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Forum issues 10/27/14

Post by icvanstra » Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:13 pm

10/27/14

All,

There continue to be problems with the forum.

At this time work is keeping me from dedicating the time that the forum requires to be run/maintained properly. After seven plus years of keeping the forum alive I'm quite honestly just done with it.

I am ever so grateful for our Moderators who have been helping me out! If it were not for them the forum would have likely been shutdown last year.

I'm giving consideration to "selling" the forum. If there is anyone who has the technical skills to maintain a phpBB based forum and has the love for Dutch Shepherds please contact me soon.

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Re: Forum issues 10/27/14

Post by Dutchringgirl » Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:57 pm

oh crap. I do understand Eric how you are feeling.
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Re: Forum issues 10/27/14

Post by Raven » Mon Oct 27, 2014 4:04 pm

Having kept DSF going as you (and Bob) have has helped a lot of DSs (and owners). I'll be sorry to see it go...it's been a true treasure. :DSlove:
Though I can only hope to become the person who my animals believe I am, the things that they have taught me have made me a better human being. ~~~Sharon~~~

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Re: Forum issues 10/27/14

Post by icvanstra » Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:27 pm

All,

Since posting this earlier today I have had quite a few people reach out to me. Some with great intentions and, admittedly, no knowledge of phpBB. Maintaining the board is not rocket science - but, it does take some effort and understanding. I'm a lowly "windows guy" and I figured it out! :pint:

I've also had a few with strong tech skills who I will be getting in touch with soon.

Bob and I have been working on why the forum isn't acting quite right.

eric
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Re: Forum issues 10/27/14

Post by Dutchringgirl » Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:57 pm

sounds great ! I thought about running it, I have run forums before and know enough about code and such, but I dont have the time. I am so glad there is interest in keeping it alive !!!
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Re: Forum issues 10/27/14

Post by icvanstra » Tue Nov 04, 2014 1:05 am

All,

As you can see the Dutch Shepherd Forum is up and running with most things working like they were with our old hosting company.

There are some little things that still need to be tweaked. We lost many of our smilies. Some people lost their avatars. One of the restricted areas used by the moderators was lost.

Good news? The meat and potato's of the forum is working. Email notifications are working again!

I cannot say enough thank you's to Bob for his hard work to get things working again.

We will get there with the rest of the stuff though it will not be overnight. I need to get things under control with work (insert: beer drinking smilie that isn't working) before I can put a lot of time back into it.

Please be patient.
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Re: Forum issues 10/27/14

Post by Dutchringgirl » Tue Nov 04, 2014 2:32 am

I am so glad this is back up and running. thank you for doing whatever it took to get it back. let me know if you need any help.
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Re: Forum issues 10/27/14

Post by cake73 » Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:50 pm

Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication, Eric!

Good thing that NADSR moved the calendar vote to Facebook so there isn't all THAT stuff to deal with on top of the recent forum issues you've been trying to manage.

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Re: Forum issues 10/27/14

Post by Raven » Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:44 pm

Thanks, Eric.

BOB ROCKS. :music3: But who didn't know this already...?
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Re: Forum issues 10/27/14

Post by Pit$Bull » Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:56 pm

Raven wrote:Thanks, Eric.

BOB ROCKS. :music3: But who didn't know this already...?
:roll: :roll:
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Re: Forum issues 10/27/14

Post by Raven » Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:50 pm

Don't roll your eyes at me, young man, or I'll give ya somethin' to roll 'em about.
Though I can only hope to become the person who my animals believe I am, the things that they have taught me have made me a better human being. ~~~Sharon~~~

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Re: Forum issues 10/27/14

Post by Pit$Bull » Fri Nov 07, 2014 1:19 am

Raven wrote:Don't roll your eyes at me, young man, or I'll give ya somethin' to roll 'em about.
Thanks Sharon, I haven't been called 'young man' for many years. :mrgreen:
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