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Following up on one of my earlier posts...

 

The Allure of Neglected Dragons will probably be going offline...

 

... But hopefully it will be very temporary!

 

Here's the deal:

 

The current website is on a domain and a hosting plan sponsored by Agrona. Agrona has since quit DC, and I have not been able to reach her in the past few months. If she does not have both the hosting and the domain set to auto-renew (which I'm guessing she doesn't), they will be expiring any time now -- I don't know precisely when, but I expect it to happen any time between right now and a couple months from now.

 

Updated website code, which I have been wanting to do for ages, is well underway, but there is still so much more work to do.

 

A new website, using the updated code, will be going online as soon as I can get enough finished for it to be usable. Thanks to AoND's wonderful donors, I was able to purchase a new domain, and also new hosting. I will post the new URL as soon as there is something functional online. I am hoping I get that done before the current site goes offline, so I can make it a proper redirect, but if that does not work, check this thread for news.

 

In the meantime, feel free to continue using AoND as usual. However, I strongly recommend that you make a copy of any data that you store on AoND -- especially if you use the Trackers. There is no automated way to do that, and I won't be spending the time to make something when I still need to get the new website ready to go, but you should be able to save the full web page, or highlight/copy/paste the data into a text file or spreadsheet without too much difficulty.

 

If there are any questions, I will do my best to answer them, but keep in mind that for the time being, my priority will be on getting the new website up and running, so responses may take a while. On which note, Ruby Eyes, I did read (most of) your post, and for a lot of it, I think I just wasn't clear with my last statements. Beyond that, let's see what you (and everyone else) think of what the new version offers, and then we'll adjust from there, once we have that as a starting point.

 

If there are any bugs (and I suspect the check all box is broken again), you are welcome to continue reporting them. I do not intend to fix any of them on the current site (again, the new site is my priority), but I will absolutely keep them in mind when working on the new version!

 

Thank you everyone for all of your support, patience, and help in making this site as useful, loved, and expansive as it is! I never expected it to become anything this significant, but I hope it continues for many years to come!

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Good Luck!

Work hard and fast.

I look forward to seeing the new and improved site.

 

AoND is usually the only site I use to raise my DC eggs, using a different site again will be strange.

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Praying for you to be successful in all your endeavors, like many others

here I have become so very dependent on the AoND site.

 

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Thanks for working so hard for us, bbik. I hope you get the site back up soon.

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Please, please, please, keep us informed! We love AoND and use it regularly.

 

I'd sure hate to be without it or a replacement site.

 

I can't invent code, but, I've got server room, if there's anything (like code or program sections) you need to store or need a *itching post, I will gladly listen.

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Hope you can fix it. If there's anything we can do, let us know. I use this site a lot, and I would like to be able to contribute to its continuation. wink.gif

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you have added so much to my dragon experience ..

 

and are invaluable ...

 

sending you all the best wishes possible

 

feel as if am losing a friend

 

pray Draco will return you soon ...

 

wish there were some way to help ...

 

endless thanks for all you do ... ((( HUGS )))

 

the best is yet to come ....

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Oh thank Smaug - I saw the banner on the site while dropping in with an ER eggy, and almost had a heart attack. Thanks SO much for all you do and thank you for NOT killing it ! Good luck.

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Good luck and thank you for your hard work!

 

This is the only site I use for DC 'cos I find it intuitive and very convenient, and the dragons grow up without any trouble.

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Thank you! I hope you're able to get it all worked out relatively stress-free! smile.gif

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Good luck on the move! AoND has been a major part of my DC experience so I am happy to hear that it will continue.

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Thank you for keeping us informed. I wish you best of luck in keeping AoND up and running. I would love to see it keep going as I have been using AoND since I started on DC.

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Thanks for your site; love it, use it all the time! Looking forward to the new changes!

 

I checked; the domain is set to expire June 20, 2015. sad.gif

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Best of luck! Thanks for keeping us informed! smile.gif

AoND is the main site I use also, so I'm glad to hear that it won't disappear completely!

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I have used AoND since I started on DC in May of 2012, so almost 3 years. I ALSO almost had a heart attack this morning trying to drop eggs into the Daycare, so it's good to know both that the site will continue to be up for about a month more and that you plan to have a new site in place to migrate to.

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I checked; the domain is set to expire June 20, 2015.  sad.gif

If the hosting and domain are both on the same schedule, that would be wonderful. But I don't know if they are, which is why I'm unsure about when the current site will die.

 

@fuzzbucket, @amthystfire

That was pretty much the point! Well, not to give anyone a heart attack, but to catch people's attention enough to make sure everyone really does click the link to get the full information. I would hate to leave users in the dark unable to find out where the site went, so I want to make sure as many as possible know to come to this thread if anything goes wrong.

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Thank you bbik for all of your hard work, and for the heads up! I'm looking forward to the new site smile.gif

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Thanks for the heads up! I LOVE this site & I'd hate to see it go & I really appreciate it that you are creating a newer updated version of it! Thank you sooo much for all you do & have done! biggrin.gif

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I love using this site. I hope you can get it back up ASAP. I've used it with many of my dragons along with 6 others to get several of my dragons many clicks. I love all of 'em.

 

I also click when I have time to.

 

Thanks for a great site.

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