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Mess Deck: General Section => Chit-Chat => Topic started by: Martin [Admin] on March 04, 2013, 08:57:22 AM

Title: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 04, 2013, 08:57:22 AM
 
As many of you are experiencing, we are having major server issues, load issues in particular.
We've been working behind the scenes to remove all unlooked posts and topic etc, but it seems we
have met a tipping point and we need to make a decision. (I say loading issues but annoyingly, the
server only falls over when very few people are logged on?!?! What even more annoying the server
works fine even at peak times but the hosting company aren't helping us resolve the issue......)

Anyway, the hosting company say it's "a simple fix", just give them a lot of money.... 4 times what we're
currently paying.... but no guarantees that if we upgrade, all the issues will be solved!

I'm in discussion with the moderators as to what we do next but as you know, I'm in this for the 'long run',
so it's just how we move forward.

Hang in there everyone, we have the technology!  {-)

Regards,
 Martin
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Henk Goosen on March 04, 2013, 11:46:24 AM
Martin is another hosting company the solution? <*<
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 04, 2013, 11:52:56 AM
 
I don't think any hosting company is interested in helping you with software efficiency.... and finding a company with real 24/7 support is not as easy as you would hope!   {:-{
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 04, 2013, 12:01:35 PM
Thanks Andy, changes now made, lets see if it makes any difference!


.... cheque's in the post!   O0

 Martin



Martin, there's a file under Themes/default/ called...

Search.template.php

...on your server. On lines 112 and 260 of this file there's a maxage set of 9999.

I suggest you change these numbers to something less and see what happens.  ok2 I doubt it'll break things.

(I've downloaded the total forum software and unzipped it locally. Seems to be the only place this thing occurs.)

Andy

...oh - and that'll be £40 per hour plus a call-out charge.  %%

Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: dreadnought72 on March 04, 2013, 12:09:24 PM
(I say loading issues but annoyingly, the
server only falls over when very few people are logged on?!?!
It's an odd one.

Is the search facility being spammed at those quiet times? Would a "captcha" add-on to the search facility help keep robots away?

Are (hosting company) back-ups scheduled for those times? ("Quiet" in the States)

If the server isn't a dedicated one, is it that some other user is peaking at those times and causing the issues?

Anyway, the hosting company say it's "a simple fix", just give them a lot of money.... 4 times what we're
currently paying.... but no guarantees that if we upgrade, all the issues will be solved!
Ah - Is that the option for a dedicated server, Martin?

Andy
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: dreadnought72 on March 04, 2013, 12:13:08 PM
.... cheque's in the post!   O0


Cheers, Martin - I hear the postie's just arrived. I'll go and see if it's there in a moment.  :P

Andy
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: GAZOU on March 04, 2013, 01:27:03 PM
 
hello administrators

Here in France I also have problems to join Mayhem, but never at the same time.
  I wish you a lot of courage because it is not easy to manage
 
Gazou
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 04, 2013, 01:27:58 PM
Anyway, the hosting company say it's "a simple fix", just give them a lot of money.... 4 times what we're
currently paying.... but no guarantees that if we upgrade, all the issues will be solved!
Ah - Is that the option for a dedicated server, Martin?
Andy


We're currently on a VPS with 1Gig RAM, they say I need at lest 2Gig (Db size 260Meg).
New option is a "cloud" server!   :o

PM sent
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on March 04, 2013, 07:51:59 PM


.................Anyway, the hosting company say it's "a simple fix", just give them a lot of money.... 4 times what we're
currently paying.... but no guarantees that if we upgrade, all the issues will be solved!

Hang in there everyone, we have the technology
!  {-)

Regards,
 Martin

Now that's a worry, because that's what the pollies do when they don't know how to fix a problem, they just throw money at it. O0 O0 >:-o >:-o
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: cos918 on March 04, 2013, 10:17:17 PM
Hi Tryed to log on this morning at 06:35. Log on to find the lay out odd. in the right hand coloum were there is the last post it was blank. At the bottom were there is the lastest threads blank. you could log on but go no more ie read any post threads sections etc. I did take a screen print if it is any use

john
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Norseman on March 04, 2013, 10:24:00 PM
Same for me John 07:45 - very odd

Dave
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: dreadnought72 on March 04, 2013, 11:11:43 PM
PM sent

Cheers Martin. Got my thinking-cocoa here. I'll do some lookin' and reply tomorrow.

Andy
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: chris gillespie on March 05, 2013, 12:42:22 AM
if im a dumb dumb fair enough..lol
 
can we get the ability to post poll's in the forums, really interesting and handy tool
 
cheers
 
Chris
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Circlip on March 05, 2013, 10:46:25 AM
Glitched again this morning, tried numerous (a lot) of times to get on and eventually when I did, realised it was due to Martin setting up his own version of FleeBay. :D
 Has been a problem for quite a few days, but whingeing about it won't help as his worship probably knows about it. Seems like Web designers and servers are taking a leaf out of the Bankers code of practice.  >>:-(
 
  Regards  Ian.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: GAZOU on March 05, 2013, 10:56:31 AM
 ok2
Same for me  08:00
Gazou
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Henk Goosen on March 05, 2013, 11:07:21 AM
And for me <:(
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: tt1 on March 05, 2013, 11:15:49 AM
 Most morning between 1-2 am (after work) often have trouble getting on. This am got on but when trying to open any posts this was all I could get : "Sorry, SMF was unable to connect to the database. This may be caused by the server being busy. Please try again later."   {:-{ :((
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RMH on March 05, 2013, 11:20:07 AM
If it's not a scheduled server backup then my second guess would have to be a daily full virus scan. What ever it is, it is obviously beyond our glorious leaders control.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: TheLongBuild on March 05, 2013, 01:29:45 PM
I think that the server this forum is on is like a teenager, Blinking hard to wake up in the morning .. :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: dreadnought72 on March 05, 2013, 09:37:10 PM
"Sorry, SMF was unable to connect to the database. This may be caused by the server being busy. Please try again later."   {:-{ :((

Yes - that's what I've been seeing.

Martin, the Mayhem site is registered via fasthosts.co.uk - I'm assuming that they host the domain for the main bit of the website? And the forum's SMF 2.0.4 plus all the DBs are hosted in Chicago?

My reading of that forum software, and the effort we put it to, suggests 1GB RAM is not too small (more would be nicer, of course, but it's enough). And certainly your stats show it working ok during the peak UK hours when the bulk of us are talking nonsense and posting rubbish. ... on line, I mean.  %)

All of which causes my quizzical eyebrow to lift. If it's on a true VPS then we ought not be affected by "whatever" is bringing the forum down in the early A.M, UK time. (When are backups scheduled?)

My other quizzical eyebrow raises when you state that their (offered?) solution is to chuck more money their way to solve the problem.

There are UK-based VPS providers around: webfusion VPS 2GB servers are from £33 per month; two-core, 3GB VPS from heartinternet from £38 per month, both better deals than the current US solution and - presumably?! - with the opportunity for better support within UK hours.

Might a move be in order? (Or at least be threatened...)

Andy
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: carlmt on March 05, 2013, 10:09:46 PM
Andy - if Martin does decide to go for a move to a UK server, are we not in danger of losing posts again, bearing in mind that all the data is in the USA?
 
You can tell I know nothing about this cant you!!!!
Carl %%
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Norseman on March 05, 2013, 10:26:40 PM
Well I've been happy to donate so I would certainly be happy to subscribe to Mayhem.
If a few bob is the answer then a small subscription fee for adults might be needed.

Dave 06/04/2001  %)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: carlmt on March 05, 2013, 10:29:53 PM
Count me in on that one Dave - money well spent in my opinion!!!
Carl 8)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: dreadnought72 on March 05, 2013, 10:38:08 PM
Andy - if Martin does decide to go for a move to a UK server, are we not in danger of losing posts again, bearing in mind that all the data is in the USA?
 
You can tell I know nothing about this cant you!!!!
Carl %%

This forum is a collection of smallish programs working together to generate pages and store data, with all the data (i.e. our posts) existing in databases.

A backup of a forum "simply" copies the databases and the programs to another location.

Transferring a forum is not appreciably harder than a backup - as long as a new server is "good to go" and internet searches point to it and not the old location.

Andy
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RMH on March 06, 2013, 07:21:53 AM
07:20 straight in no messing this morning  :-)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: hopeitfloats on March 06, 2013, 08:27:11 AM
sorry guys but i was happy to hear its a technical fault because i have a new computer that wouldnt get in to 2 sites i regularly visit  (MBM being one) and i was thinking i got a dud computer. now i have found out that both the sites had issues at the same time so i wont have to give the beast a tune up with my huge hammer after all. and i also think a small sub is a great idea to relieve the strain on martins wallet a little, as long as payment options can allow us foreign devils to make payments.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: derekwarner_decoy on March 06, 2013, 09:07:23 AM
hopeitfloats says......"as long as payment options can allow us foreign devils to make payments"
Sure does members ......just log on & kick in a few $ for the WEB site mainatence to assist our WEB site  :-)) .............Derek
 
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: GAZOU on March 06, 2013, 09:28:44 AM
 ok2
hello

you are there in the UK in a host type of the following:

http://www.forumactif.com/ (http://www.forumactif.com/)

which is free for us and is funded by advertising, it works very well for us since the inception of our forum.

But we are wary because another host we had problems. Then we record all the forum daily for security.

I know the stress of work and worry a forum administrator and I am appreciative of the work that provide MARTIN and his colleagues for this large forum
 
Gazou
 
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 06, 2013, 09:52:14 AM
07:20 straight in no messing this morning  :-)

Wahooo!
(http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-dance017.gif)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Younger at 70 on March 06, 2013, 10:02:57 AM
Yep same here must have something to do with loft clearance  {-)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 06, 2013, 10:13:25 AM
 {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 06, 2013, 10:14:25 AM

I know the stress of work and worry a forum administrator and I am appreciative of the work that provide MARTIN and his colleagues for this large forum
 
Gazou

 Thanks mate!  :-)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Tug-Kenny on March 06, 2013, 11:00:58 AM

Thank you from the Moderators as well.

As Martin said, we do  'Wahoo'  when it works.

The funds are running at an all time low at the moment, so if your up to it, a small donation  (by the many) will certainly help our decisions for the future. 

Our club is different from the normal enthusiasts club in that, we are a family and tend to talk socially.   I, for one spend a lot of time getting to know folks and discuss many and varied topics away from standing in the cold making boats.

We have been removing old posts of no relevance in an effort to increase the smooth running of the Forum as this was thought to decrease the load on the server, but to no avail.

We would welcome more advertisers to this very popular club, as their time would not be wasted. Just look at the enthusiasts we have on here. All experts in so many fields of our  craft. All potential purchasers.

Thank you for listening.

Ken Churchill
Global Moderator


Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 06, 2013, 02:21:26 PM
 
Hi Andy,

FYI:  I've disabled 'auto SQL optimisation - that usually kicks in at 02:00 GMT.

NB: Yes I thought a 300Meg Db should run quite happily in 1Gig Ram.  >:-o

 Martin
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: ardarossan on March 06, 2013, 03:56:41 PM
Just had another Server 500 Error (15:53hrs), and had a thought. Maybe it isn't a techy thing at all. Maybe it's being caused by the snow on the logo. %)

(http://s20.postimage.org/p0gz4uwi5/winter.jpg)

Andy
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 06, 2013, 04:05:43 PM
That was me..... site doesn't like me doing a search!  >:-o
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Younger at 70 on March 06, 2013, 04:17:41 PM
Well don't do it then  >>:-( {-)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Norseman on March 10, 2013, 01:08:30 AM
 {-) this eighteen page thread began with Martin asking
'What could Possibly go wrong.' {-)  {-)  {-)  :embarrassed:

Dave
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on March 10, 2013, 03:21:10 AM
Correct, nothing that could possibly go wrong did.
 
It was the impossible that went wrong that has been the probelm  {-) {-) %% %%
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: dreadnought72 on March 10, 2013, 10:54:09 AM
Morning Martin %) ......this is not a complaint  {:-{  or criticism........just an observation  O0
When logging onto Paddleducks.....it's just 1 click from the desktop icon to new messages
When logging onto Mayhem.......... it's about 4 clicks from the desktop icon to new messages

Derek, I've bookmarked this URL: http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=unread

...which gets me into recent unread messages straightaway: no clicks at all.

Andy
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: derekwarner_decoy on March 10, 2013, 11:02:34 AM
Thanks Andy..........certainly my computing skills  <*< were not sufficient to find or understand this link..........Derek
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 10, 2013, 11:39:26 AM
 
Good one Andy!   :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: dreadnought72 on March 10, 2013, 12:07:33 PM

Good one Andy!   :-))

... it does, however, put a bit of stress on the server.  :embarrassed:

Andy
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: carlmt on March 16, 2013, 11:23:47 AM
A right performance to get here this morning - been trying since 8am!!! >>:-( >>:-( >>:-(
 
Martin - I am sorry, but this is getting a tad annoying....
 
And even now, it is very shaky - taking an absolute age to switch between topics.......
 
Hope you can fix things soon mate...
 
Carl
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 16, 2013, 12:16:31 PM

First time it's been down in a week.... a good record of Mayhem recently!  {:-{

So sorry about that Carl, it seems every time I do the  required daily server maintenance routines, it causes a problem.

We are making a major server change / upgrade, ( fifth one in 5 years7 )  and are in the process of raising the finance to complete!


http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/paypal.htm

                       (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/images/j0296888.gif)

Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: carlmt on March 16, 2013, 12:23:49 PM
Just dropped a few coppers in the kitty Martin - every little helps!!
 
Very best of luck with the upgrades  :-)) :-)) :-))
 
Carl 8)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: hopeitfloats on March 16, 2013, 11:48:18 PM
same here and a challenge to others from outside the UK to do the same
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Tug-Kenny on March 17, 2013, 11:09:06 AM

All donations gratefully received.

We have the  Hottest boating site in the UK, and it's growing.  :-))


Cheers everyone


Ken


           http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/paypal.htm



Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: regiment on March 17, 2013, 01:05:35 PM
  i would like to send martin a few bob to help with mayhem but i have no cheque book no credit card and no paypal and no address or name  to send a postal order to ( out of bed  wifes permission) regiment
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 22, 2013, 04:17:50 PM
 
Thanks for ringing me Stavros and letting me know the Forum was down, top man!  :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Stavros on March 22, 2013, 04:30:13 PM
 :-)) :-))
 
Dave
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: hopeitfloats on March 26, 2013, 06:43:31 AM
surprised there hasnt been any donations from the aussies here or have they been donating anonymously. mind you i have heard  aussies have  deep pockets and short arms. :}
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: derekwarner_decoy on March 26, 2013, 08:33:32 AM
Well guys.....could just happen that a number of OZ members are current financial supporters of this wonderful forum ... O0 ..Martin & the moderators know who is who
 
Possibly OZ members don't need their name in big lights..... :P ......Derek
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Tug-Kenny on March 26, 2013, 10:10:27 AM

We are extremely grateful to ALL members who contribute to this Forum and we certainly do not differentiate between their addresses.

The situation is quite grim Gentlemen, so all assistance is appreciated.

Thank you

Ken

Moderating Team
 
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: regiment on March 26, 2013, 12:28:00 PM
  REPLIED 17 MARCH WOULD LIKE TO PUT A FEW COPPERS IN THE BOX  BUT TO WHOM DO I SEND IT TO      REGIMENT 
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Bob K on March 26, 2013, 12:50:42 PM
Just above the table of recent posts there is a link . . .
 
Click here to Help us keep Model Boat Mayhem going! (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/paypal.htm)
 
Click that, or the link above.  I have donated and will do so annualy.
 
Bob K

 
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Tug-Kenny on March 26, 2013, 09:25:56 PM

Thanks Bob.   Very remiss if me for leaving out the address.

I have now put it at the top of the page,  attached to my letter number  630

                         :-))    :-))    :-))    :-))    :-))



Ken

Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on March 27, 2013, 01:27:01 AM
Just above the table of recent posts there is a link . . .
 
Click here to Help us keep Model Boat Mayhem going! (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/paypal.htm)
 
Click that, or the link above.  I have donated and will do so annualy.
 
Bob K

You are overlooking those, (such as Regiment, see his post above) who cannot do as you say,  Regiment says
i would like to send martin a few bob to help with mayhem but i have no cheque book no credit card and no paypal and no address or name  to send a postal order to ( out of bed  wifes permission) regiment
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Jerry C on April 05, 2013, 11:38:52 AM
News that libraries are to save UK web content for posterity made me wonder what happens to all our input to this forum. Does it stay here for ever or does it slowly slip away over time? There is a lot of very useful stuff on here it would be a shame to lose it.
Jerry.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 05, 2013, 12:44:23 PM
I try to do a full data backup at least once a week Jerry.
( a full site backup every fre months )

 Regards,
 Martin   :-)

NB: Technical blurb! http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,36102.msg360003.html#msg360003
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Jerry C on April 05, 2013, 12:47:19 PM
Maybe you should offer it to the Bodlean library? I've got stuff from them before now.
Jerry.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 05, 2013, 01:01:51 PM
Could do Jerry, see what you can find out please?
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Jerry C on April 05, 2013, 01:45:55 PM
Martin, I spoke to the Bodlean and they said they were only going to use the gathered info and that the British library, the National library of Scotland and the National library of Wales were going to actually store the data. So I spoke to the British library and customer services said they had only heard about it this morning and so asked me to email the question. This is what I asked.


Sirs, I saw this on the news today and as I am a contributor to modelboatmayhem which contains a wealth of (to us model makers) knowledge and ship information I wondered how information was to be gathered. It seems quite possible that all our stored wisdom could be lost by one catastrophic crash of the website or web. We have had several near misses in the recent past. Do you intend to collect everything or only data that is offered to you? I ask on behalf of the owner of the website and several of its contributors.
Sincerely,
Jerry Cartwright
Caernarfon.


Lets see what happens. All the best,
Jerry.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: dave301bounty on April 07, 2013, 07:34:43 PM
Just a little curious ,does the No of people on the Forum ,at any particular time ,does it signify that not a lot of t v is being watched,or there are no Decent programs on the silver screen .just curious as to the No of people on at the time . O0   8)   :((
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Colin Bishop on April 07, 2013, 07:47:38 PM
People like me frequently have their computer on all day and permanently logged in to several websites. This shows up as being online but doesn't mean I'm looking at the computer! I just check it from time to time.
 
Colin
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: grendel on April 07, 2013, 08:02:52 PM
same as Colin, my laptop is on all day with my current 8 favorite websites all open in tabs so t will register me as being online.
Grendel
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RMH on April 07, 2013, 08:11:26 PM
Me too, I'm logged in most of the time but not glued to the screen
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on April 07, 2013, 09:28:05 PM
 
That explains why the rest of us have problems logging in  %) %) %)
 
 O0 O0 {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Tug-Kenny on April 07, 2013, 10:19:21 PM

At this moment in time there are  84  GUESTS  and  37 MEMBERS.

Come on Guests.  Join up and see the great pictures we have on display.

Cheers

Ken

Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Colin Bishop on April 07, 2013, 10:21:36 PM
Quote
That explains why the rest of us have problems logging in

Your problem with logging in is that you are upside down!  %%
 
Colin
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: BrianB6 on April 07, 2013, 11:41:54 PM

Your problem with logging in is that you are upside down!  %%
 
Colin
Reminds me of a story of my father repairing a TV. Put it all back together again,switched on and the picture was upside down, took it apart and reversed the coils, reassembled it. Still upside down  >:-o Tried again, and reversed the coils, reassembled it.   This time it was OK.  %%
He found out later that the Beeb had been broadcasting the picture upside down during a science lesson.  :embarrassed:
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Bob K on April 08, 2013, 12:15:22 AM
Right now Mayhem has 82 Guests and 22 registered Users.  Hopefully a higher proportion of guests will  register to see the full forum content.
 
I tend to have my computer on for much of the day, with tabs open for email news and Mayhem.  I keep popping back to read new posts.  As a result I have not had to re login in for ages, the cache remembers me.  Although the header says I have been logged in for over 18 days, I haven't really.  I do shut down at least twice a day.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 08, 2013, 11:20:17 AM

It's not entirely clear what '"guest" actually are, it seems they could be virtually anything... search hits, 'net robots', stats bots, word trawlers, data harvesters... anything.  {:-{
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Jerry C on April 08, 2013, 11:52:04 AM
I'm logged in all the time but the time counter only counts when I'm actually using it. I use iPhone 99.9% of the time.
Jerry.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on April 08, 2013, 01:03:27 PM

It's not entirely clear what '"guest" actually are, it seems they could be virtually anything... search hits, 'net robots', stats bots, word trawlers, data harvesters... anything.  {:-{

If you don't login you show up as a 'guest'
 
Must have been a lot logged in today  O0 O0 O0 as had trouble logging in, even the right way up didn't help {-) {-) %% %%
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: dave301bounty on April 08, 2013, 06:23:52 PM
So there is no harm in logging in /on , so there is no definite answer to how many are on ,I can actually log on and leave it even though I am looking at something different or on the computer ,I wont leave the computer on for no reason .Seems like a baffling job to know who is using the forum . %%   ;)   :-))  ..
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Norseman on April 08, 2013, 06:50:25 PM
I reckon using the forum has to mean taking part, helping out and enjoying the company Dave. Everything else is just browsing ... Not that there is anything wrong with browsing either.

Dave
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: dave301bounty on April 08, 2013, 07:00:28 PM
Thanks Dave ,but I would,nt like the Mod,s job ,anyway there are some VERY interesting ship / boat related items and a lot of ex seamen too by the looks of the comments ,all in all a very good and interesting and informative forum ,,tis a good job no-one in Whitehall looks in  {-)  ,cos they would,nt understand the humour . :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: jimmy2310 on April 08, 2013, 07:19:29 PM
,,tis a good job no-one in Whitehall looks in  {-)  ,cos they would,nt understand the humour . :-))
Your not wrong there Dave, they might tax our workshops or sheds if they thought there was some money in it.
Jimmy
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: sparkey on April 08, 2013, 07:26:23 PM
Hi, Jimmy,  a shed tax like the bedroom tax, they would if they could get away with it,


                                                                                                                                       Ray. <*< <*< <*<
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Norseman on April 09, 2013, 07:59:04 AM
Ray, I have never been taxed in the bedroom
Though I should really shed a few pounds  %)

Dave
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: sparkey on April 09, 2013, 08:23:15 AM
 {-) I like that one!
                              Ray %% %% %% %%
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 13, 2013, 08:09:47 PM

Sorry the sites been off-line some of the day, I noticed it at the whilst at the Coalville show but could nought about it.....  {:-{

Full refund at the box office as long as you ticket stub and accompanied by 3 grandparents.
 
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: tigertiger on April 17, 2013, 01:42:30 AM
***Topic tidied up***

Off-topic posts removed
Please stay on topic
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 17, 2013, 04:52:13 PM

Server may be a bit slow for next 24 hours, I'm running a core download / backup of everything.

( 8.4Gig of data which includes all the Forum, the website, the kitchen sink, QE2, DNA of 'Windy' the cat, area 51 & the Matrix construct. )
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: dgp1957 on April 20, 2013, 11:57:28 AM
Hi guys I'v been having problems getting onto the site the last couple of days, I frequently get an 'internal server' error. Im using my phone to access the site, anyone else been getting this problem?

Davy
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Rottweiler on April 20, 2013, 12:10:18 PM
yeh me too! I have been trying to upload a couple of photos for the last two days and get the same error.The most annoying bit is that you lose the write up to go with the photo as well Grrrrr!
Mick F
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Footski on April 20, 2013, 12:12:02 PM
Yes me too!
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Colin Bishop on April 20, 2013, 12:18:05 PM
Quote
The most annoying bit is that you lose the write up to go with the photo as well Grrrrr!
Mick F

Me too, but I always save the text first before trying to post so that I can paste it back in for the next attempt!
 
Colin
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 20, 2013, 12:25:50 PM

Still have issues downloading the backup so it may be that.... on attempt 4!  >:-o



Server may be a bit slow for next 24 hours, I'm running a core download / backup of everything.

( 8.4Gig of data which includes all the Forum, the website, the kitchen sink, QE2, DNA of 'Windy' the cat, area 51 & the Matrix construct. )


Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on April 20, 2013, 01:11:58 PM
Hi guys I'v been having problems getting onto the site the last couple of days, I frequently get an 'internal server' error. Im using my phone to access the site, anyone else been getting this problem?

Davy

Did you get an engaged signal, If so that was Martin on the other line  %) %) %)
 
 
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Bob K on April 24, 2013, 04:25:41 PM
Just a suggestion:  Winter seems to have gone on forever, snow ice rain wind and floods.
The forum masthead Mayhem logo has been most appropriate  O0
 
However, as spring is finally here, and summer is approaching, it could be time to the change the snow covered "Model Boat Mayhem" logo back to the more summer-like version ?    :-))
 
Encourage us all to get out there sailing !
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 24, 2013, 05:42:57 PM
Ah yes! I changed it on the Website but forgot to do it here.... what a twonk!  %%
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 24, 2013, 06:16:35 PM
That's fixed it!  :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Bob K on April 24, 2013, 07:03:58 PM
Yippee !   First day of summer has arrived.  Thank you  :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: sparkey on April 24, 2013, 07:17:05 PM
 >>:-( Bet it rains on sunday though,when I want to go boating. {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Arrow5 on April 24, 2013, 07:27:50 PM
The forecast for my area is for snow at lower levels this week end. {:-{ :(( >:-o
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: jimmy2310 on April 24, 2013, 07:46:22 PM
arrow5, make sure your lower levels are well protected mate.  O0 {-) %%
Jimmy
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Colin Bishop on April 24, 2013, 08:06:28 PM
No gambolling lambs then - or has poor Shaun been eaten for lunch?
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: raflaunches on May 01, 2013, 08:05:08 AM
I know this isn't technically the right place to post this but this a warning from me.


Last night my email account was hacked/scanned and spam mail is now being sent in my name.
Anything sent from raflaunches (raflaunches@yahoo.co.uk) or marked from Nicholas Brown which was sent about 1-5am this morning is not from me-do not attempt to open it.
I've changed all passwords so hopefully they should not be able to it again.  <:(
Regards


Nick B
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 01, 2013, 09:13:34 AM
Got this from ZoneAlarm today....
 (http://www.zonealarm.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/email-hacked3.png) (http://www.zonealarm.com/blog/index.php/2013/03/email-hacked-here-is-what-to-do) 


Email Hacked? Here Is What To Do

Your email account is not accepting your password. Your friends are asking how you got stranded in London and whether you got the money they wired. Your mother wants to know why you are sending out emails with nothing in it, but a link.
Surprise, your email has been hacked. Perhaps you clicked on a link in an email from a similarly affected friend and downloaded a password-stealing malware. Or you were tricked into telling a scammer your password. Or, you were using the same password across several sites, and the attacker had found the password elsewhere.
Why you, you ask? Maybe your email address was on a spam lists or in some stolen database from some other site. Depending on who you are, or who you work for, the attackers may have specifically targeted you. Or perhaps you were just (un)lucky—the attackers cast a wide net and you just got caught.
Okay, so you are hacked. Now what?
Regain Control
The first step is to regain control. If you are locked out of your account, try the password reset process by clicking on the “forgot password?” link. If the attacker hasn’t changed your password reset or your password hints, then you can just click on the link and get back in to your account. That may not work if the attacker has already changed the reset address and security questions.
Most email providers offer some high-level process to help users regain control of their accounts. Of course, depending on the provider, that process may be easy or difficult. Hotmail/Outlook.com users can answer a few questions to verify their identity. Google requires more detailed information in order to verify you are the owner.
Maybe you were lucky and the attacker didn’t lock you out of your account or delete any of your messages. In which case, your first job is to change your password.
Change Your Password
Once back in your account, it’s time to change that password to something strong. “Password1,” “letmein,” or even your last name backwards are not good passwords. Pick a long, weird password, with a mix of characters, upper and lower case letters, and numbers. An obscure phrase would work.
Check Your Password Resets
Did the hacker change the email address listed as the recovery address? Change it back to your own, and make sure the attacker didn’t add any additional ones.
Make sure the security questions are still questions you know the answers to. This may be a good time to change them so that someone just looking at your Facebook page won’t be able to just guess the answers.
If your email provider allows you to automatically forward a copy of your messages to another address, check to make sure the attacker didn’t set that up with some other email address.
Change Your Habits
Think about what you were doing before you got hacked. Clicked on a link? Didn’t have antivirus (http://www.zonealarm.com/security/en-us/zonealarm-free-antivirus-firewall.htm) running to detect that malware? Reused passwords across several sites? Told someone your passwords? Let’s make sure not to make that mistake again. Be careful about what sites you visit, don’t click on random links if you don’t know what they are about, and be paranoid about your password.
Don’t ever share your password with anybody!
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: raflaunches on May 01, 2013, 08:59:21 PM
Thanks Martin


Brilliant advice, I was only aware that I had been hacked when my iPad went mad with the email pings going off every few seconds at 5:10am which woke me up!  >>:-(
When I went into my emails I discovered that the emails were failure to send notices from old email addresses some from almost 8 years ago! The dodgy email which also appeared said it was from Yahoo but it looked wrong and said it had picked a log on from an un-authorised device, the IP address being from Argentina!  >>:-(  It said if it wasn't me I should change my password with the link on the email! I wasn't going to be that stupid, so I went to the proper yahoo website and changed through the proper method just in case. Anyway following your advice I have changed everything to reduce the chances of this happening again. :-))
Regards


Nick B
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on May 01, 2013, 10:01:55 PM
 
Am observation, probably irrelevant,
 
The bulk of the spam that I block/dump says its from 'Yahoo' ??  O0 >>:-( >>:-(
 
I would block Yahoo itself except some family members use 'Yahoo' email  >>:-( <*<
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: grendel on May 02, 2013, 11:50:43 AM
I use my service providers email - BT - they have now moved their email to Yahoo, so no choice there. I had to change my password last week as they blocked my account because of a suspicious email.
Grendel
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: malcolmfrary on May 02, 2013, 03:48:47 PM
I use my service providers email - BT - they have now moved their email to Yahoo, so no choice there. I had to change my password last week as they blocked my account because of a suspicious email.
Grendel
Plenty of choice.  I have Thunderbird handling my mailboxes, which learns about junk, albeit slowly.  I got a hotmail account sometime the back end of the last century, and it has served well through several ISPs.  There is the ISP mail account as well, of course, but this is mainly for the benefit of the ISP contacting me and one or two others who don't like hotmail.  Thunderbird handles both equally well.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 02, 2013, 03:51:28 PM
Hi Malc,
 Can you Password protect Thunderbird?
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: malcolmfrary on May 02, 2013, 09:30:49 PM
Why would you want to?  It lives on your machine, thus sharing any password protection that the machine was given.  It contacts your mailboxes via their providers using the login/password that you tell it to remember an gives a simple unified way to handle all your email.  I used to go diving into my separate mailboxes, but using a client program is so much simpler.  I did use Outlook Express, but that died off and switched to Windows Live which could not be customised to my liking, and I wound up with Thunderbird.  It needed some coaxing to work with hotmail, but the new version just sits there and works after recognising the providers for what they are.  Boring, like it should be.
The only time I need to dive into my raw mailboxes is when I need to change my password for that account, and that is usually a bit of a head scratcher because using the client makes you brain that bit lazier.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on May 02, 2013, 10:06:24 PM
Malcolm,
 
When you say Outlook Express died off, was it a localised problem.
 
Am still using Outlook Express with Multiple mailboxes.
 
In the dim dark past used Eudora, free version, but have an inkling, could be wrong, it is no longer free.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 02, 2013, 11:06:23 PM

Am still using Outlook Express with Multiple mailboxes.
 

I need a email client with password protection for my shared PC at work
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on May 03, 2013, 04:08:11 AM
I need a email client with password protection for my shared PC at work

Martin,
 
Am not a PC guru but could you have different/profile user access via a password to the shared PC thereby denying access to your emails.
 
Or would the email client still be accessible no matter what, because the PC can be accessed by others.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 03, 2013, 09:18:36 AM

You can password protect Outlook Express ( but not full Outlook?? )
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on May 03, 2013, 10:14:50 AM
You can password protect Outlook Express ( but not full Outlook?? )

Found this link on Thunderbird which may address your concerns
 
http://www.ghacks.net/2010/06/28/how-to-password-protect-the-email-client-thunderbird/ (http://www.ghacks.net/2010/06/28/how-to-password-protect-the-email-client-thunderbird/)
 
 
PS just noticed that the writer in the link is also called Martin  O0 O0 %% %% %%
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 03, 2013, 11:58:40 AM
"PS just noticed that the writer in the link is also called Martin"

Don't remeber typing that but it's the same concerns I have!
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: dougal99 on May 04, 2013, 05:52:28 PM
Accessing the site this evening I was presented with a page saying 'Modelboatmayhem Annual user survey - win an ipad...'
If you complete the survey it then says pick your prize, then asks for your mobile phone number. In small print it says you are subscribing to a £4.50 a month competition service. Having rapidly disconnected, a little later a smaller window of adverts appeared again quoting this sites name.
 
Has anybody else had this or is it just me?
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Netleyned on May 04, 2013, 05:58:38 PM
Report it to Martin via pm, mod report or e mail.
As soon as.

Ned
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 04, 2013, 06:37:16 PM

Just checked, can't see anything this end ....
 ( Just to make sure, running full site scan now)

 Run a FULL virus check on your PC Doug, check for new browser 'toolbars' & new folders in;
 \Program Files 
  \Program Files\Common
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Netleyned on May 04, 2013, 06:55:45 PM
Seems to be the old mobile phone scam where
you ended up paying for mobile phone messages.
£1.50 for a message and three per month equalling
£4.50.
Just clicking to look at what you can win winds you in
You should have an option to send STOP to a number
It has probably already cost £4.50

Ned
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on May 04, 2013, 08:50:15 PM

Just checked, can't see anything this end ....
 ( Just to make sure, running full site scan now)

 Run a FULL virus check on your PC Doug, check for new browser 'toolbars' & new folders in;
 \Program Files 
  \Program Files\Common


 
No hacking but useful advice,  found a couple of 'empty' folders now gone :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 04, 2013, 09:41:55 PM

 Site Virus scan comes back clean.   :police:
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: dougal99 on May 04, 2013, 10:49:27 PM
Found it although a complete virus scan [Macafee] came up clean. It was an application called Tinynetwork classified as Malware which causes pop ups and adverts to impose themselves. Fortunately control panel remove program seeks to have killed it. Not sure if it was downloading Gimp (photo editing software) or using car network (thinking of changing the car). After using the latter targeted ads appeared embedded on one of my home pages, these have now disappeared. Glad its me and not the forum.
Martin you can rest easy now , sorry to have caused a minor kerfuffle.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 04, 2013, 11:05:49 PM

Now you mention it, I had the same issue with Gimp myself!

NB: If anyone is going to download a piece of trial software, go to reputable sites first eg. Cnet zdnet, etc
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Stavros on May 11, 2013, 10:07:40 PM
Internal Server Error The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.
Please contact the server administrator, webmaster@modelboatmayhem.co.uk and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.
More information about this error may be available in the server error log.
Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request
 
 
Seem to be happening a lot recently Martin
 
 
Dave
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Tug-Kenny on May 11, 2013, 10:34:46 PM

I get this a lot Dave. I find the quickest way out is to switch off Mayhem and re sign back in.

ken



Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 11, 2013, 11:00:16 PM
Running repairs and a backup tonight lads.... nothing on TV tonight?   :-)
 
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Stavros on May 11, 2013, 11:01:44 PM
So it's YOUR fault AGAIN then Martin.....OOPSY defo running for cover NOW
 
 
Dave
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Brian_C on May 13, 2013, 10:32:40 AM
 >:-o >:-o why cant i post or log on in mornings on the forum,  its been happening over a period of weeks now grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr  >>:-( >>:-(


 i have tried to send this msg 5times grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
 
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Brian_C on May 13, 2013, 11:18:59 AM
i have tried several times to send pics of harrogate show winners and other ships that members have asked for, im using same format as last nite with windows picture resizer, grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr its peeing me right off,, what the hells going on martin,, logging onto the forum in the mornings is an absolute bloody nightmare,,, ive just tried to send more pics of stans model and all i get is error, system busy, try again later ?
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 13, 2013, 11:27:25 AM

Photos need to 640 x 480, 160Kb per photo or less.... same as it's always been.    {:-{
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,23.msg429287.html#msg429287
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Brian_C on May 13, 2013, 11:32:31 AM

Photos need to 640 x 480, 160Kb per photo or less.... same as it's always been.    {:-{
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,23.msg429287.html#msg429287 (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,23.msg429287.html#msg429287)

im doing that martin, same as last nites pics and they went on with no probs ?

nearly all the pics are 64 to 70kb,s
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Rottweiler on May 13, 2013, 11:44:37 AM
this is happening to me on a regular basis also,just trying to log on,I get a "server error" notice.I just assume its because the site is busy perhaps?
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 13, 2013, 12:05:39 PM
Test photo....
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Rottweiler on May 13, 2013, 12:29:54 PM
Nothing wrong with that Martin,super photo!
Mick F
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Netleyned on May 13, 2013, 01:33:19 PM
Just lately there seems to be a period between
0730 and 0930 that comes up server busy, or
Server timed out.
Though it may have been my WiFi.

