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  1. Mop

    Site Outage

    OK, so that was fun. The site's been down since Tuesday night. We're back online now. The problem wasn't TTI but rather another site we host and operate on the same VPS. Regardless, it's something to think about. It's a reminder that come December 31, there will be no more TTI. So prepare accordingly. Make sure your survival kits are fully stocked. Mop
  2. Nope. Cost is not the issue. Operating this site is the issue.
  3. Trolling it may be, but the function exists, and that function is available to users. If users choose to depart, we will delete their accounts. And, if as part of that departure they wish to have their posts deleted, we will delete those posts. And, RMT, we will *not* restore those posts after the fact.
  4. I'm not looking to scare anyone away, but if you're looking to operate a web site on the Internet, especially one where you let anyone say pretty much anything they like, I would urge you to at least form an LLC and run the web site under that LLC. Not only to limit your liability, but also because you have to consider revenues and expenses and how that will impact your taxes, especially if you think you're going to make money running that web site and you're trying to file as an individual. So then factor in costs pertaining to incorporation and related paperwork, annual tax filings (i.e. acc
  5. In terms of hosting alone - not counting business taxes and fees - we are paying $45/month for a VPS at Futurehost: Virtual Private Servers | Future Hosting
  6. To further clarify, while it is unlikely that I will carry on operating the site past December 31, I would prefer selling it over shuttering it. In terms of selling it, preference will be given to bidders who are interested in carrying on the spirit of the site - if not necessarily the content - in some way. Maybe you keep the site as is, or you fold the content into another site, or you redirect to a similar site. Less consideration will be given to those who simply wish to repurpose the domain and its properties, but I cannot rule them out entirely. In terms of shutting down the site,
  7. There's been some interest in a sale of TTI so let's lay down some ground rules to put everyone on equal footing. If we proceed with a sale, it will be a lengthy and deliberate process. Let's establish now that no decision to sell TTI will be made until at least December 1 and offers will be accepted until November 30.
  8. It's ironic, I feel, that a web site dedicated to time travel would ever see an end, but it seems that we've come to that point. I've grown old and tired, and can no longer dedicate to this organization the energy that is required of me. Let's be honest with ourselves: It's been clear that this has the case for many years. I feel it is time to end my participation in the Time Travel Institute. That does not necessarily mean the end of the Time Travel Institute, though. Here's what I'm proposing: At the end of 2014, on December 31, I will terminate my involvement with TTI. That can mean one
  9. Google search fails to find any sign of time travelers | Science News We need better SEO.
  10. The Queen discussed time travel with the actress who plays Doctor Who's companion, on her visit to the BBC's new headquarters in London. BBC News - Queen discusses time travel with Dr Who companion
  11. Who knew? Is there anything the guy *can't* do? Depression-era 'Jay-Z' photo sparks time-travel rumours - Your Community
  12. 'Time Crystals' Could Upend Physicists' Theory of Time | Wired Science | Wired.com
  13. My head hurts... This Flow Chart Of Time Travel In The Movies Is Impressively Geeky
  14. That's cute. Iranian Scientist Claims to Have Built ‘Time Machine'
  15. I'd hate to fracture the conversation. What's next? A Back to the Future forum? We have few enough posters as it is. I'll say OK for the moment. But if it doesn't really spark fire, we'll fold it back into the main General Discussion forum.
  16. I've added "Promotional Postings" to the Time Travel section. We'll see how this works. If it's successful and not abused, I'll add it to the other sections.
  17. Christopher Nolan in Talks to Direct 'Interstellar' for Paramount and Warner Bros. (Exclusive) - Hollywood Reporter The story involves time travel and alternate dimensions and sees a group of explorers travel through a wormhole. The script is based on scientific theories developed by Kip Thorne, a theoretical physicist, gravitational physicist and astrophysicist at Caltech.
  18. I feel there are legitimate reasons for posting links and other time travel related materials on the site. But too much of it would certainly overwhelm the site and be unseemly. It needs to be policed. I have no desire to build a payment system and it wouldn't be used, anyway. My thoughts are: - A specific forum: Promoted Materials - A cap: You cannot promote the same item or collection of items more than once in a 6 month period - An out/flexibility: TTI reserves the right to strike posts at it's discretion.
  19. What rules should be applied to promoting products and web sites on TTI? Should it be allowed at all? If it's allowed, what limits should be imposed? Time limits? Should a specific forum be designated for marketing?
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    We're all working on it.
  21. Didn't realize that Halo on the PC was still a thing. You must have a very dedicated crew you play with. Ikariam doesn't use bots and the staff doesn't really get involved. Personally, that seems preferable to me. I'll get some credentials for you and send you a PM.
  22. I'm "Mop XONE" on Xbox Live. I play Halo on Friday nights and Sat/Sun morning. Don't play Evony but I do play GameForge's Ikariam. Let me know if you're interested. I can get you an established account.
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