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Re: The Great Mayhem Meltdown of 2012
« Reply #300 on: April 09, 2012, 02:53:52 PM »

If using chrome as your browser, on the top line of the page, at the right, there is a spanner.  Next to that is a star.  Click the star.  From the list that drops down, pick a spot to save it, click "done".
If using IE, top left is a button marked "favourites".  Click that and proceed from there.
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Re: The Great Mayhem Meltdown of 2012
« Reply #301 on: April 09, 2012, 08:38:53 PM »

Hi
Great to have the site back up well done all
My post come up with "broger" as the owner and it should be Kerrsy
I wonder when you have a minute would you be kind enough to change it
Broger also has my avatar

thank you

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Re: The Great Mayhem Meltdown of 2012
« Reply #302 on: April 10, 2012, 11:25:04 AM »

Larry has left the forum.
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Re: The Great Mayhem Meltdown of 2012
« Reply #303 on: April 10, 2012, 12:14:46 PM »

Saw that earlier...a 'toys out the pram' moment?


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Re: The Great Mayhem Meltdown of 2012
« Reply #304 on: April 10, 2012, 01:27:55 PM »


A pity  <:( as most, are all experiencing the same problems and frustration, but we just need to hang in there and be patient O0 O0 O0
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Re: The Great Mayhem Meltdown of 2012
« Reply #305 on: April 10, 2012, 01:45:51 PM »

Has Larry W actually Left or accidentally turned something off ?.

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Re: The Great Mayhem Meltdown of 2012
« Reply #306 on: April 10, 2012, 03:52:16 PM »

I know we all get to a point where the last straw gets to you
I know I've been there.

it is a shame that this site has lost a member, every one of use are special in our own ways and we (i know I do) learn and can teach to others and from others about the many many different ways to enjoy our hobby (or careers)
I am using my old name and even all my old settings, even so I have to resign myself to the fact that past posts and PM may never be open to me (in my case not such a great loss) it however does mean that if I want to remind myself of an item which in my brain I know happened then that link is missing (and before you say anything capt jack) yes there are a few dead cells in between my ears  :D

I think that Martin and all the others involved in the rebuild of the site are doing their very best without causing too much of an inconvenience to us modelers out here

Well done to Martin and the other unsung hero's
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« Reply #307 on: April 11, 2012, 09:14:48 AM »

I am a regular visitor and poster here. I came to visit the other day and site was down. Came back tonight and I did not exist. Username not valid and had to re register. Used same username but all posts I had made have me down as guest. I want to return back to my original statis. I will delete my latest registration after this post and await admin to email me with news of my reinstatement as old kiwi96. Will watch posts as guest and asee what happens.
Cheers,
Adrian aka kiwi96.
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Re: Help
« Reply #308 on: April 11, 2012, 09:32:00 AM »

Most of us are in the same boat (pun intended)
Kiwi96
We are all waiting patiently (most of us anyway)
to see if Martin can restore the old system
The main problem as I see it is that a restore to before
the meltdown would mean losing everything posted since.
Martin and his helpers are doing all they can so just re register
and wait for future developments.

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Re: The Great Mayhem Meltdown of 2012
« Reply #309 on: April 11, 2012, 09:49:14 AM »

I'm not sure why there is such a fuss about the post count.... this to me is a badge of shame  :embarrassed:... It  shows how much time I spend on the forum and how many stupid questions I must have asked lol  {-)

Is it such a big deal that your posts are no longer attributed to you? the information is still there for others to see.  I'm sure thats the most important thing.

Let's give Martin and co a break and let them get on with the important stuff
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Re: The Great Mayhem Meltdown of 2012
« Reply #310 on: April 11, 2012, 10:02:13 AM »

I'm not sure why there is such a fuss about the post count.... this to me is a badge of shame  :embarrassed:... It  shows how much time I spend on the forum and how many stupid questions I must have asked lol  {-)


Badge of shame and stupid questions to you maybe, to others, how long they have spent on the forum helping others.
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Re: The Great Mayhem Meltdown of 2012
« Reply #311 on: April 11, 2012, 10:54:51 AM »

Badge of shame and stupid questions to you maybe, to others, how long they have spent on the forum helping others.
:-))

Just to add my thoughts - I do post very occasionally, specifically on vintage subjects (which I know a little about) when I feel that I've something positive to add that'll help others.

As I suggested in a response to an email from Martin last week - the reinstatement of the site back to it's original form prior to the crash, if that's at all possible, would be a far preferable solution imho.  

"There was a wealth of information built up over many years that would, potentially, be lost otherwise & it'd also mean that those who haven't rejoined would, I assume, be automatically reinstated.

Contrast that with the loss of a few weeks posts and a much depleted membership - I'd have though it makes sense to reset everything...."


I fully appreciate all the hard work that Martin puts in, especially over these past few weeks, in trying to resolve the issues & one of the reasons that I'd held off rejoining was because I could see the potential for duplicate user name problems in reinstating old accounts.

"I'm still talking to the host company to work out what's going on but they are still being less than helpful.."
. - Martin

If this is the case then can I suggest that you consider moving the hosting?  We had huge issues with 1&1 as a hosting company (I appreciate that you're not with them) & eventually switched to United Hosting who are incredibly helpful, have servers based in the UK & go out of their way to ensure that everything runs smoothly... Incidentally - I have absolutely no association with them other than being a very satisfied customer  :-))

Thank you for a great forum & good luck!

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Re: The Great Mayhem Meltdown of 2012
« Reply #312 on: April 11, 2012, 11:05:25 AM »

Mark,

Under topic "forum news etc", a similar comment, namely, switch back recover all data etc and lose all recent posts, was suggested.