Ned
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Brian_C on May 13, 2013, 02:16:12 PM
Just lately there seems to be a period between
0730 and 0930 that comes up server busy, or
Server timed out.
Though it may have been my WiFi.

Ned

yr spot on with yr comment ned, that happens to me most mornings and its not my server at fault

im going to try and post the pics again on the harrogate topic
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Brian_C on May 13, 2013, 02:57:58 PM
ive learned a valuable lesson on the forum,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, DONT POST YR PICS TIL AFTER MIDDAY

 i have made no changes to the posts ive been trying to send am today, serveral of them, but after midday they work,

 find the gremlins martin and show us the pics  %%

 can martin find out why some of us cant log onto the forum til after 10.30

regards brian_c
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 13, 2013, 03:24:12 PM
"DONT POST YR PICS TIL AFTER MIDDAY "

   .......... Hmmmmm?!  (http://ollr.createaforum.com/Smileys/users/ollr/438_rubbing_chin.gif)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: sparkey on May 13, 2013, 03:32:01 PM
 :-)) Takes me till the afternoon to find the camera,let alone remember how to work it,all good fun,Ray. %% %%
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Circlip on May 13, 2013, 04:39:09 PM
On numerous (lots) of occasions have problems using the site, log in and after looking  at a couple of items I get a lock, again most problems before lunch (UK) time.
 
  Must have been more than one "Duchess of Hamilton", my Hornby  wasn't a Coronation class.
 
 Still have log in problems, it "remembers" me but I always have to delete the password and retype it in before pressing "Login". Extra function buttons seem to be working properly at the moment, this varies and before anyone starts spouting about not having a problem with their own O/S or server or whatever, ALL Forum templates should be able to operate seamlessly with all systems.
 
   Seems like system sellers are the new Estate agents or D/G salesmen.
 
  Regards  Ian.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Peter Fitness on May 13, 2013, 11:32:10 PM
I have had a couple of instances where I couldn't log on too, but usually I have no trouble. The time difference between the UK and Australia could be the reason.


Ian, there is only one Duchess of Hamilton locomotive, and it is a Coronation class. Currently it's at York railway museum in its original (streamlined) condition - you can read more about it here -
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LMS_Princess_Coronation_Class_6229_Duchess_of_Hamilton (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LMS_Princess_Coronation_Class_6229_Duchess_of_Hamilton)


The early Coronations were built as streamliners, and the later ones had no streamlining. All the early builds were de-streamlined at some stage - more info here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LMS_Coronation_Class (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LMS_Coronation_Class)


Peter.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Circlip on May 14, 2013, 01:42:35 PM
OOOOPs  :embarrassed:   Thanks Peter, all zimmers again, Duchess of ATHOLL.
 
  Regards  Ian.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Netleyned on May 22, 2013, 09:13:10 AM
Anyone else having issues with the Forum today.
I am getting error messages when I change topics
or threads


Ned
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Circlip on May 22, 2013, 09:28:13 AM
Happens at this time of day, every day.
 
  Regards  Ian
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 22, 2013, 03:43:11 PM

How do you force feed coffee to a server in the morning?!   %%
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: unbuiltnautilus on May 22, 2013, 05:26:59 PM
How do you force feed coffee to a server in the morning?!   %%

Nice to see we have the right person steering the ship, not some proper lemon :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: grendel on May 22, 2013, 05:31:31 PM
small bore pipe and hyper-threading.
Grendel
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: dougal99 on May 22, 2013, 05:40:44 PM
I got a 'can't find this address perhaps the server is down' message this morning at about the time others had problems.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on May 23, 2013, 03:10:03 AM
I couldn't access the site at all until now, My  message was that there was no internet connection, when in fact I could surf elsewhere other than Mayhem????????????????
 
Implication? that mayhem was off line/not there????
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: tt1 on May 23, 2013, 12:22:20 PM
Have similar problems quite often but don't report them - just live with it accepting that the server is not reliable.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Norseman on May 23, 2013, 07:57:40 PM
My wife has a similar attitude Tony  :D

Dave
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: vnkiwi on May 24, 2013, 07:42:07 AM
 500 Internal Server Error Internal Server ErrorThe server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.Please contact the server administrator, webmaster@modelboatmayhem.co.uk and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.More information about this error may be available in the server error log.Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request. Between, 6.00pm and 8.00pm Kiwi time, been going on for weeks now, getting a little ticked.
Rest of the time its usually cool, no problems.

And for those on the other (bottom) side of the globe, that's an hour either side of 7.00am Greenwich mean time.
cheers
vnkiwi

 
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: tt1 on May 24, 2013, 10:50:45 AM
Happens here anytime vnkiwi, even now I have to wait a few minutes going between posts, have experienced every problem ever recorded - wonder what the cost per member would be if we were to pay a yearly subscription to enable Martin to switch to a better server - (assuming that would solve many of the problems of course)  As much as it is frustrating for us, and after all his work and goodwill, it must be soul destroying for Martin to see all the negative comments and feedback.    Regards, Tony
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Tug-Kenny on May 24, 2013, 11:13:20 AM

We have 3755 members and 35 thousand letters to sort through every time you click your mouse.

The costs of a new upgraded server is around £1000  per year. 

Please support us by contributing a little donation in the box below



              http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/paypal.htm     


         


Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: derekwarner_decoy on May 24, 2013, 11:17:30 AM
tt1.........some members do already support the Mayhem electronic fund..............Derek  :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Circlip on May 24, 2013, 11:18:33 AM
And how much is wasted by "Bloated" threads taking server space with repeat picture threads?
 
  Regards  Ian.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Stavros on May 24, 2013, 11:29:39 AM
And i am raising funds by going down the longest zip wire all pledges on the relevant thread in chit chat



Dave
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: tt1 on May 24, 2013, 11:50:44 AM
Hi Derek, of course I am aware that some members contribute to the forum, as do I. The question I simply ask is if all members were to pay a yearly subscription what would be the cost / year /member to enable an upgrade?  If kenny's figures are even close ( sure that it's only £1000 / year Ken?)  then we're only talking pennies - about 27p!! can't be right??  If only half the membership were to subscribe say £5 a year that would yield a working pot of £9375 - or am I missing something here?           Regards, Tony.
         P.S. even on this post I'm getting errors!!
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: ardarossan on May 24, 2013, 12:45:35 PM
It's more in the region of £2.70 Tony

Unfortunately, I feel that there's more to the issue than just throwing a lump of money at it.

As for the membership figures quoted (by Ken), more than half of them have never placed a single post.
As some of these may have re-registeresd with new email addresses/moved on/passed on/lost interest, etc, I'd be inclined to remove them and let them re-register if they are still about.

In fact, looking at the stats, it appears that around 65% of the registered members have made between 0 and 3 posts. I can't imagine them being in any great rush to subscribe financially, can you?

Andy
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: regiment on May 24, 2013, 12:54:10 PM
  as i have said before i would like to put a few bob to help mayhem but i have no BANK ACCOUNT NO CREDIT CARD   and no ADDRESS to send a postal order to  end of story  regiment
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: tt1 on May 24, 2013, 01:24:51 PM
Hi Regiment, have seen your previous posts and appreciate your situation. I'm not in anyway shape or form thinking of  voluntary contributions, (as important as they are), was thinking more of a yearly fee or subscription equally payable by all, but considering the rational behind Andys' post .........................  probably not one of my better thoughts!   
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: TheLongBuild on May 24, 2013, 02:00:56 PM
Hi Regiment, have seen your previous posts and appreciate your situation. I'm not in anyway shape or form thinking of  voluntary contributions, (as important as they are), was thinking more of a yearly fee or subscription equally payable by all, but considering the rational behind Andys' post .........................  probably not one of my better thoughts!

You said it  O0
 
£ 1000.00 ken !! seems a bit high that.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Colin Bishop on May 24, 2013, 03:15:17 PM
Like most Forums, only a tiny proportion of registered members actively participate and not all of them do so constructively!  ;)
I think the current voluntary scheme of making contributions is the best way but maybe it should be pushed a bit harder at one particular time each year - designate a 'Contribute to Mayhem Week' perhaps to bring it to people's attention instead of just hoping the contributions will trickle in from time to time.
Regiment, just PM Martin for his address and send him a fiver in an envelope - job done!
Colin
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: vnkiwi on May 25, 2013, 12:04:17 AM
As much as it is frustrating for us, and after all his work and goodwill, it must be soul destroying for Martin to see all the negative comments and feedback.    Regards, Tony

Tony, not complaining, just stating the response I have received and the times it occur's.Simply some more data to add to the pool, which may suggest a cause, hence a solution.
I have always admired Martin for giving use such a forum, and appreciate the time and effort in doing so. And the cost involved.
As to the timing for the period, doesn't really bother me personally as that's my time for domestic duties after work, and enjoying my dinner, so has little effect on myself, but do appreciate the timing in the UK and the USA, may impinge on quite a few.
Just a bit ticked off on everyones behalf, including Martin's, as it very rarely happened on the old server. And no, I don't advocate a return to same. Thank's Martin, keep up the good work, and the suggested financial help around a 'Contribute to Mayhem Week' deserves merit.
cheers
vnkiwi
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: tt1 on May 25, 2013, 02:05:50 AM
Hello vnkiwi, not for a moment did I have detremental thoughts about yourself, anyone, or any particular complaint re the server problems, was just voicing consideration and expressing a little empathy for Martin is all and at the same time wondering if improved cash flow could finance a resolution. As stated earlier I just accept the problems now, but fully appreciate the frustrations that these problems cause, which may also be the cause of some members to lose the inclination to post.
                               Regards, Tony. :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on May 25, 2013, 09:01:14 AM
 
Tony,
 
It seems to me that if we "charged" everyone for using the forum, then there would be an expectation, if not a right, that all should work OK all of, and every time anyone chooses to access the forum.
 
Whilst currently voluntary, it is a privilege to be a member and as such we can only advise of difficulties to assist in the rectification but cannot demand anything as its a privilege.
 
Not being a computer nerd it is pointless to guess what is going on but suffice to say the "new' site is having more than its share of problems and is off putting.
 
I have noticed some regular posters are no long posting as frequently as before, maybe, because of access problems.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Circlip on May 25, 2013, 10:44:10 AM
Zapped again this morning. Server providers must rank high on the list with Car salesmen, Estate agents, Gipsies, tramps, thieves and Politicians.
 
  Regards  Ian
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: grendel on May 25, 2013, 02:02:35 PM
there are very few secure servers that are cheap, even if you host the site on your own machine you are at the whim of your service providers, I belong to several forums and in the past have moderated some, and even the best sites can have problems, there was a fire at a server centre in chicago many years back, that took nearly 1/3 of the internet down, one australian forum was down for  two weeks after that event, and the owner had thought he was on a local server in australia. I have looked into using my own server to host a website, but with the costs of just registering a domain, getting a broadband package that allows you to run your own site etc can cost a small fortune.
Grendel
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: tt1 on May 25, 2013, 10:17:59 PM
Good point RAAArty Gunner, and yes your most probably right O0  I guess expectation is higher and patience somewhat lower these days, so as you point out the payer may well be more demanding.  Regards, Tony. :-)) 
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Norseman on May 26, 2013, 12:13:44 AM
I sometimes have problems but not so frequently as you guys seem to - odd that.

Dave
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: w3bby on May 26, 2013, 12:58:14 PM
This is not a complaint but an observation - of all the forums I use it is Mayhem that has the consistent problem of time outs and unavailability (for whatever reason).
Can this situation be improved by a change of server I don't know, not a computer genius however similar forums do not seem to have the same problems.
In what I hope will be seen as offering help and not criticism:

Various other private forums that I frequent run a fundraiser once a year to help cover costs. It normally doesn't take that long to reach the required target.

£ 1000.00 ken !! seems a bit high that.

As a concrete example of a similar forum, 6,500+ members, 530k+ posts.
Costs 2013 (according to their last fundraiser):-
hosting $1428
forum script $80
+ name fees...
so about £1k
The host used is www.liquidweb.com and the forum script is Invision. (I have no connection to either.)

Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 26, 2013, 01:22:07 PM
Server restarted....atl least I know why today.... all the sunshine here at Wicksteed has confused it!!!!
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 26, 2013, 01:30:37 PM


The costs of a new upgraded server is around £1000  per year. 
Please support us by contributing a little donation in the box below


              http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/paypal.htm     
       

Yes that's about right. Remember Mayhem  has had to upgrade it hosting at least four times over the years!
 
Tue, it could be software and configuration issues but the cost of in depth investigation is about £100 / hour and the hosting upgrade about £500 for the whole year. .... and then there is Wicksteed and software etc on top of that.

All contributions gratefully received!

Martin
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Netleyned on May 28, 2013, 03:49:18 PM
Server seems exceptionally flakey today

Ned (Not moaning, just providing a bit more
info to Head Office.)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: essex2visuvesi on May 29, 2013, 05:16:42 AM
I still have issues here between 10am and 11 UK time (in other words lunchtime Finnish time)  Gets very slow and many timeouts.  Other than that seems to be fine here
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 05, 2013, 07:25:22 PM

>>:-( >>:-(  So what did you do today, while Mayhem was of line?!   >>:-( >>:-(
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: F4TCT on June 05, 2013, 07:33:06 PM
been to baby group and then went to the pub.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Neil on June 05, 2013, 07:36:02 PM
>>:-( >>:-(  So what did you do today, while Mayhem was of line?!   >>:-( >>:-(

got wodney to sail his drifter...............I was that bored {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
 
sorry rodders, didn't mean it.............it was great to see it on the water.......just not long enough....
 
welcome back martin.......I wondered what I'd done when I found my subscription suspended %% %% %% %%
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Bob K on June 05, 2013, 07:36:27 PM
I have been worried for you Martin, it must have been a very stressful day.
Three cheers for you  O0 .   
Whew, I was almost resigned to doing some model boat building !
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: sparkey on June 05, 2013, 07:37:04 PM
 :-)) What happened today Martin, I thought it might have been me when it said "account suspended"I thought  it meant my account silly me,
PS keep up the good work we all thank you for your efforts,Ray. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: essex2visuvesi on June 05, 2013, 07:38:19 PM

 
welcome back martin.......I wondered what I'd done when I found my subscription suspended %% %% %% %%


Me too!
I actually did some work  :o
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Tug-Kenny on June 05, 2013, 07:40:17 PM

Phew, that was a close shave.  Well done Martin.   :-))

Ken

Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: GAZOU on June 05, 2013, 07:40:38 PM
curious!

I can not connect traditionally

but clicking on a link that I put into my favorites here I am!

  this is the only current means


Should be Ok now
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: regiment on June 05, 2013, 07:44:43 PM
 cleaned the windows in the flat
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: sparkey on June 05, 2013, 07:46:29 PM
 <*< Done some gardening, orders of wife,managed to blow up the hedge trimmer smoke everywhere oh dear have to buy a new one,I stick to boats, wife don't mind when they blow up,Ray >:-o >:-o
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: html on June 05, 2013, 07:57:59 PM
I had to do some work, while at work. That is just wrong  >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-(
 
 
Brian
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: CF-FZG on June 05, 2013, 08:03:54 PM
:-)) What happened today Martin, I thought it might have been me when it said "account suspended"I thought  it meant my account silly me,

Hmm me too :embarrassed: :embarrassed:
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: sparkey on June 05, 2013, 08:04:33 PM
 %) That is the last straw working at work should not be allowed,Ray %) %) %)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: CF-FZG on June 05, 2013, 08:08:31 PM
%) That is the last straw working at work should not be allowed,Ray %) %) %)

I said to my boss last week "I don't mind starting work at 9am, it's the 8 hour wait until I can go home that's the problem %)

Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: dougal99 on June 05, 2013, 08:15:03 PM
Glad to see you've worked another little miracle Martin. Many thanks for your hard work. Hackers who needs them?


Now sit down with a cup of Horlicks and a digestive you deserve it  :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on June 05, 2013, 08:18:02 PM
>>:-( >>:-(  So what did you do today, while Mayhem was of line?!   >>:-( >>:-(

 
I hadn't noticed  %) %) %)
 
 >:-o >:-o >:-o >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( <*< <*< <*<
 
We have now turned back and are heading for home O0 O0 :-)) :-))
 
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Covert on June 05, 2013, 08:19:38 PM
<*< Done some gardening, orders of wife,managed to blow up the hedge trimmer smoke everywhere oh dear have to buy a new one,I stick to boats, wife don't mind when they blow up,Ray >:-o >:-o


Blimey must be tired i read that as "ordered a wife" lol



Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: F4TCT on June 05, 2013, 08:19:49 PM
been to baby group and then went to the pub.


oh and i helped a drunk man by buying him some chips.  :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: GAZOU on June 05, 2013, 09:03:22 PM
Martin
as you know I manage with three others the French forum;
we removed all the members who had never written. (More than 600)
This release has a lot of space and increased fluidity
these people are useless because they do not participate in the forum
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Liverbudgie on June 05, 2013, 09:10:41 PM
Drove home from Scotland wondering why I had been suspended.... dead  worried I was O0 O0 O0
LB
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: wartsilaone on June 05, 2013, 09:23:44 PM
Well done Martin, great work getting back on line.


I thought it was something I said.


Ali
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: pettyofficernick on June 05, 2013, 09:31:58 PM
Many thanks Martin, wizz that you are. I got a sunburned face sailing my boat in the sunshine, and my dial is now covered in the daughters face cream.......
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Norseman on June 05, 2013, 09:56:13 PM
What did I do Martin ...
... I signed up for The Wallasey Model Boat Society Site  O0

Nick made me do it ... Offered me Pork Pies. I'm very weak about pies.

Dave
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: TheLongBuild on June 06, 2013, 12:40:56 AM
Martin
as you know I manage with three others the French forum;
we removed all the members who had never written. (More than 600)
This release has a lot of space and increased fluidity
these people are useless because they do not participate in the forum
Although at times a clear up is good, just because some do not participate in the Mayhem of Mayhem does not mean they do not enjoy the site.
What happened anyway Martin.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Rottweiler on June 06, 2013, 01:33:50 AM

got wodney to sail his drifter...............I was that bored {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
 
sorry rodders, didn't mean it.............it was great to see it on the water.......just not long enough....
 
welcome back martin.......I wondered what I'd done when I found my subscription suspended %% %% %% %%


What? wheres the photos then Neil? of the drifter and Ally,not you!
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: essex2visuvesi on June 06, 2013, 07:35:31 AM
Although at times a clear up is good, just because some do not participate in the Mayhem of Mayhem does not mean they do not enjoy the site.
What happened anyway Martin.


Better still would be to delete the accounts of any users who have not logged in for the last 6 months, I'm sure there's plenty
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: SailorGreg on June 06, 2013, 07:47:43 AM
Back in business!  I was worried for a while there.  What had Martin been up to that the account was suspended?   :o

On a serious note, my first thought was that MBM had run out of money and we hadn't paid our bills.  Don't forget the Donate button at the bottom of the Home page - it allows Martin to keep putting shillings in the meter.   :-))

Greg
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: pettyofficernick on June 06, 2013, 07:50:18 AM
Ahh back to normal, perusing the pages of Mayhem with ones morning brew and mound of toast..... :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: GAZOU on June 06, 2013, 07:58:18 AM
Martin! a big thank you to all the team: it works well!
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Arrow5 on June 06, 2013, 11:36:41 AM
A nation rejoices ! :D :D :D
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 07, 2013, 10:20:20 AM

Any webbies out there know anything about robot.txt and limiting search engines?
I wonder if Mayhem is being overly hit by Google , et al.....
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: essex2visuvesi on June 07, 2013, 10:39:00 AM

Any webbies out there know anything about robot.txt and limiting search engines?
I wonder if Mayhem is being overly hit by Google , et al.....



dropped you an email, been messing about with the same file recently for my mother in Laws new business
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 18, 2013, 08:23:28 PM

Was the site down?  I was at the flicks , Star Wars - In to darkness. - WELL worth going to see at the cinema!  :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Shipmate60 on June 18, 2013, 08:26:42 PM
Yes site was down.


Bob
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: chipchase on June 18, 2013, 08:27:31 PM

Was the site down?  I was at the flicks , Star Wars - In to darkness. - WELL worth going to see at the cinema!  :-))

It certainly was Martin
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: ardarossan on June 19, 2013, 08:10:17 PM

Was the site down?  I was at the flicks , Star Wars - In to darkness. - WELL worth going to see at the cinema!  :-))

Did you see it a long time ago, in a galaxy far away then?  :}

Andy
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 19, 2013, 09:51:43 PM

 Cineworld?!  ok2
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 20, 2013, 11:25:56 PM

Anyone know how to do slick animations?
Looking for an Intro animation for Mayhem  & Youtube.

To be based on:


Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: kmmbcwebmaster on June 23, 2013, 02:01:17 PM
Anything in particular your looking for martin ?
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 23, 2013, 07:17:05 PM
 
I'm sort of thinking. the springs forward, bounces like rubber., cartoon fashion.
The the prop then, at speed, rolls in from right to left and quickly slows down in final position...... too much?

I can send jpg if that's any use...
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: kmmbcwebmaster on June 23, 2013, 08:55:36 PM
I think I know what you mean leave it with me of work in couple of weeks so will see if can come up with something  martin
Ron
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: deadbeat on June 27, 2013, 04:03:46 PM
I tried a few times this morning to access the site but all I got was a page saying ACCOUNT SUSPENDED now OK what was that all about? Was it my account or the whole site suspended by the web hosts?
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 27, 2013, 04:22:20 PM

Sorry about the disruption today but after some heated discussions we do seem to be getting somewhere this time.

Country to some of you naysayers out there, it actually turns out, it's not my fault... it's yours!

As Mayhem is quite popular, the site is very attractive to @#%{&]@[@d's who want to break in and floor the Forum with crap!!! This is overloading the server to the point were it can't cope any more, gives up and falls over, which then send alarm bells to the Hosting company and their response is just switch everything off, without telling me!

I have to leave the forum off-line for now as I'm in correspondence with the Hosting company to see what can be done.

Thanks for your patience everyone.
 Regards,
  Martin

More Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denial-of-service_attack



Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 27, 2013, 06:40:38 PM

We'll try opening up the forum about 10PM GMT and see what happens.

 Martin
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 27, 2013, 09:41:50 PM


Welcome back, Forum now open!

.... lets see what happens next!



 
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Stavros on June 27, 2013, 09:45:08 PM
Keep up the good work and dont let the xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx get to you


Dave
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Sparky on June 27, 2013, 09:55:52 PM
I'll agree wholeheartedly  ---- WELL DONE MARTIN !!!!!!!!! :-)) :-))
 
Keep up the good work, don't let the ******** grind you down, O0 O0
 
and if it's our fault the forum is so popular,  {:-{ {:-{  what are we supposed to do,
 
go somewhere else? -----I don't think so  !!   :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: eddiesolo on June 27, 2013, 09:56:13 PM
I thought it maybe all my rust from sunken wrecks clogging up the works  :}   We are right behind you Martin...you do ya best and some $%^& comes along to spoil all our fun  >:-o
 
Si:)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: DavieTait on June 27, 2013, 09:56:21 PM
I'm finding a hell of a surge in chinese state hackers trying to get onto Trawlerphotos , when the Yanks complained publicly about them 3 months ago they went offline ( spam accounts went down to 10-12 a day ) now they're back in full swing I'm seeing up to 120 spam accounts set up per day. I block spammers by IP address , Email and just started blocking the random character names they use which is slowing them down a lot.

They took Trawlerphotos down 3 times last year for a few days at a time then took the site completely off line needing 6 weeks of work by the guys in Denmark to get it back up and running , personally I'd love a huge meteorite to slam into their office buildings and shut them down for good !!!!!
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Umi_Ryuzuki on June 27, 2013, 09:57:03 PM
Martin,

Thank you for all the hard work, your website and forum share the passion of
marine modeling with the world. We know you do your best.   :-)) :-)) :-))

Regards,

Aimee
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on June 27, 2013, 10:07:44 PM
Martin,
 
Not my area of expertise however would not a host be aware of DOS attacks.
Wikie, quite rightly says how it all can occur but not what preventative measures are available to the host.
 
Or doesn't the host care/able and leaves it up to you, the customer.
 
Do you know if we have our "own" dedicated server or do we share a server.
 
Get the impression that these 'attacks', for want of a word, seem to occur around the same time frame.
 
Also, it seems to be affecting the membership, in that, some members are not posting as often and some seem to be 'missing'.
 
Ah the joys of being in demand  O0 O0 and most popular kid on the block. :-)) :-)) %% %%
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: pettyofficernick on June 27, 2013, 10:48:34 PM
Illegitimi non carborundum
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Post by: Bob K on June 27, 2013, 10:59:12 PM
Great job Martin !   Whew, I get major withdrawel symptoms when This kind of thing happens.
Thanks for all your valient efforts  :-))
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Post by: Rottweiler on June 27, 2013, 11:18:59 PM
Well done Martin,to get us back on line.The alternative to being on here was to watch Wimbledon,no thanks!
best wishes, we are all behind you. <*< <*< <*< <*< <*<
Mick F
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Post by: Neil on June 27, 2013, 11:22:02 PM
.The alternative to being on here was to watch Wimbledon,

 
arrggghhhhh...............I'd rather watch grass grow
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Post by: TheLongBuild on June 27, 2013, 11:25:44 PM
Again Great work Martin
But What causes the site to go down ? as I though DOS attacks were mainly against Organisations, why would Mayhem. Trawler photos be targeted..
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Post by: Capt Podge on June 27, 2013, 11:30:58 PM
why would Mayhem. Trawler photos be targeted..

Perhaps they practice their malicious behavior on "soft targets" before going for the "big boys" ?? - Just a thought... :police:
 
Regards,
 
Ray.
 
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Post by: Norseman on June 27, 2013, 11:33:39 PM
I'd rather watch grass grow
I can't stand the smell of it Neil

... Yes beats me why Mayhem and Trawlers are of interest to ethugs but they obviously are  <*<

Dave
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Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 28, 2013, 09:06:41 AM

Fell over in the night but nothing serious this time.....
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Post by: dougal99 on June 28, 2013, 09:32:31 AM

Fell over in the night but nothing serious this time.....



Take more water with it!  :-))
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Post by: john44 on June 28, 2013, 10:55:29 AM
Well done Martin :-))

john
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Post by: Circlip on June 28, 2013, 11:20:50 AM
Yet again, any hackers caught should have a hand amputated, they then have one other chance.
 
  Regards  Ian.
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Post by: regiment on June 28, 2013, 12:24:33 PM
   good on yer martin. question from some one who knows nothing about computers what is a hacker, why do people do it. and why can it not be stopped..   no big words please in your answer    regiment
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Post by: NFMike on June 28, 2013, 12:37:08 PM
   good on yer martin. question from some one who knows nothing about computers what is a hacker, why do people do it. and why can it not be stopped..   no big words please in your answer    regiment
You know those kids that push the button on the pedestrian crossing lights when they pass, with no intention of crossing. Most hackers are one of them with a computer.
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Post by: Raymond on June 28, 2013, 12:49:10 PM
Thanks Martin,I felt lost without it
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Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 28, 2013, 01:04:44 PM
   good on yer martin. question from some one who knows nothing about computers what is a hacker, why do people do it. and why can it not be stopped..   no big words please in your answer    regiment

Hack:  Hack as in someone hacking down a tree with a small axe, tiny hits but many many attempts!

Hacker: Someone who tries to gain access to someone else computer or more importantly access the information / data on that computer. It's mostly for commercial purposes, ie. force adverts, links, toolbars, redirect on your PC which takes you off to something they want your to see / buy.

Other types of Hack are straight criminal, ie. stealing data off your PC / Laptop, eg. bank or credit card details, passwords etc. They also want to put doggy programs on your PC where they can get your PC to do things that you don't want it to or even know about. eg. attack websites like Mayhem to see what information they can leech out, emails, telephone no etc - that why you see the moderators  remove those asap.

Hope that helps!  :-)
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Post by: Circlip on June 28, 2013, 01:33:32 PM
Quote
They also want to put doggy programs on your PC

  Get down Shep  {-)  and the return of One man and his . . .
 
  Regards  Ian.
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Post by: sparkey on June 28, 2013, 01:34:49 PM
 :-)) Well done Martin, nice to have you all back when the forum is off the air I really miss all the posts and the people that post them,it's like part of the family is missing when your not here,Ray. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
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Post by: cos918 on June 28, 2013, 02:49:51 PM
Hi
were the adverts at the top of the page above the tool bar there is Mayhem under attack :-( in red . any reasion why this is here ?

John
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Post by: regiment on June 28, 2013, 03:21:06 PM
thanks martin for info
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Post by: warspite on June 28, 2013, 03:41:23 PM
Some of us posters, who have come in from the cold (summers over folks) have had very busy lives that mean we have not been able to post for some time, projects have gone untouched, sorting out computers, running errands for swmbo etc. would hate if I had been deleted from this eccellent site, but those who register and do not post or log on again are those that could be 'cleaned', with the e-mail provided maybe a reminder to them that they are going to be deleted, though a large voltage spike to the spammers computer who attacked mayhem would not go amiss ok2
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Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 28, 2013, 04:51:36 PM

 It is a pity that the Internet Providers are not doing much more about these pain in the
 posterior pests, there must be a lots more that they could do to block them.  >:-o
 
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Post by: boathound on June 28, 2013, 05:51:32 PM
Got to salute you Martin for your perserverance on our behalf- thanks!
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Post by: Colin Bishop on June 28, 2013, 06:19:47 PM
Quote
It is a pity that the Internet Providers are not doing much more about these pain in the
 posterior pests, there must be a lots more that they could do to block them.  :-o" src="http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/Smileys/Tug/angry2.gif">
It's still complicated though, especially if you are under attack from a bot net when there is no one address to block. There are indeed some really unpleasant people out there. A car forum I belonged to was trashed simply because somebody, somewhere* thought it would be fun.
* probably a spotty, socially challenged little cretin festering in his smelly bedroom.
Colin
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Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 28, 2013, 07:27:51 PM

 .....probably!   >:-o
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Post by: Stavros on June 28, 2013, 07:41:34 PM
If I could get my hands on the spotty nosed kid that has trashed my internet explorer on my lap top......dissapeared without trace off the system and also my m8's...we both were searching the same thing and visisted the same sites we both got done and have had the site closed down.........we BOTH would KILL him willingly...........as for the spammers Hackers etc then words fail me ....infact \i would get BANNED for LIFE if I expressed my TRUE feelings on this subject.....................MMMMM Rant over  <*< <*< <*< <*< <*< <*<

Dave
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Post by: SailorGreg on June 28, 2013, 08:00:51 PM

 
arrggghhhhh...............I'd rather watch grass grow

Well, if you watch Wimbledon you can actually do that.  Although the spoilsports keep cutting it, so you have to start anew every day.



 {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
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Post by: regiment on June 28, 2013, 08:16:36 PM
  so dose that mean any person can hack my laptop when i am on mayhem  regiment 
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Post by: Tug-Kenny on June 28, 2013, 08:25:06 PM

No. You should be alright as long as you have some antivirus running.  (most have)
 
It doesn't come out of Mayhem back to you.

Cheers

ken

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Post by: irishcarguy on June 28, 2013, 09:06:23 PM
Our internet provider has many systems in place to protect us & as a result we seem to have little or no trouble. It was very bad a few years ago & they were loosing customers left/right & centre. Needless to say when it started to hurt their bottom line they made a large effort to stop most of it & it certainly works, Mick B.
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Post by: RAAArtyGunner on June 28, 2013, 10:32:10 PM

It is a pity that the Internet Providers are not doing much more about these pain in the
 posterior pests, there must be a lots more that they could do to block them.
  >:-o
 
Agree fully, O0 O0 even here in Oz an ISP will only take action if and when you complain. <:( <:( It then becomes clear they, the Provider, was aware but did nothing until complaints are received.
Bottom line, they seem to only do what they have too, as all else costs them time and money >>:-( >>:-( <*< <*<
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Post by: Circlip on June 28, 2013, 10:47:08 PM
And my isp is protecting me from being tempted to break the law by locking out those naughty(cle) privateers. So it can be done quite easily but only at THEIR discretion. It seriously affects the profits by banning spam etc.
 
  Regards  Ian. 
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Post by: Rob Wood on June 29, 2013, 08:04:18 PM
Just to shed a bit of light on this:

My wife and I own HyperGold.com, a web development and hosting company in California. All day,every day and every night, our server is under attack by hackers. It has nothing to do with vandalism, as some people think (although Internet vandals do exist, and do target specific websites for bragging rights). Aside from those few, highly-publicized ANONYMOUS-style hacks, where the hackers are trying to make a point of some sort (as if the rest of us care about their opinions), these non-stop hacking attacks have one purpose: to take command of our server. Why? To use it to make money. This is true even of the Chinese state-sponsored hackers.

What is the easiest path into a hosting server? Through a public forum or other variety of membership-based, open source website (JOOMLA, Drupal, WordPress, etc.). This is because (a) the code that these sites are built on is open source, meaning the hackers can reverse-engineer it to find security flaws, and (b) in order to have a membership-based website, the restrictions normally in place for a static, private site are necessarily looser. Without those looser restrictions, members would not be able to log in, post, edit their profiles, forget their passwords and have new ones emailed to them, etc.

The only way to guard against these !*^R&^*&*hole hackers is to have the website maintenance folks (often a single individual such as Martin) stay constantly on guard, always on the lookout for new versions of hacker crap prybars trying to break in. The hackers are always one step ahead of the open source development community, because they find these vulnerabilities and exploit them, and then it takes a while for the administrators to find out that it's been going on in a new and exciting manner than last time. Then the development community scrambles to close those doors, releases a security update, and then the poor administrators (who just want to, say, build model boats) have to drop what they're doing, clean the glue off their hands, and apply the updates.

Meanwhile, the hackers have been using the server as a conduit for porn, spam and gods know what else, and guess what? The website - or even the entire server - gets blacklisted across the Internet, and that means that email sent to, from and through that server or website stop getting delivered. At the same time, the website administrator gets a warning from his/her ISP to fix the problem immediately, or get shut down. This warning comes, often, from the ISP's ISP (everybody has one.), and it's a chain reaction, all he way up to Mount Olympus, where the Internet gods bowl with our heads.

Finally, the bonus question: What's the easiest way for hackers to gain entry to a server through a website like Model Boat Mayhem? [drum roll, please]

Give up?

The answer to the question is: by hacking the members' computers. How? By relying on the fact that we're a bunch of lazy "xxxxx" who just want to play with toy boats, and who can't be bothered with keeping our anti-virus and anti-malware software up-to-date - that, and the fact that we get taken in by offers too good to be true, click on links to websites we've never heard of, and can't resist opening attachments - especially when it's something wrapped in patriotism, our particular religious dogma, political causes we espouse, hobby-related offers and deals, and so on. Some of those wonderful opportunities are pathways into your operating system, where you have all of that nice information on your accounts, usernames, passwords, and address books.

If this sounds like you, take some steps to help Martin out (and yourselves, too) by following these simple steps:
Sorry for the epic length of this post, but I hope it helps someone.


Rob
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Post by: Shipmate60 on June 29, 2013, 08:28:11 PM
Thanks Rob,
It is always an education to have another point made from a slightly different direction.


Bob
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Post by: Tug-Kenny on June 29, 2013, 08:49:07 PM

Excellent advice.

Thank you for that


Ken

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Post by: TheLongBuild on June 29, 2013, 09:10:10 PM
Good and interesting explanation.. :-))
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Post by: RAAArtyGunner on June 29, 2013, 09:45:06 PM
Rob,
 
Very informative and well put O0 O0 O0
 
Admin, could I suggest that this, Rod's explanation, be posted as a 'special notice' for all to read.
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Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 29, 2013, 09:54:52 PM
Great post Bob, VERY interesting!

Many thanks,
 Martin
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Post by: Rob Wood on June 29, 2013, 11:52:25 PM
I'm glad you folks appreciate the effort. It's a fairly arcane subject, but these crooks affect all of us.

Here's a true story that illustrates just how difficult it is for ISPs and web hosting companies to prevent this sort of damage...

One of our new clients has a WordPress site. Now, WordPress is a very popular, open source (free) canned website maker: just press a button, fill in a few fields on a form, pick a theme, and presto! Instant website. I have nothing against WordPress, but I do have a problem with so-called web developers who will make one of these for an unsuspecting small business owner, charge what is ridiculously lower than any legitimate web developer would need to charge for a business website, take the money, and disappear. The business owner is OK, because he thought he wanted to have a website he could change day-to-day himself, and that's just what he got.

Only problem is that hackers have targeted WordPress in a big way, and the business owner has no idea that his website requires constant updates, because his "web guy" is long gone. So, his little website becomes increasingly vulnerable to invasion, but he's blissfully unaware, working on running his business and living a normal life.

Why and how would some hacker in China or Brazil or Nigeria bother to hack such a tiny little website with an equally tiny amount of traffic? How would he even find it? But I digress. Back to my story...

