Phillyman

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  1. Hello everybody, We are currently having talks between the admins about the future of Retomags. It's been about 15 years that Retromags has been around. I think it is time for us to go thru this site and give a fresh look at everything. As we decide on various items, we will bring them out to the forums for you guys to add in your opinions. Items on the table thus far are release quality, cutoff dates for submissions, comic book format, forum rules, etc. If you want to bring up a change that you think we should look at, post it in this section and we will discuss and see if it is something we want to move forward on. I am pretty sure the only item off the table is scanning the current issue of X that is on the newsstand. -Phillyman
  2. OK, I am gonna say this just once. Please do not make me repeat myself. DO NOT FUCK WITH OTHER PEOPLES WEBSITES! I don't want to see any more shit in the forums or shoutbox about Archive, Jason (@textfiles) on Twitter. Or any of the rest of it. Look I get it, you guys bust your asses to preserve magazines, I am not paying you, you guys do this out of a love for preserving stuff, but I also don't need the bullshit from this fight. So if you are going to work yourself into knots when you see something you made.....elsewhere on the internet. Then please do not submit it here! I can't prevent people from coming into this website and grabbing a copy and putting it elsewhere. It happens all the time, it has happened since I started this site in 2005........and guess what.......in 2050 IT WILL STILL BE HAPPENING.We are finally at the point where we have ZERO restrictions on letting EVERYONE download EVERYTHING, and we still seem to find stuff to complain about. So again, chill the fuck out, take a Valium. I can't control what you say over at other sites. But this site will not be a spring board for some turf war.
  3. Its a great idea and one I have been sitting on for a while. Our Databases already drop out a dat file nightly, and I was writing a program to rename and organize off of that dat file. If you have more insight into the workings and display of such a program let me know your thoughts.
  4. and the goal has been met! I will gather all the names above this weekend and pull a name from a hat for the grand prize
  5. I know I have been absent for a while. Right now dealing with finding a new place to move and moving hundreds of pounds of magazines. But I like this idea, lets flesh it out and then I can get a quote to see what it would cost to put into action....if anything.
  6. Very little is impossible, but it comes down to a few things. 1) Can I do it natively thru the existing software.......No 2) Is there an add on from Invision that can do this.....No 3) Is there anyone out there making a third party modification to do this.....No So once all of those have been exhausted, we are looking at hiring someone to modify Retromags, and that usually comes out to somewhere around $50-$75 per hour in labor. Now I have no issues hiring someone to mod the software, but keep in mind that once modded, each time we do upgrades, that mod may break and I may need to rehire the guy to fix whatever broke. Lets say this functionality cost me $250, and then once a year it breaks and costs us $100 to fix it. Do we have 25 users that can chip in $10 to get this started? Do we have 10 users who can chip in $10 a year to keep it working? So I am all for it, I can get a quote for the price, but we need to have the entire idea flushed out. These guys will code what I ask for, but nothing more. So you want multiple people to get reputation from the Download Manager? What about the forum post that gets posted along side of it?
  7. Were you the member that I met in Jessup? Maryland one day to pick up magazines? I remember meeting someone about 8-9 years ago, but my memory is not the greatest. But yeah these mags existed on Retromags back before the crash of MegaUpload, they may have been a few that we lost in the shuffle.
  8. The Retromags website & Seedbox are backed up daily to my OneDrive and my NAS at home. They are then duplicated over to @E-days NAS in Canada. @Areala has a big fat hard drive that has all the Retromags releases on it as well. 90% of the releases are on 1337x's public torrent tracker, as well as out at a few private trackers. One of these days, I will float them all up to Newsgroups (Usenet) as well. Oh and places like The Eye are also mirroring the vast majority of our releases - https://the-eye.eu/public/Books/RetroMags/ Also the Magazine Database is backed up every 6 hours. We got so many backups, Juvenile is going to sing at our holiday party this year!
  9. Ticket was in, just waiting for it to be escalated to Tier 2/3 support, they patched the error here and in the next release
  10. This has been fixed, also if you just give me a list of all the Official magazine titles, I can create the categories and then give you permission to fill in the records.
  11. It was me! And I fixed YOUR issue today!