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Account Pruning in Progress. Email us to retain your account.

January 21st, 2015

To all current members:

You must email AmbitiousLemon staff or your AmbitiousLemon member account will be disabled.

It has been nearly 2 years since we checked for unused account so we will be doing our regular pruning of unused member accounts. We have found that because our service is free, users don’t tend to notify us when they are no longer using our hosting. These unused accounts can collectively use significant resources. For the past few years we have occasionally requested that users contact us if they want to keep their accounts. This is another such request.

We request that you respond to this post via email in order to notify us if you would like your account to remain active. If you no longer need your AmbitiousLemon account an email letting us know would also be appreciated.

As part of this pruning, we will also be using some server log statistics to proactively identify unused accounts. If your account is disabled in error please notify us immediately and we will reactivate the account. A major characteristic our automated deactivation will take into account is whether the software is using out of date software that requires regular security updates (like WordPress). Please take this as a reminder to update all your software to the latest version.

Since some users do not keep their contact information with us up to date it would also be very helpful if you let anyone you know with an AmbitiousLemon account about this requirement.

Thank you.

You must email us to keep your membership active

February 19th, 2013

To all current members:

You must email AmbitiousLemon staff or your AmbitiousLemon member account will be disabled.

We will soon be migrating to a new server and as part of the migration we plan to take this opportunity to prune unused member accounts. We have found that because our service is free, users don’t tend to notify us when they are no longer using our hosting. These unused accounts can collectively use significant resources. For the past few years we have occasionally requested that users contact us if they want to keep their accounts. This is another such request.

We request that you respond to this post via email in order to notify us if you would like your account to remain active and transferred to the new server. If you no longer need your AmbitiousLemon account an email letting us know would also be appreciated.

Since some users do not keep their contact information with us up to date it would also be very helpful if you let anyone you know with an AmbitiousLemon account about this requirement.

Thank you.

Membership Reopened

January 23rd, 2012

We are open to new members again. The deadline to get your application in to us for this round is February 23rd (one month from today). After starting your application you can save and come back to it as many times as you want so please take your time and give good complete answers to all the questions we ask (there are a lot).

After the deadline we will take a few weeks to review the applications and decide who to accept as new members. Before you get started it is a good idea to review posts to this blog in the Prospective Member Advice category.

Membership Reopened

May 1st, 2011

We are open to new member requests until May 20. Before you apply please take time to browse the Prospective member advice section of this blog.

Membership renewal

April 1st, 2011

Since our service is free people rarely let us know when they stop using (or never end up using) their accounts. To clear out the unused accounts we occasionally perform an audit of user accounts. Last night we began reviewing all user accounts. If sites were found to not be in use they were deactivated. Similarly if sites were found to be in violation of our rules they were deactivated. Our review will continue for the next couple days. If your site becomes unavailable in the next couple days it is likely because we misidentified it as out of use. Please contact us immediately so that we can reactivate your account.

When we finish our review all remaining accounts may be contacted and asked to email us to confirm they are using their account. Please make sure your email address on record with us is up to date by logging in to the member area and navigating to the community section where you will find options to view and edit your contact details.

Open for Membership

December 3rd, 2010

Its the last time this year to request membership at AmbitiousLemon.

Prospective members have between now and 10 Dec to submit requests. This last closure was longer than usual so we are expecting a larger than usual number of requests. Be sure to make them good! The large number of expected requests might also mean it could take us longer than the usual 2-3 weeks after 10 Dec to send out our responses, please be patient with us.

Please review the blog posts made in the “Prospective Member Advice” to make sure your request is the best possible.

A Call for Volunteers

October 12th, 2010

We are gearing up for some big improvements around AmbitiousLemon, but it is going to require all hands on deck. We are an all volunteer team. That means that big improvements, like those we have planned, require the community to come together to make things happen.

We are looking for a group of volunteers to work on various parts of a larger project. The completed project will allow us to more easily expand the number of web technologies (particularly web frameworks) we support. The work will also involve the creation of a new control panel for our members (we currently use webmin/virtualmin). One of our senior volunteers will be organizing the effort.

The larger project involves a large set of different skills. We don’t expect each person to have all of these skills, just a useful subset and the willingness and time to help. If you have some of the skills listed below and have some time to donate towards making the AmbitiousLemon Community better please contact us.

Skills Needed:

  • *nix Administration
  • Interface Design Experience
  • Virtualization Experience
  • PHP Development
  • Experience with a couple popular frameworks (e.g. Django, RoR, Pylons, TurboGears, Catalyst)
  • Python (bonus points)

Please use the contact/support button on the top of the page to send us a message, or send email to jbanks@ambitiouslemon.com.

ReOpened for Requests

June 25th, 2010

We have reopened for new hosting requests. Requests submitted between now and the close of the request window on 25 July should expect a final decision approximately around 9 August.

For the best success please review the posts made to the Prospective Member Advice section on this blog.

Final downtime update

June 16th, 2010

At this time, we have completed our reinstall and have resolved all known issues with the server.

If your site is still experiencing issues that started on last Saturday, please contact us so that we can investigate the issue.

Downtime update

June 13th, 2010

The major portions of our reinstall have been completed and we are working on some lingering issues now. If you are having an issue with your website that was not happening before yesterday please contact us so we can address it.

EDIT: Issues with the member site have been fixed.

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