One day, as I was writing up a contract for a project for this new client, I browsed to her website's home page to get her mailing address and contact info, and found this warning from Google:

(http://www.robwood.net/google/google_warning.jpg)

Being the curious sort, I investigated. What had happened was that our new client's WordPress site was woefully out of date - at least 3 security updates behind - and hackers had exploited a known security vulnerability. Once they gained access to the hosting account, they created hidden directories and uploaded huge amounts of porn, and began to use the accounts Sendmail function to launch hundreds of thousands of spam emails, each with links to what appeared to be legitimate commercial websites, but were in fact Phishing sites (sites designed to gain personal information for the purpose of identity theft). Also, some of the links on some of the pages built on our client's site redirected visitors to sites containing viruses intended to take over the users' computers, and it was these redirects to known Phishing sites that tipped off Google's web crawler. (A web crawler is a program that wanders the Internet, recording (indexing) all of the pages on websites across the web. That's how Google is able to find sites that match your search words.)

At any rate - and this is the most important part of the story - until Google's web crawler discovered this problem and intervened, no one knew anything was amiss with our client's site. These insidious a-holes don't touch the web pages on the accounts they take over, so to everyone visiting, it all seemed OK - maybe a bit slow - but OK.

Back to the question I asked earlier:
 
Why/how would somebody find and take over such a tiny little website with almost no traffic?

The answer is that "somebody" didn't. Just as the search engines send out automated web crawlers for legitimate purposes, hackers send out web crawlers of their own that look for vulnerabilities in commonly used code that have been identified and successfully exploited, and when these "bots" discover a site that has not been updated, they take over and automatically set up all of these directories and malicious programs. No human intervention required. In this way, one hacker can take over hundreds of thousands of servers - at least temporarily - without anyone knowing.

Food for thought, hey? It takes constant vigilance and timely maintenance to keep all of this under control.

Rob
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Post by: Norseman on June 30, 2013, 04:42:37 AM
That was very enlightening Rob. Can hosting companies recognise unusual behaviours from a site like Mayhem?

Just a quick home question; Do tablets need protection and if they do then what? My wife has one and my son uses it.

Dave
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Post by: Rob Wood on June 30, 2013, 08:25:33 AM
Hi Dave,

You posed two questions. I'll try to answer both.

First question: Can hosting companies recognise unusual behaviours from a site like Mayhem?

Answer: Yes, but it depends on the definition of "unusual." Martin can confirm this, but there is always "unusual behavior" on a site like this one. "Bots", short for 'robots', are increasingly adept at mimicking human beings. There is going to come a day in the not-to-distant future when it will become impossible to distinguish  between an AI (artificial intelligence) - based program and a human being - at least on the Internet. It's already happening in tech support and customer service, where you might decide to engage in "live chat" on a site that offers warranty support for an appliance you purchased. You think you're chatting with a human being named "John," when in fact, you are engaging with a computer program that is programmed to look for key words and key phrases in your questions, and reply with sentences that incorporate your key words and phrases. As in, "Dave, I'm sorry you're having problems with your [insert appliance make and model]. I'm going to ask some questions that will help me understand your specific problem, and - maybe - suggest some solutions. OK?"

Keep in mind that hosting companies typically have thousands - or even millions - of clients, and they tend to automatically scan for anomalies. For example, let's say www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk) typically sends out x number of emails per day. But suddenly, the site is sending out three times or ten times the average number of emails per day. That would raise a flag, and a technician would investigate. Same with a scan that ISPs regularly perform that does the same thing that hacker bots do: Look for code that has been exploited and reported, and if it finds it, warn the customer to either fix it or have the ISP disable it.

Your second question: Do tablets need protection, and if they do then what?

Answer: A tablet is a computer. If it's connected to the Internet, it has the same vulnerabilities as a desktop computer. You still need to follow the same common sense maintenance, and proactive safeguards as anyone else. The simplest way to look at it is that if you open the window in your house to get some air, and you go to bed, that window is still open. Who is going to guard it from home invaders while you sleep?

Rob
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Post by: essex2visuvesi on June 30, 2013, 09:33:35 AM
Just a quick home question; Do tablets need protection and if they do then what? My wife has one and my son uses it.

Dave


It all depends on the tablet


Ipad
No.  Due to the way the ipad operating system and the App store are locked down it is extremely unlikely that you could pick up a virus or malware.... I'm not saying it's impossible but it highly unlikely.  (there has been one reported incident from an app on the russian app store)


Android
Yes, there have been problems with viruses and malware, so some sort of protection is reccomended.  I don't know enough about the android OS to make any recommendations


Windows based
Absolutely, the same applies for a windows based tablet as does a windows desktop PC or Laptop
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Post by: Norseman on June 30, 2013, 10:39:59 AM
Thank you both  :}
Samsung Galaxy so Android I think.

Dave
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Post by: Netleyned on June 30, 2013, 10:47:36 AM
I use Avast on my android phones.
It's free and as I am happy with it
on my Laptop I got the android app for my
phone and SWIMBO's




Ned
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Post by: Twister on June 30, 2013, 11:31:34 PM
Although I'd never describe myself as 'Tech-Savvy', in the 15 or so years I've been using the www's I've only once had a detected virus - it was in the very early days when I didn't understand the need for updating my security software (did I mention my lack of tech-savvy ness!!) I thought it all happened through some form of background magic. Needless to say, the PC slowed to ridiculous proportions rendering it utterly useless. Took some more advice and installed 'Kapersky', which had been supplied with one of SWMBO open university courses. Once installed & running I was totally horrified at what it found and subsequently cleaned up. My all singing all dancing pentium 4 system was back.  The initial 'attack' was found to have come from an email attachment (a friend had sent an email with attachments from his work computer & it was subsequently discovered that their IT guy was a low functioning alcoholic who didn't have a clue what he was doing).

Getting to the point, I think my attitude to web security is now slightly over the top but hey, I've never had a security breach that has caused untold damage.  I highly recommend Rob's advice above, especially that in quotes at the beginning of this post.

Please, please take note and keep your security up to date. I've always found the likes of Norton etc, while doing an excellent job are somewhat resource hungry and are invariably the culprits when I notice a slow down. On each occasion I've eventually managed to remove the preloaded anti virus software & have usually replaced it with Avast - I'm nothing to do with them, just a satisfied user of their basic (& free) web security system.

An earlier post alluded to the idea of not needing anti-virus software on apple tablets because of its iOS. As far as I know both the iMac & MacBooks do now need a-v software but the jury's definitely out on whether or not things like iPads need them - I'd be grateful for the current thinking from those in the know.

Final point (promise !!), the reason apps for apple are safe is that nothing goes on the store without being checked by apple. GooglePlay on the other hand allows any 'app for android' to appear, so yes, following current convention Android really does need protection whereas Apple doesn't but surely this only applies in the app world. Don't we also use our iPads to browse the web? Can we really be sure that any website we visit is totally clean? Therefore does an iPad need a-v software for web browsing? I'd certainly welcome some expert advice on that one.

In the meantime, I firmly believe that we all owe a huge debt of gratitude to Martin for all that he does quietly in the background and keeping MBH available to us without that many interruptions..


Regards,


Row
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Post by: Tug-Kenny on July 01, 2013, 09:41:27 AM

Hear  Hear.      :-))


ken

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Post by: malcolmfrary on July 01, 2013, 09:45:27 AM
I'm not into apple products, but for those who are, a look through this link (!) might provide some interesting reading.  http://mac.majorgeeks.com/mg/sortname/anti_virus.html (http://mac.majorgeeks.com/mg/sortname/anti_virus.html)
There does appear to be a good selection of security options for apple products, which suggests that the policy of "one shop only" does have ways around it in the real world that industrious black hats are eager to exploit.
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Post by: Jerry C on July 01, 2013, 09:50:27 AM
If I open the majorgeeks link on my iPhone am I safe? Seems to me a security program is a good source of attack.
Jerry.
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Post by: essex2visuvesi on July 01, 2013, 03:37:32 PM
I'm not into apple products, but for those who are, a look through this link (!) might provide some interesting reading.  http://mac.majorgeeks.com/mg/sortname/anti_virus.html (http://mac.majorgeeks.com/mg/sortname/anti_virus.html)
There does appear to be a good selection of security options for apple products, which suggests that the policy of "one shop only" does have ways around it in the real world that industrious black hats are eager to exploit.


Those products are for mac computers, rather than Ipads/iphones (A different operating system)
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Post by: malcolmfrary on July 01, 2013, 04:11:12 PM
Not long ago, all apple products were thought to be malware proof, mostly because they were rare birds and thus a small target.  Bearing in mind the demographic of apple users, like nice looking items, don't want to know what goes on inside, are prepared to pay extra for not thinking and thus have something worth stealing, its only a matter of time for the rest.
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Post by: Rob Wood on July 01, 2013, 05:41:33 PM
Apple "i products" simply haven't been heavily targeted by hackers - yet.

Just to be clear: any technology made by human beings can be "unmade" by other human beings, and any security system - whether it's a firewall or a stone wall - can be breached by a persistent siege engine.

Rob
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Post by: DavieTait on July 01, 2013, 05:58:07 PM
http://urlxray.com/display.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Ft.co%2FRNYagyIc0R

If your sent a link with a very short url copy and paste it into the above website and it'll tell you what it links to , saved my over a dozen times now due to hackers in twitter sending out short links using hacked accounts
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Post by: RAAArtyGunner on July 01, 2013, 09:48:51 PM
Davie,

Posted this mayhem link
 
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=40878.new;topicseen#new (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=40878.new;topicseen#new)
 
and it gave me the same link back as the answer, what was I supposed to see???
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Post by: condeh on July 01, 2013, 09:56:23 PM
That link is already a 'full' one, try entering http://goo.gl/iaZd9 (http://goo.gl/iaZd9) and you will see the effect.
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Post by: RAAArtyGunner on July 01, 2013, 10:20:19 PM
Condeh,
 
How did you do that???
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Post by: condeh on July 01, 2013, 10:24:37 PM
If you google for 'URL Shortener' there are a number of sites which let you enter a long URL, and will provide a small one. The reason being it is easier to send to others, and saves space for character limited systems such as Twitter.
I used www.goo.gl (a service run by Google) to create the link, which is interesting as it then will keep track of how many clicks it gets, and from which countries ( I hadn't realised it did that until now)
3 Clicks so far  :P
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Post by: RAAArtyGunner on July 02, 2013, 04:01:50 AM
So big brother is indeed watching O0 O0 %% %%
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Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 02, 2013, 11:40:04 AM
 
Well despite all this good advice and even following my own advice, I got tagged with a virus /  Malware / Trojan yesterday!  :embarrassed:

I was downloading a program trial from Cnet / Download.com yesterday and got hit by TopArcadegames  - and it was a bitch to remove!  >>:-(

In the end, I found these pages which proved very useful:
http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/960863 (http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/960863)
http://www.2-spyware.com/remove-toparcade-hits-virus.html (http://www.2-spyware.com/remove-toparcade-hits-virus.html)

It had also deeply embedded itself into Firefox but found this:
http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Cannot%20uninstall%20an%20add-on#w_uninstalling-manually (http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Cannot%20uninstall%20an%20add-on#w_uninstalling-manually)

I'm now running Malwarebytes 'deep scan' to kill off the klingons!


NB 1: I stopped using Norton AV a few years ago as I got a virus (Conficker), the first thing that was hit was the Norton! Took me days to work out what the hell was going on!
( Also Norton got so big and bloated, it was taking up to 40% of my processing power. Big AVG fan these days... plus I get what I pay for - Free! Norton is not cheap but not value for money when I used to use it.... but what do I know! )

NB 2: I use AVG on my Android Tablet.

NB 3: Mayhem is deep virus scanned at least once a week!  :police:

Thanks again to Rob Wood & Twister  :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: TheLongBuild on July 02, 2013, 01:44:30 PM
Have next years Norton for £12.99 from Amazon  :-))   I find Norton is fine, My system went silly with AVG. But its whatever people feel happy with..
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: essex2visuvesi on July 02, 2013, 02:54:57 PM
Something to bear in mind.  It is not wise to run more than one Antivirus software on a system as it can cause problems
If you do decide to switch, some AV software can be a real pain to remove completely.


I have never been a lover of Norton as others have said it's quite a resource hog.


My 2 choices are
Avira
http://www.avira.com/en/avira-free-antivirus (http://www.avira.com/en/avira-free-antivirus)


Fsecure
http://www.f-secure.com/en/web/home_gb (http://www.f-secure.com/en/web/home_gb)


Also as an emergency backup I have a Jumpshot USB stick
http://www.jumpshot.com/ (http://www.jumpshot.com/)


An amusing bootable USB antivirus/malware package
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Peter Fitness on July 02, 2013, 11:11:09 PM
I used Norton for many years, but moved to Trend Micro on the advice of a computer guru. Norton is very resource hungry and was slowing my PC far too much, whereas Trend Micro allows it to operate normally. In the 5 or 6 years I've been using Trend Micro I have never had a virus; that's not to say it couldn't happen, but it hasn't happened yet. I have Trend set to update automatically, so I always have the latest protection.


Peter.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: chris gillespie on July 04, 2013, 08:44:02 PM
so currently 400 guests 5 guests looking at a different topics at a time and 32 members on at the moment...
 
is this the issue ? getting overloaded with bots etc .
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 04, 2013, 09:53:24 PM

Interesting! I'll look into that.

( NB. can only see post they can't see photos hosted on our server. )


 
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: chris gillespie on July 04, 2013, 09:58:13 PM
There was dozens and dozens of topics, that had 5 guests each looking at them, incase my previous post wasnt very clear.
 
 
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: derekwarner_decoy on July 05, 2013, 12:29:33 AM
.......The Longbuild says......."Have next years Norton for £12.99 from Amazon  (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/Smileys/Tug/thumbup.gif)   I find Norton is fine, My system went silly with AVG. But its whatever people feel happy with"
...totally agree  %) .........like many...I have experience the good & the bad over many years....MacAfee....Symantec......... CA ........AVG...however have been very satisfied with Norton 360 multi user licence for 5years & share it with family & friends.......
I also found CA to be an excellent product...however Harvey Norman in OZ were loosing too many $ in selling other peoples Anti Virus software so stopped importing hard copies of CA [/b]&now import an alternate brand that I suspect is owned by Gerry Harvey....... >>:-( .............Derek[/size]
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: davidm1945 on July 05, 2013, 06:48:02 PM
.......The Longbuild says......."Have next years Norton for £12.99 from Amazon  (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/Smileys/Tug/thumbup.gif)   I find Norton is fine, My system went silly with AVG. But its whatever people feel happy with"
...totally agree  %) .........like many...I have experience the good & the bad over many years....MacAfee....Symantec......... CA ........AVG...however have been very satisfied with Norton 360 multi user licence for 5years & share it with family & friends.......
I also found CA to be an excellent product...however Harvey Norman in OZ were loosing too many $ in selling other peoples Anti Virus software so stopped importing hard copies of CA &now import an alternate brand that I suspect is owned by Gerry Harvey....... >>:-( .............Derek

Hey Derek, have you got some sort of random font generator operating?
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: malcolmfrary on July 05, 2013, 09:53:36 PM
Hey Derek, have you got some sort of random font generator operating?
Probably being worked by something that Norton missed.  Dont click on anything in there.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Capt Podge on July 06, 2013, 12:20:23 AM
so currently 400 guests 5 guests looking at a different topics at a time and 32 members on at the moment...
 
is this the issue ? getting overloaded with bots etc .

Hey Martin, I noticed something similar to this at about this time last Saturday i.e. 520 "guests" and 8 users !
 
Didn't report this as I thought this was normal  :embarrassed: :embarrassed: :embarrassed:
 
I'll be watching from now on though  <*< <*< :police:  ......and I'll report via PM in case this thread gives "them" a warning  O0
 
Regards,
 
Ray.
 
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: dougal99 on July 14, 2013, 12:26:38 PM
Could not get the site up for most of yesterday and then when I did I could not post. Cannot post a picture this morning. Is it me?  {:-{
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: regiment on July 14, 2013, 02:56:00 PM
      i too could not get on untill 1700 hours.. i am blaming the heat melting the bt wires
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Capt Podge on July 15, 2013, 10:02:59 PM
My broadband (BT Infinity) has been down since Thursday  >>:-(
 
"They" have made an appointment for an engineer to visit me this coming Thursday - this was the earliest I could get - however, broadband came back online this evening.  O0
 
I'll give them a call tomorrow  <*<
 
Regards,
 
Ray.
 
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Stavros on July 15, 2013, 10:28:37 PM
478 GUESTS 37 USERS 4 hidden at 2230


MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????



Dave
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: TheLongBuild on July 15, 2013, 10:57:00 PM
yep looks iffy
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Stavros on July 15, 2013, 11:10:47 PM
Loads of Gusets looking at the same topic 2 to 3 pages in some instances very ODD


Dave
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: raflaunches on July 15, 2013, 11:21:42 PM
Something very odd is certainly going on, the iffy ones are only looking at Sections and not individual topics.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 16, 2013, 12:21:18 AM

'Guest browsing' temporarily disable to test server loading.

Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: warspite on July 16, 2013, 08:21:03 AM
fully agree with that  :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Tug-Kenny on July 16, 2013, 10:58:49 AM

I'm in favour of that as well.

The trial should be interesting.


ken

Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: TheLongBuild on July 16, 2013, 01:21:13 PM
Seems to have reduced considerably but still showing 26 guests , of which 6 are registering for an account ! I can understand 1 maybe but not 6 in one go.. <*<
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: essex2visuvesi on July 16, 2013, 01:34:08 PM
Do google bots and the like show as guests?
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 16, 2013, 02:46:57 PM
 
I don't think so E2V, but interestingly I've reactivated Google search and only negligible additional loading.

It does seem that Guests can still browse threads but actually they can't. It seems they can follow a Google etc. search link to Topic but once there, they are presented with the logon page.

Martin

Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Stavros on July 18, 2013, 11:17:12 PM
Martin tonight i have noticed that a guest was viewing a members profile ....how come i thought it was only members who could do that



Dave
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 18, 2013, 11:58:57 PM

All links are available, but you are just presented with a login page.
Try it, open a page anywhere in the forum, logout, back page in your browser and refresh the page  (F5)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 19, 2013, 01:16:49 PM
Guests allowed on for the weekend.     :-)
 
 Admin.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: essex2visuvesi on July 19, 2013, 02:15:10 PM
Guests allowed on for the weekend.     :-)
 
 Admin.



Sounds like some kind of Gentlemans club :D
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Netleyned on July 19, 2013, 03:07:16 PM
--Something for the Weekend Mayhem Sir?--
 ;D ;D ;D


Ned
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: sparkey on July 19, 2013, 08:13:50 PM
 {-) These days all I need is a couple of aspirins,headaches you know. {-) {-) {-) 
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Netleyned on July 20, 2013, 07:20:13 PM
400 plus guests this morning????
Up to 20 scanning the same thread??

Ned
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 20, 2013, 08:20:23 PM
 
400?!? ....wow!
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Tug-Kenny on July 20, 2013, 09:36:44 PM

Better to close the Sunday offer.   %) Don't want the weekend blighted do we.

ken

Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Netleyned on July 21, 2013, 08:07:58 AM
Over 450 this morning, then a puzzling drop to about a dozen almost instantaneously.


Ned
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 21, 2013, 09:21:39 AM

 I wonder if i it's the search engines......?
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: deadbeat on July 21, 2013, 01:25:31 PM
I've tried to uplaod an advert in Sales to sell my Deans HMS NUBIAN, I have tried three times and I get the following, why please?Connection Problems      Sorry, SMF was unable to connect to the database.  This may be caused by the server being busy.  Please try again later.   
Warning:  Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/mbmayhem/public_html/forum/Sources/Errors.php:415) in /home/mbmayhem/public_html/forum/Sources/Errors.php on line 346

Warning:  Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/mbmayhem/public_html/forum/Sources/Errors.php:415) in /home/mbmayhem/public_html/forum/Sources/Errors.php on line 347

Warning:  Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/mbmayhem/public_html/forum/Sources/Errors.php:415) in /home/mbmayhem/public_html/forum/Sources/Errors.php on line 348

Warning:  Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/mbmayhem/public_html/forum/Sources/Errors.php:415) in /home/mbmayhem/public_html/forum/Sources/Errors.php on line 351

Warning:  Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/mbmayhem/public_html/forum/Sources/Errors.php:415) in /home/mbmayhem/public_html/forum/Sources/Errors.php on line 352

Warning:  Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/mbmayhem/public_html/forum/Sources/Errors.php:415) in /home/mbmayhem/public_html/forum/Sources/Errors.php on line 353
Connection ProblemsConnection Problems      Sorry, SMF was unable to connect to the database.  This may be caused by the server being busy.  Please try again later.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Netleyned on July 25, 2013, 04:08:37 PM
We seem to have lost our 'Night Visitors' Martin.
Have you locked the door on them?

Ned
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: raflaunches on July 25, 2013, 08:59:03 PM
Even after the lock out it looks like they've broken in again!


463 guests looking at individual topics in mass instead of the sections, something's not right. {:-{
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: raflaunches on July 25, 2013, 09:20:26 PM
Even stranger, within ten minutes of me posting this the number of guests have dropped to 139, seems to happen in spurts throughout the day and night. Doesn't seem to effect my ability to post or upload pictures or even access Mayhem, just odd with the lock out at the moment!
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: NFMike on July 26, 2013, 12:04:03 AM
There are lies, damned lies, and statistics, so I wouldn't worry too much about these numbers - they might be rolling 24 hour aggregates, or even cross-weighted diurnal polynomials for all we know. Certainly on some forums I've used the stats are actually the totals for the previous 24 hours and not 'current' values at all.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 26, 2013, 12:23:30 AM

 I wonder if i it's the search engines......?


... seems like 'quick hits' and gone.
Guest disable again.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: TheLongBuild on July 27, 2013, 08:25:29 PM
Martin , Just sent you a PM , regarding an email I have had, assume you probably have had it to but could explain some stuff..
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 27, 2013, 09:34:38 PM
Martin , Just sent you a PM , regarding an email I have had, assume you probably have had it to but could explain some stuff..

Yes, thanks for that LongBuild. The SMF Forum Administrator account was hacked but as the press release says, it will only effect account linked to that forum. How stupid must that Administrator feel!!!    (He used the same password on all websites!)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: AlexC on July 28, 2013, 12:34:30 PM
Hi Martin,
 
Quote

 Guest disable again.

All very strange... {:-{ ... If only registered members can view/access the forums... how come there are 19 guests showing in the stats alongside 23 registered members at this point in time?
 
That just does not equate.
 
One problem I see with disabling guest access... we run the risk of loosing potential new members,  <:( who would/may be reluctant to sign up without seeing what is available on the site in the first place.
 
I hope you can find the cause of the problems. <*< :-))
 
Best regards.
 
AlexC
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 28, 2013, 12:54:03 PM

All links ( from Search Engines ) are available to Guests, but you are just presented with a login page.
Try it, open a page anywhere in the forum, logout, back page in your browser and refresh the page  (F5)

Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: w3bby on August 05, 2013, 07:59:25 AM
On the Log in page I see the word "Boat" of Model Boat Mayhem is highlighted indicating a link. Hovering over the word presents a pop-up for Swedish ladies.... The link is

http : //i.tracksrv.com/click?v=U0U6MzQ2MDg6NzAxOmJvYXQ6YjE2NGE1ZDQ0NzkxNDc0NGQwZjYzMTBkZTRhMmI5MDk6ei0xMDMyLTYyODYyOnd3dy5tb2RlbGJvYXRtYXloZW0uY28udWs6MzYwODk6MjdmY2ViZDJkNTk2MDRhMDc0ZGJlNGM0YWZhNTRmNDc

(spaces added so the link is not highlighted)

Small hack or what?
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: w3bby on August 05, 2013, 08:51:56 AM
Ignore the above.... something crept past my malware filter >>:-(
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 05, 2013, 09:12:59 AM

Phew! ..... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23551290
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Tug-Kenny on August 05, 2013, 09:21:00 AM

We are all on high alert.

If you see anything we've missed


                       PLEASE TELL THE MODERATORS IMMEDIATELY

ken


Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 05, 2013, 06:17:28 PM
(http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/multimedia/archive/00187/Pawnbroker_91180819_187384c.jpg)

(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSdVGRR2iUFbaZHumwLG1nEtMWogkCGWAWYu1JsfRpA7IXlc2WN)    (https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRJ0yPH_9RZ71a6rn2iVAClLZ6CdnNVTjtl4DmPftj-4kMpAlw4aQ)

.... do these pictures count as "Pawn?"
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: sparkey on August 05, 2013, 06:46:33 PM
 :} I wondered what I was doing wrong,guess I don't have the balls! :} :} :}
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Netleyned on August 05, 2013, 06:49:30 PM
:} I wondered what I was doing wrong,guess I don't have the balls! :} :} :}

Three Balls :D
Hopefully not :-))

Ned
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 17, 2013, 11:31:06 PM

Apologies for the outage today, trouble taking a backup.....  >:-o
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: derekwarner_decoy on August 18, 2013, 12:31:49 AM
Hullo all........Martin.....this morning in OZ time we saw the message that the site was down for maintenance  <*< & backup  :-)) which is great ....it also suggested the start up time would be 16:00 & assumed as GMT?........Derek
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Circlip on August 18, 2013, 12:40:45 PM
Only words I got was "Unavailable", wondered if Virgin had vetoed this site for me as well.
 
  Regards  Ian.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on September 10, 2013, 09:51:07 AM
 
Thanks to those who reported the Heli advert spammer!  :-))

Note to new members, don't think you can join and immediately start flogging your stuff .... you will get banned!
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: TheLongBuild on September 27, 2013, 09:15:41 PM
Is it me or has the Mayhem Favicon been replaced by a box with an " ! " in it,, 8)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on September 28, 2013, 03:02:17 AM
 
Not changed for me....
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Mad Scientist on September 29, 2013, 01:53:33 AM

Not changed for me....


But, of course...this is YOUR 'sandbox', and you let us play in it! I, for one, am eternally grateful that you have given us MBM. Donation to follow (Yes, I promise!)
 
Tom
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Mad Scientist on September 29, 2013, 02:05:52 AM
Donation made!
 
I hope that it allows Martin to buy a huge batch of the Electrons that he needs to keep MBM going! O0
 
BTW, hopefully not Chinese electrons which 'equivalate' to Chinese amperes! <*<
 
 
Tom
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on September 29, 2013, 08:11:20 AM

Just received the donation Tom, thanks, Many thanks.

Tom, the mad scientist has just made himself "Mayhemer of the Year 2013" and straight into the 'Model Boat Mayhem hall of fame!'


Again our most sincere thanks Tom - TOP MAN!

Martin - Model Boat Mayhem.



            (http://www.animateit.net/data/media/july2012/clap-animated-animation-clap-000340-large.gif)
 
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: tigertiger on September 29, 2013, 01:21:36 PM
A big thanks Tom.  :-))
Most of us have no idea how much Martin struggles to keep things going in the background. Martin even hides it from the Mods a lot of the time. I am sure you have taken a huge weight off of his shoulders.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Peter Fitness on September 30, 2013, 06:20:56 AM
Hear hear :-))  What a wonderful gesture and, as Tigertiger says, one that Martin will really appreciate. Well done Tom O0


Peter.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Mad Scientist on October 01, 2013, 12:13:51 AM
Well, for personal reasons (i.e. my ill-spent life!), I consider it advisable to 'fly under the radar'.
 
But, I've observed that there only two ways to get 'noticed'. One is to make a very messy and public 'bollix' of whatever one does for a living. Hint: if I asked you to name an 'Oil Tanker Captain', you'd probably name the skipper of 'Exxon Valdez'. <*<
 
The other way is to donate money to a 'worthy cause', and, by my lights, MBM absolutely qualifies! :-))  (Oh, and if I ever get back to the U.K, I'll be putting lots of GBP's into the RNLI Collection Boxes. As I mentioned somewhere else here, I donated to RNLI during my RCN visits to the U.K, and, IMHO, RNLI is the classiest charitable organization on Earth!)
 
There's a school of thought which maintains that 'There is no such thing as bad publicity, unless they mis-spell your name'. I suspect that 'Madonna' agrees with this; she is, truly, a talented singer...but, unfortunately, she's so hell-bent on making a spectacle of herself that nobody will appreciate her true talent. (For example: 'La Isla Bonita/The Spanish Lullaby.) And, likewise, Dolly Parton's 'Love Is Like A Butterfly' - a truly beautiful tune, but all anybody will remember about Dolly is her 'cup size'.
 
Well, that's about all for now. Waiting for my Traplet 'Pilot Boat Set' and plans for 'RCNS Whistler'.
 
Tom
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on October 20, 2013, 09:26:19 PM
 
Sorry about outage this afternoon, server systems restarted.

 Martin
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Rottweiler on October 20, 2013, 11:01:25 PM
No worries Martin,we are getting used to it! lol.
If you see some of the comments re the Blackpool show,you will note those about the lighting I reckon its because you didnt come and brighten it all up with one of your shirts! %% %% %% %%
Mick F

Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 06, 2013, 12:20:23 PM
 
Just running the Forum Maintenance Routines to optimise everything and sweep out the dross....

... forum usually gets all 'upperty' and stalls within 24 hours!  >:-o

     Let me know if it does and I'll kick-start the diesels.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on November 06, 2013, 08:19:27 PM

Just running the Forum Maintenance Routines to optimise everything and sweep out the dross....

[/u][/b]... forum usually gets all 'upperty' and stalls within 24 hours!  >:-o

     Let me know if it does and I'll kick-start the diesels.

We are afraid, very afraid O0 O0 O0
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Stavros on November 27, 2013, 09:17:11 PM
Glad to see we are back on line tonight  O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0
 
 
Dave
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 27, 2013, 10:04:42 PM

 Fixed. Thanks for notifications chaps!    :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 01, 2013, 01:05:02 PM
 
Anyone know how to download / save a Mayhem photo gallery to an Ipad?

 eg: http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/Shows/Gt_Yarmouth_2004/index.htm
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Big Ada on December 01, 2013, 05:41:05 PM

Anyone know how to download / save a Mayhem photo galley to an Ipad?

 eg: http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/Shows/Gt_Yarmouth_2004/index.htm


galley? Huh ?.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Rottweiler on December 01, 2013, 07:57:21 PM
Martins a pretty good photographer,but he does come from Peterborogh,you dont really expect him to spell as well do you?
 :embarrassed: :embarrassed: :embarrassed: :embarrassed:
Mick F
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: McGherkin on December 01, 2013, 10:53:21 PM

Anyone know how to download / save a Mayhem photo gallery to an Ipad?

 eg: http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/Shows/Gt_Yarmouth_2004/index.htm (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/Shows/Gt_Yarmouth_2004/index.htm)

You're an admin, you should know!

(Just open each image, hold your finger over it and save it manually  :-)) )
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 01, 2013, 11:28:01 PM
 
Someone asked me how to save the gallery as a gallery on the Ipad off-line.

Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: McGherkin on December 01, 2013, 11:47:16 PM
I was joking  :-))

Only way to save it as a gallery, would be to save them all individually, then go into the photos app, make a new album and add all the photos to it.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 21, 2013, 02:20:08 PM
 
Afternoon from Mayhem's backup site........ Deans Marine!

 Haviving issues with the mayhem email server (it may have been hacked).
 I'm investigating / fixing it now.

  Please ignore any Vigra type email you may receive from Mayhem....


.... unless paying cash-in-hand!



NO DATA ON THE FORUM HAS BEEN COMPRIMISED.

I may have to restart the server a couple of time but outage should be minimal.

Martin  >>:-(

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Post by: derekwarner_decoy on January 02, 2014, 12:46:55 AM
Hullo Martin.....in OZ we lost the internet connection to MBM this morning [AEST] for about 4 hours.....with just an error unable to connect message .......all is OK now @ 1100....... :-)) Derek
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 02, 2014, 09:29:36 AM
 
Hmm, not sure Derek, there was a little outage here but only for a few minutes.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: TheLongBuild on January 18, 2014, 06:53:37 PM
uh Houston did we have a problem  8) 8)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Netleyned on January 18, 2014, 07:03:03 PM
I was asked if I would like to win a prize for logging on to Mayhem <:( <*<

Ned
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Post by: sparkey on January 18, 2014, 07:09:37 PM
 ;) And all the time I was thinking it was me silly boy,anyway what would I do without you guys,Ray. O0 O0 
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 18, 2014, 08:10:36 PM
We OK now?   :-)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Capt Podge on January 18, 2014, 11:15:48 PM
Fine and Dandy here Martin... :-))
 
Regards,
 
Ray.
 
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 24, 2014, 06:26:35 AM
 
Sorry about outage yesterday, just logging on to see Forum was down.
 
  ( Forum out of it, me out of it - kidney stones & shoulder strain really playing me up last couple of weeks weeks. )   >:-o
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: BrianB6 on January 24, 2014, 06:51:15 AM

Sorry about outage yesterday, just logging on to see Forum was down.
 
  ( Forum out of it, me out of it - kidney stones & shoulder strain really playing me up last couple of weeks weeks. )   >:-o
Yes I agree Martin.
Kidney stones are painful, almost as bad as the withdrawl symptoms on not being able to log onto Mayhem.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Peter Fitness on January 24, 2014, 07:36:09 AM
I can fully sympathise with you Martin, I had 3 kidney stone attacks some years back, and wouldn't wish the pain on my worst enemy (not that I have any enemies). It finally stopped after having a lithotripsy, where the stones are shattered using ultra sound. The doctors found that my stones were caused by too much uric acid, which normally results in gout, something I don't suffer from. The treatment was to take Xyloprim for the rest of my life, and this is working as I have had no further attacks for more than 10 years.


Peter.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Rottweiler on January 24, 2014, 09:34:04 AM
Any one else that could not access the site yesterday? I couldnt get on from about mid day to the last try at midnight.
What happened Martin?
I am NOT complaining,but there does seem to be a lot of "outages over the last few months?)
Mick F
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 24, 2014, 09:50:13 AM
 
See below (or above, depending how you have the Forum setup!)

Came home from work yesterday and virtually passed out on sofa.
Same thing for 3 days now.
In hospital Monday.   {:-{
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Seaspray on January 24, 2014, 09:56:06 AM

See below (or above, depending how you have the Forum setup!)

Hi I was unable to get on yesterday to

Martin can you explain the above quote
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: vnkiwi on January 24, 2014, 09:59:53 AM
Martin, or other mods,
you may want to delete all the emails addresses in Derek's emails
Thanks for the fix
Look after yourself, and get better very quick
cheers
vnkiwi

ps - thanks Martin, good luck Monday, hope they cure you quick.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 24, 2014, 10:06:24 AM
Hi I was unable to get on yesterday to

Martin can you explain the above quote

Posts   #948 & #953
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: tonyH on January 24, 2014, 10:21:38 AM
Take care of yourself Martin and good luck on Monday.
 
Tony
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Post by: richald on January 24, 2014, 10:27:00 AM
Oh Dear Martin! - sorry to hear you are not 100%

Best Wishes for Monday and Get Well soon :-))

Richard
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Rottweiler on January 24, 2014, 10:27:44 AM
Health must come first Martin,so look after yourself.
I have stated that we were off yesterday for a good 12 hours
Mick F
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Seaspray on January 24, 2014, 10:38:11 AM
O.K. mate up to date now. Good luck Monday Me I was refused my operation due to B.P. so stay cool
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Marmoi on January 24, 2014, 02:59:27 PM
Good luck on Monday :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 24, 2014, 03:20:14 PM
 
It's only a small op.... having my anti virus updated, but may require a reboot!  %)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Captain Povey on January 24, 2014, 03:54:09 PM
Best wishes for Monday Martin. :-)) Graham & Ramona.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Netleyned on January 24, 2014, 04:52:39 PM

It's only a small op.... having my anti virus updated, but may require a reboot!  %)

What size boot does the Surgeon use?
Sounds painful but a good booting never
did me no harm  :D

Seriously Martin, hope it solves the problem

Ned
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Colin Bishop on January 24, 2014, 08:10:10 PM
Best wishes Martin, I hope you get things sorted out. You do seem to have been in the wars recently.

Colin
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: derekwarner_decoy on January 24, 2014, 08:47:57 PM
Take care Martin....from the OZ contingent  :-)) ......Derek
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Post by: mikearace on January 24, 2014, 09:31:04 PM
Take care Martin.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Peter Fitness on January 24, 2014, 09:39:27 PM
All the best Martin :-))


Peter.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: JayDee on January 25, 2014, 09:44:41 AM
Martin,


We are all with you


John.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 27, 2014, 03:13:39 PM

 thanks chaps, mUCH appreciated.

back from hospital now and all is well. Bit high on pure Morphine so probably shouldn't post to much. DID YOU KNOW mORPHINE HAD A SWEET TAsTE... or do they do it in different flavours?!  FEeling A LOT beeter now and I don't pass out when having a urinary break! But to quote Dent, Arthur Dent; " I feel like a military academy. Bits of me keep passing out!" I had a urinary stent installed last round as they couldn't get to the stone.... uncomfortable is a mUCH under under exaggerated term.  <:( They got to stone and used a Light sabre or something ans zzapped it, forgot to ask why they laser these days and not ultrsonics anymore. NHS was very good and Nurse very humours.... or maybe thats was the drugs too. Never ever been drunk  so this closes I'll get.

They said don't use heavry machinery but I'm only flying a lght plane this afternnon so that's alright then!


Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Captain Povey on January 27, 2014, 03:35:07 PM
Hi Martin, Glad to hear you are back safe and sound. :-)) Take it easy. Graham :-)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: LarryW on January 27, 2014, 04:47:03 PM
    Hi Martin,
   Snap,   did not know you were in hospital  hope you are on the up,
        had little skirmish myself  pace maker fitted last week , out of  hospital now no modelling for 6 weeks,   cheers Larry.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Colin Bishop on January 27, 2014, 04:49:54 PM
I'm puzzled! Why would they give you morphine if you are already stoned???   {-)

Glad all seems to have gone well.

