Don't get me wrong. I love flashkit, the community and helpful moderators, just about everything except the servers.
If you tell me that FK does not make money on this site and the Flash Conference, I will call you a liar.
I understand that the majority of services on FK are free of charge, and you may say: Hey man its free, stop your b1tching, what do you want for free?
Well, without "us" the users, FK would be little more than a personal homepage with some flash tutorials and a message board.
How hard is it to add a new server or at least keep the ones that they have, running at peak performance? I know that it is not cheap to run multiple servers not mention bandwidth costs. But there has to be a solution on the horizon, someplace.
With the amount of product sales that FK generates for macromedia, erain,etc.., not to mention technical support and beta testing, you would think that they would offer some server space to help in the continuation of a very good thing for both companies.
I'm sure I'm not the only one that is fed up with the overall performance of Flashkit, slow loads, no loads. Every year the servers become more taxed, with added users, growing databases, more adds, etc., and although I know the FK team does their best to keep everything running well, their best is becoming not good enough.
Should we start donating money for upkeep? Any rich developers want to pitch in? Is there a sugardaddy or /momma in the house??
I would never consider leaving Flashkit, because I love it here..but maybe that's the problem.Why do they need to make things better when they have such a loyal member base?
Am I way off target? Just a jerk? Or do I speak for many.
Any insight, slams and discussion would be appreciated..
* To voice a concern of the ever advancing trend of the server(s) inability to process user requested pages.
* Create a level of concern in order innitiate change.
* blow off steam
Change has to start someplace..
If you feel ill, you tell the docter where it hurts..Same thing goes with this community. If you never voice a concern or talk about problems, things are slow to change.
As the saying goes :
You don't like it? You don't have to stay
Did you actually read my post?
Im not trying to create problems..If this starts to turn into a big flame post, Ill just delete it.
Ugh Okay here's a story to pass the time. While you wait for the new server.
Once apon a time (yes this story starts with once apon a time). There were two snails sitting on the back of a turtle. The one snail looks at the the other snail and says:
"Hang on Bob, heeeeeeere weeeee gooooo!!"
Originally posted by megatoon Hehe.. For those at home who missed it
Good news. The server is here. Byron set up the normal crap, so tomorrow I'll be helping him with the abnormal crap. As soon as the ram gets here, we can hopefully be up and running. I say that loosely, cuz we all know that plans are inherently broken.
We's working on it though. As soon as our skills match the task at hand the server will crash and we'll order another