap, that was the source for my r4 skins...he should have a paypal link for donations
     
  3. pasc

    pasc GBATemps official GBA Freak

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    Noo
     
  4. Extreme Coder

    Extreme Coder GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Oh NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I agree, he could've gotten a few donations.
     
  5. Sinkhead

    Sinkhead yay p1ngpong.

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    If the creator of NDSthemes is reading this, I have a couple of hundred gigabytes of spare bandwidth and about half a gig of space, but I could easily get rid of some old stuff. I don't really know the scale of the site and this likely wouldn't make a dent, but you could have full FTP access. I dunno, maybe you could use it as a mirror or something...

    Like I said, it's probably no help, but if there is anything I can do to help I'd be more than happy.
     
  6. Twiffles

    Twiffles танковые победы

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    He did have one. That's what he means by "barely any support from the users".
     
  7. Salz`

    Salz` Newbie

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    if you like the page, take a look at Google Cache of NDSThemes.com, there is an Donate Button for Paypal.

    btw. i talk to NDSThemes and told him he should place an Donate Button on this offline page, he is not very interessted to do so.
     
  8. TrolleyDave

    TrolleyDave Philosolosophising

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    He's put it up now so everyone who wants this site to stay alive should pop in and donate a quid/bucl or two.
     
  9. VVoltz

    VVoltz The Pirate Lord

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    Too bad, the site was premium.
     
  10. WeaponXxX

    WeaponXxX Too F'in Blonde

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    With GBAtemp having a download section...is there really any need for any other sites? No offense I'm actually curious if I am missing something? I mean I have the internet for 3 reasons ... GBAtemp, IRC, and newsgroups.... with those three things I rarely need to go anywhere else.

    Again not bashing ndsthemes but rather asking what it might of offered that GBAtemp did not?
     
  11. Costello

    Costello Headmaster

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  12. GameDragon

    GameDragon Mugiwara RAWR!

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    Several hundred skins for many flash carts and Moonshell that unfortunately aren't available at GBATemp.
     
  13. myuusmeow

    myuusmeow GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    A HUGE amount more skins.

    A Waybacked version from July 2007 has LOTS more.
    http://web.archive.org/web/20070715210212/....ndsthemes.com/
     
  14. jesterscourt

    jesterscourt Not Brad.

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    If we could contact the owner, perhaps he has a backup that we could batch upload here.
     
  15. jincongz

    jincongz Advanced Member

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    Well... I say we all donate some. I've done 5. anyone else?
     
  16. ProwlingTiger

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    I too have a couple terabytes of free bandwidth and a few hundred gigs of disk space. Perhaps we can form a server balance system and mirror the files.