Spyda

Back To "trap17"!

Recommended Posts

Hey everyone! I've been a member to "The Forum Previously Known as Xisto" for God knows how long! I always leave and then come back! And guess what.. now I'm back! I've decided to dive in and try to get some free webhosting because, let's face it... nothing is better than FREE! I've pretty gone from web host to webhost (all paid.) Even went as far as getting a pretty heavy dedicated server from Liquidweb a year or so back (which was costing me a fortune!!!) All of those things were great... but like I said, affordability was not the case.Anyway.. I think I'm going to go ahead and rummage through some of my old topics and such. It's always really cool to be able to see what type of person you were years ago. IT also can allow me to see how better my English skills have gotten over these years.Pretty sure most of my "buddies" aren't here on the site anymore -- but that's going to be given since I haven't really been active on the site for a long! Anyway.. you'll see more of me around this site as I try to rack up some Mycent! Cheer guys! :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Welcome back! Regarding the reading through your old posts, I've found that sometimes you'll find a very different person!


Seems that way from the posts I've read so far.

By the way... how long does it take the MyCent counter to update?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

WELCOME BACK!!!!I am actually happy you remembered me "Xisto - Web Hosting Lady".. Ha ha ha Still cracks me up!Name a few of your buddies, I am pretty sure we can get back onto the forum one way or another **pulls our bamboo stick**I don't know if you remember master baccarra but he had popped by a month or two ago, we talked for quite a while on the shoutbox :) Since you are on Xisto too, you should say hi over there also, mastercomputers has come back to the forum (Xisto) after a pretty long hiatus..it feels really nice to see the old members come by... As for the mycent update, it is run as often as possible but sometimes it can take as long as a day depending on the day & forum activity. See you around

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

WELCOME BACK!!!!
I am actually happy you remembered me "Xisto - Web Hosting Lady".. Ha ha ha Still cracks me up!

Name a few of your buddies, I am pretty sure we can get back onto the forum one way or another **pulls our bamboo stick**

I don't know if you remember master baccarra but he had popped by a month or two ago, we talked for quite a while on the shoutbox :) Since you are on Xisto too, you should say hi over there also, mastercomputers has come back to the forum (Xisto) after a pretty long hiatus..

it feels really nice to see the old members come by... As for the mycent update, it is run as often as possible but sometimes it can take as long as a day depending on the day & forum activity.

See you around


Thanks Velma!

And yes! I do remember him (not sure if he remembers me LOL.) I was kind of a big lurker back in the day! I mean.. I only made <1000 posts in 6 years of existence!

On Xisto.. for some reason my name is John Heinl ha! That was an allias I used back in the day because I was afraid of using my real name! I'll need to go over there and change it!

And yeah.. I was kind of impatient with the whole MyCent. I ended up just paying the 1.95 for the small plan! BUT.. Im hoping to be able to stack up with some MyCent to pay for future months!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Welcome back Spyda! I think I remember seeing your posts too, I've been around quite awhile myself. Thing with me is I don't think I've changed much, I'm still the same old sheepdog. My opinions sure haven't changed much, if anything I'm more contrary and hard headed than ever. Anyway, glad you are back and hope to engage in some conversations soon. I agree, the free hosting here is sure hard to beat!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

it feels really nice to see the old members come by... As for the mycent update, it is run as often as possible but sometimes it can take as long as a day depending on the day & forum activity.
See you around


I'm starting to wonder if maybe it's going slower due to caching or something. I've seen a lot of claims that it's done daily or very close to that, but my last update was 4 days after my last post, :P. Not complaining, as I'm not in a rush, just wondering if maybe this is why we often see that it takes longer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Spyda,Good to have you back with us here on the forums. I do remember coming across a couple of posts from you back in the day. I am pretty sure the posts must still be around somewhere, buried under the tons of posts that have covered them up with the years of postings under the Xisto moniker. You probably remember the history behind the forum being named Xisto too - there was an Internet cafe in the Indian city of Mumbai where some of the folk from the forum used to frequent. The Xisto web page was with a red background and a black spider web, perhaps even a black spider on it but I'm not really sure. I wonder where they got a screenshot of it, considering it is quite old. I think it may have been from the WayBackMachine website. I did manage to find content from some old blogs on the WayBackMachine and it was kinda fun although it would have been nice to be able to comment on the blog post archives too, considering that any contact information posted on the original web pages and blogs from the archives would be non-existent too. I sometimes think people ought to use GMail, Hotmail, or Yahoo instead of an email address from a domain simply because these three email hosting providers seem to have a greater continuity than the domain names of most websites. I sometimes wonder if these three email service providers will outlive some of the folks who grew up using them considering how email has been around since the nineties and is still here despite short messaging service text messages, multimedia messaging service, instant messaging services, and hybrids like WhatsApp getting all so much attention. Some people I know even use FaceBook or Twitter more often than instant messaging and there are even folk who are still glued to IRC.BTW, what kind of websites do you run? I'm guessing it may have something to do with e-commerce for you to want to get dedicated web servers for hosting your website. Those literally cost you enough to buy your own low-end server at the end of the year when you total the expenses of getting one of them, assuming that you are not counting MyCENT credits, which perhaps is something that keeps trickling into your account so you can get web hosting packages with them. I was considering the unmetered package or a virtual private server hosting a few months ago, but a project that I was counting on did not come through so I had to settle for the Logic Basic hosting plan. Sure, it has its limitations, but when one has been out-of-work for a while with expenses running by every month, it's something that comes as a kind of a blessing. Hey, do you remember Saint Michael from back in the day on Trap 17? He's still on the forums and you would occasionally find some posts from him too, though not as much as we used to on Trap 17. Pretty much everyone from the old forums have been tied down with jobs, families, or some other stuff that they get engaged in so we have a few members who come by for an occasional hello, some others who post to get some more MyCENTS and still others who have an on-and-off relationship with the forum.I have not been on Xisto much. In its earlier days, I had an issue with the registration so it took me a couple of months before I finally signed up and then I managed to get myself engaged with Xisto and Xisto so much that there was barely a moment to glance at Xisto. I still log in every now and then to check out if we have any folk from Xisto on there.I hope to see a lot more of you on the forums.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now