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    WHT - State Of The Community

    It has been eight months since iNET Interactive acquired WebHostingTalk.com. We felt now would be a good time to provide WHT members some of our thoughts/ideas on WHT - where it’s been, and where we envision it going forward.

    As of May 24, there are 2,121,586 active posts on WHT in 272,165 threads. Our membership count is now 68,976 and growing daily. Every day, new people are coming to WHT and participating. With your continued activity, WHT continues to be the defacto leader in web hosting discussions.

    iNET would like to publicly thank our staff of moderators for their continued dedication and work on keeping this community on track. As we all know, their job is not an easy one and all-too-often comes with grief by disgruntled members. As we have seen first hand, they do an outstanding job of being consistent and fair to all WHT members. When a complaint has been escalated to iNET, investigation of the complaint generally leads us to conclude that the moderator(s) have taken the right and just course of action. Again, we want to thank the WHT moderators and community guides for their commendable efforts in keeping WHT the #1 resource for web hosting discussions.

    Now, we would like to address some of the enhancements to WHT that have been implemented under our ownership timeline:

    1) The Warning System
    In an effort to ensure that all members are treated fairly and that all violations of the rules are treated the same and without prejudice, the moderator staff had our development team integrate the warning hack for vBulletin. The moderators spent weeks on determining a point system for each rule violation before the release of the warning hack. Though it continues to be tweaked, it has definitely made it easier for the moderators to handle each violation fairly, regardless of which moderator responds to the issue. It is important to understand that this is a feature requested by the moderators, and supported by iNET. We firmly believe this is a good addition to the WHT community that will allow just treatment for violations to the establishes rules, along with tracking of such violations.

    2) The WHT HelpDesk
    Just recently, and again at the moderators’ request, iNET licensed and released a helpdesk solution to handle communications with members and visitors to WHT. The need for the helpdesk was obvious: the moderators needed an organized way of being able to research communications from members, and a way to make sure that each communication was handled properly and not by multiple people at the same time. Additionally, the e-mail address [email protected] has been around for quite some time, and the spam had become so outrageous that something needed to change so that less time could be spent filtering through the junk e-mails and more time on the actual communications from our members and visitors. So far, the helpdesk seems to be working quite well. Though it may not be as easy to use the helpdesk as it was to simply send an e-mail to the moderators, it does allow for tracking of communications and for the moderators to handle communications more efficiently.

    3) Launching of WHTIRC.com
    A few months ago, iNET launched www.whtirc.com as a “sister site” for WebHostingTalk.com. Many members had expressed interest in having an IRC channel for real-time web hosting discussion, and though there was at least one third party IRC channel where some members frequented, it was agreed upon that we should have an official channel. We have watched the activity on whtirc.com intently since its launch to ensure that it didn’t detract from posting on WHT, and thus far we have seen no negative backlash. WHTIRC.com is truly a convenient way for our members to converse in real time, and the conversation is generally very interesting. WHTIRC.com is a direct result of WHT member feedback and we believe this has been and will continue to be a major asset to the WHT community.

    4) The iNET Toolbar
    iNET Interactive has, on most of its sites, implemented the iNET Toolbar at the top of each page. This 30 pixel high toolbar is simply in an iframe at the top of each iNET property (including WHT) and contains links to other sites within the iNET network of sites. The purpose of adding the toolbar acts to inform visitors of other iNET web sites which may be of interest, all the while giving an easy way to access these properties. All of iNET sites fall into three verticals: Internet Services, Web Development, and Technology Hardware. As these three vertical markets all are related, the sites listed in our toolbar are relevant to the web hosting community. We designed the toolbar in such a manner that it was similar in look to an Internet Explorer toolbar, and that the colors were neutral and could thus be appended to all of our current and future properties. With the current toolbar, we do not have to maintain multiple skins, so anytime we add a new property we don’t have to create a new toolbar. Internet studies now show that most browsers are now at minimum of 800x600 pixels, with an ever growing trend of even higher resolution. At even 800x600 resolution, the toolbar only takes 5% of the screen viewing area. Interestingly enough, many people did not even notice the toolbar until they read several threads about it! This tells us that that the toolbar is not intrusive, but is a handy tool on easily finding new sites of interest to our visitors. As iNET adds new sites to its network all of the time, the toolbar is a quick and easy way to find other popular web destinations with similar interests. Most importantly, the toolbar has had its intended effect - it has helped drive more traffic and new members to WHT, as well as to our other properties in our network.