Colin
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: TheLongBuild on January 27, 2014, 04:56:47 PM
I'm puzzled! Why would they give you morphine if you are already stoned???   {-)

Colin

He runs Mayhem !!!
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: raflaunches on January 27, 2014, 06:05:35 PM
Hi Martin


Glad you're feeling better, I had a morphine injection pen jabbed into my leg by a rather big matrony nurse three hours after I broke my wrist in three places and dislocated my fingers!
I don't remember any taste but the weird feeling of it travelling up my leg, up my stomach, across my chest and down my arm... Then I woke up six hours later with my arm coated in plaster from my fingers to my shoulder! :o
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Perkasaman2 on January 27, 2014, 06:38:06 PM
Your sense of humour is online - you are definitely on the mend.  :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Tug-Kenny on January 27, 2014, 07:56:33 PM
Quote
thanks chaps, mUCH appreciated.

back from hospital now and all is well. Bit high on pure Morphine so probably shouldn't post to much. DID YOU KNOW mORPHINE HAD A SWEET TAsTE... or do they do it in different flavours?!  FEeling A LOT beeter now and I don't pass out when having a urinary break! But to quote Dent, Arthur Dent; " I feel like a military academy. Bits of me keep passing out!" I had a urinary stent installed last round as they couldn't get to the stone.... uncomfortable is a mUCH under under exaggerated term.   They got to stone and used a Light sabre or something ans zzapped it, forgot to ask why they laser these days and not ultrsonics anymore. NHS was very good and Nurse very humours.... or maybe thats was the drugs too. Never ever been drunk  so this closes I'll get.

They said don't use heavry machinery but I'm only flying a lght plane this afternnon so that's alright then!

So pleased you survived that one, Martin.  Did they let you watch it's journey on TV ? 
Watching the electrodes sparking is fascinating.  (so I hear )    :}

Hope you feel much better soon.

Ken

 
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Peter Fitness on January 27, 2014, 10:30:42 PM
Good to hear you're doing well, Martin. That morphine is great stuff, although it made me very nauseous.


Peter.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 28, 2014, 12:42:56 AM
..... I had a morphine injection pen jabbed into my leg by a rather big matrony nurse three hours after I broke my wrist in three places and dislocated my fingers!
I don't remember any taste but the weird feeling of it travelling up my leg, up my stomach, across my chest and down my arm... Then I woke up six hours later with my arm coated in plaster from my fingers to my shoulder! :o

Jeepers! I'll shake hands more carefully next time!

This was on over the weekend, found it very interesting!

BBC:  Pain, Pus and Poison: The Search for Modern Medicines
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p01f51z4/Pain_Pus_and_Poison_The_Search_for_Modern_Medicines_Pain/

Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 28, 2014, 07:45:11 AM
 
You might get them when I'm doing a backup of 'back office' routine  forum maintenance stuff.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: John W E on January 28, 2014, 09:13:17 AM
Hi Derek
Yes that's the same message  >>:-(
 
aye
john
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Colin Bishop on January 28, 2014, 09:17:13 AM
Quote
You might get them when I'm doing a backup of 'back office' routine  forum maintenance stuff.

I thought it was your front office you were having problems with Martin....   ;D

Colin
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: inertia on January 28, 2014, 09:38:02 AM

 NHS was very good and Nurse very humours....
Funny that. I remember that the nurses who were there for both my brachytherapy and colonoscopy procedures were laughing, too. It was probably something to do with the view.............. :o
DM
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Shipmate60 on January 28, 2014, 09:55:33 AM
Welcome back Martin, hope everything will now go back to "normal"


Bob
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 28, 2014, 10:48:12 AM
I thought it was your front office you were having problems with Martin....   ;D

Colin

       {-) {-) {-)

.... ouch, still sore!   :o
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: LarryW on January 28, 2014, 12:22:27 PM
    Good Morning Martin,
                                      Hope you  are well.?.. i have only praise for N.H.S ..
            they just brought me back from the brink,  :-))  ,....much to the relief of my wife,
            its the small things in life that you take for granted, come to the  foreground , so now live the day ,
                     cheers Larry....
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 02, 2014, 04:01:30 AM
 
New section for Glues created:  http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/board,175.0.html


Rotten cough all week....  >:-o
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: derekwarner_decoy on February 02, 2014, 07:28:30 AM
Thanks Martin......but now every MBM member has 30 messages in their unread inbox about glues that have transfixed themselves to a new thread........ :o .....Derek
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: slug on February 02, 2014, 08:22:42 AM
martin looks like you are on the mend.good..you're getting stuck in....slug
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: derekwarner_decoy on February 02, 2014, 09:29:59 AM
OK  :embarrassed:.....further reading ....allows me to accept all messages as read........ :(( ....Derek
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Mark T on February 02, 2014, 09:54:13 AM

New section for Glues created:  http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/board,175.0.html (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/board,175.0.html)


Rotten cough all week....  >:-o


Good idea that is Martin it will certainly make searching the forum easier  :-)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Colin Bishop on February 02, 2014, 10:17:40 AM
Perhaps you could make it a 'sticky' as well....
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Tug-Kenny on February 02, 2014, 10:56:25 AM

As long it's not  Tacky.        {-)


Ken



Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Netleyned on February 02, 2014, 11:01:30 AM
Yotties like tackies

 {-) {-)

Ned
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 02, 2014, 11:26:20 AM
 
in top form on a Sunday morning chaps!   :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Tug-Kenny on February 02, 2014, 11:44:05 AM

I am switching over the old ones from way back.

These do not have a reference message so will not need clicking on.     :}


Ken


Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: sparkey on February 02, 2014, 01:05:28 PM
  :-)) :-)) :-)) Can we please "STICK" to the topic {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: petermun on February 02, 2014, 02:35:04 PM
Martin, I am supposedly booked in forever, but each time I am asked to log in.  Any reason why, please?
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 02, 2014, 08:25:16 PM
 
When you login, there's an option to 'Always stay logged in:' ....
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: TheLongBuild on February 02, 2014, 08:29:52 PM
Once you switch your machine off, the line eventually disconnects.

Hope this helps

Ken

Not normally ken else I would be logging in all the time.
I would imagine most likely is that there has been a forum update or your virus checker has deleted the login cookie as mine does when it does a full system scan.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Tug-Kenny on February 02, 2014, 08:45:25 PM


I have removed my post as I realized my mistake.    %)

Ken

Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: grendel on February 02, 2014, 09:06:29 PM
perhaps you need cookies to be enabled and not cleared when you log off.
Grendel
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: TheLongBuild on February 02, 2014, 09:10:13 PM
perhaps you need cookies to be enabled and not cleared when you log off.
Grendel

That as well  :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 26, 2014, 01:17:33 PM
 
Server Off-line for a while this morning


   Just doing a bit of server housekeeping..... probably have to undo and repair it tomorrow but we have a good backup !    :P
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Capt Podge on February 26, 2014, 01:23:20 PM
Thanks for the update Martin :-))
 
Regards,
 
Ray.
 
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 26, 2014, 09:06:19 PM

...... and .....

We're Back!!!!



Lots of people to thank, Piran, Tim, Rich & the guys at the hosting company, in particular Eric D.  :-))




(http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/happy/dancing-with-joy-smiley-emoticon.gif)




Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: vnkiwi on March 27, 2014, 09:45:17 AM
Well done, Martin and Co
 :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: derekwarner_decoy on March 27, 2014, 09:45:38 AM
Hi there Martin.........let me be the first to thank you & ......."Piran, Tim, Rich & the guys at the hosting company, in particular Eric D"   for getting MBM back on line....... .Derek  :kiss:

OPPS....sorry.......21 seconds later than vnkiwi.......... {-)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Netleyned on March 27, 2014, 09:53:34 AM
Good to see the PremierModel Boat Forum back up and running.
Thanks to all the hard work put in by the resurrection team.
Well done all of you :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))

Ned
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: merseyferry on March 27, 2014, 09:55:34 AM
well done martin(mod)  :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))  its great to have mayhem back :}
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: roycv on March 27, 2014, 09:58:13 AM
Hi well done from me as well.

 I see the spell check is working as well, has not worked for me for months.

best regards Roy
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Bob K on March 27, 2014, 09:58:26 AM
Yippee !   Many thanks Martin, I was getting severe withdrawal symptoms  :}
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: spooksgone on March 27, 2014, 10:04:55 AM
Great work Martin. I love the site. Made some good friends on here, and got some sound advice too. Thank you.
Regards
Phil
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: dougal99 on March 27, 2014, 10:05:29 AM
Good show Martin and your helpers. Too late, I just found my beginners SQL tutorial  %%


Seriously thanks for all your efforts


Doug
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: geoff p on March 27, 2014, 10:10:38 AM
Phew! Well done Martin.  I was getting worried, like many others, I guess.
Geoff,
Thailand

Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: raflaunches on March 27, 2014, 10:12:34 AM
Well done Martin!


I was getting a bit worried that we'd lost you some where in the internet. Thank you for your amazing work getting the forum up and running again. :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: wicker on March 27, 2014, 10:18:25 AM
Well DoneMartin -thanks for getting Mayhem back it was well missed
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Danny on March 27, 2014, 10:22:02 AM
Thanks Martin (and team) for bringing the forum back to life.  Its been sorely missed!
(Like going down your local pub and finding the place locked up and in darkness)  <:(

Well done
Danny

Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Tug-Kenny on March 27, 2014, 10:24:53 AM

Well done on the recovery.

I'm sure I speak for others when I say I missed the site.

                                   :-))     :-))     :-))



ken
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: JayDee on March 27, 2014, 10:29:12 AM

   THANKS TO THE TEAM !!!

   Been biting my nails !!

   John.  {-)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: slug on March 27, 2014, 10:31:26 AM
very well done martin and his team of brains,missed you lots  tony
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Sparky on March 27, 2014, 10:52:21 AM
Phew ,, thanks for that Martin & the guys ------ withdrawal symptoms were getting REALLY BAD !!!!!
 
back to normal now I hope, at my age change is not a good thing.
 
      Well done fixing the electrickery/interwebby/technologically/ -----thingy!
 
    Sparky.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Sparky on March 27, 2014, 10:55:22 AM
Same here, posted thanks on another post,
 
Sparky.






Posts now merged to here

Ken

Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Neil on March 27, 2014, 11:32:42 AM
sanity at last............THANK YOU!!!.........THANK YOU!!!!!!    THANK YOU!!!!!
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: U-33 on March 27, 2014, 11:37:58 AM
Congratulations and well done to all concerned to getting everything sorted and back online.   :-))


Rich
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Post by: Terry on March 27, 2014, 12:12:29 PM
Hear, hear. Well done to all involved.


Terry
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Stavros on March 27, 2014, 01:01:39 PM
WELL DONE THAT MAN  :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
 
Was beggining to have the shakes and was wondering what was wrong.....funny they have stopped NOW
 
 
Dave
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: rnli12 on March 27, 2014, 01:10:28 PM
Martin,
Glad to be of assistance and thanks for doing all the donkey work.
Regards,
Rich & Son
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: john44 on March 27, 2014, 01:22:55 PM
Well done I can get my daily model boat mayhem fix,
I was having withdrawal problems. {-)

john
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Stan on March 27, 2014, 01:39:11 PM
Great news Martin. Give that man a cigar. Have missed the site and I am sure. I speak for  all  concerned.

Stan :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: sparkey on March 27, 2014, 04:00:36 PM
 :-)) A thousand thanks to Martin and crew, well done lads your my hero's,Ray. :} :} :} :} :} :} 
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Netleyned on March 27, 2014, 04:20:24 PM
Great news Martin. Give that man a donut Have missed the site and I am sure. I speak for  all  concerned.

Stan :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))

No cigar he don't use em :}

Ned <*<
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: gerard on March 27, 2014, 04:30:14 PM
Glad to see you back in business , now I've no excuse to go down the pub.
Gerard
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: sparkey on March 27, 2014, 04:36:08 PM
 :-)) Hi,Gerard,I don't need an excuse to go down the pub just need one when I get home,Ray. {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: hama on March 27, 2014, 04:51:55 PM
Super!! Great that it's up and running again! Nice work all off you.
Hama
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Howard on March 27, 2014, 05:11:33 PM
what can we say other then THANKS to all that sorted it like others I think I speak for everyone.
                                        regards Howard.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: barriew on March 27, 2014, 05:19:13 PM
It was very considerate of you to arrange the major outage whilst I was on holiday. It means I didn't miss half as much as I thought I would {-) %% {-) %% O0


Congratulations to the team for saving the site.


Barrie
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: tonyH on March 27, 2014, 06:13:15 PM
Wheeeeeeeeeeee! A great forum with a superb leader and some of the finest support anywhere on, in or under the web :-))
 
Thanks to all who sail in her.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: rmaddock on March 27, 2014, 06:43:11 PM
Who do I sue for the stress driven repetitive strain injury caused by my constantly pressing the Mayhem shortcut on my browser again, and again, and again for days on end? %)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: david48 on March 27, 2014, 06:48:44 PM
Thanks for the repair but at what financial cost to our leader is it time for us to put our hand in our pockets to help the cause
David
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Colin Bishop on March 27, 2014, 06:53:49 PM
What actually broke then Martin?  :o

Colin
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Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 27, 2014, 06:59:48 PM

Quote
Hosting Support:  We was able to repair the database tables. The table name had .TMM for the extension where it should have been MYI. After changing this and repairing the table it appears to be clean.
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Post by: RMH on March 27, 2014, 07:21:09 PM
Great to see all is back in order. Thanks Martin
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Post by: dave301bounty on March 27, 2014, 07:40:25 PM
Really good to see in action ,well done and thank you . :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Tug-Kenny on March 27, 2014, 08:30:05 PM


It might be time to mention that ALL donations and contributions to the running of the site are always greatly appreciated.

I know I missed it, as did others who contacted me.  There is a lot of back-room work going into maintaining such a site as ours and these things cost money, so please help if you can.

Thanks

Ken



 
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Post by: Peter Fitness on March 27, 2014, 09:37:03 PM
Well done to Martin and all who helped, it's great to have Mayhem up and running again :-))


Peter.
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Post by: Wetwater on March 27, 2014, 10:12:01 PM
Well done to Martin and all who helped, it's great to have Mayhem up and running again :-))


Peter.

Ditto.  :-))   Not very interesting looking at a blank screen.  :((

Alan.
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Post by: Shipmate60 on March 27, 2014, 10:28:34 PM
Glad we are back.
Well done Martin.



Bob
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Post by: Captain Povey on March 27, 2014, 10:35:58 PM
 :-))Great work Martin and thanks to you all for fixing it. Graham. :-)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: tigertiger on March 28, 2014, 12:54:23 AM
Yes, well done Martin and all who helped. :-)) :-))
It must have been a stressful few days for you Martin.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 28, 2014, 01:17:25 PM
 
Bit of blip this morning, building still settling I guess....  %)
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Post by: rogercchristie on March 28, 2014, 05:12:14 PM
Boo-hoo and embarrassment to me! :embarrassed:  I didn't know it was broken until three days ago. It was quite a shock. :o  I am pleased today to see you are still here and fully recovered from the ordeal. I was going to send a Get Well Soon card. It's not nice to have to have the leccies' fingers stuck up your diodes!
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Colin Bishop on March 28, 2014, 05:42:41 PM
Quote
Bit of blip this morning, building still settling I guess....  %)

Martin, you really must resist the temptation to keep poking it...  %)

Colin
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Post by: Stavros on March 29, 2014, 12:51:38 PM
Wey hey we back


dave
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Colin Bishop on March 29, 2014, 07:00:03 PM
Going back to Tug Kenny's post 1043, running a site like this costs money and the better the financial position then the more secure it will be.

There is unfortunately a tendency on the Internet to take website forums for granted and to plunder them to your advantage. The advice apparently comes for free as does the time taken by people who give it equally freely.

The reality is that nothing is truly free, there is always a cost which comes out somewhere and which is not always appreciated. This website costs hard cash to run while the advice given is at the expense of the posters doing something else, possibly more congenial, with their time. I think most members recognise this and that there is an implicit bargain to be struck. If you are a keen model boater then membership of a site like this must be worth £10- £20 a year in all conscience. If most members took this view then Mayhem would be adequately funded and not reliant on Martin's largesse, not to mention the time he gives to keeping the site running. It's not rocket science but many people do seem to make the assumption that anything on the Internet should be free to the user. If the site is subsidised then that is fine but Mayhem does not fall into that category to any appreciable extent so the contributions that you make go directly to supporting the site you enjoy - so what's not to like?!

This may be stating the obvious but it is extraordinary just how many people miss the point.

Colin

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Post by: rogercchristie on March 29, 2014, 10:49:29 PM
Thank you for your comments Colin.


What you say is fundamentally correct, if a little over-stated.


I’d hate to think that anyone would be discouraged from using the website through shortage of the filthy lucre. I’d prefer to say chip in as much you can afford (remembering the story of the widow’s mite). If cash is tight then at least share your equally valuable stories and experience.


Rog
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Colin Bishop on March 30, 2014, 10:27:42 AM
Roger,

I wasn't getting at anyone in particular, least of all yourself and yes, perhaps I was being a bit over emphatic. Most of the information you find on the web is indeed free to the viewer for one reason or another and circumstances will always vary. Enthusiast sites such as Mayhem usually do function on a bit of a shoestring when it comes to the hosting side of things so it is always good if regular users can assist in keeping the show on the road as is indeed the case with many Mayhem members. You wouldn't expect casual visitors to do so of course. Members are happy to share their expertise for free in the general interests of supporting a shared hobby and encouraging new modellers to take it up but even in this case there is a responsibility on the part of the 'Newbie' to have a look around the site and use the search facilities before asking questions which have probably already been asked and answered may times before. The Newbie certainly needs those answers but very often they are already there under the appropriate heading. They may of course give rise to further questions to meet a particular need and it is at that point that the expertise of other members can be tapped to the benefit of all concerned.

One of the other forums I belong to is concerned with my particular make of car and we frequently get people jumping in with questions such as 'what are the best tyres to use' when there is a whole section devoted to wheels and tyres listed on the Forum front page. Why they don't look at that first just beats me! With model boating the old chestnuts include things like basic information on batteries, electrics generally, propellers etc. and the same queries just come up over and over again because people have not bothered to check on the information already there. I suppose it is a people thing really....  %)

Colin
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Post by: Circlip on March 30, 2014, 12:22:46 PM
Problem is that many downt no how to spile propearly so the kwestions  ar ansered  "Not found" Even spile chunk has difficulty.
 
  Regards   Ian.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on March 30, 2014, 12:48:10 PM

Coping when Mayhem is off line
 
 %) %) %)
 
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: rogercchristie on March 31, 2014, 12:27:39 AM
You can get at me anytime Colin. I’ve got a thick skin.


I do understand what you are getting at. When I became secretary of our local model club (no longer so; I’ve done more than my share) I soon noticed that it was the same few volunteers doing the maintenance work, and the same few members rolling up every Sunday in their big cars, flying their expensive model aeroplanes for a couple of hours, and never offering to cut a blade of grass! Actually we were never short of “cash”, but “kind” could always have been a bit more forthcoming.


By the way, I didn’t miss the crack about “newbies”. In fact although I’ve been here ... well it says 2012 but I’m sure it is longer (I seem to recall that the date was reset after a previous “website glitch”) ... anyway, after the latest “glitch” I see that my Posts count has gone back to zero. I’m not counting, but I’m getting just a bit too long-in-the-tooth to revert back to Cabin Boy; and I’m certainly not prepared to squeeze into the apple barrel any more! (An old sailor’s joke. If you don’t understand the reference then it is probably just as well.)


In any case I wasn’t thinking of me. We are getting a bit off-topic for this string but perhaps I can briefly share a story. (Me ... brief! But I’ll try.) My old modelling friend (sadly no longer with us) was nearer 80 than 70 when I first met him. Let’s call him Jack (because that was his name). Jack was old enough to have flown in the RAF towards the end of WW2. He was an exceptionally skilful model builder and flyer, but also modest about his abilities and generous with his time to help others, and never asked for nor expected anything in return.


He had never had the opportunity to accumulate a generous - or even adequate pension by today’s standards. I think Jack was 80 or 81, he was on his third pacemaker and his wife had been in and out of hospital with angina, when he apologised to me that he wouldn’t be renewing his club membership. Although he was still building and flying models, with the club fees and the BMFA fees and insurance, and the cost of petrol to travel the 10 miles to the flying site and back, he really couldn’t justify the expense any more. I had to turn down several offers and actually return some cheques to “anonymous” donors who wanted him to stay with us. As “luck and coincidence” would have it, at the next club AGM there was a unanimous vote to make him our first - and as far as I’m aware the only Honorary Life Member.



Your right Colin, it’s a people thing, but lets applaud the good ones as well as criticise the foot-draggers.


Rog
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 01, 2014, 07:13:26 AM
 
Welcome to the last month of Model Boat Mayhem.

I've put Mayhem up for sale. Running Mayhem is just taking too much time and effort.
Goggle has made me an offer I can't refuse so welcome to a whole new world.....

'So long and thanks for all the fish' as Douglas Adams would say.

 Regards,
 Martin   



 
( What day is it?! )
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Post by: Netleyned on April 01, 2014, 07:21:26 AM
 %%

Ned
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: html on April 01, 2014, 07:22:33 AM
Check the date everyone before replying
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on April 01, 2014, 07:26:55 AM

Welcome to the last month of Model Boat Mayhem.

I've put Mayhem up for sale. Running Mayhem is just taking too much time and effort.
Goggle has made me an offer I can't refuse so welcome to a whole new world.....

'So long and thanks for all the fish' as Douglas Adams would say.

 Regards,
 Martin   

Congratulations Martin, well done don't live it too much in the Caribean. :-)) :-))
 
Its not the 1st April in Oz, so it must be true all you skeptics, Martin would never do that %) %) %)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: SailorGreg on April 01, 2014, 07:30:20 AM
 ;D
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Circlip on April 01, 2014, 07:43:14 AM
Quote
Goggle has made me an offer I can't refuse

  Does that include the shirts?
 
  Regards   Ian.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: GAZOU on April 01, 2014, 08:34:35 AM
 :-))

Martin is my friend
Google is my friend

No change ..............

With the millions of dollars Martin is going to be able to buy boxer shorts of the same color as his shirts

He is going to be able to go to pick up on the beach in Caraîbes
Maybe we shall see us over there   :} :} :}
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: TheLongBuild on April 01, 2014, 12:59:43 PM

Welcome to the last month of Model Boat Mayhem.

I've put Mayhem up for sale. Running Mayhem is just taking too much time and effort.
Goggle has made me an offer I can't refuse so welcome to a whole new world.....

'So long and thanks for all the fish' as Douglas Adams would say.

 Regards,
 Martin   

 

 
 <*< <*< <*< <*< <:( <:( <:( <:( 8) 8) 8) :police: :police: :police: :kiss: :kiss: 
 
So You Sell Mayhem, What you after A life or something, Without Mayhem you would be expected to do more House Work   :} :} :-)) 

 
 
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: sparkey on April 01, 2014, 01:28:29 PM
 :-)) What! you said that word housework I am going to hide in the shed before SWMBO gets wind of of it and finds me a job,Ray. :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Netleyned on April 01, 2014, 03:33:32 PM
Ok :embarrassed: :embarrassed: :embarrassed:
Hold my hands up to being Fool of the Day.
I just happened to be looking in when Martin
posted it.
That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it  :-))

I also bought tickets for Sub link to the IOW
subject to me passing the 'tank' at Dolphin  :-)) :-))

Happy 1st April to all on Fool hem  :-)) :-))

Ned
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Stavros on April 01, 2014, 04:35:32 PM
WoW..........
 
 
I had to read this twice before I thought  about it MARTIN Ill deal with YOU at Coalville O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0
 
 
 
Dave
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 01, 2014, 05:24:33 PM
 
Copy and paste my post and see what you get!  :P
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Netleyned on April 01, 2014, 05:37:20 PM

Welcome to the last month of Model Boat Mayhem.

I've put Mayhem up for sale. Running Mayhem is just taking too much time and effort.
Goggle has made me an offer I can't refuse so welcome to a whole new world.....

'So long and thanks for all the fish' as Douglas Adams would say.

 Regards,
 Martin   [/size][/li][/list]
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 01, 2014, 05:46:26 PM
Just the text in the box and right down to the bottom of the box!   :kiss:
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: dougal99 on April 01, 2014, 06:00:50 PM
Ooooh! white ink.


So I suppose my offer of a blunt penkife, a sixer conker and a barely sucked  toffee is a non starter then  %% 8)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 01, 2014, 10:28:52 PM

I was tempted for a few femto seconds there Doug....
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: NFMike on April 04, 2014, 09:52:31 PM
Noticed something slightly odd today. In the (now locked) rumour thread the mystery poster 'Father Goose' has one more post than his post count. Currently there are four entries of his but his post count is 3. And it was similar earlier today when I first noticed it - his post count was 2 but there were definitely three entries.

It's probably of no great importance - maybe the counter starts at 0. Thought I'd mention it though ... just in case the sky is about to fall ... again ... :)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Colin Bishop on April 04, 2014, 10:04:49 PM
Quote
just in case the sky is about to fall ... again ... :)

Chicken Little not Father Goose!
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Post by: sparkey on April 05, 2014, 06:43:59 AM
 ;) Strange very strange. :} :} :}
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: NFMike on April 05, 2014, 11:58:56 AM
Chicken Little not Father Goose!
Ooh! How weird. Good spot. I wasn't thinking about fairy tales when I posted, just pulled a simile for the MBM meltdown the other day out of the air - or so I thought. Looks like my subconscious mind made a connection without me realising.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: TheLongBuild on April 06, 2014, 09:11:21 PM
Ok Houston, what happened there  %%
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 06, 2014, 09:24:42 PM
The hosting company is investigating.... again....  >:-o

Right, first job, pictures from Coalville!
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: cos918 on April 06, 2014, 10:08:01 PM
not been able to get on all day. came up saying page not avaible yet there have been post put up all be not many . weird. it is like some people can get on to mayhem and other can not.


john
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 06, 2014, 10:23:41 PM
No one could!... fixed now.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on April 06, 2014, 10:28:54 PM
 
IE Cannot display webpage message in Oz for at least last 24 hours
 
Has happened before, a couple of days after the forum went down and seems to be a frequent an occurrence.
 
When the forum went down last time for a few days, the Mayhem website was still accessible but not this, or the last time.
 
Everything was off line.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: NFMike on April 06, 2014, 10:35:11 PM
So the sky did fall (see #1075). Chicken Licken called it but I say Father Goose caused it  %%
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on April 07, 2014, 12:01:50 AM
Looks like you were right  O0 O0 O0
 
So what is your current forecast  :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: NFMike on April 07, 2014, 12:05:44 AM
Some cloud with sunny spells and a chance of rain.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on April 07, 2014, 12:26:13 AM
 
My goodness  :o :o :o how astute that is exactly what we have here in Oz  {-) {-) {-)
 
 
 Brisbane area Partly cloudy. The chance of showers, clearing late in the morning, then the chance of showers later this afternoon and evening, mostly near the coast. Winds south to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: malcolmfrary on April 07, 2014, 10:04:53 AM
Perhaps google spotted Martin's post last Tuesday, and are making an offer.............
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 07, 2014, 11:06:03 AM
 
Hey Malcolm!
 How you doing?!  :-)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: malcolmfrary on April 07, 2014, 08:28:01 PM

Hey Malcolm!
 How you doing?!  :-)
Excellent, mostly.  We got water back in the lake, and the weather gods seem to be giving us rubbish days with nice evenings.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 18, 2014, 01:16:30 PM
 
NB: I'm experimenting with new image sizes - 900 x 720 up to 300k
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: TheLongBuild on April 20, 2014, 05:27:42 PM
300 should be fine , Never had an issue uploading or resizing pictures   :-)) .. Looking at other available forums some seem to have a Mod that will automatically resize pictures to the Forums specifications, so you could have the 900*720 with 300kb and members would just upload their pictures as normal and the system will do the rest, Is this not available for SMF, forums ?., would save a load of hassle for all.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 14, 2014, 10:59:41 AM
Anyone know how to do a reliable countdown banner, for Mayhem?

Something like this:

http://www.flashvortex.com/generators.php?exampleId=224

http://gifcountdown.com/europe-london/1400918400/fdfdfd/474747/fdfdfd/333333/ffff00/true/america-new_york/counter.gif (http://gifcountdown.com/europe-london/1400918400/fdfdfd/474747/fdfdfd/333333/ffff00/true/america-new_york/counter.gif)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: cos918 on May 14, 2014, 04:03:17 PM
RC Group forum have an auto resizer ,so you can put a 8mg photo and it just resize it same as facebook. If that could be done here that would be real good.

john
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 15, 2014, 11:06:49 AM
 
..... yes that would be good. We've tried several times in the past but it's always been unreliable.
       
RC Groups has a huge amount of sponsorship and therefore dedicated staff, here on Mayhem it's me and the cat!   {:-{
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: sparkey on May 15, 2014, 06:43:17 PM
 :-)) And if the cats like mine very bulsie keeps wanting milk breaks,he does not like the battery charger because it buzzies  last Sunday he knocked the charger,battery and everything else off the bench,now banned from the shed for now,Ray. :-)) :-))   
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Netleyned on May 15, 2014, 06:47:40 PM
Just seen a cat on BBC news rescuing a four year old from a dog.
Action Cat  :-)) :-)) :-)).

Ned
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 02, 2014, 10:52:31 AM
 
Looks like we were down last night, normal service has been restored.   :-)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: derekwarner_decoy on June 02, 2014, 11:29:54 AM
This was posted to our mate arrtygunna this evening .... :embarrassed: ...[sorry I wish I could get that spelling corrected Jack]  O0
___________________________________________________________

From: Derek Warner [mailto:dlwarner@bigpond.net.au]
Sent: Monday, 2 June 2014 6:48 PM
To: 'Gack'
Subject: Mayhem Dead Again 02.06.32014?...since 0600 this morning

Hi Jack…….

•   same for you I assume? …………….
•   Nothing on the home page to confirm an issue

Derek
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on June 02, 2014, 12:58:14 PM
It was all to do with Gazou and his cheese. O0 O0 {-) {-)

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,47585.msg481931/topicseen.html#msg481931 (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,47585.msg481931/topicseen.html#msg481931)
 
I replied to his post and hey presto no site  :o :o :o
 
No one ever did find the Haloumi <:( <:( <:(
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Klunk on June 02, 2014, 06:18:43 PM
the haloumi was eaten on the BBQ saturday night at Mayhem!!
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Netleyned on June 02, 2014, 06:22:49 PM
The Mods eat all the blue cheese.
Hence the colour of their postings {-)
And their droppings probably 8)

Ned
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 20, 2014, 03:12:09 PM
 
 Sorry about the outage today ......

                >>:-(    Hosting company doesn't know it's ascii from it's WHM updates!
  >>:-(
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: TheLongBuild on June 27, 2014, 10:34:31 PM

 Sorry about the outage today ......

                >>:-(    Hosting company doesn't know it's ascii from it's WHM updates!
  >>:-(

Should try Technical Support

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tG7hYnMyxyY
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on October 03, 2014, 10:35:29 AM

Annual hosting invoice has come in today....


All contributions to Model Boat Mayhem running costs are gratefully received.


                             (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/images/j0296888.gif)
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/paypal.htm (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/paypal.htm)

"Paypal does not let us send personalised messages of thanks, so if you have contributed to the site,
then please let us take this opportunity to thank you most sincerely for your support."


               Martin - Admin. 


(http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/images/Logo_New_Forum.jpg) (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php)

Please be aware that the contributions maybe frittered away on chips, kebabs, noodles, and fizzy pop,
 anything left over will be spent on web host  servers, software, support apps and other extortionate web hosting bills!


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Post by: Tug-Kenny on October 03, 2014, 11:06:50 AM


Funds transferred.     

Must be the best entertainment on the Web.  Thank you Martin.
 

                                         :-))     :-))     :-))


Ken

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Post by: Jerry C on October 03, 2014, 12:02:45 PM
Ditto.
Jerry.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: U-33 on October 03, 2014, 12:28:58 PM
Same as that...thanks Martin.


Rich
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: derekwarner_decoy on October 03, 2014, 12:56:31 PM
Martin...if I may be so bold as to ask :embarrassed:........have you considered taking up the offer of incorporating or amalgamating the files of the Paddleducks WEB site Group within MBM?

As you realise I am a devoted member of both groups.......however clearly MBM has a far more active profile  :kiss:........

It would be an absolute tragedy  <:( to loose the PD files [which go back over 13 years to PJ from Canada] ...ie., if no other member picks up the pieces....... Derek 
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Firefly on October 03, 2014, 01:14:39 PM
Donation made


Many thanks Martin


Firefly  :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: mrlownotes on October 03, 2014, 02:04:38 PM
Donation paypalled.
Keep up the good work.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on October 03, 2014, 03:11:37 PM
 
I'm always open for talk.
Get someone to email me!


NB:  Tanks everyone!

Martin   :-)


Martin...if I may be so bold as to ask :embarrassed:........have you considered taking up the offer of incorporating or amalgamating the files of the Paddleducks WEB site Group within MBM?

As you realise I am a devoted member of both groups.......however clearly MBM has a far more active profile  :kiss:........

It would be an absolute tragedy  <:( to loose the PD files [which go back over 13 years to PJ from Canada] ...ie., if no other member picks up the pieces....... Derek
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Peter Fitness on October 04, 2014, 05:24:53 AM
Money transferred.


Thanks for a great site Martin.


Peter.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on October 07, 2014, 12:31:28 PM

     Nearly covered the hosting invoice for next 12 months!


All contributions to Model Boat Mayhem running costs are gratefully received.   :-)



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Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Mad Scientist on October 23, 2014, 08:37:47 PM
"A Day Late and A Dollar Short", but 'Better Late Than Never"!

There! I feel better now!

Tom
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on October 23, 2014, 09:48:36 PM
 
Excellent!   Thank you one and all,  bills paid!   :-)


 Now, if we can raise another £50, the dealer says he'll throw on a set of alloy wheels!

Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Peter Fitness on October 23, 2014, 10:15:43 PM
That's great news  :-)) Go for seat covers too Martin O0


Peter.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: derekwarner_decoy on November 08, 2014, 08:29:11 PM
Hi Martin....over the past few days  ok2 after completing a post....I get the following error message....but left arrow spacing eventually takes me back to the posting....is it happening to any other member or is it reserved for OZ...... {-) ....Derek

Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 08, 2014, 08:30:42 PM
 
Hmmm.... not seeing that myself, anyone else getting that?

Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: vnkiwi on November 08, 2014, 08:45:45 PM
must be an aussie thing
 %)
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Post by: RAAArtyGunner on November 08, 2014, 09:17:25 PM

Probably hacking related to G20  O0 O0  %) %)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 17, 2014, 02:30:50 PM

Sorry about the outage today, hosting company broke something!

Happy Wednesday everyone!   :kiss:
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Stavros on December 17, 2014, 02:32:36 PM
yeah ha were back.....Catherine and me were having withdrawl symptoms
 
 
Dave
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Netleyned on December 20, 2014, 06:23:37 PM
Back again
No more Fairy Stories <*<

Well done Martin :-))

Ned
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 20, 2014, 06:30:41 PM

Sorry for the outage, didn't realise, I was down Deans Marine... getting in the festive spirit!

Lots of server problems this week.  >>:-(
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: TheLongBuild on December 20, 2014, 06:53:24 PM
You have not been upsetting the North Koreans have you !!
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: cos918 on December 20, 2014, 06:53:35 PM
thought we were under attack form north Kora LOL

john
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 20, 2014, 09:05:30 PM
 
  {-) {-) {-) {-).......  hang on!  {:-{

Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: bikerdude999 on December 20, 2014, 09:27:12 PM
Anyone else getting this drawing of a hovercraft under every post?

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff42/bikerdude666/98C84B73-F0D7-4EE1-A16C-03F0D3059489_zps3nztybs7.png) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/bikerdude666/media/98C84B73-F0D7-4EE1-A16C-03F0D3059489_zps3nztybs7.png.html)

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff42/bikerdude666/7A43AF15-7254-4160-A816-02D0CA28C6B1_zpsscvigmdf.png) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/bikerdude666/media/7A43AF15-7254-4160-A816-02D0CA28C6B1_zpsscvigmdf.png.html)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Stavros on December 20, 2014, 09:44:10 PM
Nope
 
 
Dave
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Capt Podge on December 20, 2014, 10:09:30 PM
Nothing like that on my system dude - oh dear :o
 
Regards,
 
Ray.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: chuffy on December 20, 2014, 10:13:39 PM
Me neither, been on the scrumpy Derrick?


Paul.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: carlmt on December 20, 2014, 10:47:14 PM
It's the latest, secret North Korean cyber attack vehicle.............
 
It is loaded with cyber-men and they attack your computer!!!
 
Damn, this scotch is good tonight....  %%
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: raflaunches on December 21, 2014, 09:15:14 AM
Hi Derek

I had a similar occurrence last year and I never found out what caused it, it only affected my iPad and the only way I got rid of it was to do a complete shut down and wait a few minutes then turn back on. It took several attempts to correct it but haven't had it since.
Nick
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: bikerdude999 on December 21, 2014, 08:19:06 PM
No, no scrumpy yet, that'll be Christmas Day. This was only on my iPhone, and seems to have sorted itself out now. Peculiar, only happened after reading the thread about hovercraft skirts in the model boating section.

