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Jollymon
05-13-2018, 07:10 PM
So why is it that when you click on Hot Spots you can't use it unless you pay now , It said 100 uses than pay , Will I haven't used it 100 times .

1BadF350
05-14-2018, 08:27 AM
Because the amount of money they are making off of the redirecting pop ups isn't enough.

Jollymon
05-14-2018, 12:03 PM
So VSAdmin got any thing to say on this , 1st. you kicked the P&S store to the curb, Now this , What's next, you going to charge to post ?

VSAdmin
05-14-2018, 02:20 PM
Hey there,

Not quite sure if that function is working anymore.
I gave our own account the subscription user group but it still says it doesn't work.
I'll confirm with the other mods and admins about this function.

Ed

Jollymon
05-14-2018, 05:16 PM
Thanks Ed , I'll waiting to see .

Jollymon
05-15-2018, 07:42 AM
Why wouldn't it be working it was last week or so .

Jollymon
05-15-2018, 09:13 AM
dialout , pm sent on your question about the hot spots , also a email because for some reason my pm's don't seem to show in my sent file so not sure if they are sent .

dialout
05-15-2018, 01:12 PM
Got them both...thanks

Jollymon
05-17-2018, 07:12 AM
VSAdmin - Well you have a answer yet. Or is this going to get blown off ?

VSAdmin
05-17-2018, 03:19 PM
Hey there,

I looked into the thread and a mod or admin hasn't gotten back to me yet.
I'll send in a ticket to see if this can be revived on our side.

Case: #3107518

Sorry for the inconvenience,

Ed

dialout
05-17-2018, 05:46 PM
Your posting as admin? But need a mod or admin. To look Into it?

VSAdmin
05-18-2018, 02:55 PM
Often times when our company acquires a site, the mods or admins who were originally on the site will stay on. We try work with the existing admin/mods to try to maintain some of the existing aspects of the site. So basically Ed just wanted to check in with the admin/mod team to see if anyone had any insight about the Hot Spots section. This is not something that is standard across our other sites that we manage so we just wanted to find out more about it and why it is set up as it is.

And just to clarify @1BadF350, we do not make money off the pop ups. They are not something that we actively put on the site, and are a nuisance which is why we ask for members to send us the URLs so that we can have them blocked from the site.

Cheers,

Erik

Jollymon
05-18-2018, 03:53 PM
So Ed what's the verdict

VSAdmin
05-22-2018, 12:42 PM
Hey there,

This is on our end and we're seeing if we can see the cost of upgrading the "hotspot" function at the moment.
Seems like it expired recently, we will keep you posted on whether we can get this back up and running.

Ed

Jollymon
05-22-2018, 12:47 PM
Hey there,

This is on our end and we're seeing if we can see the cost of upgrading the "hotspot" function at the moment.
Seems like it expired recently, we will keep you posted on whether we can get this back up and running.

Ed

Would you like us to "Pass the Hat" or a "Bake Sale":D , At one time for a fee you could be a Supporter it just got you some more message space but what about stepping it up a bit .
As part of being a Supporter their could be a whole sub forum only accessible by Supporters ,

Jollymon
05-22-2018, 03:03 PM
But you have to step up your game and stop the pop up's

dialout
05-22-2018, 06:44 PM
At one point supporter got you more message space, a Pier and Surf decal, and a supporters only section.

VSAdmin
05-23-2018, 02:22 PM
Hey guys,

The maps section isn't run by us, it's run by a company called Zeemaps. They've recently changed their user policy so as of the 1st of April, any unpaid subs have been limited to 100 maps, this is the reason for the sudden change. We're currently looking into new options for the sites needs.

Niall

Jollymon
05-23-2018, 03:42 PM
Hey guys,

The maps section isn't run by us, it's run by a company called Zeemaps. They've recently changed their user policy so as of the 1st of April, any unpaid subs have been limited to 100 maps, this is the reason for the sudden change. We're currently looking into new options for the sites needs.

Niall

Why are you looking into New Options , It's simple just reup the subscription ,

VSAdmin
05-24-2018, 04:00 PM
We're seeing if this will be approved on our end at the moment because the company decided to charge users for their services.