    5) WHT Archives
    A major step into helping WHT continue to grow, and to make the information more accessible to the world, our development staff made the archives section of WHT. The archives are a search engine friendly tool which has made the posts on WHT available in search engines such as Google, which has definitely increased the traffic, new memberships, and post activity on WebHostingTalk.com.

    6) The New WHT Hosting Infrastructure
    A significant financial investment has been made in placing all of iNET’s web properties within a reliable, scalable and centralized hosting platform. WHT is now hosted on a load balanced environment. Behind a firewall sits a Cisco load balancer, which distributes traffic to iNET sites, including WHT, to a cluster of 5 web servers. Each of the web servers are tied to multiple database servers which store the databases which drive our sites. Additionally, we have a development/staging server, where any modifications to our properties are made and tested before being pushed out to all of the live webservers. And, as added protection against loss of data, our database servers are mirrored onto a backup database server at periodic intervals each day, and then stored on tape. The end result of this infrastructure is that we are able to keep all of our sites up and running quickly more of the time. Though we have experienced a few glitches along the way, the infrastructure has proven worthy, and when we do experience slowness or issues, it has generally been related to our ad serving set-up, which is currently being worked on. As an interesting note to our members, our hosting infrastructure for all of our sites, which includes 2 terrabytes of bandwidth per month, costs in excess of $20,000 per month - quality service does not come at a deep discount. Thanks to RackSpace for their fanatical support and powering WHT, along with all iNET web properties!

    7) The Relaunch of WHTRadio.com
    We had anticipated launching whtradio.com in March of 2003, but some technology constraints as well as time constraints have prevented this from occurring. Instead, the inaugural broadcast of WHTRadio.com occurred in April by Rew and Joe, the former hosts that the community has come to love. Over the coming months, they will be featuring web hosting news, interviews, discussions, as well as their brand of humor. Stay tuned!

    8) The Hiring of Prohacker
    Soon after we acquired WebHostingTalk.com, we felt it was a good idea to bring Mat Sumpter, a.k.a. Prohacker, on as an iNET employee. Mat has been one of the administrators for WHT, and much of his duties have included installing hacks and server administration assistance. In January, Mat became an iNET full-time employee working out of our offices and has been instrumental in working with the administration of WebHostingTalk.com, WHTIRC.com, and WHTRadio.com, as well as iNET’s other discussion communities. Many of the moderator requested feature enhancements at WHT have been directly developed and implemented by Mat.

    9) The New WHT Premium Memberships
    By far the most controversial topic at WHT the past two months has been our launching of a premium membership service. This extra service was created for several reasons. First, members have requested a leads generation tool, one in which they indicated they would be willing to pay. Those who contacted us about this, were inquired as to what this service would be worth to them, and as such their feedback assisted us in setting the prices. Second, with the rising costs of operating WHT and with the fluctuating advertising revenue, along with the desire of members to not see additional advertisements on WHT, we determined that premium memberships would be a way to generate additional revenues which we could put to use specifically for WHT enhancements.


    The following are some concepts that we are currently debating and as well as ideas for WHT going forward:

    1) Premium Memberships to become WHT Sponsorships
    We never intended to give the impression that a “Premium Member” is superior or better than any other member. One of the most important things a Premium Member is doing is sponsoring WHT, which helps fund new WHT enhancements. As such, we will be changing the name and how this program is promoted. We will be replacing the Premium Member Bar with another method of indicating those members which are sponsoring WHT. Going forward, WHT Sponsors will continue to enjoy the same features as currently advertised.