Thanks anyway.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 22, 2014, 11:37:15 AM

Sorry for the site outage again, lots of server end issues.  >>:-(




 Hosting company just fobbing me off but I am fighting back!  <*<

 Martin
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: adamD98 on December 22, 2014, 11:46:37 AM
Thanks for your hard work Martin. Merry Christmas.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Bob K on December 22, 2014, 11:57:49 AM
Much appreciated Martin. I get withdrawal shakes after a couple of hours !

I reckon the hosting firm probably has very many sites on the same server.  It only takes one to go 'Game Over' to crash the whole system.

Unless one of us has posted a photo of a North Korean Warship, and some government has taken exception?
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Netleyned on December 22, 2014, 05:39:14 PM
Still very flaky Martin
Lots of dropouts.

Ned
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: U-33 on December 22, 2014, 05:43:36 PM
Happen we need another shilling in the meter...


Rich
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Netleyned on December 22, 2014, 06:00:35 PM
Nah Rich,
I think the spigotlifter counterbalance
actuator is jammed with Mince pie droppings  %% %% %%

Ned
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: sparkey on December 22, 2014, 06:03:09 PM
 ;) Blame the sprouts I always blame the sprouts ;) 
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Bob K on December 22, 2014, 06:54:30 PM
"One on't cross beams gone owt askew on treddle. "
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Netleyned on December 22, 2014, 07:03:27 PM
Aye young Nellies got knickers caught in't loom.

Ned
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: rickles23 on December 23, 2014, 07:44:26 AM
Hi,

Here on the East Coast of Australia MBM has been off the Internet for two days.

Regards


Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 23, 2014, 08:33:22 AM
 
Sorry about that, turns out we're fending off a major hacking attempt.   >:-o
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: sparkey on December 23, 2014, 08:37:54 AM
 {-) Been upsetting the North Koreans again have we Martin  {-)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: U-33 on December 23, 2014, 08:38:18 AM
Damn North Koreans...  %)

Rich
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: GAZOU on December 23, 2014, 08:48:30 AM
Here in France we have all the photos of the forums which are deleted (eliminated), it comes from Americans

Seven years of subdued archives .....................

Thank you very much Oncle SAM


If we want to get back them it is necessary to pay ..................... >>:-( <*< <*< <*<
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: TheLongBuild on December 23, 2014, 09:12:17 AM
Believe that the North Koreans are suffering a major outage as well.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: roycv on December 23, 2014, 11:08:10 AM
Hi Sparkey, I blame the sprouts as well although our sprouts for Christmas did not go on the hob for cooking til late November this year, so I hope they are done in time.
I suppose we got a bit of a backlash from the aleged American cyber retaliation.  As for Sony, they don't own any RC companies do they?

Hi gazou have you lost photos from this forum?
Clearly we are just prawns in the sea of life!
regards and Merry Christmas to all.
Roy
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: sparkey on December 23, 2014, 12:05:19 PM
I think the north Koreans see us as some subversive C.I.A agency,it's all that electronic mumbo jumbo we put in our boats these days spying on them from a lake near you, as for sprouts had them in a curry once quite nice through the effect were just the same,happy Christmas everybody and remember we will be sailing in a few months time not long that will cheer you up,  Ray 
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: grendel on December 23, 2014, 12:45:06 PM
must be the floggle toggle misaligned.
Grendel
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 23, 2014, 12:48:42 PM
must be the floggle toggle misaligned.
Grendel

That's my guess..... or the cleaner unpluging the server for her Hoover!
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: GAZOU on December 23, 2014, 01:06:43 PM
Hello ROY

No the eliminated photos are photos of Imagesack .
the French forums which had this host lost their photos definitively.

It is of the racket ! >>:-( >>:-( >>:-(
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Netleyned on December 23, 2014, 01:10:22 PM
[quote author=sparkey link=topic=47172.msg504930#msg504930 date=1419336319,happy christmas everybody and remember we will be sailing in a few months time not long that will cheer you up,  Ray



A few months???
Our club was sailing Sunday, will be sailing tomorrow and Boxing day and then Sundays and
Wednesdays Ice permitting. 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)


Ned
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Stavros on December 23, 2014, 01:15:12 PM
Now you see WHY I advocate using Photoshop to host your pictures.....99% of the LOST photographs were on imageshack on this forum
 
Dave
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Peter Fitness on December 23, 2014, 08:46:30 PM
Hi,

Here on the East Coast of Australia MBM has been off the Internet for two days.

Regards


Not all the East Coast, I have been on Mayhem quite a bit over the last 2 days (every day for that matter) and have had no problems at all.


Peter.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on December 23, 2014, 09:54:55 PM

Not all the East Coast, I have been on Mayhem quite a bit over the last 2 days (every day for that matter) and have had no problems at all.


Peter.

Also on East Coast, North Of Peter and have not experienced any problems either logging on or posting
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: grendel on December 23, 2014, 10:19:59 PM
just tried downstairs, no joy, upstairs, same browser no problems, must clear my cookies downstairs.
Grendel
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 24, 2014, 12:23:09 PM
 
Really sorry site is up and down, like.... ( insert derogatory quip here ).

 >>:-(  Pulling my hair out this end!   >>:-(

NB: Make a note of my personal email: modelboatmayhembackupemail@ g m a i l.com

      ( remove spaces - site trawlers! )
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: TheLongBuild on December 24, 2014, 08:02:11 PM
I am sure every one is very appreciative in your efforts,  :-))   but Martin if it goes down tomorrow, Just enjoy Christmas..
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: U-33 on December 24, 2014, 08:03:02 PM
Well done Martin for getting us back online...


Merry Xmas!!


Rich
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 24, 2014, 08:05:48 PM

                   Forum open!

Not moved servers yet and the hosting company are REALLY dragging their feet.

They say there will be 'no outage' during the migration so post away.....
 ....... but make sure you save a local copy just in case!


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Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Stavros on December 24, 2014, 08:14:31 PM
Well done Martin for ALL YOUR hard work and have a happy Xmas from all of us
 
Dave
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Post by: Wetwater on December 24, 2014, 08:27:42 PM
DITTO  Lots of times.  :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Bob K on December 24, 2014, 09:05:50 PM
Many thanks Martin, especially with Santa in flight.

Best wishes for Christmas, and a Happy New Server !!!!
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Post by: xrad on December 24, 2014, 09:26:24 PM
Thanks for upgrading the site! Happy Holidays!
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: tigertiger on December 25, 2014, 02:12:50 AM
Big thanks Martin. :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 25, 2014, 04:14:44 AM

NB: The scumbags seem to be Very active at the moment, can I suggest you run a malware scan ASAP.
      I highly recommend Malwarebytes! - http://www.malwarebytes.org/lp/malware_lp_form/

 
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: rickles23 on December 25, 2014, 06:44:29 AM
Hi Martin,

Progress report from the East Coast of Oz.

Maintenance was under way last night.

This evening the website clicked on with no problems.

Well done Martin... :-))

Regards
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Tug Fanatic on December 25, 2014, 09:46:12 AM

NB: The scumbags seem to be Very active at the moment, can I suggest you run a malware scan ASAP.
      I highly recommend Malwarebytes! - http://www.malwarebytes.org/lp/malware_lp_form/

 
<


Running Malwarebytes as I type. Do you have reason to believe that we have been infected with something & if so what?

Update: Malware complete & nothing found

Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: rickles23 on December 25, 2014, 12:31:29 PM
Hi,

Update from Oz.

Just to play safe I ran Malwarebytes but nothing was found.

Regards
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 25, 2014, 01:49:49 PM
 
No, nothing from Mayhem, "Number One special daughter" Laptop was a bit slow, not much, ran Malwarebytes, 237 items detected!!! Runs sweet now.  :-)

Same with another friend last week. ( HMS Rodney! )



Running Malwarebytes as I type. Do you have reason to believe that we have been infected with something & if so what?

Update: Malware complete & nothing found
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Mad Scientist on December 25, 2014, 09:57:01 PM
Another :-)) for Malwarebites! :police:

Tom
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on December 25, 2014, 11:16:06 PM
Malwarebites very good tip, has a very good track record  :-)) :-)) even us novices use it  O0 O0
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Shipmate60 on December 25, 2014, 11:46:37 PM
Nothing found on my machine.


Bob
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: raflaunches on December 26, 2014, 10:14:31 AM
Well done Martin for all your efforts in the transfer to the new server. Hope you are having a great Christmas and wish you a bright happy new year. :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Captain Povey on December 26, 2014, 11:39:23 AM
With all that was happening here I seemed to miss the problems. Anyway many thanks, well done Martin, have a great New Year everybody. Graham
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: NFMike on December 26, 2014, 11:40:39 AM
The site certainly feels a bit more responsive now to me.  :-))
(Unless it's just my brain getting slower  :embarrassed: )
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Tug-Kenny on December 26, 2014, 11:55:19 AM

It does seem to run  'Slicker'.

Well done to Martin for all that work.  (over Christmas time and all )

Contributions to the forum are most gratefully received.

happy new year folks

ken

 
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Stavros on December 26, 2014, 06:59:23 PM
Ran Spy Bot and found 280 threats MMMMMM little toerags,,and I run it every week and I am lucky to find on average 10 a week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Dave
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: derekwarner_decoy on December 28, 2014, 04:06:46 AM
What is the difference between these??

Mayhem now running on our shiny new Server! .....

and

Mayhem now running on our shiny new Server! .....

 {-) ..... and I am not colour blind........ >>:-( Derek
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Tug-Kenny on December 28, 2014, 11:10:40 AM


What is the difference between these??

Mayhem now running on our shiny new Server! .....

and

Mayhem now running on our shiny new Server! .....

 (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/Smileys/Tug/grin.gif) ..... and I am not colour blind........ (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/Smileys/Tug/tickedoff.gif)    Derek







We are so pleased, we had to say it twice twice.


ken  ken



 
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Netleyned on December 28, 2014, 11:13:46 AM
Now in its third colour  %% %%

Ned
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: sparkey on December 28, 2014, 12:06:46 PM
 :-)) Glad it's not in red capitals I hate swearing {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: derekwarner_decoy on December 28, 2014, 12:19:15 PM
someone is playing tricks...... :}

Mayhem now running on our shiny new Server! ..... ...Derek
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Tug-Kenny on December 28, 2014, 12:28:35 PM

Hi Derek,

 We recon you use the most  COLOURS so it's your turn to fill the ink well.


                                      {-)      {-)      {-)      {-)


                   Happy new year.

                     Kenny

Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: rickles23 on December 28, 2014, 01:47:01 PM
Hi all,

Is the site now running on the shiny new servers?

Regards
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 28, 2014, 01:50:27 PM
 
Yeap, and getting a LOT less errors on the back end too!   :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Stavros on December 28, 2014, 01:54:19 PM
Keep up your good work Martin I now reakon you deserve a sit down with a good old Fashioned Cup of rosy lee  O0 O0 {-)
 
Dave
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: rickles23 on December 28, 2014, 01:56:37 PM
Hi Martin,

Just having a friendly pull of the leg.  :)

Glad I live in Oz.

Regards
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: richald on December 28, 2014, 07:01:51 PM
Well done Martin - keep up the good work!

methinks it is time for another donation....

Richard
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 02, 2015, 10:32:58 AM
Happy 2015 everyone!


Can I STRONGLY suggest you run a malware scan ASAP!
     
Personally, I  highly recommend Malwarebytes! - http://www.malwarebytes.org/lp/malware_lp_form/ (http://www.malwarebytes.org/lp/malware_lp_form/)


NB: Mayhem is protected at server level as best I but you can pick up Malware ( Malicious Software )  by just clicking on links on more unscrupulous websites, eg. adverts to "interesting titbits" adverts!

Be very careful what you click on and how you surf the web gentlemen and Ladies.



Martin  :police:



 


 
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Fastfaz on January 02, 2015, 03:03:55 PM
 Well done Martin,
      Its nice to see a bit of colour.
          Cheers,
             Peter. O0
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 02, 2015, 03:09:24 PM
 
Right, going to call the devil a liar....
 
                 Forum seems to running sweet at the moment!   :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: grendel on January 24, 2015, 06:50:57 PM
Quote
Mayhem now running on a new Server!
                                          I wonder how long before we break this one!   Martin.
from the messages I have been getting for the last few hours I reckon we broke it...
Grendel
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Bob K on January 24, 2015, 06:57:07 PM
from the messages I have been getting for the last few hours I reckon we broke it...
Grendel

You beat me to it    {-)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 24, 2015, 07:10:55 PM

So who had money on 22 days before we broke it?!  ok2


Database now restored - just checking a foo fings before going live.

BTW: these are the post that will need to re re-posted....
 ( click to enlarge )

(http://u.cubeupload.com/Mayhem1/iqqIy9.jpg)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: regiment on January 24, 2015, 07:39:40 PM
a BIG THANKS martin you should be pm you get things done    regiment
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: sparkey on January 24, 2015, 07:51:19 PM
 :-)) Well done Martin you are our merlin wave your wand and it is all fixed,nice to see all the regular names come up as it becomes like a family come to visit just great,   Ray. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: U-33 on January 24, 2015, 08:28:08 PM
A family visit...where's the tea and cakies, then?   %)


Rich
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: sparkey on January 24, 2015, 08:44:42 PM
 {-) The wife made some rock cakes and I do mean rock cakes even the ducks at the lake fight shy of them,   Ray. {-) {-) 
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 24, 2015, 11:33:14 PM
 
Sorry about the outage lads, don't know what happened but we did lose about a days worth of posts, all of Friday, Jan 23.

On the bright side, last time we lost about three months and took weeks to get back on-line!

   Consolation?!?   :D
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on January 25, 2015, 05:33:05 AM
Aha now it all becomes clear  O0 O0
Simple, Instead of banning someone just delete all the posts for that day.
problem solved no banning all back to normal and no one is none the wiser. %) %) %)
Reckon its time I applied to be an Exterminator oops I mean a Moderator   :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: rickles23 on January 25, 2015, 07:46:06 AM
Hi,
MBM was off the Web yesterday, 24 01 15 Oz time, all day.

Pleased to see it back on so soon.

Well done Martin.

Regards
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Peter Fitness on January 25, 2015, 10:30:37 PM
MBM was off the Web yesterday, 24 01 15 Oz time, all day.


Not where I am, I was on Mayhem at about 8am and again about 4pm our time on that day with no problems. It may have been down between those times though.


Peter.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 26, 2015, 04:33:39 AM
 No other reports of outage Saturday.....  {:-{
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 03, 2015, 08:56:21 AM
 
Sorry about the outage Ladies and gentlemen, Forum Db got corrupted.... even while I was posting yesterday!
Seems we lost a days worth of post, mainly by the incompetence of an idiot IT guy that didn't read my support request properly!

.... we  IT guys do tend to do that. 

  Now where were we?   {:-{
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Dannypenguin on February 03, 2015, 09:13:28 AM
Don't worry about it Martin, my Dad's website's database is severely corrupted, we're just coasting along at the moment until the new one comes online, don't want it to go bang!  %% Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: TugCowboy on February 03, 2015, 09:14:46 AM
Great work all you do keeping this ship running happy Martin, a few hours here and there is nothing compared to what this contributes to the model boating community.

Alex
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: U-33 on February 03, 2015, 09:23:31 AM
Ah, we're back...well done Martin and crew!


Rich
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Tug-Kenny on February 03, 2015, 10:49:04 AM


As yesterday's input has been replaced by the day before, it does mean that all letters read and posted are now gone.

It does mean re- reading all the articles for the day before, again.   %)     Enjoy


ken
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: rickles23 on February 03, 2015, 01:59:55 PM
Hi,

Back on in Port Macquarie, East Coast, Australia.

Regards
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: TheLongBuild on February 03, 2015, 05:56:55 PM

Sorry about the outage Ladies and gentlemen, Forum Db got corrupted.... even while I was posting yesterday!
Seems we lost a days worth of post, mainly by the incompetence of an idiot IT guy that didn't read my support request properly!

.... we  IT guys do tend to do that. 

  Now where were we?   {:-{

It is amazing with IT that it is always the users problem until it affects the IT department, then it gets fixed in hours  %% %%
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: U-33 on February 03, 2015, 06:09:27 PM
Yep...
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Tug-Kenny on February 04, 2015, 10:39:34 AM

All of the old adverts in the FOR SALES section beyond July 2014 have been removed to clean up the forum space.

Some of you may be notified by the automatic system that your posts have been removed.

If you want to replace your adverts then please feel free to do so.     :kiss:

Cheers

Ken



Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 04, 2015, 11:44:46 AM
 
FYI:  I've now arranged a server memory upgrade, so we "shouldn't" get the same issues as last couple of weeks.

 Martin
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Bob K on February 04, 2015, 12:17:23 PM
I have just donated a Tenner to hopefully help with that.
Many thanks Martin & Team
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 04, 2015, 01:09:05 PM
 
Wahey! Thanks Bob!   

        "Barkeep, yard of your best Ale!"     :kiss: 
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: TheLongBuild on February 04, 2015, 01:14:39 PM
Well whats happened, I went to look for my sale add from the 30th June and its not there, how can this be    :} :} :}
 
Well somebody would have said something !!   :}
 
Personnally I would get rid of July as well.., take the pictures back to say 180 - 200kb  as that is more than enough, clear out a few users who have not been active for say a year and not posted.
 
It all helps for a tidy ship.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Bob K on February 04, 2015, 02:42:37 PM
May I respectfully suggest that all of us who enjoy reading this forum on a regular basis, especially those of us who post on a frequent basis, donate to this awesome service if you haven't done so recently.

Although this is a 'Free' service it does involve the Admin Team in significant costs (and time) to provide such a gold mine of useful info.  ie:  Martin having just had to upgrade server memory to limit server outages, lost posts, etc.

I am sure that if all of us put in the equivalent of a couple of pints, maybe twice a year, we will each save much more than that from the resource information disseminated here.

See http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/paypal.htm (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/paypal.htm)


Bob K     (No, I have no connection to the Mayhem Admin Team)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: U-33 on February 04, 2015, 03:03:40 PM
Done it...a fiver in the tea box.


Rich
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 04, 2015, 03:19:22 PM

Initial tests look good!
Forum Logs look good,
Server stats are all in green,
No failed 'clamd' Service alerts, first time for many months!    :o

Quote
Bob K     (No, I have no connection to the Mayhem Admin Team)

Thanks Bob, payslip in the post.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: html on February 04, 2015, 08:33:09 PM
What happened to "we are now on a shiney new server" how new was it if you are already upgrading its memory? Your server is not run by Atos by any chance
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Peter_s on February 04, 2015, 08:49:50 PM
May I respectfully suggest that all of us who enjoy reading this forum on a regular basis, especially those of us who post on a frequent basis, donate to this awesome service if you haven't done so recently.

Although this is a 'Free' service it does involve the Admin Team in significant costs (and time) to provide such a gold mine of useful info.  ie:  Martin having just had to upgrade server memory to limit server outages, lost posts, etc.

I am sure that if all of us put in the equivalent of a couple of pints, maybe twice a year, we will each save much more than that from the resource information disseminated here.

See http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/paypal.htm (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/paypal.htm)


Bob K     (No, I have no connection to the Mayhem Admin Team)


Done! Make sure the bics are hobnobs!
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 04, 2015, 09:52:19 PM

New server seemed quite happy but recent stats showed that it was constantly hitting the memory capacity buffers and wasn't coping as well as it should. We've double the memory and it seems to be working much more efficiently, especially under peak loads.

Thanks for the donations lads, a pleasure to serve you.   :-)



                                                                          ( Donations are mainly spent on Redbull, Nurofen & Psychotherapy. )

Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Peter_s on February 04, 2015, 09:57:55 PM


                                                                          ( Donations are mainly spent on Redbull, Nurofen & Psychotherapy. )




Mmmmmm...... Sounds like my average shop in tesco.....
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Mad Scientist on February 04, 2015, 11:58:12 PM
Donation made (and if anyone needs info on antidepressants, let me know!)

Tom
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 05, 2015, 12:43:01 AM
 
No errors on Mayhem for 48 hours is the best antidepressant for me!   %%


                        Oh and thanks Tom.   :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 13, 2015, 05:51:51 PM
 
                                  (http://www.animaatjes.nl/plaatjes/s/smilies/animaatjes-smilies-30457.gif)
OK, OK, hands up, definitely my fault this time.... sort of!

I was trying to do the back-office stuff, Checks, repairs, optimise etc.
 I should have shut the forum for a while but.....  :embarrassed:
 .... I've had to roll back to last backup, lost today's (Feb 13) posts.

 Lesson learnt and thanks for your time and advice Tugcowboy, much appreciated!


 
                                           (http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/embarrassed/blushing.gif)
                                                 
Martin
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Mark T on February 13, 2015, 06:09:35 PM
Ha ha - nothing like owning up!!!!  Nice one Martin  {-)   Oh and try not to loose this post mate  ok2
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: cos918 on February 13, 2015, 06:10:57 PM
Can I ask were yestrdays posts are ?

john
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Colin Bishop on February 13, 2015, 06:17:14 PM
As Martin says, they have been lost. If it is anything important then repeat your post. Unfortunately these things happen.

Colin
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 13, 2015, 06:39:33 PM
 
Look at the date!  :o

 He said, fumbling around for any feeble excuse....  :embarrassed:
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: dougal99 on February 13, 2015, 07:23:53 PM
We all know you were busy signing numerous Valentine cards for your horde of admirers.  {-) {-)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Peter_s on February 13, 2015, 08:42:06 PM
Haha! Brilliant!  :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Mad Scientist on February 13, 2015, 10:12:24 PM
Strange thing - these Forum crashes are occurring only on days when I don't log in. Coincidence? ok2

And, happy Valentine's Day to all! - Tom
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on February 13, 2015, 10:49:26 PM
It appears that in one instance the entire thread has been lost.

 http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=50133.new;topicseen#new

Could it be a new way of moderating eg sorry your post/s have been lost O0 O0 {-) {-) {-)

What that IT person saying, back up the back up with a back up and make sure it is backed up %% %% %%

Lost me a long time ago. Ah the simplicity of computing.

Later, been to another thread and the last posting was 10 Feb so looks like more than one day has been lost, more like from the 10th onwards,
see here,     http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=49324.new;topicseen#new

Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: rickles23 on February 14, 2015, 05:55:49 AM
Hi,


The website was down yesterday, 13 02 15 but back today 14 02 15 here in Oz.


I do like the email that arrived to let me know the site had returned.


Regards
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: U-33 on February 14, 2015, 08:09:42 AM
Hmm...
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Peter_s on February 14, 2015, 08:54:02 AM
Martin does background maintenance
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: sparkey on February 14, 2015, 09:06:55 AM
 {-) Don't make him a bad person, I prefer black leather. {-) 
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: grendel on February 14, 2015, 09:54:26 AM
surely the answer is to run a backup before starting routine maintenance...
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 14, 2015, 05:41:57 PM
 
Backup runs automatically every 24 hours.
 There another underlying issue that we've yet to resolve but at least I now know how to avoid this problem....  {:-{
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: malcolmfrary on February 21, 2015, 07:24:32 PM
Well, there's a first, a few minutes ago I was looking at a thread on RCGroups and it suddenly flipped to "error 500".  Yesterday another site I look at regularly (majorgeeks) fell over.  Even the mighty can be afflicted.  I wonder if "they" are conspiring?
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: malcolmfrary on February 21, 2015, 08:00:17 PM
..........and goodness me, it has returned.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 21, 2015, 08:54:19 PM
 

... yeah... that was me!   ok2
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Tug Fanatic on March 07, 2015, 09:27:00 AM
Is it just me or does "search" only give 2006-2007 results for everyone?
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: NFMike on March 07, 2015, 10:11:57 AM
Is it just me or does "search" only give 2006-2007 results for everyone?
No, used raw it does seem to prefer older posts. Somewhere, probably in 'Advanced' (I haven't done a search for a while), I think there is an option for the 'last nnn days' which helps.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 07, 2015, 08:22:46 PM

Use the global search, it more options!
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Tug Fanatic on March 08, 2015, 09:03:31 AM
There is something very odd.

Searching for the term "thruster" as an example.

If I put "thruster" into the box top right I get 20 hits all 2006-2007
If I put "thruster" into the search icon as suggested by Martin at the default 730 days I get 20 hits April 2013 on.
If I put "thruster" into the Martin box with the oldest set at 2000 days I still get 20 hits but now around 2009.
If I put "thruster" into the Martin box with the oldest set at 9730 days I get the same 20 hits that I got when using the search box page top right.

My conclusion is that I get the oldest 20 hits from whatever date I allow as the oldest post. There is no way that I can get more than 20 returns.   <:(  This did not use to be the case.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Tug Fanatic on March 08, 2015, 10:19:08 AM
PS Roadrunners using the search facility sticky is well out of date.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: NFMike on March 08, 2015, 12:27:43 PM
I get frustrated with a lot of forum search engines and sometimes resort to Google's 'site' search.
For example:
site:http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/ "thruster"
is roughly equivalent to your search above. Note there is a space between the website URL (here ending in forum/) and the terms you want to look for.
But Google gives you some extra power:
site:http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/ "thruster" -"bow"
excludes 'bow' from the search, or:
site:http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/ "Gry Maritha stern thruster"
searches for that exact phrase. (It can't find that but offers suggestions which may be useful.)
If you omit the " " then it will look less specifically.
There is probably more help and functions available online, but this has met my needs so far.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Tug Fanatic on March 08, 2015, 03:22:31 PM
That is useful & I hadn't heard of it but you would have thought that with all these options for "search" in the forum that there would be one that worked well - or was within my mental capacity to work out.

Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 08, 2015, 04:32:35 PM
 
I didn't known that either?!?!?!   :o :o :o
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 08, 2015, 04:58:26 PM
 
 I just did a test search, I get different results to you???   {:-{

(http://u.cubeupload.com/Mayhem1/NtDctS.jpg)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Tug Fanatic on March 08, 2015, 06:30:59 PM
Martin

That is what I am getting now but it wasn't what I was getting earlier. Do you get more than 20?

If I up the search period I still get only 20 & they are still the oldest 20.

Weird
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Tug Fanatic on March 08, 2015, 06:32:42 PM
Captures
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Tug Fanatic on March 08, 2015, 06:45:38 PM
Test 2. Now 0-1000 days note the different results but still only 20.

Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Tug Fanatic on March 08, 2015, 06:55:20 PM
Test 3 using the search box top right. Still only 20.

These are the same results that you get if you use the search between help & profile above & set the time period to 9999 days.,
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Tug Fanatic on March 08, 2015, 08:51:46 PM

 I just did a test search, I get different results to you???   {:-{

(http://u.cubeupload.com/Mayhem1/NtDctS.jpg)

Have you noticed that you didn't get the most recent results?
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 08, 2015, 09:12:20 PM
 
Let me have a dig around the Admin settings....
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 09, 2015, 12:55:16 PM
 
Hi TugF,

Try it now!
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Tug Fanatic on March 09, 2015, 02:05:48 PM
I am afraid that isn't the answer. I now get 50 results but they are still the oldest dating back to 2006 and the basic top left search button is now the same as the top right search box.

Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Tug Fanatic on March 09, 2015, 02:10:10 PM
If I click advanced search I still get 50 dating forward from the maximum time that I set.

This does not include the most up to date results because there are more than 50 results found.

Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Tug Fanatic on March 09, 2015, 02:17:03 PM
If in Advanced Search I reduce the time period to 100 days it then brings up all the results within the last 100 days including the most up to date ones.

I don't know what changed but there used to be as many pages of results as the search needed but now 0ne page of 50 (was 20) seems to be all that you can get.


 
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 09, 2015, 02:29:29 PM
 
It's not an 'infinity' search as the server would blow up under the strain of the search weights!
This ain't no Google you know!!!!

Hmmm I wonder if Google 'site search' can be incorporated into the Forum....  let me do some digging around...!
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Tug Fanatic on March 09, 2015, 02:40:44 PM
I appreciate that but surely it is the wrong way round. What you get elsewhere is the most up to date results with a cut off point but what you get here is the oldest possible results - if you use the search box or the search button that is nothing less than around 9 years out of date for "thruster" which cannot be the most used word on the forum. As the forum progresses the results will always remain exactly the same and will just become more & more historic. In 2050 they will still be getting the same 50 results!!!!  :o

The only way that you can then find all the results is to count how many days old the last result you were given is and then put that into advanced search to get the next batch. Repeat as many times as necessary to get to the current day.

To get the latest results you have to go into advanced search and take a guess regarding how many days old will give you the 50th result back from the latest.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 09, 2015, 02:58:07 PM
 
 Listen! Don't blame me!  I only work here!   <*<

  I'll ring you - PM sent.  ok2

Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Tug Fanatic on March 09, 2015, 03:25:16 PM
PM sent but I have found the answer!

This has happened on both my computers so I don't think that it is me but in the advanced search box there is a box for search order which is set by default to oldest first. If I change that to newest first I get the latest results!!!  :-))   :-))   :-))

Unfortunately   <:(   <:(   <:(  the default for either of the basic search facilities (button or box) is oldest first. Can you change it because as a user I cannot?
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: U-33 on March 18, 2015, 02:51:26 PM
We're back online...


And...breathe.  %)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: rickles23 on March 18, 2015, 03:16:38 PM
Hi,

On the East Coast of Australia the web site has been off for two days.

Welcome back.

Regards
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Netleyned on March 18, 2015, 03:20:27 PM
Martin's got round to stoke the boiler :embarrassed:

Ned
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 18, 2015, 03:22:36 PM
 
Hey! We're back!!!

Sorry out outage, explanations later, very busy at work today...
.... it's never a good thing when you work in iT and the legal director has your phone on quick dial!  :((
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: U-33 on March 18, 2015, 03:32:39 PM
Martin, take heed of an old sweeper driver's method of dealing with that....'oh, did the phone ring? Never heard a thing, must have been in a bad reception area...'  ;D
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: dougal99 on March 18, 2015, 04:47:10 PM
Good work Martin. Take a bow!
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 12, 2015, 09:00:54 AM
 
I am pleased to announce that, after an unpaid sabbatical and rest, Bob (Shipmate 60) is rejoining the team of moderators. We all look forward to his renewed valuable input into Model Boat Mayhem.

Welcome back aboard Bob.


... get your PPE on!


Martin.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: U-33 on May 12, 2015, 01:54:49 PM
Oh gawd...there goes the neighbourhood.


Welcome back, Bob...sharpen your Big Red Pencil.  %)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Dannypenguin on May 12, 2015, 02:04:12 PM
Welcome back, Bob...sharpen your Big Red Pencil.  %)

Blue surley?  ok2

Welcome back Bob :-)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: TugCowboy on May 12, 2015, 02:29:59 PM
Welcome back Bob  :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Neil on May 12, 2015, 03:05:17 PM
and welcome back from me, bob.

neil.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Shipmate60 on May 12, 2015, 03:39:09 PM
Do you really think I haven't been still lurking on here, most of you knew I was.
I now feel refreshed but after reading everything that has gone on during my "rest", think a snooze is required!!


Bob
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Bob K on May 12, 2015, 04:03:57 PM
Welcome back Bob.  I shall look out for that black T shirt with you screen name on - Hard to miss really !
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: html on May 12, 2015, 09:10:52 PM
Nice to see you back officially Bob, the neighbourhood was going down hill without you mate. Are you coming to Wicksteed?

Brian
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: raflaunches on May 12, 2015, 10:48:04 PM
Hi Bob


Welcome back to the blue pen brigade! :-))


I noticed something had changed when I saw your old username pop up the evening before the announcement. Thought something had changed! Good to see you as a mod again.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Shipmate60 on May 13, 2015, 11:20:17 AM
Yes will be going to Wicksteed.
Will have to dust down my black SHIPMATE60 t-shirt though.


Bob
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: unbuiltnautilus on May 13, 2015, 12:31:07 PM
I've just seen your ugly brother :}
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Colin Bishop on May 13, 2015, 07:10:01 PM
Great to see all the support for the moderators, makes a very nice change from the usual opprobrium!

I welcome Bob's return, he will moderate with neither fear nor favour.

Colin
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 13, 2015, 07:22:50 PM
 
 Yeah, but I open to bribes!    :P
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Stavros on May 13, 2015, 07:58:50 PM
Yes will be going to Wicksteed.
Will have to dust down my black SHIPMATE60 t-shirt though.

 
Thought the MOTHS would have had it by now.....Great to have you Back
 
 
 
Dave


Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: gingyer on May 13, 2015, 09:20:04 PM
Yes will be going to Wicksteed.
Will have to dust down my black SHIPMATE60 t-shirt though.


Bob

Going to have to bring the cricklade so you can find all the faults :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on May 14, 2015, 01:19:49 AM

 Yeah, but I open to bribes!    :P

An Dats y day luvs ya  O0 O0 O0
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: cos918 on May 25, 2015, 10:07:50 PM
Note to sure what happing . When there was the great mayhem crash I lost my user ID. Martin got me back my old user name COS918 ,but old post said guest and I had a post count of zero,no problems . This evening The post count went up from 600 odd to 1500+ and  old post that said guest are now have my name to it strange .


john
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Tug-Kenny on May 25, 2015, 10:13:13 PM

We never close.     {-)

There's always work in the background that goes un-noticed,  sometimes.                       %)

ken

Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 25, 2015, 11:50:09 PM
 
Relinked your old posts to your current account!   :-)

Note to sure what happing . When there was the great mayhem crash I lost my user ID. Martin got me back my old user name COS918 ,but old post said guest and I had a post count of zero,no problems . This evening The post count went up from 600 odd to 1500+ and  old post that said guest are now have my name to it strange .


john
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Capt Podge on June 05, 2015, 11:46:51 PM
Is it just my system or is the Forum running V E R Y slow tonight ?  {:-{
 
Regards,
 
Ray.
 
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: david48 on June 05, 2015, 11:54:04 PM
No it's not just you ,it keeps dropping out up here in Strathdon ,Aberdeenshire , I've just run a test and have been through four different servers , Douglas IoM ,Carlisle ,Newcastle ,Aberdeen all this in about 10 minutes .
David
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: derekwarner_decoy on June 06, 2015, 06:19:32 AM
Super slow in OZ this morning......only MBM, not other WEB sites .....Derek
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: rickles23 on June 06, 2015, 07:24:04 AM
Hi,

It is 16.26 on the 6th. June in Port Macquarie on the East coast of Australia and all is working well on MBM.

Regards
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Netleyned on June 06, 2015, 08:11:31 AM
At 0810 BST
Position 53 degrees 32 minutes North
on the Greenwich Meridian
MBM is tickertyboo😃

Ned
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Brian60 on June 15, 2015, 06:25:32 PM
Has anyone else noticed problems concerning forum content lately? For instance I have just seen a post by escipion called re: windows and doors. Enter the forum (working boats) and there is no sign of a topic called windows and doors, its actually the police launch topic. I have seen this a couple of times with various topics in the last week or two.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Netleyned on June 15, 2015, 06:37:30 PM
Just trying a post to see if changing the subject in a thread changes the topic heading.

Ned
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Netleyned on June 15, 2015, 06:38:23 PM
Yep, that's the way to do it :-))

Ned
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 15, 2015, 08:34:16 AM

NB:

The Forum will be taken off-line Sunday afternoon (Aug 16 2015) in loving memory of   Maureen Millers,   ( Wicksteed MBC )


Just a heartfelt thank you for the Tribute to Maureen on the website.

'During her short illness followed by the sudden passing ( on the day she was due to be discharged) I was overwhelmed by the number of emails I received from Mayhemers all over the UK, how my personal email address got out I don’t know and it’s of no consequence, they were all very welcome.

Apart from our dogs she only really had a few major interests in retirement, the house and garden and model boating, though she never had a boat of her own. The model boating interests were the Wicksteed club, as Secretary that consumed a lot of her time beavering away quietly in the background as they do in most clubs and Model Boat Mayhem. At the shows that we attended, as a club or as individuals, she would always promote Mayhem as a source of help and encouragement  ( I know she thought Martin was cute and cuddly!)  to  newcomers to the hobby as well is signing up the unwary if they lived within reach of Wicksteed Park as club members.

Most of you who attended Mayhem at Wicksteed over the last 4/5 years will remember her running the tombola stall and for her the greatest accolade paid to her in all those years was this year 2015 when it was reported back to her that (I believe) it was one of the Scots lads had said that walking past the tombola tent was akin to being "mugged by Nora Batty", she just punched the air and shouted ‘YES’, I think she felt she had ’arrived’, notoriety was hers at last!

To all those that have contacted me please accept my thanks for you concern and kind thoughts.'

Paul.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 16, 2015, 10:30:11 PM
 
And we're back.


  Let the Mayhem continue....!
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on September 01, 2015, 11:53:21 AM
 
Any drawing / illustrators on Mayhem?

It would be useful to know someone that can do some simple drawings for Mayhem.
Nothing in depth, e.g. something like the Springer tug.

Martin   :-)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on September 30, 2015, 10:48:43 AM
 
Please note,  clarification to Sales rule 3.

