[Theforum] meo (was: [Fwd: Re: [xxxchat] My situation (plight of a newbie)])

Lachlan Cannon luminosity at members.evolt.org
Fri May 17 00:06:18 CDT 2002


I'm aware that most of you are conentrating your efforts on saving leo/weo
(which of course should be the highest priority). However I've been
inspired by the following email to look at trying to save weo - get it a
new box, and look for hosting for it. If no one else wants to step forward
to look after meo, I'll handle it.

If I'm going to look after this, I'm going to need to know:

a) what box does meo have? full hardware details...
b) how much of the boxes capibilities is it using? whats it's growth like?
c) how much bandwidth is meo using?
d) If I contact hosting companies / hardware companies / meo members for
this am I allowed to use on behalf ov evolt?
e) What concessions can I give for sponsorship? along the lines of the
sponsorship thread started up by adrian wrt company sponsorship?



-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [thechat] My situation (plight of a newbie)
From: \"Weston R.\" <rd84 at playing247.com>
Date: Fri, May 17, 2002 2:22
To: <thechat at lists.evolt.org>

> > where before there were all these committees, i\'m thinking we only
> > really need two -- one team to find a home for weo, and
> > another to find a home for leo (beo and meo will almost
> > assuredly die for bandwidth reasons)
> I wonder if we could do a meo membership rallying to try to save meo?
> meo by contributing for a new box to replace the current one, which
> we\'ll
> losing in 7 months. Save the service that is provided to you free of
> charge\'). Hey, if you\'re lucky it could maybe even raise enough to go
> towards some bandwidth costs too. Just seems a shame to let a part of
> die off, unless we absolutely have to, especially after such things as
> getting the chilisoft license donated a while ago.
> Lach

I just found evolt on the 27th of last month and was so excited, I\'ve
been looking for a web society just like this. I signed up for all the
mail list and so far have just been reading in the lists to get a feel
for the culture, the topics, etc... I\'m a high school student and an
aspiring web designer with a number of years of piddling under my belt. I
saw evolt as a way to begin introducing myself into the arena of web
business, and have found the articles at evolt very informative and very
helpful to an individual hoping to find a job related to the web. Then
come to find out the \"main man\" behind evolt is up and leaving, and
then this... that meo is going to get the ax. I was very interested in
getting a meo account, to get experience with a database, with
coldfusion, all the backend stuff, I\'ve got the front end down pretty
well. So this is my plea and my offering, please try to save meo, I would
definitely be willing to contribute to help save meo, and its evident
I\'m not the only one. Meo is such an amazing resource that it is
definitely worth trying to save in my book.

A stunned newbie,
Weston Renoud

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