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    The Staff would like to thank everyone for their patience during the time the forums were down. It appears we are back up but it also appears that perhaps some members were inadvertently dropped from our data base. Those members will show up as "Guest". So far we only know of one member who was dropped, however, there may be others.

    Please contact either myself or Nick via PM or email if you know of any other member(s) who may have been dropped.

    Thanks.

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    We should be thanking the staff for getting it up and running again. Thanks!
    Sue

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    Absolutely!

    Must be a nightmare sorting things out; and over a weekend too.

    Ian
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    I'm one of the "guests" and I want to sincerely thank the staff for trying to get it all sorted out. I used to have a site myself and the amount of work it takes to keep it going is phenomenal.

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    Apologies to all Mcc-Forum members for the downtime. Some issues at the "mothership" were being taken care of.

    Hopefully all is now well. As Charlie mentioned...if you're having issue's with your account. Please let us know via PM.

    Thanks,

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Well, I'm mostly back, and the little differences don't make a real difference in the experience, so thanks to all for getting me re-started, especially chscag, who worked it by email until we got it going. Thanks, Charlie!

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    Great to hear Jake. We'll keep working to try to get everything back as it was.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Nick, the differences are trivial, I think, and not worth working. For example, I'm now a Senior Member, the post count was a guess as the real number nobody knows and my Avatar had an adventure getting updated. It's showing properly now on posts, but is not in my profile, where a new avatar that I tried to upload reported as failed, but is there. I prefer the original, so I don't care that the profile has it wrong, but it sure is curious. But I have full access and can now post, even though all my older posts don't get updated and are showing me as a Guest. As I said, nothing critical and nothing worth working on. I'm good!

    Thanks for all you guys do to keep this place running. Best site on the 'net!

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    We'll get in touch with Penton tomorrow (Monday)...and verify if they are done with everything they were doing.

    Looks like the site is doing good (from most accounts back to normal). What we like to see.

    Thanks,

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    A follow on to this thread:

    We have been experiencing Data Base errors again that may or may not affect your posting to the forums. What I have noticed:

    Selecting New Threads: Non appear, however, if you look closely you can see the dates that threads were posted and determine from that if they are new to you. I have run across many this evening and attempted to answer some of them.

    When responding to a thread: You may get a Data Base error. If you then leave the thread and come back to it, chances are your reply took even though you may have received a Data Base error.

    There may be other errors that we have not noticed. Some of the moderation actions that the staff would normally take like move threads to the proper forum appear not to be working.

    Nick is trying to get hold of someone at Penton who can fix this. We appreciate your patience.

    Thanks.

    Charlie

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    More information regarding our forums and the problems we are currently having:

    Our Data Base is broken and is in limbo. You can post but it will not register in the data base. And when you do post or reply, it will show up as a data base error but it will still get posted. Your post count will remain where it was before.

    If you wish to find new posts, do this: Display the Forums from the "Home/Forum" menu item (upper left corner shaded light pink). Then look for any new posts by date or ones that might say "Today". You can reply to them but as stated above, your reply will generate an error but it will be posted.

    Since it is now into the weekend, we do not expect to get this repaired until Monday.

    Thanks everyone for your patience.

    Charlie

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    More information regarding our forums and the problems we are currently having:

    Thanks for the info and nice to know it's not due to trouble with a members setup.



    - Patrick
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    Thanks for the info Charlie. I have been AFK last night and most of the data today. I noticed that the forum was showing no new posts since last visit but dates were not reflecting that. I've been restoring / converting my hard drive back to HFS+ since about 3:00 p.m.
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    Who would be an Admin or Moderator? We must be thankful that there are people willing to take on these tasks and to thank them for their being-the-scenes efforts on our behalf.

    Ian
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    Too right, Ian.
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