New.
3. Mayhem adverts are to be exclusive to Mayhem.   i.e.. No Duplicate listings on Ebay, Facebook, etc.
     If you have / want to list sale simultaneously elsewhere, please inform a moderator so we can remove it from Mayhem,
      Discussion: http://tinyurl.com/p35rteb (http://tinyurl.com/p35rteb)


Old.
3. Ebay listings are not to be duplicated here without prior consent of a moderator.
    ( List on Mayhem  or  on Ebay but not both simultaneously! )
      Discussion: http://tinyurl.com/p35rteb

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,9048.0.html
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on October 20, 2015, 10:37:18 AM

Morning Chaps & Ladies!

Sorry about the outage this morning, mix up over the hosting  bill!  Now paid.



So.....
Donations to Mayhem running costs please!
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/paypal.htm (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/paypal.htm)


(http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/images/j0296888.gif)



Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on October 20, 2015, 04:34:30 PM

Server seems a bit unstable this afternoon, I'm investigating....  >:-o
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: dougal99 on October 20, 2015, 04:52:26 PM
Phew! You're back. Thanks for all your efforts Martin.  :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Tug Hercules Fireman on October 20, 2015, 04:57:23 PM
Martin,

Greetings.

I thoroughly enjoy the Mayhem Forums.

Happy to make a donation; Can You give us some idea of costs involved in managing the forums??

Just interested.

Thank You.

Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on October 21, 2015, 09:58:55 PM
 
New Hovercraft section! http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/board,178.0.html

We'll be moving all the older hovercraft posts in  over the next few weeks.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: rickles23 on October 22, 2015, 04:28:33 AM
Hi,


In Port Macquarie there have been no problems.


Must be the time difference.


Regards
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: rickles23 on November 03, 2015, 02:38:20 PM
Hi Admin,


Hopefully the fault is in our side of the world.


No MBM all day in Port Macquarie.


Just come back on at 01.37 Oz time or 14.38 UK Time.


Regards
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 03, 2015, 02:57:43 PM
Afternoon Rickles23,

We were down for a while this morning but been back up for hours....
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Peter Fitness on November 03, 2015, 09:31:02 PM
Rickles, you seem to have a lot of problems with Mayhem down your way, perhaps you should consider leaving Port and moving farther north, I rarely have a problem ok2


Peter.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: TheLongBuild on November 03, 2015, 11:07:33 PM
Rickles, you seem to have a lot of problems with Mayhem down your way, perhaps you should consider leaving Port and moving farther north, I rarely have a problem ok2


Peter.
No, it was down here as well last night for a while..
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on November 04, 2015, 12:39:47 AM

Am further North than Peter, no problems here, so it must be the location O0 O0,
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: rickles23 on November 04, 2015, 03:24:42 AM
Hi,


I have spoken to the provider and they are looking into it,


It seems that a few storms have been around which might have started the problem.


All is well now.


Move further North???? No way Port will do me...:)


Regards
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on November 04, 2015, 08:30:58 AM
C'mon Rickles you know you want to. O0 O0

Left the big smoke way way back and have not regretted since.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 04, 2015, 10:19:37 AM
 
Thanks for the 'Head's Up' about the Spammer yesterday, much appreciated.  :-))

For future reference I've set up an 'off Forum' email so you can contact me direct in case of spammer, server problems, outage, etc.

                     http://Mayhembackupemail@gmail.com

  or  on Faceache Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/ModelBoatMayhem/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/ModelBoatMayhem/)
 
 
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: rickles23 on November 04, 2015, 01:36:10 PM

Hi RAAArtygunner,


At the risk of upsetting our fantastic and most beloved Moderator I will put in this one last post on this thread.


I do travel to Brisbane now and then to help out my Martial Art teacher. Like most cities the place is too noisy and busy for me.


Going South, Victoria is too cold and has odd road rules.. :)


Regards
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 04, 2015, 02:39:23 PM
 
What, me worry?!

What can I do for you Rickles23?
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Netleyned on November 04, 2015, 03:11:29 PM
Think he means Peter  ;D ;D ;D  Martin  {-) {-)


Ned
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: rickles23 on November 04, 2015, 03:25:07 PM
Hi Martin,


I thought that I was getting a bit off track with this thread is all


Regards
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Netleyned on November 04, 2015, 03:28:27 PM
Think he means Peter  ;D ;D ;D  Martin  {-) {-)


OOPs Sorry


Ned
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Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 04, 2015, 05:44:05 PM
 
Ah! Being too helpful again!
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on November 05, 2015, 01:38:44 AM
Hi Martin,


I thought that I was getting a bit off track with this thread is all


Regards

 :o :o :o That is the norm around here  %) %) %)

If Brissie is noisy then don't go to Sydney  {-) {-) {-)

I think Ned was correct, OK back to topic.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: rickles23 on November 08, 2015, 01:56:11 PM
Hi,


I have found the cause of the connection problem I reported a few days ago.


It seems that the main provider was updating the system.


I have emailed them asking to be informed when next they do so.


That was the clean and nice translating of what was actually said.


Regards
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 25, 2016, 08:35:26 AM
 Trader List updated.
( A Model World Westbourne )
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Hellboy Paul on March 25, 2016, 09:46:24 AM
Hi Martin, I think Marks Model Bits needs updating as well.. Didn't they move a while back??


Paul...
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 25, 2016, 12:08:24 PM
 
Thanks,. updated.

Also updated Photos or the Month.
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/index.htm

Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 07, 2016, 07:28:05 PM
 
Thanks to everyone that reported that idiot Spammer earlier, you guys do make this Forum great!








                                                                                         .... besides, you can get Viagra much cheaper elsewhere.....   %)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 22, 2016, 04:46:55 PM

Apologies for the outage - Server restarted.   :-)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: rickles23 on June 22, 2016, 05:00:59 PM
Hi,


Back on in Australia.


Regards
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Charlie on June 22, 2016, 05:08:56 PM
Back online - Hurrah :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 24, 2016, 11:57:00 AM
 Morning All,

 Well huge surprise and shake up here in UK politics!
 See: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/politics/eu_referendum/results (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/politics/eu_referendum/results)

 As this is a model boat forum, we found that politics and religion are such emotive subjects that we have had to declare them verboten!

 Sorry about this but we have learnt this on Mayhem the hard way....!    {:-{
 
 Kind Regards,
 Martin - Admin 
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: rickles23 on June 24, 2016, 04:46:53 PM
Well said, Martin.


Regards
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 12, 2016, 09:39:41 AM

Major software upgrade last night, and Mayhem still works! .... that's a first!
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Capt Podge on July 12, 2016, 05:45:47 PM
Great to have it back Martin - your efforts are appreciated. O0 :-))

Regards,

Ray.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Charlie on July 14, 2016, 11:21:13 AM
And we're back :-)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on July 14, 2016, 01:15:16 PM

Yes, message said connection problems, good that all is well again.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: NFMike on July 14, 2016, 02:14:30 PM

Major software upgrade last night, and Mayhem still works! .... that's a first!

Spoke too soon  :}
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: rickles23 on July 14, 2016, 03:36:27 PM
Hi,


At Port Macquarie in Oz the site went off for a couple of hours.


The message I got was that the web providers were not talking.


Regards
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 14, 2016, 05:36:33 PM

Yes, we seem to be having some problems this week.

I'll bet the web hosting company will want more money to fix it?!

Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Bob K on July 15, 2016, 04:54:09 PM
As I have Mayhem as my joint home page (which is why I appear to have been logged on forever) I note the system has been down again for an extended period again this afternoon.  At the least the 4th outage over 2 to 3 days.

Please spare a thought for Martin who may be pulling his hair out keep rebooting the database.

We do appreciate your efforts Martin.  Some of us get withdrawal symptoms after a few hours.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 15, 2016, 08:03:13 PM
 
In another argument why they Always want more money to fix problems!
They don't seem or want to do any real investigation, of which I;m sure is a technical problem.

Hang in there chaps... or be prepared to get our cheque books out!  {:-{
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: ballastanksian on July 15, 2016, 08:32:46 PM
You are doing great Martin.
Title: Forum
Post by: madrob on July 22, 2016, 04:46:55 PM
Has the forum been down for a couple of hours today, and yesterday too, or is it just me
Title: Re: Forum
Post by: Fastfaz on July 22, 2016, 05:01:49 PM
   I've had a few issues with the access it saying " unavailable site busy please try later" being from the Jurassic age I haven't got a clue if there is a problem.
     Cheers,
             Faz.
Title: Re: Forum
Post by: dougal99 on July 22, 2016, 05:32:25 PM
Been out here for a couple of hours - SMF problem - busy server. has happened nearly every day this week  <:(
Title: Re: Forum
Post by: aeronut on July 23, 2016, 01:03:47 PM
BT seem to have many problems this week!
Title: Re: Forum
Post by: Netleyned on July 23, 2016, 07:59:59 PM
Been rock solid for ages until the software upgrade last week


I blame Win 10  :D


Ned
Title: Re: Forum
Post by: TheLongBuild on July 23, 2016, 08:06:00 PM
Has the forum been down for a couple of hours today, and yesterday too, or is it just me

Just you LOL
Title: Re: Forum
Post by: essex2visuvesi on July 23, 2016, 09:02:17 PM
BT seem to have many problems this week!


Yep issues at work with our networks due to BT
Title: Re: Forum
Post by: NFMike on July 23, 2016, 11:30:00 PM

Yep issues at work with our networks due to BT
To be fair they weren't BT failures. Both outages were caused by power failures at two separate data centres (with different operators) almost exactly 24 hours apart. One of those rare coincidences.
I believe Plusnet also got hammered by at least one event.
Title: Re: Forum
Post by: meechingman on July 24, 2016, 07:44:56 PM
Hammered by both events, though not quite as bad the second time. The first was almost a case of no internet whatsoever, the second more a case of certain sites not reachable or going really slowly.
Title: Re: Forum
Post by: tigertiger on July 25, 2016, 03:16:12 AM
Coincidence?
There was a huge clampdown on torrent sites and their owners. Torrent sites are advising people to use a VPN to hide their IP addresses, which suggests there will be more tracking.
I am not saying this is related, and I am not saying that people should download using torrents, as this can be naughty  :police:
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Netleyned on July 25, 2016, 08:59:22 PM
Another outage
Software upgrade seems to have
done a whoopsie :embarrassed:


Ned
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 25, 2016, 09:01:55 PM
 
 
 
Sorry about the outage this afternoon, we've got a rather expensive sever issue, we need to upgraded the hosting service ...... and rather quickly!   -   Has anyone got a spare   £550  laying around?!   :o
 
   ..... all contributions gratefully received.

 


                                 (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/images/j0296888.gif)
      http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/paypal.htm (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/paypal.htm)


                              Please be aware that the contributions may be thriftily spent on chips, KFC and fizzy pop!
                 Anything left over will be spent on web host  servers, software, support apps and web hosting costs!

 
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 25, 2016, 09:06:44 PM
 
        (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/images/Logo_New_Forum.jpg) (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php)

                              Please be aware that the contributions may be thriftily spent on chips, KFC and fizzy pop!
                 Anything left over will be spent on web host  servers, software, support apps and web hosting costs!

 
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: g6swj on July 26, 2016, 12:12:15 AM
Hi Martin,
What is the issue? - that sounds and expensive fix.


What type/spec of host do you have now  - I have several hosted sites, dynamic databased but not forum based which I am sure have their own demands
Regards
Jonathan
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: derekwarner_decoy on July 26, 2016, 04:14:41 AM
Martin......even though a pensioner...I attempted to donate....however your Paypal system >>:-( <*< ..is for UK land based addresses only  :o

When I attempted payment....got the ERROR message that my Country/Postcode was invalid.....................

Well naturally I know this as I am 22,000 kilometres from your UK PostBox.................

Derek

 
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: BrianB6 on July 26, 2016, 06:19:46 AM
Did you change the country to Australia?
I got a similar message when trying to use my credit card but Paypal was fine.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: derekwarner_decoy on July 26, 2016, 07:17:03 AM
Hi Brian......please see my log in image below for the donation page  %) for Credit Card ..............Country = Australia ........

I prefer not to use PayPal................Derek
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Bob K on July 26, 2016, 07:52:44 AM
Donated:  If all of us do then crowd-sourcing will help Martin sort the server problems, which now seems to go down for several hours each day.

Incidentally, whilst stating prefer not to use PayPal, I tried three times to donate using my regular debit card.  It kept throwing me back to have to fill in all the information again (incl address etc).
In the end it shunted the payment to Paypal anyway.  I think the s/w is geared to decline anything but PayPal.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: eddiesolo on July 26, 2016, 08:22:15 AM
Donated. Couldn't afford a lot but despite not posting loads on this site I have been on here for a while and enjoy looking through the posts and have had some great feedback and help. Hope it helps Martin, keep up the good work!


Si:)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: barriew on July 26, 2016, 08:52:27 AM
Donated:  If all of us do then crowd-sourcing will help Martin sort the server problems, which now seems to go down for several hours each day.

Incidentally, whilst stating prefer not to use PayPal, I tried three times to donate using my regular debit card.  It kept throwing me back to have to fill in all the information again (incl address etc).
In the end it shunted the payment to Paypal anyway.  I think the s/w is geared to decline anything but PayPal.


Paypal is a Card Processor as well as a Payment System in its own right. You can pay with Debit & Credit Cards (UK)  via Paypal without having a Paypal account. Its just like World Pay and the other online card processing services in that respect.


Barrie
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Crossie on July 26, 2016, 11:33:26 AM

 Hi Martin, a few £ donated hope it helps,
                                                                           Trevor.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 26, 2016, 11:37:31 AM
Hi Martin,
What is the issue? - that sounds and expensive fix.

What type/spec of host do you have now  - I have several hosted sites, dynamic databased  but not forum based which I am sure have their own demands.

Current spec:
Linux VPS:  100 GB SSD,  2000 GB, 2048 MB, 2 Cores
Need to take it up to 4096 Mb RAM to compensate for the real-time AV. which is causing clamd failures.    >:-o

£550 for the upgrade and 12 months hosting.    {:-{
 

Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 26, 2016, 11:44:33 AM
 
NB: Gratitudes for contributions received so far!   :-))
Title: Re: Forum
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on July 26, 2016, 12:20:42 PM
Coincidence?
There was a huge clampdown on torrent sites and their owners. Torrent sites are advising people to use a VPN to hide their IP addresses, which suggests there will be more tracking.
I am not saying this is related, and I am not saying that people should download using torrents, as this can be naughty  :police:

Cutting a long story short, the Australian courts have rejected legal manoeuvres to stop pirating and made mention of the excessive costs to Australians.
So bottom line, Aussies will continue to find ways around the restrictions.  O0 O0 :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: JayDee on July 26, 2016, 01:14:28 PM
Hello,

DONATED,  Diverted some of my Government Money ( Pension).
Come on Chaps, what would we do without MAYHEM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

John,  :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 26, 2016, 01:35:24 PM



 ..............  but just to let you know JayDee, I had already deducted from your pension already but thanks anyway!   :kiss:
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: carlmt on July 26, 2016, 01:55:48 PM
Done!!!
Martin - Will send you a PM shortly  :-))

Carl
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: rickles23 on July 26, 2016, 03:48:29 PM
Hi Martin I have sent a PM to you. Regards
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: slinger on July 26, 2016, 04:58:26 PM
Donation made :-)) :-))   Keep up the good work Martin :-) :-)


Graham
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: davidm1945 on July 26, 2016, 05:06:08 PM
Hi Martin, as I am also a poor old pensioner (sob) I had a difficult decision to make:-
Pay the electric bill?
The gas bill?
The wife's hairdresser?

Then I thought  - no brainer ....donation paid!

Thanks for all your hard work.

Dave.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: tica on July 26, 2016, 05:09:56 PM
Also did a donation hope that you'll soon be up and running with a new server

No problems with Paypal via DK.

BR
Carsten
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: tugmad on July 26, 2016, 05:54:49 PM
Donation made with pleasure.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Skimmer Fan on July 26, 2016, 06:26:17 PM
Donation sent :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: alan44 on July 26, 2016, 08:07:56 PM
Donation made. Least I could do for so many hours of reading pleasure.


          Alan 👍
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: big_bri on July 26, 2016, 08:32:07 PM
A hand full of Scottish groats added to the kitty Martin, hope it helps :-))
Bri.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: steamboat66 on July 26, 2016, 09:06:52 PM
donation sent. :-))
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Post by: Firefly on July 26, 2016, 09:11:35 PM
A couple of squid added to the kitty.  Every little helps as they say !!  O0


Mick
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Post by: ballastanksian on July 26, 2016, 10:00:31 PM
Likewise, I cannot imagine Mayhem not being in my life! Should we also furnish Martin with all the vitamins, minerals plus a bubbblewrap suit and a NBC proof bunker to make sure he and Mayhem are secured for to forseeable future?

Donation made.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: kinmel on July 26, 2016, 10:16:35 PM
Since it is my first port of call every morning I too have made a donation
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Capt Podge on July 26, 2016, 10:43:32 PM
Fantastic service being provided Martin (& Co.) - Donation made. :-)

Regards,

Ray.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Capt Podge on July 26, 2016, 10:48:16 PM
...and, for anyone else who, like myself, wants to donate but doesn't want (or need) a paypal account, here is the link

www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/paypal.htm

Regards,

Ray.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Peter Fitness on July 26, 2016, 11:16:43 PM
I'm in too. It's great to see the support given to Martin by members for this wonderful model boating resource.

Peter Fitness
Moderator.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Paragon on July 26, 2016, 11:32:18 PM
Donation made .
I don't post that much but really enjoy reading the posts and viewing all your fantastic models !!






John
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: dpbarry on July 27, 2016, 01:03:34 AM
Donation sent. Can't let this site go down!!  >>:-( <*<


Declan
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: raflaunches on July 27, 2016, 06:09:13 AM
Definitely can't let this site down, hopefully you received my donation when you first mentioned the problem. I get too much enjoyment from this excellent forum and its members to let it slide away. :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: g6swj on July 27, 2016, 07:32:25 AM
Donation made

Put some pennies in the meter yesterday morning to help stop the lights going out

Keep up the good work Martin

Regards
Jonathan
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: petermun on July 27, 2016, 08:38:49 AM
Donation made.
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Post by: mikew on July 27, 2016, 09:22:14 AM
A few more Quid

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Post by: Tug-Kenny on July 27, 2016, 10:30:23 AM

Donation made.

We are expanding due to our great success.  Well done Martin and all the members.


ken Churchill

Global Moderator

Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: IKB on July 27, 2016, 10:39:54 AM
Awesome site, donation made  :-))
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Post by: sharkbite0 on July 27, 2016, 12:11:29 PM
a few more £££££ added to the pot martin
best site out there guys so come on lets fill the pot for martin and the team and keep this site going  :-))
regards
mick
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: mrlownotes on July 27, 2016, 02:55:59 PM
Donation Actioned. The Mayhem forum is my 'goto' read every day.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Davew on July 27, 2016, 06:11:15 PM
As the forum  got stuck  last  post at 3 14 am
DaveW
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: essex2visuvesi on July 27, 2016, 06:30:43 PM
Shekels transfered
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 27, 2016, 06:50:17 PM
 
Great stuff lads, very impressed!
About 70% there already!   :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: essex2visuvesi on July 27, 2016, 07:25:42 PM
Payday friday
Will send more.


Just a thought..... maybe we could charge for sales adverts on Mayhem.  Not a kings ransom, just a pound or 2
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: ballastanksian on July 27, 2016, 10:42:03 PM
Good idea  :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Colin Bishop on July 27, 2016, 10:58:05 PM
Too complicated to operate I think unless you just ask people to make a PayPal donation every time you advertise.

Incidentally, although the Forum now seems to be up all the time I have told Martin that should there be an inadvertent period of downtime he can make announcements on the Model Boats Website Forum: http://www.modelboats.co.uk/forums/

So, if necessary you can look there for information.

Colin
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 28, 2016, 11:21:52 PM
 
 I try to keep adverts to a minimum on Mayhem.... yes I know I don't know how the world and the Interwebs work!

 But you kind generosity is truly amazing!
 Just a little way to go and we're back in the black..... or is that also politically incorrect these days!   %)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: rickles23 on July 29, 2016, 09:43:10 AM
Hi,


Did you perhaps mean 'various shades of grey' ?


Mind you here in Oz there is a transgender school principal who wants to ban the words Mum and Dad.


Regards



Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: g6swj on July 29, 2016, 09:51:56 AM
Too complicated to operate I think unless you just ask people to make a PayPal donation every time you advertise.
Colin

I would suggest that a sensible "gentleman's agreement" is proposed so that when you sell an item on Mayhem - a 5% donation of sale proceeds is deposited into the  "keep Mayhem on-line fund"

I would hope that this would be acceptable to forum members and a good way to top up the pot - Anybody second my suggestion?

Regards
Jonathan
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Bob K on July 29, 2016, 10:29:24 AM
I would suggest that a sensible "gentleman's agreement" is proposed so that when you sell an item on Mayhem - a 5% donation of sale proceeds is deposited into the  "keep Mayhem on-line fund"

I would hope that this would be acceptable to forum members and a good way to top up the pot - Anybody second my suggestion?

Regards
Jonathan

That sounds an excellent idea.  It would have to be made clear that this is an optional, but greatly appreciated, system that allows Martin to keep this forum going without him having to appeal for crowd sourced funding whenever annual hosting / server upgrade costs come up.   5% on sales over say £20 is not a big deal, especially when without this forum member sellers would otherwise have had to resort to more risky selling means.

Remember, how else can we rely on daily doses of swashbuckling humour coupled with seriously interesting build info
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Post by: jimmy2310 on July 29, 2016, 10:44:07 AM
I second that idea,
lets have a show of hands.

Jimmy
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: essex2visuvesi on July 29, 2016, 11:17:12 AM
That sounds an excellent idea.  It would have to be made clear that this is an optional, but greatly appreciated, system that allows Martin to keep this forum going without him having to appeal for crowd sourced funding whenever annual hosting / server upgrade costs come up.   5% on sales over say £20 is not a big deal, especially when without this forum member sellers would otherwise have had to resort to more risky selling means.

Remember, how else can we rely on daily doses of swashbuckling humour coupled with seriously interesting build info


I'll go with that
Still cheaper and less risky than evilbay
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: JayDee on July 29, 2016, 11:52:01 AM
Hello,

 A show of Hands would be a good idea -  - but first, lets get the Donations up to date.
Then we can all relax and get back onto the straight and level.
Lets get everything organised, then, we can sort out how to prevent this from ever happening again !!!.
I am still worrying !!.

John.  {:-{
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 29, 2016, 01:32:34 PM
 
Hi John,

I'm nominating you as Mayhem's financial manager.

.... know any dodgy blokes from the wrong side of the tracks?!
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: JayDee on July 29, 2016, 03:40:48 PM
Martin,

I dare not answer the last question !!.

John  %)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Crossie on July 29, 2016, 04:04:13 PM
 A voluntary 5% donation seems quite acceptable especially when one considers that the item is generally seen by a dedicated audience and sale is quite likely, I estimate about 175 entries so far this year in the For Sale lists and most items eventually change hands, so over the course of a year should raise a few £s.  As Henry Ford said 'there's no such thing as a free lunch' and while we all pay one way and another for our use of internet sites, this Forum is free to us as readers and contributors while there are many that require a membership fee to read/use the main content of the site or are blighted by advertising banners and videos. If it came to the crunch, I for one would rather pay a small annual fee than have funding advertisements popping up all over the place.
                                       Trevor
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: ballastanksian on July 29, 2016, 09:28:40 PM
regarding your concerns about 'popping adverst all over the place'. If you mean adverts from traders etc then I would not have adverts, as we know most if not all of the traders through good practice reports and the fact that a good number of traders etc are actually memebers like Dean's, Linkspan etcrequests for money.

If you mean Mayhem adverts calling for funds, then the odd one can't hurt, especially if it helps prevent panic moments like we had this week.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Crossie on July 29, 2016, 10:15:46 PM

 No, by my use of the phrase 'funding adverts' I wasn't referring to in house adverts appealing for funds such as we had this week- that is quite acceptable- after all it's a sort of whip round amongst friends , what I meant was the selling of space to commercial advertising to fund the site. Some forums that I have dipped into ( mostly across the pond) do have banners and pop-ups advertising all manner of businesses

                          Trevor
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: imsinking on July 29, 2016, 11:39:36 PM
No, by my use of the phrase 'funding adverts' I wasn't referring to in house adverts appealing for funds such as we had this week- that is quite acceptable- after all it's a sort of whip round amongst friends , what I meant was the selling of space to commercial advertising to fund the site. Some forums that I have dipped into ( mostly across the pond) do have banners and pop-ups advertising all manner of businesses

                          Trevor


Don't even think about commercial ADs Martin , some forums are clogged stupid with them, & slow their sites down drastically .
I have ad block on google chrome on my main machine & not on the secondary comp', the differences in speed on the 'free' forums are mind boggling at times, some of the banners are that badly constructed they've frozen the page , needing to close the browser to get off it . . .
Bill   
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: petermun on July 30, 2016, 10:28:22 AM
I don`t really see a problem, if all the Mayhem members chipped in a few pounds, the question of adverts would never arise.   Before anyone asks, yes I have.  Pete
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Colin Bishop on July 30, 2016, 10:54:26 AM
Martin usually does an annual reminder for donations which I think works quite well and the response to exceptional circumstances, as in this case, seems to show that the membership are very willing to respond when asked.

If you value a privately owned website then a small annual contribution to the hosting costs, if requested,  is the right thing to do. Small sums from a lot of people soon add up.

Colin
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 02, 2016, 11:08:21 AM
 
We've Done it chaps!

We're all funded up for the next and now able to make the back end server changes required.
A huge thank you for all donations, particularly the small ones, the middle range ones and the couple of large ones too!






To insure the long term financial stability of Mayhem, the funds will be used as follows:
High interest account with Barings Bank,
Hedge fund with Enron,
Several high yield investments on the Nigerian Stock Exchange,
Couple of acres of land near the San Andreas fault,
A cannabis sativa herbal house farm on the wrong side of the tracks,
And a bet on England, Scotland, Wales or Ireland winning the World Cup.
...... I'll share any profits out accordingly!



Again, a big thank you to all contributors.
Those that had PayPal issues, please drop some shekels in a RNLI tin.


  Martin - Admin   :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: dpbarry on August 02, 2016, 11:17:56 AM
Yer pushing yer luck there Martin.... >>:-( >>:-(

England winning the World Cup. Hah!! <*< <*<

 {-) :embarrassed: :embarrassed: {-)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Paragon on August 02, 2016, 11:27:16 AM
Good stuff , glad to hear it's all sorted for the next while !  :-)) :-))



John 
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Post by: JayDee on August 02, 2016, 12:48:33 PM


 :-)) The BEST News all week !!. :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Bob K on August 02, 2016, 12:58:37 PM
Wonderful news Martin.  Excellent   :-))  {-)

PS:  My comment about PayPal was just that I read that other forms of payment were preferred. 
I tried, but it diverted to Paypal anyway - which went through fine.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: jaymac on August 02, 2016, 01:08:39 PM
Careful Martin   its shekels not not shekles  good job you got the right profit   :}
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 02, 2016, 03:18:48 PM
Careful Martin   its shekels not not shekles  good job you got the right profit   :}

Corrected!   Thanks.   

Spellcheck  >>:-(   ... I'll get that fixed too!    <*<

Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: SailorGreg on August 03, 2016, 08:29:08 AM
Well done everybody - but as a footnote to this, I bet most Mayhemers take one (or more) of the modelling mags available out there.  Consider how much an annual subscription is to one of those, then consider the sheer volume and quality of material you get here compared to those mags.  Not knocking the press, just saying that MBM delivers a heck of a lot and is worth at least the same as an annual mag subscription.   O0 O0

Unless of course Martin's investment plans deliver the anticipated massive return, then we can all save ourselves a few quid!   %% %%

Greg
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Post by: Tug-Kenny on August 03, 2016, 09:36:08 AM

Wonderful news,  especially to us enthusiasts.   :-))

ken
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Captain Flack on August 09, 2016, 05:32:43 PM
This may be at my end, or I may be expecting too much, too quickly but got the normal server error message this afternoon when trying to access Mayhem!
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Netleyned on August 09, 2016, 05:52:37 PM
Think there was a short outage Cap'n


Ned
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Bob K on August 09, 2016, 06:09:48 PM
Mayhem not accessible between 11:30 and 3:30 BST today. 
(Shows what happens when you have this forum as your browser Home Page.)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 09, 2016, 06:28:43 PM
 
Still tweaking things.

Must give you my No. B ob so you can alert me if Mayhem is off-line , 'til I can get the fix in place....
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Bob K on August 09, 2016, 07:37:35 PM
You are doing a great Job Martin -  I am not complaining.   :-))
By all means PM me your number as Mayhem is my Home Page so 'lights up' if poorly.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on August 10, 2016, 05:47:46 AM

We also felt the tremor here in Oz  O0 O0 O0
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on August 10, 2016, 05:59:33 AM
Since last outage seem to be having a problem staying logged in.
Instead of having back arrow to go back to previous page have to leave the page and log in again.???????
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: jaymac on August 10, 2016, 08:32:14 AM
Why not use the Home button?
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on August 10, 2016, 09:28:15 AM
Thank you, tried the Home button but it took me back to the beginning.

The "back/forward" arrows would let you go back and forth to the previous screens when reading unread posts or topics etc.

Not sure if it is the site or my PC , but those two arrows no longer work.

Could be coincidental that it has happened after the recent dropout.

Previously, there have been no issues with ongoing problems after the forum has gone off line.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: imsinking on August 10, 2016, 09:39:02 AM
Thank you, tried the Home button but it took me back to the beginning.

The "back/forward" arrows would let you go back and forth to the previous screens when reading unread posts or topics etc.

Not sure if it is the site or my PC , but those two arrows no longer work.

Could be coincidental that it has happened after the recent dropout.

Previously, there have been no issues with ongoing problems after the forum has gone off line.


WINDOWS 10 ? ?  %%   
Bill
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on August 10, 2016, 09:42:09 AM

WINDOWS 10 ? ?  %%   
Bill

No.
I stayed with 7 Pro.
Has the forum host etc gone to Win10??????????????????
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Colin Bishop on August 10, 2016, 09:43:49 AM
Try using another browser and see if you still have the problem.

Also be sure to clear your temporary file cache, I have mine set to clear on browser exit.

Colin
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 10, 2016, 10:09:34 AM
 
Yes, try a different browser. Firefox is my favourite.

Also, do Virus and Maleware scan ...... just in case.

 M
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on August 12, 2016, 06:52:57 AM
Have completed Virus and malware scan, no items found. :-))

In interim, used my old XP PC machine to access the forum and all OK.

Indicates there is a problem with this PC, running WIN7Pro.

Will download another browser.

Thank you for the assistance.  O0 O0
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: malcolmfrary on August 12, 2016, 09:10:55 AM
What I have been fooled by is going to another page and getting a new tab and not noticing.  To revert to a previous page I have to reopen the original tab, the new one has no history, so it can't step back.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on August 12, 2016, 12:17:13 PM
Don't ask me what is going on as I haven't a clue.

Too many coincidences.

This PC, running WIN7Pro is now working fine. Only change is, 11 updates have been downloaded and installed.
Maybe one of them was browser related or whatever?

Anyway all is now fine.

Thank you one and all. :-)) :-)) O0 O0
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on September 04, 2016, 08:10:31 PM
 
Big maintenance cycle tonight Chaps!

Forum will be off-line during the night (UK) so we can move 14 Gigglebytes of data around the server!
Downloading a full backup now and then doing another on-server backup just before Pickfords Heavy Haulage arrive!

Off-line about midnight -'til 6:00 .... or just before I fall asleep and whenever I wake up!   O0
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: ballastanksian on September 04, 2016, 09:21:29 PM
God speed you merry Gigabytes:O)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: TheLongBuild on September 04, 2016, 09:45:25 PM

Big maintenance cycle tonight Chaps!

Off-line about midnight -'til 6:00 .... !   O0

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Capt Podge on September 04, 2016, 11:22:49 PM
It's all for our own good Martin - thank you for posting the warning, it is appreciated.

....time for a book reading catch up I guess <:( <:( <:(

Regards,

Ray.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on September 05, 2016, 10:08:43 AM
 
..... and we're back!

Have a look around, see if everything is where it should be and all photos still attached.   :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Bob K on September 05, 2016, 10:11:00 AM
Well done Martin !!!    Sounds like you could do with some serious zzzz's and a glass of something !!!
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on September 05, 2016, 10:17:26 AM
 
3 hours sleep in last 24 hourzzzzzzzzz..........
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on September 06, 2016, 04:00:25 AM

Photo  of  the  Month  - September  2016


(http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/Photo_month/images/Junk2.jpg)

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/Photo_month/16-09.htm
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: BrianB6 on September 06, 2016, 06:30:11 AM
4:00:25 AM
That's above and beyond the call of duty.
Off to bed NOW
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on September 22, 2016, 03:37:09 AM
 
Thanks for the idiot Spammer notifications chaps, much appreciated!   O0

 ... lot of them around this month.  >:-o
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: ballastanksian on September 22, 2016, 12:40:09 PM
That last picture you put up Martin was Junk  {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)

Seriously though, the sails on that model are lovely. Really accurate looking.

Thanks for pulling that all nighter for us, you are a Legend  :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on September 22, 2016, 01:02:09 PM
 
There seems to a Hell of a lot of Spammers around at the moment!

'Keep 'em peeled!'    >:-o




Thanks for the idiot Spammer notifications chaps, much appreciated!   O0

 ... lot of them around this month.  >:-o

Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on October 04, 2016, 04:29:03 PM
Forum Patched to 2.0.1.1

This patch will provide important security and bug fixes to your 2.0.11 forum.

Changelog
=========
- Fixed word censor injection by disallowing an empty 'proper word'
- Fixed bug where leaving a custom profile field blank on registration that has an email mask would throw an error
- Fixed PayPal integration to comply with their new forced SSL policy
- Fixed bug where notifications were sent for messages in inaccessible boards
- Fixed editor to make the editor work with Microsoft Edge
- Fixed issue where smiley popup window is blank on iOS 9 devices
- Fixed WYSIWYG editor in mobile devices
- Fixed an issue where SMF doesn't recognize new domain names and considers these as invalid
- Fixed an issue where SMF would allow empty BBC
- Fixed an issue where theme variants could not be selected
- Fixed an issue where the file version of Subs-Post.php could have been 2.0.8 or 2.0.11. It will be updated to 2.0.12 in either case.

      .... really needed to know that didn't you!   :P

 
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: ballastanksian on October 04, 2016, 08:34:32 PM
Well it made my evening more interesting  :o
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: derekwarner_decoy on October 04, 2016, 09:37:53 PM
The Italian version also provides a little more of the why, what & how...I suppose it all about Simple Machines  {-)........ Derek

___________________________________________________

Martedì, 27 Settembre 2016 21:42 da Darknico
Visite: 126 | Commenti: 13

Ciao ragazzi,
La Simple Machines ha rilasciato un aggiornamento per SMF 2.0.x, portandola alla versioni 2.0.12.
Questa patch è stata rilasciata per risolvere sia problemi di sicurezza, sia bug minori, quindi aggiornate il prima possibile!

Questo è il changelog ufficiale:

Citazione

Changelog
=========
- Fixed word censor injection by disallowing an empty 'proper word'
- Fixed vulnerable unserialize() code by converting all instances to safe_unserialize()
- Added a more thorough safe_unserialize() function to prevent object injection
-
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Peter Fitness on October 04, 2016, 10:34:01 PM
I'm really pleased that was all fixed, I can't tell you how worried I was about those issues :o %% {-)


Peter.
Title: Forum Errors - is Photo Bucket Working 14.10.2016....
Post by: derekwarner_decoy on October 14, 2016, 02:31:44 AM
Capt Poge......

Ray......here is an image that you have posted in the past few days......the image URL address is http://www.modelboatmayhem

Danielle's post image URL address is http://img.photobucket

Don't quite understand, but it appears to be a Photobucket hosting issue as this is the only thread that I am experiencing the issue with

Derek
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on October 14, 2016, 10:03:11 AM
 
Hi Derek,
I noticed something like that earlier this week, looking at older post with Photobucket photos, they wouldn't load until I logged into PBox?!
Have Photobucket changed their policy?
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Klunk on October 23, 2016, 05:24:24 AM
quick question
since friday I have no see latest posts at thetop of the screen when I log in. has something changed??? or has my pc done something!!!
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: derekwarner_decoy on October 23, 2016, 06:04:36 AM
Hullo Klunk..............the MBM website appears OK.......as @ 3:02:53 today......[your UK time]...

Still correctly reporting unread posts....

Derek
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Klunk on October 23, 2016, 07:09:12 AM
fixed it. there is a +- button top right! must have pressed it t some point!!
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Stavros on October 31, 2016, 08:42:58 PM
Was there an outage today as I couldnt access mayhem from my phone




Dave
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on October 31, 2016, 09:27:03 PM
 
Seems so. I got the phone alert but was to busy to investigate until I got home....  {:-{
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Stavros on October 31, 2016, 09:38:43 PM
Oki doki no worries thought my phone was on the blink




Dace
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: rickles23 on November 01, 2016, 07:12:44 AM
Hi Martin,


Thank you for the reply on Facebook.


