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Old 12-12-17, 08:28 PM
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Re: What's your honest opinion of the ADD Forums?

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Not sufficiently interactive or supportive. Also, there are some very nebulous and arbitrary rules regarding admission to private forums. I've only been a member since 11/17/17 but since then I've contributed 85 posts, most of which were responses to questions about ADD experiences and experience with taking ADD meds and their side effects. Despite that I'm told I can't access private forums because that would 'violate the privacy of other members.' This site does not meet my needs, and I find myself contributing a lot more than I am benefiting. I think I am done with this site
I'm sorry you feel this way. I like your posts and would miss your contributions if you left. I'm genuinely sorry that you didn't receive the support you needed. Is there a particular thread thst got lost or didn't get many replies? If yes could you bump it so it appears in the new posts again?

I think there's a minimum number of posts before you can access the private boards but even if you've got that number you still need the password from one of the mods. Have you contacted them?
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I encourage more people to donate. I am not a moderator nor affiliated with the site in any way, but I think it is productive enough to do so

http://www.addforums.com/forums/vbdonator.php
I'd really check with a mod first before you donate to make sure the money is going where it's supposed to be going. Maybe it's ok but I think the owner of the site has forgotten about the site so who knows if iyainked to the right account etc
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I'd really check with a mod first before you donate to make sure the money is going where it's supposed to be going. Maybe it's ok but I think the owner of the site has forgotten about the site so who knows if iyainked to the right account etc
Thanks, Fuzzy. The staff (moderators and administrators) are all unpaid volunteers. While we appreciate members' willingness to open their wallets to support the site (and some staff members have done so as well), we have not seen follow-through from David on a number of promised upgrades in recent years. We do not know where money donated to the site goes. Therefore, we cannot in good conscience recommend that members donate money to David/ADDF at this time. Please see Andrew's [2014!] comment here.
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Thanks, Fuzzy. The staff (moderators and administrators) are all unpaid volunteers. While we appreciate members' willingness to open their wallets to support the site (and some staff members have done so as well), we have not seen follow-through from David on a number of promised upgrades in recent years. We do not know where money donated to the site goes. Therefore, we cannot in good conscience recommend that members donate money to David/ADDF at this time. Please see Andrew's [2014!] comment here.
Is there a contingency plan in place in case David decides to stop paying for the domain name and/or the server? Are frequent off-site backups taken? The domain name going down wouldn't be the end of the world as ADDF could get a new one, but it would be awful if the server provider discontinued the service and there were no backups available to restore the site.
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Is there a contingency plan in place in case David decides to stop paying for the domain name and/or the server? Are frequent off-site backups taken? The domain name going down wouldn't be the end of the world as ADDF could get a new one, but it would be awful if the server provider discontinued the service and there were no backups available to restore the site.
That's an excellent question. I'll ask David/Admin.
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I can never repay my debt to this site that's how highly I think of this site

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When I arrived, I was in a *really* bad place and this forum literally saved me, the support I got here (and still get here) is wonderful

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Is there a contingency plan in place in case David decides to stop paying for the domain name and/or the server? Are frequent off-site backups taken? The domain name going down wouldn't be the end of the world as ADDF could get a new one, but it would be awful if the server provider discontinued the service and there were no backups available to restore the site.
I just heard back from David. He said that hosting is via Amazon Web Services, and that backups are made both incrementally and weekly. David also indicated that one of the site administrators would inherit ownership of ADDF if he were permanently incapacitated.

He did not mention it, but if he were simply to decide to walk away from the site then the domain name would likely be up for grabs. It would be more difficult to reconstruct the forum contents, unless he handed that material over to an administrator. But his message made it sound like he was hoping to follow through on some promised upgrades when he had a chance, and has not forgotten about ADDF.
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