    2) Revamping of the Host Leads System
    We will be developing a comprehensive leads generation tool and working on methods of equally distributing leads amongst the leads subscribers. This will allow the leads to be more valuable to every member. Additionally, we will expand the number of sites on iNET’s network that will have a WHT HostQuote submission form, thus increasing the number of quality leads being generated.

    3) WHTRadio Expansion
    We are working to make WHTRadio evolve into more programming. We hope to have seminars, fun shows, round table discussions, and more within the coming months. News, updated daily, will also become part of WHTRadio.

    4) vBulletin 3.0 Upgrade
    We are considering upgrading WHT to vBulletin 3.0, though much discussion still remains around this topic. Based on the overwhelming number of modifications made to our current vBulletin version, we have to determine whether it is best to upgrade or if we should continue to modify the current version. We have already successfully upgraded some larger discussion boards within the iNET network to vBulletin 3.0, so we are confident we can suceesfully upgrade WHT.

    5) Removal of Flash Banners
    Based on recent WHT member feedback, iNET will be reverting back to the non-flash banner policy of old. This is per the response of the WHT community to some specific flash banners that have become obtrusive and outright annoying.

    6) Addition of Avatar Option
    A thread has been opened by Akash regarding the community’s interest in allowing avatars. Under the proposed structure, all members would be able to turn the displaying of avatars on or off in their control panel. This feature would be available to all members, subject to a minimum posting/membership time requirement that is being discussed. The thread on this topic is located here.


    Again, on behalf of all of the staff of iNET Interactive, we want to thank the WHT members for their valuable contribution to the WHT community as well as the moderator staff for their distinguished service to the community. We pledge to do a better job of communicating with the WHT community; molding the WHT community towards the interests of the majority of WHT members based on user feedback; and proposing these ideas for debate prior to implementation. With your input, we are confident that WHT will continue to grow and maintain itself as the authority in web hosting discussion.
    Best Regards,
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    Brilliant idea:
    1) Premium Memberships to become WHT Sponsorships
    We never intended to give the impression that a “Premium Member” is superior or better than any other member. One of the most important things a Premium Member is doing is sponsoring WHT, which helps fund new WHT enhancements. As such, we will be changing the name and how this program is promoted. We will be replacing the Premium Member Bar with another method of indicating those members which are sponsoring WHT. Going forward, WHT Sponsors will continue to enjoy the same features as currently advertised.
    IMO things have quietened down lately regarding a few of the moans and groans that were beings discussed here on WHT. We are back to discussing what matters most - Web Hosting (and if webhosting is more correct)

    The mod team is doing an awesome job as per usual.

    Keep up the good work everyone.


    PS - Nice State of the Union... I mean community.
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    Very nice. Can't wait to see all the improvements, and just wanna ask: Why don't you and the other iNET employees ever come by WHTIRC anymore? That was always a good way to get in touch with iNET, but recently, there has been a lack of relledge, Mat, and jsjohnst!
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    3) WHTRadio Expansion
    We are working to make WHTRadio evolve into more programming. We hope to have seminars, fun shows, round table discussions, and more within the coming months. News, updated daily, will also become part of WHTRadio.
    Very good idea, also maybe try to get the community more involved as to weekly shows, a sticky thread in lounge , new one every week as to what the show will be about on the coming friday etc.. would be nice too
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    Re: WHT - State Of The Community

    Originally posted by relledge
    As of May 24, there are 2,121,586 active posts on WHT in 272,165 threads. Our membership count is now 68,976 and growing daily.
    and whats the real number? you see, out of the 68,976 members, how many are active? how many are with zero, or 1-2posts, how many didnt visit here in months? how many are banned?