It would seem that this is preferable to many in the main.

However, I do not recall it being said that this is possible but if it is, maybe we should seriously consider it.
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Re: The Great Mayhem Meltdown of 2012
« Reply #313 on: April 11, 2012, 11:08:00 AM »

Badge of shame and stupid questions to you maybe, to others, how long they have spent on the forum helping others.

True and I dont disagree with you on that... the comment was made firmly tongue in cheek but other than the 25 posts in order to sell in the classifieds, does the post count actually mean anything at all?


As i suggested in a response to an email from Martin last week - the reinstatement of the site back to it's original form prior to the crash, if that's at all possible, would be a far preferable solution imho.  


I don't think thats possible as Martin was saying earlier that the backups had not been backing up.

As for the Hosting change... I have been in communication with Martin re hosting here in Finland through the company I work for.  One advantage of which is that the hosting guys are within coffee cup throwing distance of my desk :D and the servers are physically downstairs
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Re: The Great Mayhem Meltdown of 2012
« Reply #314 on: April 11, 2012, 11:43:13 AM »

Mark,

Under topic "forum news etc", a similar comment, namely, switch back recover all data etc and lose all recent posts, was suggested.

It would seem that this is preferable to many in the main.

However, I do not recall it being said that this is possible but if it is, maybe we should seriously consider it.

Hi - My thoughts were based upon comments Martin had mentioned in an email to me last week, namely:

"Merging the old and new accounts is proving really difficult and the latest suggestion involves loosing all the connections to all the posts that have rejoined....."


If that is the case then it would seem the preferable solution imho.

Mark
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Re: The Great Mayhem Meltdown of 2012
« Reply #315 on: April 11, 2012, 01:42:06 PM »

Keep drinking the coffee Martin  :-))  you will get there in the end..

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Re: The Great Mayhem Meltdown of 2012
« Reply #316 on: April 11, 2012, 03:23:37 PM »


  One advantage of which is that the hosting guys are within coffee cup throwing distance of my desk :D and the servers are physically downstairs

i wouldnt throw coffee at them...they might get you back by pulling out wires  %%
i also suspect by now martin simply runs on coffee  O0
i dont really mind losing my post count im sure ill have it back up in due time anyways
although members with 5 figure post marks might feel differently  ;D
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Re: The Great Mayhem Meltdown of 2012
« Reply #317 on: April 11, 2012, 03:36:31 PM »

It isn't the posting numbers I missed (though Martin kindly fixed that without my asking), it is the links to everything I was looking
at and also the PM's that I saved for various reasons. I can still search for my old posts by searching for 'mckenzig' but can't for other
peoples posts as I found out when I sent Hama a PM regarding an old post. He replied that it wasn't his........ and 'WoW look at all this
stuff under my name' (Hama's I mean).

I think Martin has done everything possible and maybe we need to just move on and accept that old posts might be under the wrong names;
at least they are all still there to be read.

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Re: The Great Mayhem Meltdown of 2012
« Reply #318 on: April 11, 2012, 05:25:26 PM »

^^^ yeah
pm's would certanally be good to have back ( although i didnt have many ) but i think i had an un-read one just before the meltdown
who knows
the pm might have contained the emergency panik button that could have saved the forum  {-)
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Re: The Great Mayhem Meltdown of 2012
« Reply #319 on: April 11, 2012, 06:42:44 PM »

Lilgoth I am intrigued by your Mantra 'The cake is a lie'
The cake is a truth - saying 'I don't want the cake' is the lie

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Re: The Great Mayhem Meltdown of 2012
« Reply #320 on: April 11, 2012, 09:38:09 PM »

the cake is a lie is a line from the puzzle game 'portal'
you complete the tests to get your promiced 'cake' at the end of the game
unfortunatly the tester ( an out of control computer ) betrays and tries to kill you
so there is no cake
hence the message in hidden rooms all through the game telling you the cake is a lie :)

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Re: The Great Mayhem Meltdown of 2012
« Reply #321 on: April 11, 2012, 10:22:05 PM »

^^^ yeah
pm's would certanally be good to have back ( although i didnt have many ) but i think i had an un-read one just before the meltdown
who knows
the pm might have contained the emergency panic button that could have saved the forum   {-)


Ah, it reads like an episode of LOST, push the button or else?????????????????/ O0 O0 {-) {-) {-)

In reality all mayhemers are lost,  {-) {-) look at them, all experiencing withdrawal symtoms, Martin, give me my posts back, Martin give me my numbers, my PM's, Martin where are you %% %% %% %%
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Re: The Great Mayhem Meltdown of 2012
« Reply #322 on: April 12, 2012, 07:51:13 AM »

Keep drinking the coffee Martin  :-))  you will get there in the end..

I think he may have to lay off the coffee... I popped in to see our Martin last night and sadly I think all the Site issues are getting to him.
I did manage to grab a quick picture
He kept muttering something about his precious.... all very odd
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Re: The Great Mayhem Meltdown of 2012
« Reply #323 on: April 12, 2012, 11:49:29 AM »

He wouldn't answer the door when I knocked
but through the letterbox I could see him with
the post meltdown donation.

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Re: The Great Mayhem Meltdown of 2012
« Reply #324 on: April 12, 2012, 12:29:20 PM »

I can't get over how well he looks  O0 O0 even after the meltdown, definitely a sign of hidden stamina  %) %) %)

Must be something to do with being in the Northern hemisphere %% %% %%
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