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« Reply #775 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.
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« Reply #776 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:
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« Reply #777 on: July 25, 2016, 08:59:22 PM »

Another outage
Software upgrade seems to have
done a whoopsie :embarrassed:


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« Reply #778 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/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!

 
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« Reply #779 on: July 25, 2016, 09:06:44 PM »

 
       

                              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!

 
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« Reply #780 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
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« Reply #781 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.................

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« Reply #782 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.
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« Reply #783 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
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« Reply #784 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.
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« Reply #785 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!


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« Reply #786 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.


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« Reply #787 on: July 26, 2016, 11:33:26 AM »


 Hi Martin, a few donated hope it helps,
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« Reply #788 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.    {:-{
 

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« Reply #789 on: July 26, 2016, 11:44:33 AM »


NB: Gratitudes for contributions received so far!   :-))
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« Reply #790 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 :-)) :-))
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« Reply #791 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,  :-))
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« Reply #792 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:
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« Reply #793 on: July 26, 2016, 01:55:48 PM »

Done!!!
Martin - Will send you a PM shortly  :-))

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« Reply #794 on: July 26, 2016, 03:48:29 PM »

Hi Martin I have sent a PM to you. Regards
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« Reply #795 on: July 26, 2016, 04:58:26 PM »

Donation made :-)) :-))   Keep up the good work Martin :-) :-)


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« Reply #796 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.

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« Reply #797 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.

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« Reply #798 on: July 26, 2016, 05:54:49 PM »

Donation made with pleasure.
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« Reply #799 on: July 26, 2016, 06:26:17 PM »

Donation sent :-))
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