    4) vBulletin 3.0 Upgrade
    We are considering upgrading WHT to vBulletin 3.0, though much discussion still remains around this topic. Based on the overwhelming number of modifications made to our current vBulletin version, we have to determine whether it is best to upgrade or if we should continue to modify the current version. We have already successfully upgraded some larger discussion boards within the iNET network to vBulletin 3.0, so we are confident we can suceesfully upgrade WHT.
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    I tend to disagree. maybe you did successfully upgraded other boards, but you did a very poor job with yaxay.


    other then that, I like the changes you mentioned.


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    Good State of the WHT address.

    The WHT Sponsor thing sounds far better then the Premie thing. The removal of Flash banners will help those who don't have Flash installed and give the advertisers an wider market since their banner will be seen by more people.
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    Re: Re: WHT - State Of The Community

    Originally posted by websterworld


    I tend to disagree. maybe you did successfully upgraded other boards, but you did a very poor job with yaxay.


    What was poor about it? Avatars and attachments were stored in the file system as a hack which made it next to impossible to reimport into the database for the upgrade...

    Since the skin was not completely redesigned we had to work out several issues for the next several days. We can't find every issue before we launch, that skin just had more than normal..

    The yaXay conversion went much smoother than others. But still had its bumps.. I still go to yaxay every day or two to check on issues and either get in touch with the person who can fix it, or fix it myself


    Changing major version on highly hacked forums is never easy and has more problems than a normal upgrade..
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    I agree with all of the points Ryan has made, especially with the hiring of ProHacker, that was definitely a wise decision!
    However,
    1) Premium Memberships to become WHT Sponsorships

    I could've sworn that it was marketed to us as Premium Membership, not a sponsorship. Just leave it as it is, as the point was made in the Premium Member forums, we PAID a PREMIUM, making us Premium-Paying Members, or Premium Members for short.
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    Re: Re: Re: WHT - State Of The Community

    Originally posted by The Prohacker
    What was poor about it? Avatars and attachments were stored in the file system as a hack which made it next to impossible to reimport into the database for the upgrade...

    Since the skin was not completely redesigned we had to work out several issues for the next several days. We can't find every issue before we launch, that skin just had more than normal..

    The yaXay conversion went much smoother than others. But still had its bumps.. I still go to yaxay every day or two to check on issues and either get in touch with the person who can fix it, or fix it myself


    Changing major version on highly hacked forums is never easy and has more problems than a normal upgrade..
    its slow loading and very buggy, at least for me it is. I know this is a complex thing, but you could have taken some more time.
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    relledge,

    Well written, and good to see WHT going onwards and upwards.

    One thing though - what about the payment to moderators. Gabrial Murphy told us that there was going to be some information on this in the WHT State of the Union address.
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    I hope WHt continues to move forward. This is a great place for everyone, not just people looking for hosting or those that are hosts!

    iNet, keep up the good work.

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    Originally posted by Aussie Bob
    . . .what about the payment to moderators. . .
    We'll be addressing that soon.
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    Thanks for the update Ryan. Are there going to be regularly scheduled community updates from now on? Keep up the good work Prohacker

    Also, what are the benefits to upgrading to vB 3.0?
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    Originally posted by Hoobastank68
    Very good idea, also maybe try to get the community more involved as to weekly shows, a sticky thread in lounge , new one every week as to what the show will be about on the coming friday etc.. would be nice too
    I think that's a great idea To be honest, I forgot all about WHT Radio, and a thread about an upcoming show would remind me to tune in.
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    Originally posted by SoftWareRevue
    We'll be addressing that soon.
    No worries.

    And if that issue is not a can of worms, I don't know what is. It'll be interesting to see how this one plays out.
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    Thanks for all of the great feedback guys and gals. I always enjoy reading the ideas, complians, and compliments
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    you enjoy reading complains? hmm... you probably like me a lot then.
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    I like everyone, including webmasterworld......

    I do enjoy reading constructive compliants as they help us understand what areas we need to improve.
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    Nice additions to WHT, I feel the IRC was possibly the best addition so far, its a shame more members don't feel the need to come and chat on it. The topics of discussion are quite good and I particularly enjoyed the WHT guided chat we had not so long ago. I'm looking forward to the addition of avatars too.
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    I checked IRC a couple of times here, and most got spammed with hosting offers. Some people like to abuse IRC.
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    Originally posted by KimmiKat
    . . . got spammed with hosting offers. . .
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    Originally posted by Aussie Bob
    No worries.

