Community Conversation #2 Recap | Forum Promotion

Howdy guys,

As you know, we had our Community Conversation on April 17th at 8 PM EST. We constantly had people coming and going in the chat (looking at you @Thomasss), but I will say that it was a successful event. We weren’t necessarily productive the entire time, but we were able to relax and chat with each other and be a community. We had different conversations going on from as early as 8 PM and going all the way until almost 2:00 AM, if I remember correctly. We were going for nearly five hours. The length of time was good because it allowed some of our members from other time zones like @Bizdustry to jump on at different points.

I’ll go ahead and list of the people that I remember being there at different times.

  1. @Cam!
  2. @Lämmchen
  3. @ChrisGrigg
  4. @Malcolm
  5. @Cumulus
  6. @Bizdustry.com
  7. @Joshua Farrell
  8. @Gio
  9. @Matthew
  10. @Thomasss

I don’t think I missed anyone, but who knows?

I’ll go ahead and touch on a few things that we discussed:

  • First, we gave everyone a chance to speak and share any personal life updates that they had. Our last Community Conversation occurred back in March of last year when COVID was first ramping up, so there was definitely a lot to discuss. Some of us got new jobs, some of us got married, some of us got rich off Dogecoin, etc.
  • Then we allowed our future millionaire to provide an update on where he expects Dogecoin to be in the future. He actually convinced a couple of us to buy Dogecoin, which has been a good investment so far, mind you.
  • We also discussed the importance of getting the vaccine whenever you are eligible to do so. COVID isn’t a joke, and isn’t going away anytime soon. If you are eligible to get it, go out and get it. We want all of our members of this community to live long and happy lives, and getting vaccinated is a no brainer in that regard.

Now we’ll dive into topics specific to FP:

  • @Lämmchen discussed the implementation of something that we would call “Member Appreciation Week.” During this week, we would do different things each day to show appreciation to our registered users, and we could do this during the same week each year. We would also have discussions taking place specific to you guys, whether it’s an area for personal life updates, or things like that.
  • We discussed updating our Premium set up. Currently, we have an outdated “Forum Sponsor” group that hasn’t been updated in a number of years. We made the decision to trash the topic where the benefits for that are listed, and completely redo the set up. We’re thinking of moving away from “Forum Sponsor” and going with “Premium,” and then having three different tiers of Premium. I wrote down Alpha, Beta, and Gamma as the names of them, copying the post package names we had many years ago. That’s certainly up for discussion.
  • @Cumulus shared his plans for the Marketing Team going forward, and what he would like his team to focus on now that Site Battle Madness has come to a close. For one, we will be launching a social media service, where we will have #FollowerFriday tweets each week. This is where you’ll be able to spend your FP$ and get promoted on our Twitter and Facebook accounts.
  • We also discussed streamlining our directory add-on, which is something @Malcolm will hopefully get figured out. Right now, we have users that are able to post in the directory add-on, but not in the Promotion Directory forum. And vice versa. Somehow we need these two things to be integrated. When a member creates a listing in our directory add-on, a Promotion Directory advertisement topic needs to automatically be created, and members shouldn’t be able to list an advertisement in our directory add-on without meeting our post requirements that we have for our Promotion Directory forum.
  • Finally, we discussed @Lämmchen’s recent promotion to the Administrator role, and our plans for filling the roles of Community Team Leader and Package Team Leader. With that in mind, we made the decision to promote @Gio to the PTL position. We also reached the decision on who are CTL will be, but we are holding off on making that change at the moment.

Anyways, this was typed up very quickly since I’m also trying to get ready for work. For everyone who participated, feel free to share if I missed anything that we talked about. We definitely need to get in the habit of hosting these events more often, and at different time zones. These chats are always so much fun. As always, thank you for your continued support of FP. :)

Regards,
Cam

 

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filesystems – Why has Windows used NTFS for 20+ years, while many different systems have trendend in the linux community over the same time?

I’m a first year MS:CS student, and my data structures class has inspired me to research file systems and their implementations. I recall using ext2, then ReiserFS, then ext3, then ext4, and now btrfs seems like the new thing. I understand (more or less) what changed from each of these, and their relative improvements, but what I don’t understand is how NTFS has stayed relevant during roughly the same period of time (looks like the last major version of NTFS shipped with Windows XP).

Was NTFS simply that well spec’d and designed from the beginning, or has Windows been working around some NTFS deficiencies in the interest of not having to rewrite some core parts of Windows from scratch? If that is the case, why are linux distros much more flexible in changing FS (user can even select a different FS at install time).

bitcoin core – BitClout Opensource (REST) APIs for Blockchain queries. Share your talent. Help our Community

BitClout Blockchain Explorer: Paired with Bitcoin

I’m gathering a list of Bitcoin /Blockchain APIs/Web (REST) APIs that allow you to do basic blockchain queries through http(s) API calls, such as: getting the balance on an address, getting a list of transactions from or to an address, getting the details (i/o) etc. Where can I find more data? Github?