We'll keep you posted once we get an update on this.

Ed

Jollymon
05-25-2018, 12:48 PM
Okay Ed I'll be waiting ,

sand flea
05-29-2018, 02:01 PM
Ed--I responded to you guys on the other board (sorry about the delay). Looks like Zeemaps is now charging users. I gave your company all login credentials when the site changed hands--you'd need to log in at Zeemaps in and download all the data points, then recreate it elsewhere on another mapping platform's API. Google recently started requiring a credit card so Bing may be a better option.

VSAdmin
05-31-2018, 01:50 PM
I have updated the ticket related to this with your info. 3107518
-Philip

Jollymon
06-01-2018, 11:34 AM
I have updated the ticket related to this with your info. 3107518
-Philip

And what will happen now ??

VSAdmin
06-05-2018, 12:09 PM
Hey there,

I will keep you posted.
I am exchanging emails with key people to see what we can do with this.

Sorry for the inconvenience,

Ed

Jollymon
06-19-2018, 04:42 PM
Hay Admin , Any word? , Some of us are getting old and would like to see you folks resolve something before we die .

VSAdmin
06-26-2018, 11:34 AM
So sorry for the late reply,

The function is still pending on for approval. The price for the hotspot does seem expensive but if we can use it on other sites, there is a possibility of it being approved.
We're being backlogged on this due to cloud and https issues at the moment.

We'll keep you posted

Ed

Jollymon
06-26-2018, 01:39 PM
Soup Sandwich , :eek:

Jollymon
07-12-2018, 04:27 PM
HELLO !! ANYONE , what's the word ! ,

VSAdmin
07-20-2018, 10:35 AM
Hi there,

Unfortunately, I don't have any news on this yet.
I don't have an ETA as of right now.
I will give you a heads up in this thread once there is.

Sorry for the inconvenience,

Ed

Jollymon
08-16-2018, 09:31 AM
Hi there,

Unfortunately, I don't have any news on this yet.
I don't have an ETA as of right now.
I will give you a heads up in this thread once there is.

Sorry for the inconvenience,

Ed

Hello , still waiting

VSAdmin
08-21-2018, 01:29 PM
The request to start paying for something that used to be a free service, and paying about $200-350 a year, doesn't appear to have been approved. I haven't gotten a confirmed "No" yet, but I'll see what I can find out

We are probably going to need a new program to use, if anyone know of one

Kevin

ASK4Fish
08-21-2018, 09:16 PM
So that's a soft 'no'? Chow hounds must be hungry for more and more cash flow and a request to keep something running that's been a free service to all of the thousands of members and other visitors that feed that monster ad dollars is just taking $200-350 a year from that cash flow and it's just too much. Boss asked, "people still visiting?" Your reply, "Yessir." Boss turns his back to you and asks you to focus on something else, knowing you'll be able to indefinitely stall the issue on the support thread with no other recourse. Thanks for all your hard work.

Jollymon
08-22-2018, 12:24 PM
So that's a soft 'no'? Chow hounds must be hungry for more and more cash flow and a request to keep something running that's been a free service to all of the thousands of members and other visitors that feed that monster ad dollars is just taking $200-350 a year from that cash flow and it's just too much. Boss asked, "people still visiting?" Your reply, "Yessir." Boss turns his back to you and asks you to focus on something else, knowing you'll be able to indefinitely stall the issue on the support thread with no other recourse. Thanks for all your hard work.

Exactly what I was thinking too...

VSAdmin
08-22-2018, 02:40 PM
Unfortunately, we're only the middlemen here and can only make the request and not the decision. We'll continue to search for alternatives.

Niall

Jollymon
08-22-2018, 04:19 PM
Unfortunately, we're only the middlemen here and can only make the request and not the decision. We'll continue to search for alternatives.

