View Full Version : A word about templates

03-14-2008, 09:37 AM
Hey gals,

I was just doing some maintenance in the template database and all I can say is WOW!! There is some major downloading going on! Thanks for making our template database so popular.

Now, unfortunately, comes the bad news. Some users feel the need to be downloading 50-80 templates at a time and this is causing mega-huge bandwidth consumption. I'm not sure WHY users are downloading this many templates in one sitting as your memberships are good for an entire year. As a result, until things settle out a bit, I have had to place a TEMPORARY cap on the quantity of templates that a user can download in one day. This cap is currently set at 15 files per day. You can download 15 files today and then come back tomorrow and download another 15.

Please know that this is only temporary! I don't want us to use up our monthly bandwidth allowance in a matter of two weeks.

Also, I wanted to mention that I have begun uploading all of the templates from my old Ink Stains website. This site no longer exists and I thought it would be a total shame to have all of my hard work evaporate into nothingness. I will upload a few at a time over the next few days.

03-14-2008, 09:40 AM
very strange! Must be newbies who don't know!
I see we have had quite a few in the last month or so.

03-14-2008, 09:44 AM
Holy Smokes Batman! That's alot of templates in one day! I would run out of printer ink!!!

03-14-2008, 09:50 AM
Oh my ....In 12 months I have only uploaded 3..... so 50-80 in one day the mind boggles !!

03-14-2008, 10:07 AM
80 in 1 day??!? WOW!!

I wouldn't know what to do with 80. lol

03-14-2008, 10:25 AM
I think perhaps users are just trying to get the templates downloaded onto their hard drive before their memberships expire?? I dunno.

03-14-2008, 10:41 AM
WOW that's a lot of templates being downloaded :worried:

Thanks Sherry

03-14-2008, 10:43 AM
Thats alot of downloading. Glinda

03-14-2008, 11:28 AM
Yippee, I loved those templates that you made and stayed on Ink Stains. I'm glad you're able to recapture them and put them on this website.

03-14-2008, 11:30 AM
I think it's a great idea to put a limit on the number of downloads per day. Also look forward to seeing the new things from your previous website. Thanks for everything!!!

03-14-2008, 11:34 AM
Oh my thats alot of paper and ink, l'm glad you got control of this Sherry like you said we don't want to use up all the money in one month.

03-14-2008, 11:45 AM
I'm thinking I will be using these downloads more now with the great ATC backs, but I won't need 15 a day for those!!! I'm just not that quick with the creations! LOL
I love them all....just haven't had time to use them all!

03-14-2008, 12:02 PM
Thanks for the putting the old InkStain templates up too. Wow that is a lot to download :baffled:yikes!

03-14-2008, 12:04 PM
I think the "15/day" cap is a good idea. Even if it was a permanent change. After all - those templates aren't going anywhere so what's the rush to get them all in one day, LOL!

03-14-2008, 12:18 PM
I'll have to take a look at the templates again-- I didn't even realize that we HAD that many to download!

Erin K
03-14-2008, 01:58 PM
I'm all for a perminant cap too. I think your theory that people are downloading them before the membership is up might be right.

OH and Joanie and anyone else, once you download it you can save it and print it again and again from your own computer. So for ones you know you will use I'd just save it. Like the ATC backs, then if you need one you don't have to download it again. :)

03-14-2008, 03:42 PM
I'm with Erin and Vicki that the 15/day cap is a good thing and I would have no issue with it becoming permanent. Thanks for offering these templates - they're wonderful.


Paula Carden
03-14-2008, 04:38 PM
WOWSIE- I am lucky to get one per month

03-14-2008, 05:14 PM
Sherry, I'm so glad your were able to save the old files from your Ink Stains web site. I was afraid that when you had turned that site over you lost all of your rights to your hard work. That would have been sad.

03-14-2008, 07:44 PM
I think the 15 a day cap would be fine if it was permanent. You can't get the templates until you are a ShackPLUS member, and then you have a whole year to get anything you like.

Canadian, eh
03-15-2008, 12:31 AM
Thanks for the info. Can't wait to see the new templates. Why is it I keep forgetting all about them. I think I only downloaded one in the entire year.

03-16-2008, 02:59 PM
Thanks for putting on the Inkstains templates, I was hoping you would! :-)

03-16-2008, 05:12 PM
Thank you Sherry for the Inkstain templates, they're great. Will there be more added or are they all there now? Since yu suggested that we look on the home page more, that's where i saw the added templates and led me there! I think the limit is a good idea too.

03-16-2008, 05:25 PM
I think Sherry might still be working on the rest of them. The heart swirls one is one I remember from inkstains, and I don't see it there yet. But man, she has been busy getting a whack of them up there!