Community of the Month #48 – Voting | Forum Promotion

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Community of the Month is a monthly contest where members can vote on whose website or forum most deserves recognition.

Voting Rules

  • You must have made at least 15 posts on FP within the past three months to vote in CoTM.
  • You may only vote for one of the sites listed below (which were submitted in the first half of this month).
  • You may not vote for a site that you submitted to CoTM.
  • You may not vote for a site you are an administrator on.
  • You may not ask others to vote for a site you own, or are an administrator on.
  • You may not create duplicate accounts, or use others’ accounts, to vote for a site.
  • Any other tactic to gain additional votes may result in the votes being discounted, and/or further action.

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  • Advertisements: The winning site will be featured on the Community Billboard for one month.
  • Sticky: Your Promotion Directory topic will be stickied for one month.
  • Free Service: You will receive one free service of your choice on FP.

Submissions to this Month’s Contest

Site Name: Code Forum
Site Link: https://codeforum.org

Site Name: Webmaster Chill
Site Link: https://webmasterchill.com

Site Name: Admin Tech
Site Link: https://admintech.flarum.cloud/

Site Name: baysidegamers
Site Link: https://www.baysidegamers.com

Site Name: WWE Forums
Site Link: https://wweforums.net/

Site Name: Revillution – Your portal to entertainment
Site Link: https://www.revillution.net

Site Name: Total Transformers
Site Link: https://totaltransformers.proboards.com/

Site Name: 2 Hours Until Closing Time
Site Link: https://2hoursuntilclosing.boards.net/

Site Name: VGR
Site Link: https://www.vgr.com/forum

Site Name: The Fireside Chats
Site Link: https://firesidechats.home.blog/

Site Name: The Admin Connection
Site Link: https://adminconnection.forumotion.com/

Site Name: Webmaster Place
Site Link: https://Webmaster.Place

Site Name: BudgetRoot
Site Link: https://budgetroot.com

Site Name: DestroyRepeat
Site Link: https://destroyrepeat.com

Site Name: CODForums
Site Link: https://www.codforums.com

Site Name: PS5Daily
Site Link: https://ps5daily.com

Site Name: PS5Forum
Site Link: https://ps5forum.com

Site Name: SwitchForum
Site Link: https://www.switchforum.com

Site Name: The Division Forums
Site Link: https://thedivisionforums.com

Vote for your favorite site!

To vote, reply to this topic with the name of the site you’re voting for! Votes will be accepted until 5:00 PM US Central Time (11:00 PM GMT) on the first day of next month.

Planner Community | Forum Promotion

You’re probably looking at like Etsy, Facebook groups, or Pinterest on this one. There may be a forum dedicated to planners? But, I can’t see it being super successful. I do know that Pinterest, Etsy, Teachers Pay Teachers, and even Facebook will have groups that discuss items for planners and other categories like that. I’ve downloaded planning sheets to use on Goodnotes plenty of times from teacher blogs and TPT.

 

Community News: AlmaLinux OS Now Available on RackNerd’s Platform!

To continue LowEndBox’s new “interesting news” series, we recently received a new submission from Dustin B. Cisneros over at RackNerd to let everybody know that AlmaLinux is now officially available as an OS template on their platform! RackNerd has been featured here within the LowEndBox/LowEndTalk community many times. RackNerd is a resident host on LowEndBox with positive reviews from the community regarding its services and support. 

Here is the announcement piece we received from them:

AlmaLinux OS is a new RHEL fork, designed by the folks at CloudLinux. The idea for AlmaLinux was born shortly after IBM announced farewell to CentOS 8, reducing its lifecycle only until December 2021. Instead, IBM is focusing on a new project called “CentOS Stream,” which will require a license to use (though the license is free for production for up to 16 systems). Nonetheless, controversy on the Internet sparked when IBM decided to take this route, as they are now in a sense, “commercializing” CentOS as we know it. Then came AlmaLinux and RockyLinux, two noteworthy RHEL forks that are committed to providing a truly free RHEL fork to the community.

AlmaLinux is interesting to us because its backed by CloudLinux, which has historically been a company/OS that contributed to the community for a very long time. They are also the founders of KernelCare. They have committed AlmaLinux to being “fully supported and always free”. They are developing AlmaLinux with their own expertise initially, but it will be governed and owned by the community. AlmaLinux OS is fully open-source, and is a 1:1 binary compatible fork of RHEL 8. 

