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LipomaBoard.com upgrade coming

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:10 pm
by matt
Hi All, I wanted to let you know LipomaBoard.com will go through an upgrade in the coming days or weeks. Since the upgrade is a lot bigger than before something might temporarily brake. The board will receive a facelift and some functionalities might change. This is necessary since the board needs both security updates and better mobile support.

I hope you understand.

Re: LipomaBoard.com upgrade coming

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:54 pm
by matt
Lipomaboard has been updated. A lot of security was added among other things. Please report here or directly to me mattscarrock[]gmail.com if you encounter any problems. I will try to fix problems asap. Thx.

Re: LipomaBoard.com upgrade coming

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:29 am
by matt
Hi I have discovered that there are problems with some email clients (e.g. gmail and msn.com) receiving the emails from the lipomaboard.com (like the new registration confirmation email). I will try to investigate this in the upcoming days. In the mean time, if you have problems with the board please PM me or send me email directly to mattscarrock[]gmail.com. This is due to the upgrade. Sorry about the inconvenience.

Re: LipomaBoard.com upgrade coming

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:39 pm
by Johnny
Matt site looks great. Well done and thanks for your continued efforts. I will be donating.

Re: LipomaBoard.com upgrade coming

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:12 pm
by matt
Thanks for the feedback and donation Johnny, I truly appreciate it!

I'm sure you all of you know that I keep this site up and running since I want to spread the awareness about our problems and hopefully we can bring more insight to new people that you are not alone. We have lots of good info here! There are many of us who suffer from lipomas. I do want to be honest to you guys and I have disclosed it before: I don't want to make money with this board. It is not my intention. I have a day job. My intention is to find a cure for us. I do have some ads here, mostly by Google and they do create some revenue. The revenue from the ads was a little bit better some years ago but the past few years the revenue has been decreasing and is around $200/yr. This is about half of the yearly the cost of running this board. The ad revenue has been decreasing during the past few years because of Google's policies so any donation is greatly appreciated. Even $1/yr/person is enough. Thank you!

Additionally, Lipomaboard was started in 2011 and things have changed quite a bit since. Nowadays most of us are browsing the Internet mostly via some mobile device and eventhough Lipomaboard had somewhat mobile friendly UI even before the new UI is so much better (I hope!). Furthermore, the data privacy issues play a greater role today which is why I wanted upgrade the site to use the https (secure) protocol instead of the old not-so-secure http. The operating system of the server as well as a great amount of the supporting software was also upgraded. All of this means that all of your personal information and the site overall is less vulnerable to anykinds of cyber security attacks.

I'm so happy that we have this forum, community and all of you there!

Re: LipomaBoard.com upgrade coming

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:49 pm
by 251152
Hey Matt, the site looks great and we all appreciate you spearheading this thing!
For many, this community has been the only ray of hope when it comes to lipomatosis.
I'm sure if we band together we can easily offload the hosting costs off of Matt alone

Re: LipomaBoard.com upgrade coming

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:18 pm
by matt
Did a quick upgrade to the site. If you notice any problems please let me know!

Re: LipomaBoard.com upgrade coming

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:23 pm
by matt
Also, I'm having difficulties in acceptin new members to the site because of the huge amount of spam. Sorry about that! I know there has been awhile since i've last accepted anyone but it's only because of the thousands of spam messages i get. i do plan to fix it in some point but in the mean while if any new member sees this post, please let me know by sending me a PM or directly to matt.scarrock@gmail.com and i will upgrqade your account as soon as possible. Again, i'm sorry about this but i'm doing all this on my free time.