Regards
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: tizdaz on November 29, 2016, 12:16:40 AM
Hiya Martin,

just a heads up, there seems to be issues with tags ([ size] & [ quote] not closing properly, sometimes when I make a post (or edit one) all the format goes pear shaped! ..ive not got a screenshot but basically, the font becomes tiny (so tiny that you can barely see it & at first glance) it seems like you have posted nothing or if editing, it seems like you have just deleted your text, but it becomes visable when you highlight the text. Other times there will be [ size] & [ /size] tags left open/closed throughout the post when its posted?


Ive tried closing the tags manually when it happens but to no avail, the only fix is to refresh the page then try again, so its a strange one!

I've noticed on a few older topics i've read others have had similar issues as the tags are visable in the topics etc.

But.. it only seems to do it when using my Android phone using Chrome browser, its all good from my PC etc, anyway just a heads up fella :)

Cheers
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: verithingeoff on November 29, 2016, 03:03:56 AM
Hiya Martin,

just a heads up, there seems to be issues with tags ([ size] & [ quote] not closing properly, sometimes when I make a post (or edit one) all the format goes pear shaped! ..I've not got a screenshot but basically, the font becomes tiny (so tiny that you can barely see it & at first glance) it seems like you have posted nothing or if editing, it seems like you have just deleted your text, but it becomes visible when you highlight the text. Other times there will be [ size] & [ /size] tags left open/closed throughout the post when its posted?


Ive tried closing the tags manually when it happens but to no avail, the only fix is to refresh the page then try again, so its a strange one!

I've noticed on a few older topics i've read others have had similar issues as the tags are visible in the topics etc.

But.. it only seems to do it when using my Android phone using Chrome browser, its all good from my PC etc, anyway just a heads up fella :)

Cheers


I get the same problems on my Mac using Chrome. Haven't tried any other browser (http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j183/gwa_2006/Avatars%20etc/ozzhatcorks.gif) (http://s80.photobucket.com/user/gwa_2006/media/Avatars%20etc/ozzhatcorks.gif.html)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: tizdaz on November 29, 2016, 03:17:59 AM
i use chrome on my PC and it works ok, just seems to be on android device it does it :s
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on November 29, 2016, 03:54:52 AM

Yes,  O0 O0 site is OK way up here, am not using neither of the  items mentioned.
Therefore may be individual devices/combinations and not a forum problemo
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 29, 2016, 06:09:50 AM
 
Try unit the 'WYSIWYG' editor! -  {:-{
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 06, 2017, 08:03:52 PM


    Photos of the month updated! -
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/Photo_month/17-02.htm
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 13, 2017, 04:20:13 PM
 
Opps! Stuck on the A14 ..... back on-line now.   :-)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Stavros on February 13, 2017, 04:29:15 PM
Thanks ...after 3 hours I get the SHAKES terrible these withdrawl symptoms




Dave
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: T33cno on March 09, 2017, 06:36:56 PM
What am I doing wrong?
I do not get any email notifications
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: unbuiltnautilus on March 09, 2017, 06:43:00 PM
What am I doing wrong?
I do not get any email notifications


Lucky you! Tell me how you do it...please tell me %%
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 09, 2017, 06:58:20 PM
 

It's a Hotmail issue, due to the millions of fake accounts in Hotmail, many ISP's & web host companies have just blacklisted the whole of Hotmail!  Many, many web sites have problems accessing Hotmail accounts, including Mayhem!

Long story short, get a new email account with someone else.   {:-{
 
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: T33cno on March 09, 2017, 07:20:16 PM
I'll change it thank you Martin :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on March 10, 2017, 03:05:12 AM

Lucky you! Tell me how you do it...please tell me %%

Don't switch on your computer  %) %) %) {-) {-) {-)

C'mon you know you love it.  O0 O0 O0
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 28, 2017, 10:52:16 AM

Hotmail email accounts  -  This seems to be coming up quite a few times now....   {:-{



It's a Hotmail issue, due to the millions of fake accounts in Hotmail, many ISP's & web host companies have just blacklisted the whole of Hotmail!  Many, many web sites have problems accessing Hotmail accounts, including Mayhem!

Long story short, get a new email account with someone else, Gmail, Outlook, your ISP, etc, etc.   {:-{
 
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 11, 2017, 10:32:46 PM
 
 One of my favourite photo hosting sites, Imgbox.com (http://Imgbox.com)  is closing down  >>:-(


Any techheads out there can see a way to download all my uploaded images in one bulk download?
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: carlmt on June 12, 2017, 10:12:48 PM

 One of my favourite photo hosting sites, Imgbox.com (http://Imgbox.com)  is closing down  >>:-(


Any techheads out there can see a way to download all my uploaded images in one bulk download?

This is always a huge worry for me - I have a Photobucket account with thousands of photos in it linked to various forums and I would hate to think what would happen if THEY shut down...........
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 12, 2017, 10:31:25 PM
 Why do they make it so hard to backup / download?   >:-o
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: T33cno on June 13, 2017, 06:05:42 AM
I've used an American site called SmugMug for many years
I have to pay annually but you get what you pay for and servers are backed up in triplicate
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 19, 2017, 02:26:56 PM

Phew, wot a scorcher!

 Looks like something melted in the server room this morning    but we're back on line now.


 Thanks BobK!   :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Baldrick on June 19, 2017, 04:53:47 PM
Thought the North Koreans (Kim whatever) had hacked you off
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 09, 2017, 07:33:37 PM
 
Stuff updated over on the old site!
 Photo of month etc...

  http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/index.htm
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: morley bill 1 on October 15, 2017, 10:38:04 AM
Hi Martin how do I stop the e mails for subjects that ive replied to I don't want them but when I go to unsubscribe it tells me that I'm not allowed this is starting to brass me off BILL...
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: grendel on October 15, 2017, 01:22:27 PM
would that be the unnotify button under the post
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: morley bill 1 on October 15, 2017, 04:55:37 PM
Cheers Grendel never looked at that line before Bill...
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on October 16, 2017, 10:11:55 AM
Hi Martin how do I stop the e mails for subjects that ive replied to I don't want them but when I go to unsubscribe it tells me that I'm not allowed this is starting to brass me off BILL...

It's also in the notification email!   ok2
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on October 16, 2017, 11:48:05 AM
 :o :o :o

Who ever reads the instructions ???? %) %) %)

I luv it, Mayhem living up to its name {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: morley bill 1 on October 16, 2017, 12:23:26 PM
Hi Martin you seem to have missed the point when I go and click on the line that you highlited it tells me that I'm Not Allowed.....Bill..
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on October 17, 2017, 10:48:53 AM
 
Does the "View the reply at:" link work?
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: morley bill 1 on October 17, 2017, 06:12:27 PM
I have never tried it will try it next time..Bill..
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 17, 2017, 07:26:34 PM

Topic split: ModelBoatMayhemImages - New Mayhem photo service!
- http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,59432.0.html

Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 30, 2017, 05:51:28 PM
 
Hotmail test - Anyone with a Hotmail account get an email notification for this post?
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Big Ada on November 30, 2017, 05:59:05 PM

Hotmail test - Anyone with a Hotmail account get an email notification for this post?

Nope.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 30, 2017, 06:39:18 PM
 
OK, major Mail server change.... hope this don't break anything.  {:-{
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: jaymac on November 30, 2017, 06:43:59 PM
Nope
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 05, 2017, 01:09:08 PM

Bit of an outage this morning, we ran out of Server disk space!

Resolved for now....



Remember Model boat Mayhem isn't just for Christmas, save a few quid for more disk space next year!  {:-{

(http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/images/j0296888.gif)
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/paypal.htm



Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: mrlownotes on December 05, 2017, 02:35:35 PM
Donation given.
Merry Christmas Martin.
Keep up the good work.
Alan

Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: roycv on December 05, 2017, 04:10:54 PM
Merry Christmas, more on the way.
Roy
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Colin Bishop on December 05, 2017, 06:39:58 PM
As the festive season threatens to overwhelm us I think we should express our thanks to Martin for providing such a useful and entertaining Forum for us to spend time on and at the expense of much of his time and money.

A small contribution from all the regular posters and those who may not post very much but who still really appreciate the forum as a modelling information resource would  make his job a great deal easier and keep Mayhem on a sound foundation. Nothing comes for free, and Mayhem depends on the goodwill of regular posters who give their time and advice and on Martin who keeps the show on the road technically and financially.

Of course, if Martin then starts posting from a cruise ship in the Med then maybe we have overdone it but I rather doubt that will be the case.  :-)

Colin
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: SailorGreg on December 05, 2017, 06:50:30 PM
As the festive season threatens to overwhelm us I think we should express our thanks to Martin for providing such a useful and entertaining Forum for us to spend time on and at the expense of much of his time and money.

A small contribution from all the regular posters and those who may not post very much but who still really appreciate the forum as a modelling information resource would  make his job a great deal easier and keep Mayhem on a sound foundation. Nothing comes for free, and Mayhem depends on the goodwill of regular posters who give their time and advice and on Martin who keeps the show on the road technically and financially.

Of course, if Martin then starts posting from a cruise ship in the Med then maybe we have overdone it but I rather doubt it that will be the case.  :-)

Colin

Hear hear!  Couldn't have put it better myself.  Come on folks, remember Mayhem in your giving frenzy this Christmas.  O0

Greg
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: T33cno on December 05, 2017, 07:06:44 PM
Done last week
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 05, 2017, 11:54:02 PM
Hotmail test.

 Testing, testing, 1 2 3.

  The quick brown fox.... etc

Hotmail test.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: dpbarry on December 06, 2017, 10:45:52 AM
Where do I donate. Fantastic site.

Martin.. I hope you have multiple backups made cus I'd cry if this site ever went down due to a hack!  <*<

 :} :} :-)) :-))

Declan
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Bob K on December 06, 2017, 10:47:45 AM
Declan:  Go to . . .

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/paypal.htm (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/paypal.htm)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: dpbarry on December 06, 2017, 10:51:58 AM
Cheers Bob K

Job done. Hope every little helps  :-)) :-))

Declan
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: kinmel on December 06, 2017, 03:29:38 PM
I have given my penneth's worth to this great site.

What would we do without the community it brings together.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Netleyned on December 06, 2017, 03:49:06 PM
My Donut is in the box.
Not to be spent on meat pies
at shows :} :} :} <*< <*< :police:
Ned
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 06, 2017, 04:01:16 PM
My Donut is in the box.
Not to be spent on meat pies
at shows :} :} :} <*< <*< :police:
Ned

Hmmmm, might have to revisit the forum rules again...   {:-{
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 06, 2017, 04:04:22 PM
 
BTW:  Anyone getting Hotmail notification emails from the forum yet? 

        ( I've been in discussions with the Hosting company and Outlook.com, Hotmail should be unlocked by the weekend! )
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Shipmate60 on December 06, 2017, 04:10:17 PM
Yes getting through.


Bob
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Big Ada on December 06, 2017, 04:14:14 PM
I got an EMail. %)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: imsinking on December 07, 2017, 01:02:14 PM
NO problem on G Mail Martin . :-))
Bill
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 07, 2017, 01:48:04 PM
 
Thanks Bill, problem seems to have been on @Hotimail, @Live  @Outlook addresses.....

I seem to have got them unblocked now.




...... only took three years!   >:-o
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: bfgstew on December 07, 2017, 02:07:03 PM
Just got back log of Emails through Martin, seems to be working now............ %%
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 08, 2017, 06:10:49 PM


At least they told me this time...



Between 9th and 11th December 2017 we will be conducting maintenance that will result in a brief downtime of your VPS services. This maintenance consists of infrastructure improvements that will allow us to provide even better service to you in the future.

This maintenance also includes the issuing of new IP addresses. Your current IP addresses will continue to work to ensure you do not have additional service disruptions.

Due to the nature of the maintenance, we are unable to predict the exact time of service interruption. The interruption will last no longer than 1 hour. Once the maintenance is complete, we will send you an important follow-up email that includes your new IP addresses and additional information.

We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to improve our Host  services.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: bfgstew on December 08, 2017, 06:18:59 PM
 :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: ballastanksian on December 08, 2017, 08:26:43 PM
I popped you something for upkeep Martin.

Thanks for filling hours of our time with interesting stuff to salivate over and a little humour  :-))

Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 11, 2017, 12:51:58 PM

Maintenance complete - we're back on-line.... obviously!

 ... still some sweeping & tiding up to be done but I'll do that tonight.

  Martin   :-)




At least they told me this time...

Between 9th and 11th December 2017 we will be conducting maintenance that will result in a brief downtime of your VPS services. This maintenance consists of infrastructure improvements that will allow us to provide even better service to you in the future.

Due to the nature of the maintenance, we are unable to predict the exact time of service interruption. The interruption will last no longer than 1 hour. Once the maintenance is complete, we will send you an important follow-up email that includes your new IP addresses and additional information.

Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 12, 2017, 05:06:59 AM
 
Some feature of Mayhem may be a bit wobbly for next few days, there was an IP with the new server and it takes time for things to propagate around the Internet, hostname servers, DNS & Nominet etc....  {:-{
Title: No posting possible
Post by: missyd on December 13, 2017, 04:32:04 AM
I have read the message about the new server and the IP adresses and the problems .... but why some members can post in my topic with pictures and I can't?
Two days of trying it and only error messages .... {:-{
Title: Re: No posting possible
Post by: derekwarner_decoy on December 13, 2017, 04:48:48 AM
Hullo Danielle.......

I certainly have no IT experience, however if others can post an image on your thread, could point to the issue being between your IT server/host/provider and the MBM WEB site.....I can only see this in simple terms

Derek in Australia with Australian Telstra can link up with the MBM server & post a picture...so all is OK :-))
Danielle in Switzerland with Swiss ????? cannot link up with the MBM server & post a picture...so all is not OK >>:-(


Derek
Title: Re: No posting possible
Post by: Klunk on December 13, 2017, 06:30:53 AM
hmmmm the bit that sticks out here is posting with pictures. Are you making the picture small enough to be accepted?????
if the pics are not small enough then the system will give you an error and not let you post.
Title: Re: No posting possible
Post by: Klunk on December 13, 2017, 06:31:17 AM
Allowed file types: txt, jpg, gif, pdf, PNG, JPG, img Restrictions: 10 per post, maximum total size 3000KB, maximum individual size 300KB
Title: Re: No posting possible
Post by: tigertiger on December 13, 2017, 06:41:38 AM
I also had a few problems posting pictures yesterday. But they went in the end.

Photos from a camera or phone are usually much too large (several MB). The easiest ways that I have found to convert/make smaller for MS users, without reverting to using 3rd party software, are:
In both cases the JPEG should be small enough to upload.

@missyd, if that doesn't fix it, get back to us.
Title: Re: No posting possible
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on December 13, 2017, 08:33:19 AM
Lets see if Northern Australia, also known as God's country, is affected

No, pic shows all OK but we are upside down and therefore have a different perspective.

Me in Queensland, with Western Australian ISP, on opposite side of the country, west as far as you can go and all working OK.
Title: Re: No posting possible
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 13, 2017, 12:47:44 PM
I have read the message about the new server and the IP adresses and the problems .... but why some members can post in my topic with pictures and I can't?
Two days of trying it and only error messages .... {:-{

What errors are you getting?
Title: Re: No posting possible
Post by: Brian60 on December 13, 2017, 12:56:58 PM
The fact is, Danielle could post photos with text on her post, she now can't. Could it be a problem with the new image server (if she is using that?) Personally I haven't used it, the old method of adding attachments is fine for me.

Danielle, I would say take a look at your process, what have you done differently this time that you haven't done before? Have you changed the way you take photo's, different camera, phone etc?
Title: Re: No posting possible
Post by: bfgstew on December 13, 2017, 01:30:06 PM
I am getting database error message. Tried 3 times to load from new image site, using WiFi and 4G but no go? Site is also a bit sluggish, ok on anything else I browse. Was all fine before server maintenance?
Sorry to moan Martin.
Title: Re: No posting possible
Post by: missyd on December 13, 2017, 05:15:17 PM
I am getting database error message. Tried 3 times to load from new image site, using WiFi and 4G but no go? Site is also a bit sluggish, ok on anything else I browse. Was all fine before server maintenance?
Sorry to moan Martin.

Exactly the same error massage I had yesterday ....
My pics are all resized to a acceptable size and have only 5-6% of the original KB's ....
Title: Re: No posting possible
Post by: missyd on December 13, 2017, 05:54:23 PM
What errors are you getting?


I sent you 2 pictures as Facebook message .... can't post them into this thread .... I think its a timeout error as it takes always a little longer to post something into the forum...
Title: Re: No posting possible
Post by: T33cno on December 13, 2017, 06:51:35 PM
Yes I have trouble with what seems like time out too and I only post url's of my images
Title: Re: No posting possible
Post by: bfgstew on December 13, 2017, 09:47:20 PM
I can post if I use old attachment method?
Title: Re: No posting possible/or reporting
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on December 14, 2017, 01:39:35 AM
Whilst I can post and upload images I am no longer getting any email notifications.

Checked that the notify button is activated on this thread, which it is, but no notifications. The unnotify is available.
Has happened in last few days, last one received on 11th December, something's up, or more likely, down????
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on December 14, 2017, 01:51:30 AM

Some feature of Mayhem may be a bit wobbly for next few days, there was an IP with the new server and it takes time for things to propagate around the Internet, hostname servers, DNS & Nominet etc....  {:-{

Effective from this post I am no longer receiving notifications.
Have checked that the "notify" button has been activated on the threads which it has, but no notifications at all?????
Title: Re: No posting possible
Post by: mk1 on December 14, 2017, 06:30:11 AM
I have also lost email notifications. Have checked and the notify button is activated again lost around the 11th of December. There has been postings on the Forum but no notifications.

John
Title: Re: No posting possible
Post by: kinmel on December 14, 2017, 07:04:06 AM
I have also lost email notifications. Have checked and the notify button is activated again lost around the 11th of December. There has been postings on the Forum but no notifications.

John

My notifications have stopped too
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 14, 2017, 07:05:34 AM
 Working on it...  {:-{
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 15, 2017, 11:10:41 AM
Working on it...  {:-{

I'm still getting errors, server side.
 I've raised a complaint with the Host company.  >>:-(
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on December 15, 2017, 11:15:21 AM


Have to admit it is not until something goes amiss, such as no notifications, that you realise how much effort is expended in having Mayhem run smoothly and what a loss it is until all is back to normal. O0 O0
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: roycv on December 15, 2017, 06:35:11 PM
Hi Martin, I also have lost email notification.
regards Roy
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: T33cno on December 15, 2017, 07:42:00 PM
No notification here either since update but my main concern is I more often than not cannot insert images?
Takes ages then (see below). I'm losing the will to live

Database Error
Please try again. If you come back to this error screen, report the error to an administrator.Please try again. If you come back to this error screen, report the error to an administrator.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 15, 2017, 08:24:53 PM
I'm still getting errors, server side.
 I've raised a complaint with the Host company.  >>:-(
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Peter Fitness on December 15, 2017, 08:48:45 PM
Hosting companies!!!!! >>:-( <*<


Peter.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on December 16, 2017, 04:26:03 AM
Ok, will wait, no doubt once they get their act together we will know all is well again.

No one is accountable any more >>:-( <*<

Until then all we can do is twiddle our fingers. %% %%

Maybe we should name and shame the host so all will be aware.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 16, 2017, 10:36:22 PM
 
Pulling my hair out now.   >>:-(

Could you guys that are not getting PM & updates, please try PM yourself, see if that comes through please.

Martin
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: kinmel on December 16, 2017, 10:44:21 PM

Pulling my hair out now.   >>:-(

Could you guys that are not getting PM & updates, please try PM yourself, see if that comes through please.

Martin


When I PM myself, the message reaches my Mayhem inbox straight away - but I don't get an email from Mayhem telling me there is a new message waiting for me at the forum.

When one of my servers had this problem, outgoing mail was stopped because the smtp server had the wrong details loaded on it. Once Support worked it out, the fix took just moments.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: bfgstew on December 16, 2017, 10:46:35 PM
PM myself, that came through on Mayhem but no notification by E-mail.
Still not able to load images via mayhem image..... :((
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: C-3PO on December 16, 2017, 11:44:30 PM
Test - This image was uploaded to MBMI and BB code automatically placed by green icon button

(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2017/12/16/C3PO.jpg) (http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/8hXuQ)

C-3PO
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 16, 2017, 11:51:38 PM
 
??? Now that's not working for me at all c-3po   {:-{
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: C-3PO on December 16, 2017, 11:52:48 PM
PM'd myself - hit Mayhem web inbox instantly but no external email notification.

Has php mail  been disabled ...

C-3PO
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: C-3PO on December 16, 2017, 11:54:43 PM

??? Now that's not working for me at all c-3po   {:-{

I normally paste the BB code - try an new post - add some text on first line of post box - press enter (carriage return) an then use the green button - see if that works...

C-3PO
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 16, 2017, 11:55:56 PM
PM'd myself - hit Mayhem web inbox instantly but no external email notification.

Has php mail has been disabled ...

C-3PO

No, triple checked that.  {:-{
Can we Teamview sometime next week?
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 17, 2017, 12:00:31 AM
I normally paste the BB code - try an new post - add some text on first line of post box - press enter (carriage return) an then use the green button - see if that works...

C-3PO

Nope.  I get a LONG pause then:

MySQL server has gone away
File: ........... /forum/Sources/Subs.php
Line: 3078

                 <:(
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: C-3PO on December 17, 2017, 12:02:42 AM
Mail issue - Might be down to your favourite file php.ini and mail settings contained within...

I'll go sniffing around and yes of course to "team review"

Hitting the sack now

Do try the image insert with a line of text first - I have found that works when just a striaght image insert doesn't...

C-3PO
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: C-3PO on December 17, 2017, 12:32:03 AM
So the image issue using MBMI looks like the mySQL connection has timed out

the code @ line 3078 (subs.php) is where the database insert command is issued - if no current connection hence the error

(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2017/12/16/subs.php.jpg)

C-3PO



Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 17, 2017, 12:43:49 AM
 
Thought you were going to bed!  :kiss:

OK to phone Monday?
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: roycv on December 17, 2017, 10:24:38 AM
Hi Martin, I have the opportunity to send a PM but not to myself as the option is not there.
Regards Roy
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: T33cno on December 17, 2017, 10:26:20 AM
Why can’t the muppets that stuffed it all up just do a system restore  <*<
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: jaymac on December 17, 2017, 11:19:48 AM
just got a notification of this topic  '10,24
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on December 17, 2017, 11:46:38 AM
Me too.

Thumbs up to Martin and Company.
Amazing what you miss but looks like all back on an even keel. O0 O0
Well done  O0 O0 :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: kinmel on December 17, 2017, 01:04:42 PM
I have had an email notification too :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: missyd on December 18, 2017, 04:47:27 PM
Posting something with pictures still not possible ....
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: C-3PO on December 18, 2017, 05:31:37 PM
Hello Danielle,

I think to allow identification of your problem with images you will need to be specific with how you are trying to add images to a post.

A. Are you attaching them directly to a post iusing the "+ Attachments and other options" tab at the bottom of a post?
B. Are you adding a URL from an external web site for the image
C. Are you using the MBMI image site - accessible via the green button?
D. something else...

Also what if any error message do you get - any information e.g. step by step detail of how you are trying to add an image would help idenfity the issue.

Regards
C-3PO

Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 18, 2017, 11:15:14 PM
 
On-line support, excellent!   :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: missyd on December 19, 2017, 04:28:15 AM
Hello Danielle,

I think to allow identification of your problem with images you will need to be specific with how you are trying to add images to a post.

A. Are you attaching them directly to a post iusing the "+ Attachments and other options" tab at the bottom of a post?
B. Are you adding a URL from an external web site for the image
C. Are you using the MBMI image site - accessible via the green button?
D. something else...

Also what if any error message do you get - any information e.g. step by step detail of how you are trying to add an image would help idenfity the issue.

Regards
C-3PO

I use B .... my pictures are loaded to  ----> https://nuovaloredana.imgur.com/  (https://nuovaloredana.imgur.com/)
The pics from the N.Loredana where on the same picture hosting service .....
As I also post my building diary on other forums in German I have to use such a picture hosting service.
I write my text .... click on the picture icon and add the pictures direkt link URL I copied from Imgur.com 
Can't understand why my pics aren't accepted anymore ....
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: T33cno on December 19, 2017, 07:06:40 AM
That is what I do also  but the fault cleared for me. There still seems to be an occasional timeout though.


EDIT in fact this post took what seemed like a good 20 seconds to be accepted after hitting the post button
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: C-3PO on December 19, 2017, 07:49:48 AM
URL Link from historic MissyD post - so that appears to work - MissyD- PM me an image URL that won't work and I can then test

URL format - spaces added to show text and not image --- < i m g s r c="h t t p://i.imgur.com/j9o2qbZ.jpg" alt="" class="bbc_img">

(http://i.imgur.com/j9o2qbZ.jpg)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 20, 2017, 06:12:47 PM
 
... and MAYHEM is Back!


We are back, aren't we?    You can see this post can't you?!   %%



Bloody Hosting companies... sigh!
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Hellboy Paul on December 20, 2017, 06:15:57 PM


   You can see this post can't you?!   %%






Nope hehehe
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: malcolmfrary on December 20, 2017, 06:19:40 PM
Once again, many thanks to Martin for all his efforts.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Baldrick on December 20, 2017, 06:29:53 PM
 Withdrawal symptoms again. Re-setting router , clearing cache's running anti-virus till realisation other sites were working and it was our hosting company suffering constipation.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Bob K on December 20, 2017, 07:01:32 PM
Thank you Martin.  I was beginning to get seriously worried.  Must be one of the longest outage periods of all time.

I am now a happy bunny again.  Thank you   :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Peter Fitness on December 20, 2017, 08:37:24 PM
It's all good here in Australia too. Thanks Martin.


Peter.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: kinmel on December 20, 2017, 09:51:35 PM
Thanks for all the hard work Martin.

For your information the server is very slow to respond at the moment, just another thing for you to do  {:-{


p.s. from me pressing " Post " for the page update took 18 seconds.
 
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Neil on December 20, 2017, 10:11:09 PM

I DON'T WISH TO ALARM ANYONE........but I have just replied to a post, and the site has started to do exactly what it did yesterday before it went down, and that was to take ages to upload a simple message...........hope this isn't a forboding of more serious signs.


nel.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: jaymac on December 20, 2017, 10:15:15 PM
Withdrawal symptoms again. Re-setting router , clearing cache's running anti-virus till realisation other sites were working and it was our hosting company suffering constipation.
[/quote


Why do you not use this just put the Url in and it will tell you if its you http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/
h
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: dougal99 on December 20, 2017, 10:17:25 PM

Just came on about 15 minutes ago. Very slow for the first 10 minutes then became almost instant response. Fingers crossed.


Thanks Martin for all your work and forebearance.


Happy Christmas to all.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: rickles23 on December 21, 2017, 07:27:40 AM
Port Macquarie in Australia is ok.
Well done Martin.

Regards
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: C-3PO on December 21, 2017, 08:08:16 AM
URL Link from historic MissyD post - so that appears to work - MissyD- PM me an image URL that won't work and I can then test

URL format - spaces added to show text and not image --- < i m g s r c="h t t p://i.imgur.com/j9o2qbZ.jpg" alt="" class="bbc_img">

(http://i.imgur.com/j9o2qbZ.jpg)

MissyD
Tried to insert the image link you PM'd me - I can see the error - I will have a play and come back to you

C-3PO
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: tigertiger on December 21, 2017, 09:02:34 AM
All Martin wants for Christmas is_______?
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Shipmate60 on December 21, 2017, 01:05:03 PM
A new working server.


Bob
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: T33cno on December 21, 2017, 04:36:40 PM
Forum still isn't fixed. Its taking two attempts every time to insert images by using the back button copying and pasting into a fresh reply. First attempt just hangs for near a minute before "please try again later" Also not getting notifications again it seems
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 21, 2017, 05:46:59 PM
>>:-(    I've had enough too, we're moving to a New Hosting company in January.   >>:-(

                            Just hang in there for now ....  <:(
NB:   Remember Model boat Mayhem isn't just for Christmas, save a few quid for a proper new server! 
(http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/images/j0296888.gif)
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/paypal.htm (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/paypal.htm)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: T33cno on December 21, 2017, 06:38:05 PM
Check out XenForo. Motorhome Fun forum has the best platform there is.
I load un-edited photos to that straight from the phone photo album in any size.


If you need serious capital consider shareholders  :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: T33cno on December 21, 2017, 06:59:16 PM
Someone opened the flood gate and I'm receiving shed loads of notifications {-) {-) {-)

Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: roycv on December 21, 2017, 07:07:06 PM
Yep me too Well done Martin!
Roy
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on December 21, 2017, 11:15:39 PM
Someone opened the flood gate and I'm receiving shed loads of notifications {-) {-) {-)

Me too, sometimes pays to say nuttin  %% %% but hey, Mayhem is at work {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: jarvo on December 22, 2017, 08:45:04 AM
Hi Martin, we had another downer last night, fingers crossed for a good changeover


Mark
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: tizdaz on December 24, 2017, 04:25:08 AM
Andy - if Martin does decide to go for a move to a UK server, are we not in danger of losing posts again, bearing in mind that all the data is in the USA?
 
You can tell I know nothing about this cant you!!!!
Carl %%


no posts will be lost, just need to backup the MYSQL database for the forum, if the forum has been modded from default settings which it prob has then also need to backup the files via FTP, then with new host just install forum as you normally would, you will then have to goto settings & point the forum to the new database :)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: C-3PO on January 01, 2018, 11:26:52 AM
Sorry Martin - I wish you  Happy New Year

before I bring you news that I think the Mayhem Image server is offline!

C-3PO
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Tug-Kenny on January 01, 2018, 11:29:19 AM


Aghhh,  that would account for the missing pictures.   ok2

ken

Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 01, 2018, 03:33:47 PM
 
Looks like someone plugged the server back in!   :-))

(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/01/01/Cleveland1fa283e8af1b9db1a.jpg) (http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/87Wkp)
Title: FAO Martin (Font size random when posting ?)
Post by: tizdaz on January 09, 2018, 08:28:08 PM
Hi!


Wasn't sure where to post this so popped it here,


When I make a post it often randomly inserts code that effects the font, below is a post i made but when viewed the text is so small its unreadable! So I went back to it & clicked on Modify & used the code option & below is what I coped & pasted to here of the random code it generates:


Code: [Select]
[font=verdana][size=2px]hi guys, ty for info,[/size][/font][font=verdana][size=2px]its more for peace of mind knowing that should anything happen, the gears wont be stripped, i'm going to just use the Z bend in the rods as this seems to be a well used method & simple to do :)[/size][/font]

as you can see its randomly put the size as 2px & left font tags all over the place, like i say it does this often & i always have to go back & modify & then view code to remove all the tags manually, strange one? :(
Title: Re: FAO Martin (Font size random when posting ?)
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 09, 2018, 08:56:37 PM
 
Hi Tizdaz, noticed that with some postings from several Mayhemers

1. What device are you posting from?
    ( PC,/ Laptop, Iphone, Android, other?)

2. What browser are you using?

3. Do you post WYSIWYG or pain text? ( (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/Themes/core/images/bbc/toggle.gif) = WYSIWYG )

4. What does it look like when you preview?
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: tizdaz on January 10, 2018, 01:39:28 AM
Hiya Martin,


oki doke I've tried it with Google Chrome & IE.


It happens in the WYSIWYG editor, I then need to switch it to the code view & edit out the random font code it put in.


But I've also noticed it does it 90% of times when I modify a post, I will click on Modify, make the changes & then save & it then does the same thing & inserts random font code so the text is tiny, it always sets the font to 2px in size, but sometimes when I hit the "Post" button, it just says page loading then after a while I get a 404. So what I do now (when I remember to) is before I hit "Post" is i will select all my post then copy it to clipboard, then if it fails to post with a 404, then I just start over & paste the info I copied. But sometimes I forget to copy & its annoying having to re-type it all again! lol :(


The preview shows the same as WYSIWYG, so if the font all of sudden went small, then if i hit preview its the same.


Definately a strange one, Is it the default text editor with SMF that your using or have you installed a modded one at all? or made any changes to the code for it maybe ?


Or have you installed any mods at all, it could be if you have then its conflicting with some of the text editor code maybe?


...Well, just as I was typing this, I thought I would do some testing & I think I know what the problem is, Everything is fine until I toggle the views using (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/Themes/core/images/bbc/toggle.gif) then random parts of my post the text goes to 2px. BUT the strange thing is, once Ive edited & removed the font code to bring it back to normal, If i hit the toggle mode again & back, it no longer effects my post, so it seems to only do it the once on the first time I hit toggle view. But that doesn't solve it I know! but at least I know the cause. So imo the problem is the code for toggle view, somewhere in the code when we hit toggle view it's inserting random font code!


But it also does it sometimes when everything looks ok...until I post & then it does it, that...I got no idea! :(
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: tizdaz on January 10, 2018, 01:44:36 AM
came across this:


http://www.forum4.org/index.php?topic=72.0


its not just your forum, seems like a bug with the text editor, might be worth deleting that file & re-upload it manually see if that helps?
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: tizdaz on January 10, 2018, 01:51:28 AM
and this!


https://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=542863.msg3857109#msg3857109 (https://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=542863.msg3857109#msg3857109)

About 4th post down from one of the devs:


well, the wysiwyg is know to have a number of bugs.So much so that we have replaced it completely in 2.1


basically the WYSIWYG editor has lots of bugs, but fixed in smf version 2.01, your forum is running 2.0. The dev says to disable to WYSIWYG editor, then update to 2.01 when its released (its released now but BETA) so i wouldn't recommend as you will prob have more issues with the BETA version! lol :(
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 10, 2018, 01:53:54 AM
 
Unfortunately the post editor / WYSIWYG  editor are core parts of the Forum and I don't know to re-upload just those parts separately... nor the overall effect it could have on everything else.

Strange it only seems to effect certain posters / posts... it's not consistent at all.  {:-{


NB: 2.1 hasn't been release yet. We're on 2.0.15 designated stable.

https://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?P=bd6a4913ca0f8ee65fd1c9773891c8b5&topic=542863.msg3857131#msg3857131
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: tizdaz on January 10, 2018, 01:57:00 AM
its prob only effecting those of us that toggle the view or have the default set on the WYSIWYG editor as that's what the cause is :)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: tizdaz on January 10, 2018, 01:58:03 AM
when you installed the forum, did you do it via your hosting control panel, or did you download the files from the SMF website & upload them yourself ?

Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 10, 2018, 02:00:20 AM
 
Download a self executable installer via cPanel.

SMF is a very old package by modern standards, nothing fancy, not many bells & whistles, but infinitely configurable & free - which is good & bad for exactly the same reasons!  {:-{


There is this but I Hate MODs! - https://www.smfpacks.com/wysiwyg/

Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: tizdaz on January 10, 2018, 02:10:21 AM
ok, if it was me, id prob try re-installing the forum using the zip file from the smf website to be sure that all the files are the most recent but to do this you will need to upload via FTP & you would also need to setup a MySQL database for it, so I wouldn't recommend it if your not sure how as you would also want to backup & then import the forum data or you would lose everything! :(


Other than that, I'd prob do what the dev said, disable the wysiwyg editor (even if only for a few days to see if the problem goes or still persists) then when v2.1 is released, just update to that :)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: C-3PO on January 10, 2018, 08:23:04 AM
tizdaz,

When you experience this problem are you creating your post text in another application offline - Word etc. and then pasting the text into the Mayhem web forum "Post Reply" box?

C-3PO
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: tizdaz on January 10, 2018, 08:25:50 AM
tizdaz,

When you experience this problem are you creating your post text in another application offline - Word etc. and then pasting the text into the Mayhem web forum "Post Reply" box?

C-3PO


Hiya C-3PO,


Nah, I do it all via the text editor in the forum then just post
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: bfgstew on January 10, 2018, 09:10:56 AM
Text is fine on just plain posts (no images). Text before images is fine, text after images have been added via the new mayhem gizmo thingy are really small (think 2 comes to mind). Go back in, highlight small text and increase font size, annoying but not the end of the world.
This is done using android smart phone, not used pc to post in ages.


Stewart
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: TugCowboy on January 10, 2018, 09:11:20 AM
Whooo Mayhem is back! :D Huge thanks as always to Martin.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 11, 2018, 11:21:33 AM

.... getting to the treats of litigation stage now....  >:-o
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: TugCowboy on January 11, 2018, 11:40:07 AM
Sorry to hear that Martin :(
Thanks for all the battling you do (but shouldn't have to) to keep us all sane with our little refuge of mayhem here.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 11, 2018, 12:07:59 PM
 
     

(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/01/11/Mad1.jpg) (http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/8pJgB)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: bfgstew on January 11, 2018, 12:17:37 PM
Don't let the b******s grind you down.


As the Pythons would say.......we'll send the boys round, the Dinsdale brothers, born on probation, cruel but fair. <*<
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 11, 2018, 12:27:02 PM
 
Had to look that up, how on Earth did you remember that?!?!

https://youtu.be/8ZkWL-XvO0U?t=5m54s
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: bfgstew on January 11, 2018, 01:09:10 PM
A python household, my eldest brother to this day can recite nearly every python sketch.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: inertia on January 11, 2018, 01:12:07 PM
Don't let the b******s grind you down.