AlmaLinux is completely free for you to use for both personal and production use, and AlmaLinux benefits from $1M in annual sponsorship from CloudLinux, Inc. In addition to ongoing development efforts by the members of the community. AlmaLinux is a non-profit 501(c)(6).

How to Reinstall VPS to AlmaLinux:

Existing RackNerd customers can reinstall their VPS to our new AlmaLinux template within minutes. For those who prefer to install manually from an ISO, just open a support ticket to request the ISO to be mounted.

With our new OS template, you can reinstall your VPS within a few clicks and be up and running on AlmaLinux OS 8! 

Please see this video on how to access the VPS control panel, which is where you can reinstall your RackNerd VPS to AlmaLinux OS 8:

If you are not yet a RackNerd customer, take a look at our current specials on LowEndBox by clicking HERE – they have some great special promotions on both Intel Xeon and AMD Ryzen based KVM VPS’s!

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I’m Andrew, techno polymath and long-time LowEndTalk community Moderator. My technical interests include all things Unix, perl, python, shell scripting, and relational database systems. I enjoy writing technical articles here on LowEndBox to help people get more out of their VPSes.

Info – Community Conversation #2 (April 17th, 2021 – 8 PM EST) | Forum Promotion

community – Bitcoin transaction confirmed and broadcasted to the Network

HI I have transaction that was broadcasted to the network in May-11-2020 and has 47,040 confirmations, have 2 outputs one is spend and the other is unspend, I guess what I am asking is where to go from here.I am not sure if there is a receiving address. but this is my address,this is my transaction in the network

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This transaction was first broadcast to the Bitcoin network on May 11, 2020 at 10:56 AM PDT.  The transaction currently has 47,040 confirmations on the network.  At the time of this transaction, 0.14669553 BTC was sent with a value of $1,246.08. The current value of this transaction is now $8,652.56.  Learn more about how transactions work.
Hash
f0ff6231e0a9ba3fc5d0ae5f618850e0a57a161fd69007bfbdfba6e1c6b33e5c
2020-05-11 10:56
3GmS7i3Pm8xA4Jb9fwYCbT7UkJWDuNiWAX
0.14689000 BTC
bc1qk7h6nq2j4whztak03puk05t9zh85aup330gu4utal5n0d5k25usq0zwgh3
0.06567816 BTC
1D97VBoikYqWzt29AZ3jXeYqstYnq1CyhJ
0.08101737 BTC
Fee
0.00019447 BTC
(70.206 sat/B - 25.388 sat/WU - 277 bytes)
0.14669553 BTC
Details
Hash
f0ff6231e0a9ba3fc5d0ae5f618850e0a57a161fd69007bfbdfba6e1c6b33e5c
Status
Confirmed
Received Time
2020-05-11 10:56
Size
277 bytes
Weight
766
Included in Block
629993
Confirmations
47,040
Total Input
0.14689000 BTC
Total Output
0.14669553 BTC
Fees
0.00019447 BTC
Fee per byte
70.206 sat/B
Fee per weight unit
25.388 sat/WU
Value when transacted
$1,246.08
Inputs
HEX
ASM
Index
0
Details
Output
Address
3GmS7i3Pm8xA4Jb9fwYCbT7UkJWDuNiWAX
Value
0.14689000 BTC
Pkscript
OP_HASH160
a55fbed7d8fe42bb11b66f9ae9bfe9ebfcbe3dfa
OP_EQUAL
Sigscript
0020abde5e3877501ef34dcda0f42aa3f52673b395a866ad61f3660d2d036a7c5fc4
Witness
3044022001843fae362c47df2a1f678ae96c5c559c50ea2a110fd3dc2a0f8fd801afa0210220225e61b9d0340b516d54d454b838204fa9e34d75547f7e5a7b468eb6186fb9c501
5121035bef36265999cb6534ebfc7b54c334faaf50f54a2a46d89703f51468d9674e8551ae
Outputs
Index
0
Details
Spent
Address
bc1qk7h6nq2j4whztak03puk05t9zh85aup330gu4utal5n0d5k25usq0zwgh3
Value
0.06567816 BTC
Pkscript
OP_0
b7afa98152abae25f6cf887967d16515cf4ef0318bd1caf17dfd26f6d2caa720
Index
1
Details
Unspent
Address
1D97VBoikYqWzt29AZ3jXeYqstYnq1CyhJ
Value
0.08101737 BTC
Pkscript
OP_DUP
OP_HASH160
852a405633df80b64299a23284d9bf1ec7dd0d75
OP_EQUALVERIFY
OP_CHECKS

Here is a link to the transaction

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