    And if that issue is not a can of worms, I don't know what is. It'll be interesting to see how this one plays out.
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    Ever thought about adding the Bank feature on here. In which if you make more posts you receive virtual money which can be used to buy features for your account. Like Custom subtitle on your name coloured name etc.

    It would really add insentives to post
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    Who needs an incentive to post

    SWR's sig should read: "Over 16000 free contributions to the community!"
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    I agree, we don't need anymore incentives for random/useless posts.
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    Originally posted by DeathNova
    I agree, we don't need anymore incentives for random/useless posts.
    Can't work out if your post is mean't to be serious or funny...

    Made me chuckle anyway
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    I truly enjoy that you will be changing the "Premium Member" thing to a "WHT Sponsor" or something along those lines.

    As to anyone who has a problem with it.... Tough. The WHT community is not suposed to be biased as to if you paid or not.
    WHT seems to have become judgemental as to if you are a "Premium" member or not, this should help a bit.

    EDIT: I must also add that the bank feature = bad idea. Fortunantly this was not presented by iNET yet.
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    Now that you do have premium memberships, it's time to make the effort to upsell. I seem to have joined after all this was discussed. What I don't see is any link in my profile page, or anywhere else for that matter, to sign up. I'm pretty much in the dark on the premium member thing. Relledge's post makes reference to a link, but I don't see any hypertext. Do I go back to the 'register' page? Once someone has registered for your offering, don't make them go back and re-enter their data to upgrade their service level. IMO, this should be done from my profile somehow.
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    Here's the link:

    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/premium.php

    I also forward your suggestions to ProHacker and he will see about making a few new places for you to find out information about the premium membership options.
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    A further suggestion...

    Sweeten the pot a bit. Allow premium members to change their titles, you figure out what the criteria are. For example, I'm now qualified on posts. Do you mean to tell me if I pay you upfront for a year I still have to wait to change that?

    Case in point: Dave B. High quality posts, yet just made 'WHT Addict' because of a flame. My suggestion might have prevented a noob from accusing him of hijacking this thread. If you were to let him have a custom title, he may be less subject to flaming, and more likely to sign up. I can't speak for Dave B, however I did chastise a noob to save DB a few posts. Sorry about that, metahuman, if you ever see this.

    Also, you could grandfather in those who already can customize, and require premium membership (to customize title) for anyone registering after the date of policy change. Just my capitalist side talking.

    Mods - that thread has another post of mine you can delete - fine.
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    Another Example...

    Originally posted by 1PlanHost
    "No bandwidth limit" - Ouch! that statement alone is a huge red flag! Perhaps they are making unlimited money from those Google ads to pay for the unlimited bandwidth? Just kidding about that but every time I see no limit or unlimited posted on WHT I brace for the onslaught of posts to set it straight.


    Darrell is another; I can honestly say I've read every one of his posts. At his rate, though, he won't hit 550 posts until anon-e-mouse hits 20,000 but IMHO is deserving of a custom-title exemption because his posts are always dead-on. Just my $0.04.
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    About 2.5 months have gone by, when can we expect to see some of these changes pop up. The new WHTradio and revamping of the HostQuote feature sound great!
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    The founder of WHT Radio has refused to do shows until iNet cooperates with him.
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    Originally posted by NH-Benjamin
    The founder of WHT Radio has refused to do shows until iNet cooperates with him.
    erm... not necessarily cooperates, more like follows through with what iNet said they were going to do.
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    Hm also, BigHip.com has a flash banner.. it isn't annoying, but it goes against
    5) Removal of Flash Banners
    Based on recent WHT member feedback, iNET will be reverting back to the non-flash banner policy of old. This is per the response of the WHT community to some specific flash banners that have become obtrusive and outright annoying.
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