As the Pythons would say.......we'll send the boys round, the Dinsdale brothers, born on probation, cruel but fare. <*<

Wasn't it Doug and Dinsdale, the Piranha brothers? "He nailed my 'ead to the floor". I think Dinsdale had a pet hedgehog called Spiny Norman.
Why does my brain waste space remembering stuff like this and yet forgetting where I've I put my wallet?
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: bfgstew on January 11, 2018, 01:34:54 PM
Mr Milbourn, I stand corrected......the Pirahna brothers it is.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: inertia on January 11, 2018, 02:23:04 PM
Mr Milbourn, I stand corrected......the Pirahna brothers it is.

Stew
Thanks for that, mate. I'm glad I wasn't getting my Python in a twist - and I've found my wallet, too!
I guess it's not having my head crammed full up with Cartesian Dualism.

(I haven't just looked that up, honest!)

DM
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: bfgstew on January 11, 2018, 02:40:18 PM
I will have to though...... :embarrassed:
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: bfgstew on January 11, 2018, 02:42:20 PM
Wish I hadn't now...........way over my head that stuff.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Neil on January 11, 2018, 09:32:52 PM

Wish I hadn't now...........way over my head that stuff.


and mine, lol.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on January 12, 2018, 01:07:58 AM
Wasn't it Doug and Dinsdale, the Piranha brothers? "He nailed my 'ead to the floor". I think Dinsdale had a pet hedgehog called Spiny Norman.
Why does my brain waste space remembering stuff like this and yet forgetting where I've I put my wallet?

 :o :o :o You have a wallet!!
Have not seen money since I forget when  %) %)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on January 12, 2018, 01:11:57 AM
Don't let the b******s grind you down.


As the Pythons would say.......we'll send the boys round, the Dinsdale brothers, born on probation, cruel but fare. <*<

Oh my gosh and here's me thinking we are all being quite reasonable  %) %) %) %)
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Peter Fitness on January 12, 2018, 02:42:48 AM

I guess it's not having my head crammed full up with Cartesian Dualism.

(I haven't just looked that up, honest!)

DM


Maybe you didn't have to look it up Dave, but I certainly did..........and I don't think I'm any the wiser :}  Actually, I haven't found it to be a subject that crops up much in casual everyday conversation %)


Peter.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Brian60 on January 12, 2018, 06:29:54 PM
Forum playing up this evening, pages taking forever to resolve, and so is the posting window - I had to log out and back in again in the hope I could reply to one topic.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: jaymac on January 12, 2018, 07:12:57 PM
No Prob for me 1912hrs
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: TheLongBuild on January 12, 2018, 08:43:20 PM
I have not had any issues with loading on pc, laptop or phone.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: dpbarry on January 12, 2018, 10:42:08 PM
Yesterday and today, I had no access. Had to up the BP tablets  :embarrassed:


Around 1830 today it eventually came back online but rather sluggish. Seems to be gathering a head of steam now though.


 :-)) :-))


Declan
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Colin Bishop on January 12, 2018, 10:43:29 PM
Intermittent problems for me but screens load after a short delay

Colin
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Peter Fitness on January 13, 2018, 02:59:49 AM
It's been very slow here lately, too, in the nether regions of the Empire %)  It is only Mayhem that's affected, all other sites load quickly. However, Martin's on the case :-))


Peter.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc. I have lso had several
Post by: JimG on January 13, 2018, 08:43:07 AM
Pages normally load fast here but this morning I have been getting very slow loading of pages. I have also had several cases where I got 500 Internal Server Error instead of the actual page, reloading the page did bring up the correct page although rather slowly.

Jim
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: rickles23 on January 13, 2018, 02:57:10 PM
Hi,


Pages loading very fast in Port Macquarie.


Regards
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Peter Fitness on January 14, 2018, 12:52:10 AM
Port Macquarie is far more sophisticated than Lismore {-)


Peter.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on January 14, 2018, 12:57:41 AM
Port Macquarie is far more sophisticated than Lismore {-)


Peter.

You forgot he has the advantage of gravity being further south %) O0 O0
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Peter Fitness on January 14, 2018, 01:13:39 AM
That would explain it :}


Peter.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 15, 2018, 11:43:58 AM
 
Anyone else seeing a 'no posting box' when you try to reply at the moment?

Martin

Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: derekwarner_decoy on January 15, 2018, 11:57:09 AM
No Martin...........just resized a post resize text %) for a 1st time  <*< poster ...............no issue in OZ............Derek
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Netleyned on January 15, 2018, 12:22:42 PM
Just a test post Martin,
No probs I can see.


Ned



Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: jaymac on January 15, 2018, 12:43:05 PM
OK  for me
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Brian60 on January 15, 2018, 01:31:46 PM
I tried early this morning - 7.30am UK time, the posting box was missing, but as I am posting now it means its back :embarrassed: :embarrassed:
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 15, 2018, 06:55:56 PM
 
Try...
1. Flush your Browser cache.
2. Try a different Browser.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: derekwarner_decoy on January 15, 2018, 10:25:45 PM
Plenty  of these this morning Martin  [Australia AEST].................Derek
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Baldrick on January 16, 2018, 01:39:32 AM
yesterday evening nothing much was downloading, pages over 1 minute if at all, speedtest check, down 218.95 Mbps, up 12.45 Mbps .


 As of now 01.37 am, instant.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: kinmel on January 16, 2018, 07:09:28 AM

Anyone else seeing a 'no posting box' when you try to reply at the moment?

Martin



ON Firefox the posting box was being "hidden" by AD Block Plus, who thought the box was an advert.  Turn off ABP and there was a posting box.

Back to normal now, ABP lets the box show.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Brian60 on January 16, 2018, 08:04:40 AM
This is what I have had several times this morning. I can view a page then click to move to another and this happens. Log out, wait 5 minutes and you can get back in albeit the pages are very slow to resolve.....

Internal Server Error The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.
Please contact the server administrator at webmaster@modelboatmayhem.co.uk to inform them of the time this error occurred, and the actions you performed just before this error.
More information about this error may be available in the server error log.
Additionally, a 500 Internal Server Error error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: jaymac on January 16, 2018, 08:39:22 AM
All ok for me
Title: Re: Forum News, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: david48 on January 16, 2018, 09:54:56 AM

Its good or bad to know ,I thought it was just me getting that info ,just the same as you Brian.
David
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RST on January 23, 2018, 10:01:23 PM
I've been going insane looking for this as a separate heading.  Found it now!  For over a week I have been having issues accessing the forum  by two different computers and my mobile.  Multiple database access errors predominantly associated with mayhem server.  I can make a post but not edit to correct  mistakes and grammar due to some "internal forum server error".  Couple of days ago I was getting errors simply saying "the forum has gone away".  No pictures displayed this morning, then in the afternoon they were all back.  I find it hard to believe it's my PC.  I use one PC, 2 laptops and a smartphone to view and it's all messed up on each.

I have doing my head in to look for this thread to report errors the past week so admin know -I'll know where to look next time LoL!!


Post edit -don't ask me to clear cache / cookies / history etc. as already done if there's a problem.
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 24, 2018, 12:09:34 AM
 
Yep, we have a major pain-in-the-ass Hosting company problem.
We're looking to move.
It gonna cost lots of money.
I'm in the process of shopping / selecting a new company.
It ain't easy.
      {:-{
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RST on January 24, 2018, 01:37:12 AM
May I suggest you pull reporting of forum problems into a separate section????  I couldn't believe how hard it was to try and find this .  I know it's not essential to get access each time (it's only a forum) but it's staggering how many times I received a fault message, was trying to report in case it helped, but finding this thread now I know since is in "chit chat" eluded all attempts to try and report a fault previously?

Rich
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 24, 2018, 01:38:58 AM

... it's at the top of the chat section...  {:-{
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RST on January 24, 2018, 01:41:13 AM
...erm yes?
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: malcolmfrary on January 25, 2018, 09:48:16 AM
...erm yes?
And every time that you log on now and click the "show new replies" link, there it will be in your list of things to look at, assuming that there has been a new reply.
Perhaps if it could be "super stickied" to the top of the section?  Or bumped to the top of the pile by some other devious means and then left there?
Title: MAYHEM Donations required to keep it going please
Post by: Rottweiler on January 25, 2018, 10:14:08 AM

Hi EVERYONE. If you are getting cheesed off with the constant breakdowns in the site, PLEASE help Martin change to another supplier
To do this he needs £800 so come on guys,if you want to keep this site going,make a small donation each and we will soon reach the target PAYPAL is fine so please add yours to Mine and Carls payment to
                           donations@modelboatmayhem.co.uk
in this instance friends and family can be used,so there is no hidden cost to you or Martin,and he will get the sum you give
MANY THANKS
Mick F
Title: Re: MAYHEM Donations required to keep it going please
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 25, 2018, 11:54:04 AM
 

Direct Link! http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/paypal.htm 



      and Thanks!   :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Captain Flack on January 25, 2018, 12:14:58 PM
Excuse my ignorance, but isn't this why we moved not so long ago or was that a different problem.  Keep any answers simple please!!!
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 25, 2018, 12:29:53 PM

We haven't moved yet.
Can't move until Site / Forum are stable and I get a good backup.
Backups are only as good as the date / time completed.
Unlikely we are going to get any refund from 12 months hosting paid in advance so need new funding for new Hosting service.
Very difficult to pick a new Host, seeing beyond the flashy advertising, promises and hearsay .....  {:-{
 
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Perkasaman2 on January 25, 2018, 06:09:40 PM
Direct link to Paypal isn't working. Unable to donate using the direct link. {:-{
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 25, 2018, 06:42:28 PM

Try:
https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=xw3vdfTMEr6XKgLxGCKAp3KFuAKdhjpjKVAogCk1PNH0vMGvaeyOEwc2kpVhui2_wHEtl0&country.x=GB&locale.x=GB
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: bfgstew on January 25, 2018, 08:09:54 PM
Link works thanks Martin.
Small donation given, will donate bit more when back in work. Keep up the good work........... :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 25, 2018, 09:57:55 PM
 
Thanks each & every one.

   I'll keep everyone updated.  :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Peter Fitness on January 25, 2018, 10:19:22 PM
The link doesn't work for me either. It tells me I'm not logged in to PayPal, which I am, and my session has expired {:-{


Peter.
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 25, 2018, 10:27:43 PM
 
This Link? - http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/paypal.htm
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: inertia on January 25, 2018, 11:45:50 PM
The link doesn't work for me either. It tells me I'm not logged in to PayPal, which I am, and my session has expired {:-{
Peter.

"Excuses, excuses....."  ;D
There's a cheque in the post, Martin  8)
DM
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: carlmt on January 26, 2018, 12:24:30 AM
We need a totaliser at the top of the page here - like they used to have on Blue Peter when I was a kid!!!!!
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on January 26, 2018, 05:16:10 AM
Seem to recall one of our 'computer literate' Mayhemers recently recommended a hosting company for us.

Suppose that was investigated and found wanting???
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: jarvo on January 26, 2018, 08:29:05 AM
Hope my small donation will add to the new hosting costs


Mark
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: rickles23 on January 26, 2018, 03:25:41 PM
Small donation made via the Paypal link. Regards
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: ballastanksian on January 26, 2018, 08:28:07 PM
I can't at the moment but will when I next get a cheque for work.
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Peter Fitness on January 26, 2018, 09:25:18 PM

This Link? - http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/paypal.htm (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/paypal.htm)


That worked, money sent :-))  ,


Who uses cheques these days Dave? You just need to say you've sent money via PayPal, and if it doesn't materialise, simply blame PayPal %)


Peter.

Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: inertia on January 26, 2018, 11:07:09 PM
Peter
A good question. I have a dedicated bank account which pays for all of my hobby purchases, and with it came a cheque book. The last three cheques have all been for my annual subscriptions to the Papplewick Trust, which runs the pool where we sail! I don't remember the last time I wrote a cheque on our main accounts either, and I seldom even carry cash these days ( except on Fridays when I visit the pub!).
Sign o' the times?
Dave M
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: raflaunches on January 26, 2018, 11:16:35 PM
You’ll still be surprised to find out that it is mandatory for an airman to own a cheque book in RAF!
Just incase! %)
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: carlmt on January 26, 2018, 11:54:59 PM
You’ll still be surprised to find out that it is mandatory for an airman to own a cheque book in RAF!
Just incase! %)

I thought that was so that you can pay your mess bill..........
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: raflaunches on January 27, 2018, 07:21:37 AM
They take that directly from your pay before you get a chance to see it!
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Peter Fitness on January 27, 2018, 08:57:08 PM
I just looked at my cheque book and saw  that the last cheque I wrote was on 12th December 2014 :o


Peter.
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 27, 2018, 11:15:44 PM
I just looked at my cheque book and saw  that the last cheque I wrote was on 12th December 2014 :o


I remember that cheque  Peter .... it's Still bouncing around the bank!   :P
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Peter Fitness on January 28, 2018, 09:02:39 PM
My cheques are made from the finest quality rubber Martin :}


Peter.
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: tizdaz on January 28, 2018, 11:21:12 PM
Hiya mart :)


For some reason, i cant modify some of my posts, some it lets me & others it don't, there's no button for "Modify" next to where it says "Quote", but only on some of my posts?
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Klunk on January 28, 2018, 11:23:07 PM
You can only modify a post for 30 minutes after initially posting i believe
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on January 29, 2018, 02:58:17 AM
You can only modify a post for 30 minutes after initially posting i believe

Affirmative, it is then set in stone. O0 O0
Unless you pay El Administrator mucha moola to remove or modify it. %) %)
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: tizdaz on January 30, 2018, 12:08:08 AM
Ah oki doke thanks!


...why is there a timer for modifying/editing, just curious?


Cheers :)
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: derekwarner_decoy on January 30, 2018, 12:32:44 AM
Daz......just think of each electronic posting as a written page in a book..............you [the author] has ~~~~30? minutes to read read and change or correct any spelling etc

So after that, it is the same as a written page......you nor any other person can change your written page ......others may read and being kind hearted souls ......send you a PM  >>:-( suggesting a statement or whatever you have made is incorrect

This would then allow you to go back & further revise your words....but then some other 3rd person butts in & advises you have changed your words <*< >>:-( :P & a sh*t fight starts & a Moderator :police: would be needed

It is interesting, as a number of other WEB sites for model marine & nautical matters do have the facility for individual authors to edit their postings without any time constraint..........from this,......I have not witnessed any revisions where it has caused any friction between members

If you are planning on a long posted note, why not compile and create this document in eg., MS Word or MS Outlook,  this then provides you with virtually unlimited time to review and reflect on the content,.......then when you are happy ....just copy & paste your note here in your chosen MBM page

This latter process also will provide a backup for you if you choose an unfortunate time or day when the MBM Server takes a sickie  {-)

Derek
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on January 30, 2018, 10:09:45 AM
Daz,
Consider the chaos that would ensue if you were able to go back and modify your posts.

One example, a persons reply to your post may not make any sense or appear meaningless.
Another, if you modified the post say by deleting the text, what are the replies referring to.

So you can see that the current set up by El Administrator is a good set up, just remember to preview your post before you set it in concrete and all will may be OK.

Just remember it is called Mayhem for a reason. O0 O0 {-) {-)
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Colin Bishop on January 30, 2018, 10:45:20 AM
The reason for imposing the 30 minutes originally was that one person did in fact respond to criticism by going back and modifying his original posts which rather torpedoed the audit trail and caused a lot of irritation. Many forums do have a cut off for modifications. Read your post when you have put it up and check that it says what you intended. This also allows spelling mistakes to be corrected.

Colin
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 30, 2018, 11:16:23 AM
 
                     O0
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: rickles23 on January 31, 2018, 07:58:09 AM
Martin,


It took some time to log in today 31 01 18 at 18.56hrs. Australian time.


I got this error message:



Internal Server Error
The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.


Please contact the server administrator at webmaster@modelboatmayhem.co.uk to inform them of the time this error occurred, and the actions you performed just before this error.


More information about this error may be available in the server error log.


Additionally, a 500 Internal Server Error error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.


Regards
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 31, 2018, 11:04:52 AM
 
Server / Hosting move shortly!   >>:-(
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Tug Fanatic on January 31, 2018, 11:50:30 AM


Server / Hosting move shortly!   >>:-(


I wonder if there is a right answer here or if you just move to one that someone is keen to leave and they are looking at your current host as a possible solution. Merry go round.
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 31, 2018, 12:01:51 PM
 
This current issue seems to be some 'management' change at the current host;

No active VPS 'heartbeat' monitoring,

Days to answer Support Tickets ,

Terse / Arrogant answers to Tickets:
 'My site and VPS are down / unresponsive'! - 18 Hours later "It seems to be working OK now." ( Literally! )

They've changed Cpanel, WHM passwords without notification,

Unable answer simple questions such as, ' I can't FTP to my backup folder.' - "You should be able to!"


Can you recommend another hosting company to talk to?

 
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: grendel on January 31, 2018, 12:45:15 PM
I am on the tech team of a forum, we use the invision hosts - https://invisioncommunity.com/buy  (https://invisioncommunity.com/buy) on the super 65 plan at £45 a month, our photos are held off site on an amazon aws server very cheaply, so we keep within the data storage limit. so far (apart from a slow response christmas day (understandable)) the support tickets have been answered promptly and dealt with. if your data usage exceeds the limit for the plan, or your user average (averaged over 2 days) exceeds the limit you are automatically stepped up to the next price point, but you can easily go in and step it back down at the end of the month. the cost is roughly the same as when we were doing all the hard work, and we now have decent host support too.
at any point you can stop and they will allow you to download a backup that you can move wherever you want.
I hope that helps. I am just telling what we use and the experience we have had, so you have something to look at / compare to, the number of daily users here or data storage may make it a less viable option for this forum if it pushes it in a higher price bracket than we are in.
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 31, 2018, 01:45:01 PM
 
They only seem to host their own forum software.....   {:-{
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Rottweiler on January 31, 2018, 04:27:55 PM

They only seem to host their own forum software.....   {:-{
Martin
just sent you a PM
Mick f

Thanks, talking to them now.

Martin   :-))
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: barriew on January 31, 2018, 06:06:03 PM

Can you recommend another hosting company to talk to?
 


Martin its difficult to advise as traffic and storage requirements not only affect the price, but also the suitability of a ISP. In the past I have used 123Reg, and now have a site on UKServers, BUT mine are small sites with low traffic.


Barrie
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 01, 2018, 10:43:22 AM
 
Now Disk space problems .....  >:-o


The auto daily server backups save, to a newly 'restricted disk area', filling the server up and I can't get to them!   >>:-(

I used to be able to manage this myself but now .....  >:-o
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: tizdaz on February 06, 2018, 12:10:55 AM
ive mentioned a few times.. UK Host 4u (unlimited bandwith & space) used them for years with no issues for many types of web space including FTP sites with large files. Other one is Smart Hosting, again unlimited bandwith & disk space.


My trade is Web Design which ive done for about 20 years, over the years ive tried many hosting sites, lots claim "unlimited bandwith & space" but read the small print & its far from it, UK host4u is 100% unlimited & ive used them now for about 8 years for numerous websites.
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 06, 2018, 10:25:57 AM
 
Just for the record


It is with regret that I/we feel something needs to be said about any tendency towards cyber bullying on the internet, 'social networks and as far as we are concerned, Model Boat Mayhem, i.e. this Forum. We are not being over dramatic, but if some members feel that they can no longer continue with builds due to constant attacks, ( inclusive of, snipes, jibes, hostile criticism, trolling, denigration, etc.  ) this IS considered 'Bullying.' and has therefore NO place on Mayhem.
( Full Definition: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyberbullying )

We are 'all' friends on here and we can talk maturely to each other, without forcing our own personal opinions on anyone.

See: http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=2186.msg21366#msg21366


Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: tizdaz on February 06, 2018, 08:44:18 PM
not sure what's gone on recently, but end of the day, this is a HOBBY! which we all enjoy. Some members of online communities kind of reminds me of drivers, in person, they are happy, full of life people willing to help anyone with not a bad word!.. but once they get behind the wheel (keyboard!), complete opposite. Some people are...strange!! lol :(



Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: jarvo on February 06, 2018, 09:40:03 PM
Martin. I am sorry to say that the stuff you mentioned in your 10.25 post is not sufficient. Abuse in any shape or form must not be tolerated. We all have heated disagreements, that is the nature of the modeling game, (mine way is best) this is a superb forum with quality people giving quality advice.


BLOCK the abusers. Its been done before so put your foot down with a firm hand, only way to teach them a lesson


Mark
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on February 07, 2018, 12:12:03 AM

Sorry to hear this, but yes take action against all offenders otherwise they will blissfully continue in their ways.

Must admit I appreciate the heads up advice when inadvertently straying otherwise you think all is OK.

The other term often used is keyboard Commandos.

Bit of Mayhem is good but destructive negativity/jealousy is not.
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 19, 2018, 07:42:24 PM
 
Finally updated Mayhem's Photo(s) of the Month! - only a few months late...!

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/Photo_month/18-04.htm (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/Photo_month/18-04.htm)
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RST on April 12, 2018, 11:14:35 PM
Is anyone else getting "internal server error" in times new roman text when navigating the forum?  I've been getting it for a month or more now -happens across three computers, two laptops (one win 10, the other 8.1), desktop PC runs win 10.  I only use Firefox as a web browser and it's all up to date.  I'd say I get the message 1/5 to 1/10 times browsing posts -logged in or not?  I don't get it on my android phone on wi-fi but it fails to load sometimes which I guess is the same thing.

Rich
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: derekwarner_decoy on April 13, 2018, 12:00:50 AM
Yes Rich............top left hand side of the screen.................page is totally blank apart from the simple text

Simply close & re-opening the page usually resolves the issue...happens maybe once or twice a week.........

Derek
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Neil on April 13, 2018, 12:24:25 PM
yes...........but refresh the page and it goes as quickly as it came.
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Netleyned on April 17, 2018, 03:00:41 PM
Does anyone have an answer to the
Font resizer?
I don't mean how to fix it but how to
negate it.
Why does it happen?
Is there a way of stopping it happening
in the first place.
Are we doing something wrong.
Fixing it after it happens is a bit of
bolting horse and stable door.
It's getting a bit annoying.


Ned
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Bob K on April 17, 2018, 03:18:38 PM
Ned,

Personally I compose my forum posting text in MS Word, 12 pt Arial.
When I have it worded how I want, and spell checked it, I simply copy/paste it into the Mayhem Posting box.
Never had any font resizing problems. 

I even type in my own bold / italic tags whilst in word.
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Netleyned on April 17, 2018, 03:58:37 PM
I appreciate that Bob, but this is something new
to Mayhem.
Using Word is a tool to use when you have time.
I like to answer a post when I'm out and about
using my phone, and I have only had this problem
just recently
Just like to know what is making it happen.
Ned
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 17, 2018, 04:00:43 PM
 
No Answer to the Font issue as yet..... don't hold your breath either!
( I think it's something to do with browser / html updates etc. but no one has a definite answer at the moment )

Try using the the WYSIWYG option before posting.

Click on the   (http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/04/17/WYSIWYG.jpg)    icon when typing,  it alternates between text mode and WYSIWYG.
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Bob K on April 17, 2018, 04:27:06 PM
I appreciate that Bob, but this is something new
to Mayhem.
Using Word is a tool to use when you have time.
I like to answer a post when I'm out and about
using my phone, and I have only had this problem
just recently
Just like to know what is making it happen.
Ned

Fair enough Ned.  I only use my desktop PC to access Mayhem.
Frankly text on mobiles is so tiny to see it makes them impractical for internet IMHO.
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Netleyned on April 17, 2018, 04:54:14 PM
Thanks Martin, for the Heads Up
Will carry on and use the WYSIWYG.
Bob, never had a problem with font size
using a mobile phone over a few thou
posts until recently.
Hey Ho Onwards and Upwards :-))
Ned
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Baldrick on April 17, 2018, 05:04:07 PM
I have been getting some weirdoes . Typing a reply, for no reason the text suddenly did a downshift to the line below , and when I did a backspace to put it back in line the font had gone to small and I had to manually change it back to 10pt. Also lots of code keep appearing which I have to correct which was not on my reply
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on April 18, 2018, 12:48:04 AM

Could all these issues with use of mobiles on the forum, be due to the fact that the so called apps are cut down programmes designed to run only on mobiles and tablets.(touch screen)


In other words using your desk top engages the full function programme and not an app.


So it would seem it is not a forum issue but an individual's equipment issue. Why the sudden change, updates to your apps??


Possible Yes/No?????
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 18, 2018, 03:23:29 AM
 
 SMF, the Forum software is not exactly 'cutting edge' software  nor a 'hold the front page'  updates schedule ....  {:-{
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Baldrick on April 18, 2018, 03:05:19 PM
Could all these issues with use of mobiles on the forum, be due to the fact that the so called apps are cut down programmes designed to run only on mobiles and tablets.(touch screen)


In other words using your desk top engages the full function programme and not an app.


So it would seem it is not a forum issue but an individual's equipment issue. Why the sudden change, updates to your apps??


Possible Yes/No?????




   I'm up to my RRRRs in gremlins and I do everything on my Mac PC ,never the phone or tablet
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: RST on April 19, 2018, 12:44:53 AM
Personally I've never had a problem with weird font sizes (possibly because I use a laptop / PC?) but the internal server error message persists regularly.

A different forum I was on used SMF and they kept upgrading, every upgrade got more "bugs".  For me anyway, access kept getting worse -they also went for a "mobile view" as default on tablets / phones which is just awful and off-putting to the point I just abandoned it.  Please don't go down this route if you upgrade the software!
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: jaymac on April 19, 2018, 05:35:30 AM
Well I only use my laptop  and get both problems ? (possibly because I use a laptop / PC?)
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 19, 2018, 11:03:57 AM
Well I only use my laptop  and get both problems ? (possibly because I use a laptop / PC?)

Well I only use my laptop  and get both problems ? (possibly because I use a laptop / PC?)

Nope, not that then?!?!?!
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: jaymac on April 19, 2018, 12:55:31 PM
What I have noticed is it is text that has been  Pasted in that is affected  if this part is ok and my pasting below is shrunk ?








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Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: C-3PO on April 19, 2018, 01:38:02 PM
Jaymac,
The text you posted has several html tags that have defined how the text is displayed - e.g. font size 4

What/where was the source text copied from (an email?) and in what software was it displayed when it was copied (MS Outlook etc)?

Below the pasted text - I have inserted spaces so the text shows without the html tags overtaking the formatting, the html tags presumably where formatting the text at the source?

The reference to the font  "wf_SegoeUI" suggests of Microsoft something (possibly Windows 8 at a wild guess)....
 
C-3PO

Quote

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Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: jaymac on April 19, 2018, 02:00:17 PM
Windows 10 it came email from this forum and was only an example it possibly  happens with any  thing copied and pasted  Like your reply
below


The text you posted has several html tags that have defined how the text is displayed - e.g. font size 4What/where was the source text copied from (an email?) and in what software was it displayed when it was copied (MS Outlook etc)?



Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: C-3PO on April 19, 2018, 02:07:47 PM
Windows 10 it came email from this forum and was only an example it possibly  happens with any  thing copied and pasted  Like your reply
below
The text you posted has several html tags that have defined how the text is displayed - e.g. font size 4What/where was the source text copied from (an email?) and in what software was it displayed when it was copied (MS Outlook etc)?




Am i correct in my understanding - you copy some text from the forum webpage and then paste it into a post-reply - is that correct?

C-3PO
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: C-3PO on April 19, 2018, 02:10:21 PM

Sorry Jaymac - should have read your post better

What was the email being viewed in when you copied the text?

What web browser do you use?

C-3PO
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Netleyned on April 19, 2018, 02:43:30 PM
It happens now and then, if I use an  :police: :police: :police:
or >>:-( >>:-( >>:-(
On my phone using Chrome
On my laptop using Chromium
Also using copy and paste.
Not all the time, just when you
need it not to.
Ned
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Baldrick on April 19, 2018, 03:59:05 PM
It happens now and then, if I use an  :police: :police: :police:
or >>:-( >>:-( >>:-(
On my phone using Chrome
On my laptop using Chromium
Also using copy and paste.
Not all the time, just when you
need it not to.
Ned


  It also does it on my PC and I am running Safari on MacOS High Sierra. So it can be concluded that the problem does not relate to our devices or software but gremlins in the platform software
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: C-3PO on April 19, 2018, 04:12:53 PM

  It also does it on my PC and I am running Safari on MacOS High Sierra. So it can be concluded that the problem does not relate to our devices or software but gremlins in the platform software

Hi Baldrick,  You may be correct...

I don't understand how html tags are inserted in such an intricate way to "plain text" from the clipboard as it's pasted into a forum post - will be interesting to see if the cause can be identified

Logic would suggest that the html tags exist in the text that's been copied and about to be pasted but user reports suggest this is not the case

One way to unravel the story a little more would be to paste the same text that causes issues in Mayhem into a "basic" text editor like Windows Notepad - if the html tags appear in the pasted text then the source was the original copied text...

C-3PO
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: jaymac on April 19, 2018, 07:35:18 PM
C3PO  the first one was   in hotmail appreciate that might  be part of the prob but why was yours shrunk copied from here  tags not involved there so can't blame that. Also    the copied text from the email is perfect  pasted in notepad so many people/systems etc leaves the only common factor this site
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Colin Bishop on April 19, 2018, 08:01:18 PM
I don't think there is any point in getting upset about it. As Martin says, the Forum software is a bit outdated and reacts differently to various text inputs generated in more modern browsers. There is nothing to be done about it except to find a combination that works for you. I use Firefox on my PC and that works OK generally although it doesn't deal with text in quotations quite the  way it should. As stated in an earlier post, composing your post in Microsoft Word and then doing a copy and paste into the Forum posting box seems to work most of the time - for me anyway.

Sometimes things can't be fixed and you just need to find a workaround. C'est la vie!

Colin
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Baldrick on April 19, 2018, 08:40:37 PM
 
    One thing I have found is that if I want to copy and paste onto the site I first paste it into Notebook  then call up format:font/size and make sure it is in 10 Point , then copy this and paste it into the reply box. This gives me a workaround for the issue.
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: malcolmfrary on April 19, 2018, 09:11:51 PM
 
    One thing I have found is that if I want to copy and paste onto the site I first paste it into Notebook  then call up format:font/size and make sure it is in 10 Point , then copy this and paste it into the reply box. This gives me a workaround for the issue.
I wish I had that level of discipline.  And the memory to do it before the event.
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: jaymac on April 19, 2018, 10:31:27 PM
What  is needed is to be able to cancel a post
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: unbuiltnautilus on April 19, 2018, 11:42:03 PM
What  is needed is to be able to cancel a post


Speak up chap!!
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: ballastanksian on May 07, 2018, 08:30:21 PM

What  is needed is to be able to cancel a post


There was a conversation about this some while back, and I recall the reason for not allowing this is due to gaps appearing in the thread that may cause misunderstandings if someone was trying to refer to a post that was deleted before the reference. Something like that anyway  :-)
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: jaymac on May 07, 2018, 10:33:19 PM
well that is pretty primitive if I create a post then decide within the  modify time limit  I do not want it posted what is the difference twixt  cancelling and modifying choice

As for speak up chap you should not have to  select pick a font size for every post
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: TheLongBuild on May 07, 2018, 11:47:55 PM

well that is pretty primitive if I create a post then decide within the  modify time limit  I do not want it posted what is the difference twixt  cancelling and modifying choice

As for speak up chap you should not have to  select pick a font size for every post


Not Really, Some years ago when altering a post was allowed after 30 minutes it created quite a bit of issues. It was then decided to create the time limit, I see no problem with that.
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Peter Fitness on May 07, 2018, 11:48:58 PM
you should not have to  select pick a font size for every post


I don't, it comes out the same size each time I post. Occasionally, a post appears in tiny font, apparently a glitch in the system. If this happens simply resize it. If you preview your text before posting you should be able to tell if all's well, otherwise read your post after posting and, if necessary, modify it within the time limit. Perhaps Mayhem is primitive, but it operates within quite severe budget constraints.


Peter.
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: derekwarner_decoy on May 08, 2018, 12:35:08 AM
Folks....I do not have any issue with the functionality of the Forum WEB site

I did however purchase a new Telstra branded 4G telephone [ZTE brand] last week [my old Nokia dies after some 27 years]

The telephone came with a 34 page booklet, however it did not even start with how to turn it on  <*<

So I went to GOOGLE to ask for help...the listings with the greatest impact were that Mr Donald Trump [ President of the Unites States of America] had banned all ZTE & HUAWEI Chinese manufactured telephony type devices due to potential electronic feedback of National Military secrets

The long dialogue in GOOGLE also mentions loss of Text Sizing issues 

So there you have it ....  are the Chinese playing with your posts?  {-)........how many members with font size issues are using Chinese manufactured hand held devices?
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: jaymac on May 08, 2018, 05:41:38 AM
Long build no issue with the time limit it is not being able to cancel
Peter  not saying mayhem is primitive   Martin  works wonders with what funds he has  but surely one is allowed to  comment on what they think is wrong. it is just a niggle not a major inconvenience 
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc..... GDPR
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 25, 2018, 12:39:24 PM
 
Yes I know we've all got a dozens of emails already but we better say something in lieu of all the confusion as to regards Forums, social media, websites, etc.etc.

On joining ModelBoatMayhem.co.uk Forum, you have voluntarily supplied:
1. Your Name ( truthful or otherwise )
2. A 'Display / User name' ( can be anything )
3. An email address ( this does need to be authenticated )
4. A Password ( encrypted and inaccessible to anyone, even Admin )
5. Your computer / phone / ipad / android tablet's IP address ( identifies your device when you log on, bit like a phone No. )

According to GDPR I need to remind you that items 1 - 4 are stored on the Mayhem server and 'could possibly identify you'..... obviously.

 A few ways you can do anything about 5. (your IP address) is:
 a. Reboot your router. ( doesn't always reset your IP ),
 b. Change your IP in your Router or with your ISP ( good luck with that ),
 c. Change your phone / SIM or IP with your phone service provider, ( very good luck with that! )
 d. Delete your ModelBoatMayhem account.

 I will now sit back and await corrections from Mayhemers that actually know what they're talking about, eg. c3p0, Tug Cowboy, etc.


 .... there we have it!   

            Martin - Admin   :police:
 

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If you have registered your business on the traders directory or anywhere else on ModelBoatMayhem, please ensure this is also accurate and that you are authorised to provide/post said information. All information provided by you for your account or the Traders Directory is used in accordance with our privacy policy and for the purpose of providing you access to the forums and allow you to advertise.
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Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: TheLongBuild on May 25, 2018, 01:16:54 PM
Even the Government aren't sure what's going on.
All a complete waste of time, had more emails last few weeks than ever before.. Bored now..
Might be time to lose 1000 or so members who have not used it for a year. Bit of Spring cleaning..  8)
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: C-3PO on May 25, 2018, 01:42:57 PM
Even the Government aren't sure what's going on.

I have phoned the ICO 3 times - on each ocassion they gave clear guidance

Quote
All a complete waste of time, had more emails last few weeks than ever before.. Bored now..

How can you tell the start date of the leigslation is today so the impact of the legislation will be felt over the next 6 -12 months - email contact has been very active in the last few weeks as organisations try to get you to "opt in" before today when in theory after today they can't email you unless you have given permission.

I know that one of my clients with a multi billion turnover is very worried about the impact on direct email contact with their customer base which they use to drive sales

If you do business with FTSE 250 companies they are very interested in your GDPR policy and that you have your ducks in a row...

Agreed it seems very heavy handed legislation but the fines seem to be significant for non conformance.

It will be interesting to see how it all pans out...

Posted this already today elsewhere on the forum but it is light relief if you have been responsible for implementing the legislation in your organisation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6i5WuBbfhss&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6i5WuBbfhss&feature=youtu.be)

C-3PO
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: TheLongBuild on May 25, 2018, 03:13:56 PM
I am referring to the G  <*<  D  <*<  P  <*<  R   >>:-( emails, and I saw an interview the other day and they contradicted them selves, probably a sacrificial junior..  Still in my opinion a waste of time. 
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: grendel on May 25, 2018, 04:24:50 PM
its funny, all the emails I have been getting saying opt in to continue receiving emails have subtly changed now to please let us know if you want to opt out.
I am on the tech team of another (unrelated) forum, and we have had one member ask to be forgotten, this was difficult to achieve until a forum update yesterday gave us some GDPR tools to be able to delete the member and his ip addresses without removing his posts (the posts were all attributed to guest) we also have the ability now to only keep a current list of IP addresses (ie remove all those over a age we can set manually).
we were advised that as forum posts had been voluntarily placed in the public domain, we were able to keep them, but their attribution (who they were originally posted by) would have to be anonymised (to guest).
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: barriew on May 25, 2018, 05:28:49 PM
What I find strange with all these emails about GDPR is that only a fraction of them ask me to Opt In - most just say they have updated their Privacy Policy.


Barrie
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 25, 2018, 06:01:44 PM
 
Companies don't want to give customers the chance to opt-out.....
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Baldrick on May 27, 2018, 12:12:11 PM
Strange thing is that I got dozens of E-Mails from companies telling me that I wanted to continue hearing from them I had to click to agree, I just kept deleting them as they came in but I am still getting their marketing mails.
Title: Re: Forum News, Announcements, Updates, Errors, etc.....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 25, 2018, 04:27:18 PM
 
Thanks to the diligent Mayhemers who notified me about  idiot spammer that got through.   :-))

 


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