Having a Major Breakdown :) PMs?

Discussion in 'About the Forum' started by Thistle, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. Thistle

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    It could be just me...

    I can't finder our members. The 'Members List' shows me a blank page. I'm not having any luck posting 'Private Message' since nothing seems to be popping up for me.

    I also posted a PM just prior to Austin's PM informing me of the forum move. I'm wondering if that message got posted and if the recipient will be able to receive it?

    Please, please, please help. Thank you.
     
  2. flicks

    flicks ...lost in the woods....

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    Hey, don't panic, everything is fine.:) CU
     

  3. Thistle

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    Laughing... Easy for you to say. Chaos and uncertainty reigns in my life. It's not easy being a Thistle.

    And I want my happy, bouncy ball back! We gotta talk to our fearless leader about getting more emos to play with.
     
  4. MaddyMax

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    here you are <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif">:

    <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_bounce.gif">
     
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    Last edited: Apr 28, 2013
  6. pacmanlover0210

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    <a href="http://www.gifbin.com/984599"><img src="http://gifs.gifbin.com/092010/tn_1283941777_watermelon-slingshot-to-the-face.gif" alt="funny gifs" /></a><a href="http://www.gifbin.com/984599"><img src="http://gifs.gifbin.com/092010/tn_1283941777_watermelon-slingshot-to-the-face.gif" alt="funny gifs" /></a>
     
  7. pacmanlover0210

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    <A href="http://www.myindiapictures.com" title="My India Pictures"><IMG src="http://www.myindiapictures.com/pictures/up1/2012/06/indian-policeman-uses-a-slingshot-funny.jpg" alt="My India Pictures" border="0"></A>


    This is an Indian cop using a slingshot.
     
  8. Thistle

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    Hey, no fair! You cut/pasted from the other place. Laughing... I found the members thing. It scared me. All those ghost people!
     
  9. Thistle

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    I think I'm all sorted out. I also needed to go in and edit options to get updates on threads, pm, etc.

    Meltdown over. :rolleyes:
     
  10. Thistle

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    Maybe not quite sorted. PM info at the old forum did NOT get moved over. I assumed it would be as bugs were being systemically worked out. What this means to me is... if there is personal information, like postal or email addresses, that was not copied elsewhere, it all got erased or left behind and is no longer accessible. I assumed there would be a longer transition period and some very loud warning bells about possible data loss, limited time and options. It's probably not a problem, but... leaving info behind like that kinda troubles me.

    I maintained the same account data, so I'm very thankful that I didn't need to change user name and pass codes. I at least understand some of the problem. Also saw this following message from ForumTech at another post:

    "The move was non-standard. It was from a free forum to now an independent host. We were not able to cleanly get the data so we had to improvise with what limited options we had to work with.

    If you send a PM to Jörg or myself with your old username/e-mail or use the Contact form we can fix your accounts.

    We could not redirect the old forum here because the options are very, very limited.
    "
     
  11. JoergS

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    True... the owners of the old forum platform did not want to give us the database, not even for money. But the old forum wasn't appropriate anymore. No way to keep the "slingshotboys" (trolls) out, clumsy image handling, poor featureset.

    Here we have way more options plus professional admins.

    Sorry for the inconviences, but we had to do it that way.
     
  12. Thistle

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    Thanks, Mr. Sprave. I understand.

    I kinda started figuring some of this out when I noticed ForumTech's post last night. It's really too bad our previous forum host couldn't be just a bit more cooperative until we got everything comfortably settled.

    We'll be okay. The new format is looking pretty cool! :cool: Congratulations.
     
  13. ForumTech

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    The old forum is still up and you can access your private messages there.

    I'm sorry for the loss. We got as much as we could.
     
  14. flicks

    flicks ...lost in the woods....

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    Last edited: Apr 29, 2013
  15. Thistle

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    Thanks, guys. The old forum won't allow access to PMs. I get this message when I try: "Private messaging has been disabled on this board."

    Don't worry about it. They wanna be that way, okay. I'll survive. :)

    ForumTech, thank you for everything. You've managed to do a pretty fantastic job, in spite of time constraints and limitations.
     
  16. ForumTech

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    I really appreciate that!
     
  17. Bert the Welder

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    I 2nd that!!! I hate change(have I mentioned that before.....:rolleyes: ) and this went pretty good IMHO. Too bad the old host didn't want to play nice in the sand box. Bitter, I guess.:D
    Hats off to FT!
     
  18. flicks

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    Thistle, Bert, I fully agree. It is more than overdue to say a BIG THANKS to FT and everybody who was/is involved in this change and it went in fact pretty good under these circumstances. I know that such a project is very challenging and time-consuming, but hey...look at the new forum now... it is much better than the old one and worth every second of work, so thanks again for your effort. (Missing a 'thumbs up' smiley)
     
  19. MaddyMax

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