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    The good ol' debate: To outlaw or not the encryption?

    It is sufficiently enforceable to work. Only a small minority of people are going to take the trouble to find their way round this. If you look at what governments are trying to achieve it is to read messages in commonly used means of communication: things like Whatsapp. As long as they can get...
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    The good ol' debate: To outlaw or not the encryption?

    Agreed. Now convince governments.
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    Bitcoin a pyramid scheme?

    I can give you a much better reason for believing it is a bubble - people who have no knowledge of it, and no intention of using it for transactions, are buying it purely as an investment.
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    Bitcoin a pyramid scheme?

    Its not a pyramid scheme. Bitcoin was designed as a medium of exchange and like a fiat currency it has value as long people agree it has value - it is a fiat currency, just not one backed by a state. It it does look like the price is the result of a speculative bubble (so the tulip comparison...
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    vpsBoard's Future

    From their reputation, I am sure they are - at their core business. Not everyone who is good at running a VPS is good at running a community. There were also two misjudgements, first by @MannDude, then my KH. Firstly he closed the forums for a while, and then looked for a buyer. While it was...
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    vpsBoard's Future

    @River the community could have supported someone putting the hours in, but its dead and the community has not come back. It used to be my most read forum, but I only came back to reply to this after weeks because of the email notification. I assume the current owners take the view that they...
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    Looking for hosting for new-built Joomla sites

    You have recommended a lot of hosts in previous posts - why not use one of those?
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    Not quite spam comments

    The problem is that we are hampered by only saying something when we have something worthwhile to say. We cannot compete with people who make ten comments as soon as they sign up. Its simply not going to happen with a small forum that ranks fairly well in search results (so it gets spammers...
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    Not quite spam comments

    I see one provider has posted an offer in a reviews, and been recommended by a number of new members.
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    What is required to send and receive email from VPS

    If it is only for email sent by the site, try a transactional email service like Postmark. Stick to the TOS if you use one though, they are not general purpose SMTP servers.
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    Not quite spam comments

    ChrisM That is good to know, but it does have a noticeable effect. Would it be possible to exclude their posts from "new posts" on the front page, which is where they have the most visible effect?
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    Not quite spam comments

    If it was just one person, I would say that was likely, but it keeps happening. I notice it because when it happens because the "new posts" on the right of the home page are all by the same person. If you have nothing to say, lurk. I have done for a while on most forums I post in. If people...
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    When should you use SSL?

    I agree the CA system is messy. I do not think it will implode though - what is going to replace it? It would have been nice to have something that works more like ssh does (setup first time you connect, warn of changes), possibly supplemented by direct distribution of some sort of key for...
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    Not quite spam comments

    I see far too many low quality posts from new users. This is an example: https://vpsboard.com/members/ctrlswitches.4833/ Several very brief comments that add nothing to the discussion, all today, from someone who joined today. just making comments for the sake of it - no spam links or...
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    vpsBoard's Future

    VPS board naturally lost some momentum from being down for a while, but I like it being a low volume but high quality forum. The problem is that there seem to be a lot of slightly spammy threads: a new member asks for recommendations, or recommends a particular host, followed by other...
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