Looks like the forums are active again!

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bcrabtree
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Folks,

Sorry about the stupidly long forum downtime following a hack.

As a result of this invasion, we've changed to, hopefully more secure, forums software (Drupal-based) and relocated to a new domain - dvforums.com.

Please shout if there are any problems.

All the best

Bob Crabtree

MAGLINK
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Hurrah it all seems to work

Hurrah it all seems to work now, it has taken me over a week to actually log in as every time I requested a password it would crash.

Thanks for all your hard work getting it up and running it must have been a nightmare but I have missed you and all my forumites!

bcrabtree
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Fingers crossed,

Fingers crossed, then!!

:-)

Cheers

Bob

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Just added this bit after I'd posted to test the editing - and then copied in the original below:

Fingers crossed, then!!

:-)

Cheers

Bob

mooblie
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Well done, guys - to be it

Well done, guys - to get it all back working again!

Is this a good thread for comments/questions about the new forum?

If so, I have one: is there a facility to view new/recent/today's posts? I can see the boxes on the left, but a single link (which can be made a favourite to use first thing in the morning) would be good?

(Thanks again for the hard work -I can only shudder at the mass of niggles found and testing needed.)

Martin - DVdoctor in moderation. Everyone is entitled to my opinion.

Roy
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Re: Looks like the forums are active again!

Hi. Glad to see you back and hopefully stabilised. You must of been very frustrated over the problems tht needed to be overcome. However I tried to contact you with a question but was told I weas authorised to enter the page.  However my question would of been :-  " can you still select to be notified of a reply to a posting, and if yes how do you select the choice".  Thanks.

erich
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Re: Looks like the forums are active again!

I agree with Moobile.

The ability to see just recent posts is badly missed. It takes too long to navigate all the site

DP2012
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Re: Looks like the forums are active again!

I'm sure the forum will find its feet again, so long as there is a steady supply of posters. 

 

In my experience, the only time a forum fails is if there are not a lot of posters. 

John Willett
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Re: Looks like the forums are active again!
But the domain name wasn't renewed (at least that's the message I got) and the forum vanished for several weeks - so long that I thought it had gone for good.
 
After going on holiday for 3-weeks I had one last look before, sadly, deleting the link completely and found it had come back.
 
What happened?
 
An outage that long would likely lose forum members permanently.
 

John
 
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erich
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Re: Looks like the forums are active again!
The site displays the information below the rest of the words if one is in the Favorites Center mode.
It correctly displays if this is not in use.
As I, and probably many others , work with the Favorites Centre active then it is showing a blank below until one scrolls down.
Is this a temporary fault or what?
johnpr98
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Re: Looks like the forums are active again!
Hi Erich
 
As I never use the side bar I don't personally have your problem
 
It may be worth you adding your comments on this thread and anyone else who has the same problem or similar issues so Admin can see if there is a fix?
 

johnpr98
 
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