Niall

Well can you pass this up the food chain , A lot of us are not Happy with how this site is being run now compared to before , Pop up's , no more Hotspot map , you must have cut ties with Cafe Press that ran the P&S store what's the deal with that no more hats tee shirts sweat shirt coffee mugs P&S decals So were did that go ?

dialout
08-22-2018, 04:34 PM
Bet you a 3oz pyramid sinker I can guess the answer

VSAdmin
08-23-2018, 02:31 PM
according to the old owner, there was stickers that was given out to users who have upgraded their account. he didn't mention anything about merchandise like tee shirts or mugs.
As for the decals, I can send a request up for this but no guarantee.

we're looking for an alternative program for the hotspots in case we can't get that page back up.

Lee

Jollymon
08-23-2018, 03:29 PM
according to the old owner, there was stickers that was given out to users who have upgraded their account. he didn't mention anything about merchandise like tee shirts or mugs.
As for the decals, I can send a request up for this but no guarantee.

we're looking for an alternative program for the hotspots in case we can't get that page back up.

Lee

The store was linked to cafe Press , I assume the former owner received a small percentage for anything ordered . See if you can run that by the upper's and see if it smokes .

VSAdmin
08-24-2018, 01:32 PM
Do you have a link to the cafe press?
We'll have a look into it

Ed

Jollymon
08-24-2018, 01:48 PM
Ed
Really a link , try cafepress.com

Jolly

VSAdmin
08-27-2018, 03:36 PM
he never mentioned this but if there s a thread that talked about this? I can send this up to see if we can do anything.
often times, information is left out of the brief for reasons...

Lee

Jollymon
08-27-2018, 04:03 PM
I think it's simple , Cafe Press sells it through a link here and nowhere else ,All the P&S logo stuff and You get a cut and you didn't do anything .

Jolly

twbranch
08-28-2018, 10:07 AM
And the profits from shirts, hats, swag can pay for the hot spot maps. This place has gone to crap in the last couple of years. WTH?

Jollymon
08-28-2018, 01:17 PM
And the profits from shirts, hats, swag can pay for the hot spot maps. This place has gone to crap in the last couple of years. WTH?

Excellent idea, maybe the Higher Ups will see it as a idea they can take credit for and get it going.

twbranch
08-28-2018, 02:08 PM
Jollymon, I don't think the higher ups even care about this site. But if some admin could put the bug in the ear, maybe we can have a site again.

Jollymon
08-28-2018, 03:00 PM
Jollymon, I don't think the higher ups even care about this site. But if some admin could put the bug in the ear, maybe we can have a site again.

The old one was so much better

VSAdmin
08-28-2018, 03:58 PM
As already mentioned, its being looked into in the ticket.

Any information on Lee's question? Any threads talking about it when it was working?

- Jb

Jollymon
08-28-2018, 04:30 PM
As already mentioned, its being looked into in the ticket.

Any information on Lee's question? Any threads talking about it when it was working?

- Jb

No threads that I've seen , Don't know why there would be

Jollymon
09-20-2018, 04:46 PM
As already mentioned, its being looked into in the ticket.

Any information on Lee's question? Any threads talking about it when it was working?

- Jb

So what's the status of the "ticket" now ?

Jollymon
10-25-2018, 10:51 AM
So what's the status of the "ticket" now ?

any word yet ??

VSAdmin
10-26-2018, 11:28 AM
No new information. When it becomes available we will let you know.

_ JB

Jollymon
12-11-2018, 11:37 AM
Still waiting :popcorn:

Jollymon
01-08-2019, 11:02 AM
It's a new year and still waiting :popcorn:

Jollymon
02-05-2019, 03:39 PM
Still waiting to hear the next lame put off :popcorn:

VSAdmin
02-06-2019, 01:56 PM
No put off. We haven't found anything that will do the same job as the plugin, and trying to get it cleared to get the paying function is slow going as I'm sure you can tell. Right now, unfortunately, it doesn't look like the function will be back anytime soon. We'll update you when we have more information.

Niall

Jollymon
04-25-2019, 09:34 AM
Still Here , Still Waiting .

VSAdmin
04-26-2019, 11:29 AM
regarding hotspots, it looks like since it's now a paid subscription, it's no longer going to be in use. are there any current free ones that others have been using that we could host.

ticket case: 3107518

Lee

1BadF350
04-27-2019, 06:33 AM
You guys are killing this forum. It is dying a slow death. How do you not see this?