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Feb 21
~~Please note: This bulletin is going to be posted in several locations on the site. I want to be sure as many people see it as possible.~~


You are all aware of many of the issues that show up on Vidi. Since I have been re-installed as CEO of this site, I can say that Mak and Cameron have been working overtime trying to solve as many of these issues as possible. To back up what Mak is saying, we have really been pulling out all the stops in an effort to keep our current site software working as it should.

A little about the back side of what we are dealing with here.
Firstly, Oxwall is extremely resource hungry. We have had to upgrade our server resources to a point where we need more resources than some smaller video hosting sites. Even with the small amount of users we have right now, the server is still throwing resource alerts at us. As a comparison, our database here on Vidi (even with the small userbase we have) is larger than the database for ZippCast (with over 10,000 users)! This is highly inefficient in my opinion. Even with 12 gigs of RAM and 8 processor cores, we still regularly max out our resources! There is no way that a site this size should need that many resources.

Next, we have the lack of support from Oxwall. We have posted numerous articles on the Oxwall forum pages. Over the past two and a half years, and many forum posts, we have heard one or maybe two responses from Oxwall. This is pretty typical on that forum. There are articles in there that have never even seen a reply, and the follow-up is basically non-existent. Not very responsive if you ask me.
In addition to what I mentioned above, there are issues with the plug-ins that we rely on for day-to-day operations. Many of the plug-ins we use are either buggy or flat out broken. As Mak said, Cameron is a real trooper in keeping these things working as well as they do. Sadly, there is only so much that can be done with a base that is dysfunctional in the first place. Add to that, some plug-ins just don't play well with others or even with the base program. There are plug-ins that have no support. There are plug-ins that look great on the surface, but don't deliver when installed. The list can go on and on, but I think you get the picture here. You can see that it becomes quite a mess. They seem more interested in pushing out large volumes of half-cooked plug-ins, rather than support for the ones that are already out there. It is all good to have new and innovative plug-ins and designs, but having them function properly is just as important. That is something that the Oxwall designers seem to have left out of the equation.
The problem is that due to the overly complicated nature of Oxwall software, it is nearly impossible to get everything working as it should. Fix one thing and three others break. It It is time for a change.

Change is seldom easy, and it can be costly as well. Over the past few weeks, we have been looking at some alternative software to power Vidi. There are a couple of prospects that have caught our eyes. Some are pretty costly, but if they deliver what they promise, it may be worht the investment.
Over the next several weeks, we will be looking into getting some trial versions of vaeious software alternatives. We will keep you posted every step of the way, but the bottom line here is that we need to replace the Oxwall software with something that will better meet our needs both today and in the future.



Thank you everyone!
~NJP (Rick): CEO - VidigoSocial~
~~Please note: This bulletin is going to be posted in several locations on the site. I want to be sure as many people see it as possible.~~


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