GetSkinned - The End Is Near

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GetSkinned - The End Is Near

Post by James » Tue Feb 07, 2006 2:46 pm

I wanted you all to be the first to know about our demise. GetSkinned can no longer fund itself. The ads aren't paying for the site any longer, and the money is coming directly out of my wallet now. I've tried to keep the site up and running for as long as I could. We've tried new things, and they just haven't worked out. I'm behind almost $500 in hosting charges due to the fact I've recently lost my job, and couldn't afford to pay for hosting and raise 3 kids too.

The last day the site will be up will be February 23rd. I'm going to be auctioning the site off on Ebay. I will be posting a link here as well as the main GetSkinned site as soon as the auction is ready.

Thank you all for letting me host the files for AvantBrowser as long as I could. Thank you for the hard work you've all done on making excellent skins. I really appreciate everything Sara has done as well.

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Post by Pip » Tue Feb 07, 2006 4:51 pm

Hey Sara and Mods.........if you need help here with transferring skins to wherever..........let me know...


James.......you have done a great job with hosting our skins.........sorry to hear about you losing your job. Hope that things begin to look up for you soon.

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Post by bigC » Tue Feb 07, 2006 7:39 pm

Sorry to hear that James. Getskinned was a cool site, it will be missed. Thank-you for hosting the Avant skins and all the other content.

Good luck to you... :wink:

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Post by vtel57 » Tue Feb 07, 2006 7:49 pm

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Thanks, James, for all you've done for us!
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Post by Sara » Wed Feb 08, 2006 6:37 am

We need to decide which skins to upload. Do we wand the 8.0 and 9.xx skins still aavailable?

BTW Lou, I can't log in at the skin site--it says my account is unactice and since you and I are the only members...............

Sara :)

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Post by SweetLou » Wed Feb 08, 2006 8:02 am

The skin site?
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Post by Sara » Thu Feb 09, 2006 8:12 am

Thanks for trying to get me in, but I still can't. I didn't realize at first that it was just a test site--we need something different to upload skins to, I assume. Would there be any way to transfer our stuff from Getskinned directly to Anderson's dedicated server?

I realize some one would have to design an interface, which is beyond my skills,

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Post by SweetLou » Thu Feb 09, 2006 2:33 pm

The only one that would have a download button is the very last one. It is the only one with something that can be downloaded. But it looks like we won't be going that way.
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Post by angeldust » Sun Feb 12, 2006 1:50 am

James first sorry to hear about your current hardship, I hope that old adage that when one door closes another opens proves to be a great opportunity. Also thanks for the heads up some other site administrators are not that considerate.
Once again I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.
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Post by James » Sun Mar 19, 2006 6:04 pm

It looks like the new owner of the site is going to keep hosting the skins for you guys....I am very pleased with that. I hope everything continues to go well for Avant :)

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Re: GetSkinned - The End Is Near

Post by James » Tue Jul 04, 2006 4:32 pm

It appears the new owner over at GetSkinned isn't even approving anything anymore. I'm not sure. I would like to propose something though. I just became an admin over at GraphicStyles.org. They have an extensive listing of files and customization just like GetSkinned did. I would love to have Avant Skins listed there. If this is something you guys would like to do, let me know, I'll propose it to the admins, and we'll work something out. And don't worry. I don't own this site, so I can't sell it :)

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Post by vtel57 » Tue Jul 04, 2006 5:38 pm

Hi James,

I know one thing... we definitely need somewhere to host all those Avant skins. I wouldn't have any qualms about putting them on this new site. However, I'll let the rest of the gang, especially Sara, chime in here.

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Re: GetSkinned - The End Is Near

Post by angeldust » Tue Jul 04, 2006 6:07 pm

James wrote: And don't worry. I don't own this site, so I can't sell it :)
Well not legally that is. :twisted:
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Re: GetSkinned - The End Is Near

Post by Sara » Sun Jul 09, 2006 3:11 am

New Submissions are working again at the GS site.

Sara :)

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Post by angeldust » Sun Jul 09, 2006 10:41 pm

Maybe so but for how long and what about the site's future?
I know we are looking into hosting our own site/forum for sknins & think that this is our only real option.
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Post by Chef_Garry » Mon Jul 10, 2006 1:25 pm

Have you considered approaching wincustomize? (http://wincustomize.com). They host a fair bit of stuff that isn't Stardock.

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Post by James » Tue Jul 18, 2006 5:52 pm

Yeah, it looks like GSO got hacked. It looks so trashy since the new owner took it over. I'd be glad to host them on my new site, or the option of Graphic Styles still exists.

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Re: GetSkinned - The End Is Near

Post by Sara » Wed Jul 19, 2006 6:39 am

I've lost my staff privileges--maybe because of the hack. I've gotten no response from the Administrator, who ever he is.

Sara :(

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Re: GetSkinned - The End Is Near

Post by GSO_help » Sun Jul 23, 2006 3:23 pm

Hello everybody,

I saw these days at SitePoint that GSO is again for sale. I'm interested in acquiring it and make it run smoothly like it was in the past, but i'm not familiar with VirtuaNews and i need somebody to help me.

First, I want to update the version of VirtuaNews to 1.0.4 and make the submission system to work.

Are you guys interested to relaunch this project ?

GSO will be hosted on one of my dedicated servers and as i said above i need someone to help me.



Regards,
Christian

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Re: GetSkinned - The End Is Near

Post by James » Mon Jul 24, 2006 1:40 am

I doubt they are going to need GSO anymore.

HAHA! $11,000? Yeah right. Those traffic stats are WAY off I'm sure. I made no more than 200 bucks a month off that site, and it was WAY busier than it is now.

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