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Martin [Admin]

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« Reply #25 on: March 19, 2012, 11:04:16 am »

Still picking up the pieces after the crash:

1. Thanks to everyone that emailed me encouragement & helped me through the diagnosis process.

2. Just PM me if you want your post count reinstated with how many posts you think you had - it's a very quick fix..... and I know how to do that!



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« Reply #26 on: March 19, 2012, 11:21:46 am »

Martin Well Done with all the hard work and congratulations on keeping us informed as to what was going on.
I had to re-register with my old name but glad to be back

Geoff
 
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« Reply #27 on: March 19, 2012, 11:25:15 am »


Martin,

Not that we all may understand what has just happened, but was it a combination of 'issues' that 'crashed' the forum.
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« Reply #28 on: March 19, 2012, 11:26:29 am »

Yippee !   Back in touch with all my friends on Mayhem  :-))
Where would we model boaters be without this incredibly valuable information resource?
OK, so this becomes my 'first' post, but no worries.  Can't remember my previous count anyway.

Martin - you are a hero  :}   Almost 600 of us already, and rising, all eager to stand you a pint !
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« Reply #29 on: March 19, 2012, 11:41:13 am »

Still picking up the pieces after the crash:

1. Thanks to everyone that emailed me encouragement & helped me through the diagnosis process.

2. Just PM me if you want your post count reinstated with how many posts you think you had - it's a very quick fix..... and I know how to do that!






Returning our post count would be nice, but much more useful would be returning our PMs. Is there any chance of getting these back? Mine had a lot of useful information and contacts...   <:( <:(
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« Reply #30 on: March 19, 2012, 11:42:12 am »

Thank you   Thank you   Thank you  Martin

Coronation street on the TV isn't all it's cracked up to be.   :} :}


This should encourage donations to the running of the site as we have all learnt what a real job and value it is.

Members are joining at around 90 per day so please be patient

Cheers to everyone

Ken



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« Reply #31 on: March 19, 2012, 11:48:53 am »

Yes, It is great to be back. well done Martin. A shame that some of us have lost all our previous stats but that is a small price to pay... %%
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« Reply #32 on: March 19, 2012, 11:56:01 am »

We're all in the same boat Krishna..... {-)
Apart from a lucky few, who appear to have kept their post count, we're all down to being newbies with a post count of 1...... <:(
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« Reply #33 on: March 19, 2012, 12:00:29 pm »

Still working on that too....   :-)


Returning our post count would be nice, but much more useful would be returning our PMs. Is there any chance of getting these back? Mine had a lot of useful information and contacts...   <:( <:(
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« Reply #34 on: March 19, 2012, 12:08:39 pm »

Well done to Martin and his team.  All my info, posts etc, just as they were.  No signing in needed.  Martin, buy yourself a new DAZZLE  8)  shirt as a reward. 
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« Reply #35 on: March 19, 2012, 12:12:51 pm »

Thank Martin were back.
Just spent all morning trying to sign in or register again.
Finally managed to do it under my own name instead of old user name.
So a BIG THANK YOU to Martin and ALL who helped get the forum back on line.
Regards
Richard
( Richtea)  :-)) :-))
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« Reply #36 on: March 19, 2012, 12:48:51 pm »

Been trying to update my profile with an Avatar photo of 190kbs but keep getting this error message  "The attachments upload directory is not writable. Your attachment or avatar cannot be saved."

Any one got any ideas or am I trying to run before all is sorted, if so, sorry Martin I will be patient.
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« Reply #37 on: March 19, 2012, 12:51:16 pm »

Well....maybe 1001....Thanks Martin!!  :-))
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« Reply #38 on: March 19, 2012, 12:58:29 pm »

Been trying to update my profile with an Avatar photo of 190kbs but keep getting this error message  "The attachments upload directory is not writable. Your attachment or avatar cannot be saved."

Any one got any ideas or am I trying to run before all is sorted, if so, sorry Martin I will be patient.
Had the same thing Barry, fortunately my avatar was in the table at the top of the profile.
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« Reply #39 on: March 19, 2012, 01:07:53 pm »

Been trying to update my profile with an Avatar photo of 190kbs but keep getting this error message  "The attachments upload directory is not writable. Your attachment or avatar cannot be saved."

Any one got any ideas or am I trying to run before all is sorted, if so, sorry Martin I will be patient.

I had the same problem.  I uploaded my picture onto Photobucket.com, then used the full http:// address for the picture instead. 
It works  :-))
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« Reply #40 on: March 19, 2012, 01:08:39 pm »

If it's your old avatar Footski, it is in the list
I saw it when looking for mine.
There are quite a few to trawl through lol

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« Reply #41 on: March 19, 2012, 01:09:17 pm »

I think you should all leave Martin alone for 24 hours at least!  <*<
Poor chap. I imagine it's been a little stressful...... %%......it was for me!
Cold turkey all weekend!
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« Reply #42 on: March 19, 2012, 01:17:37 pm »

Still picking up the pieces after the crash:    %%

1. Thanks to everyone that emailed me encouragement & helped me through the diagnosis process.

2. Just PM me if you want your post count reinstated with how many posts you think you had - it's a very quick fix..... and I know how to do that!

3.  You can also change your 'Forum Display name' by   Profile / Account Related Settings / Name:
         ( This is the displayed name that people will see. ) - Any issues, I can do that for you too.


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« Reply #43 on: March 19, 2012, 01:20:17 pm »

If it's your old avatar Footski, it is in the list
I saw it when looking for mine.
There are quite a few to trawl through lol

Ned

Thousands of them. I will leave it a day or so and have another try or maybe as suggested by Bob, upload to an outside site first....Cheers Martin..
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« Reply #44 on: March 19, 2012, 01:25:30 pm »

Wow it's great to be back ! .... Well done the boss ! ......  Mind you, while I couldn't get onto the site I started this new hobby of building Model Boats.. great fun it is too, you chaps should try it.......  %% .... :P

This is my first post it says too, I'm a forum virgin all over again !  :kiss:  :embarrassed:

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« Reply #45 on: March 19, 2012, 01:26:59 pm »

hi Footski  ,try no 1424 for your avatar  :-))
or was it 3184
aye
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« Reply #46 on: March 19, 2012, 01:31:48 pm »

I notice that, having had to recreate my login, I no longer own my own Nobby build log. Could this cause me any problems with editing? Nothing springs to mind but I'm wondering.
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« Reply #47 on: March 19, 2012, 01:32:58 pm »

Well I'm still trying to work through the problem but initial findings:

1. Don't always believe what the software writers say about their backup system.
2. A Hosting company's IT support dept. can actually be less than useless.
3. Some people will go out of their way to help you, if you sound pathetic enough.
4. An untested backup  system  is like a condom with a pin hole in it, you'll only find out when it's too late!

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« Reply #48 on: March 19, 2012, 01:34:28 pm »

I notice that, having had to recreate my login, I no longer own my own Nobby build log. Could this cause me any problems with editing? Nothing springs to mind but I'm wondering.

No Nobby, it's still yours and we all know that,
 ... as below, I'm still trying to reconnect all the old accounts.
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« Reply #49 on: March 19, 2012, 02:10:20 pm »

HI
Its just great to be back with everyone, like the song said, you dont know what youve got till its gone !!
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