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wesintl
08-22-2005, 04:31 PM
Gotta be the first to post up.. SWEET! :p

How bout some more smilies :cool:

Kipper, can you increase the attachment size from 39kb to like 100 or so?

admin
08-22-2005, 04:42 PM
That's right, it's a new bulletin board! Pretty cool, unbelievable how many new features we have.

This is not cool:
You must create a new account.



So, I'm taking a crash course in PHP this afternoon, but it will slowing get knocked into shape. Your patience is appreciated.

wesintl
08-22-2005, 04:45 PM
THANKS for all the HARD work Kipper!!! You probably don't know how much we appreciate everything you do for the site but here is a big THANKS! :D

I have some time if you need any help with things :o

Hulk
08-22-2005, 04:52 PM
Kipper,

Way to go, dude. You win Rising Sun member of the month! :D

Romer
08-22-2005, 04:56 PM
Excellent job turning this around so quick guys.

Ken

treerootCO
08-22-2005, 06:29 PM
:) sweet :)


we need to open up the avatar to 100x100

wesintl
08-22-2005, 06:39 PM
Ok.. post these things in the help corner and admin will tend to them :)
At least til we get things back to the way we were used to ;)


You can now upload 100x100 avatars :)
Thank you treeroot

treerootCO
08-22-2005, 07:06 PM
Ok.. post these things in the help corner and admin will tend to them :)
At least til we get things back to the way we were used to ;)
I would but I am not special enough to make new threads. I can add to ones that are up though. ;)

PabloCruise
08-22-2005, 07:38 PM
:) sweet :)


we need to open up the avatar to 100x100

Thanks for your work on this Kipper...

I second the bigger avatar!

Did I miss a memo on the new forums? Are our PM's gone?

PabloCruise
08-22-2005, 07:39 PM
Ok.. post these things in the help corner and admin will tend to them :)
At least til we get things back to the way we were used to ;)


You can now upload 100x100 avatars :)
Thank you treeroot

Hmm... I am not getting that option, but my For Sale post is showing either, must be working the kinks out.

treerootCO
08-22-2005, 08:13 PM
but can I reply?

treerootCO
08-22-2005, 08:24 PM
why can't I see my posts....can anyone see this?

treerootCO
08-22-2005, 08:26 PM
test message from IE instead of Firefox. Can anyone see this one? I can't see any of these...

Hulk
08-22-2005, 08:28 PM
You can now upload 100x100 avatars :)


I only get the option for a 50x50 avatar. :confused:

bh4rnnr
08-22-2005, 08:28 PM
Alright! Thanks Kipper for the hard work!!!!! Left for the Libary and by the time I got back this was up and running. You rock Kipper.

Romer
08-22-2005, 08:59 PM
You can now upload 100x100 avatars :)
Thank you treeroot


I just tried and it wouldn't let me.

Romer
08-22-2005, 09:01 PM
I can't upload 100x100 avatar.

kodama
08-22-2005, 09:35 PM
sweet new look kipper...keep up the great work.

Romer
08-22-2005, 09:44 PM
Moderator button is off and the 100x100 avatars work.

Great job guys

bh4rnnr
08-22-2005, 09:56 PM
To add an avator, you should be able to de-select the icon right :confused:
For some reason it's not leting me.

admin
08-22-2005, 10:08 PM
Avatar button should be working for all registered users now... Sorry for the quarks. click "user CP" on the top task bar then edit avitar.

farnhamstj
08-22-2005, 10:13 PM
:d :d :d :d :d :d :d

Romer
08-22-2005, 10:31 PM
test test test

Romer
08-22-2005, 10:32 PM
Seems to work fine now. Thanks for helping Wes.

wesintl
08-22-2005, 10:34 PM
humm... helping or making bigger problems :eek:

bh4rnnr
08-22-2005, 10:37 PM
Hmmm, dont seem to get any smilies on the right when posting, not that it matters........ Either way, you guys kick a$$!

treerootCO
08-22-2005, 10:37 PM
yippie!! It works :D

admin
08-22-2005, 10:48 PM
Generic smilies are right above the typing text box. Just click on the smilie face and you'll see the generic... I'll look around for some cool ones we can upload ;)

nakman
08-22-2005, 10:50 PM
Nice work, Kipper!

Uncle Ben
08-22-2005, 11:05 PM
Kipper,
You totally rock! I know you probably didn't have time for this but did it anyway. THANK YOU! Your money's no good at Hops after next meeting! :D

nakman
08-22-2005, 11:19 PM
so we've already had 25 people on here at once? I think that broke the last forum's record.. like doubled it.

change is good.

bh4rnnr
08-22-2005, 11:22 PM
Yeah, was noticing that. Am already liking this new forum better. Maybe it's the smilies that Wes found dont know(not that I can use any of them. I would put a smilie wink here but cant. Hint Hint) It's like a smaller version of Mud....

Shark Bait
08-22-2005, 11:42 PM
Hey Kipper, nice work.

My old BlueMeanFish avatar pic was 205 x 212 at 25K. Any chance you could open it up to that? Unless you guys all prefer Britney?

admin
08-23-2005, 11:08 AM
Here's what EasyCGI support had to say after MANY probes as to why there are NO backups.

Hi Kipper,

We recently experienced a hardware failure on our front-end backup system that disabled user file-restores. We are currently in the process of recovering from this failure, and aim to have the user file-restore sty stem operation for your Web server within a week.

We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused you. Please note, however, that the file restore utility and the contained backup files cannot be guaranteed for their integrity. We always recommend to all clients to keep local backups of their files as often as possible.

If the integrity of your database is an issue, we would strongly recommend moving your database into another database configuration, such as MySQL.

Best Regards,

--
Matt Zangen
---------------------------------
- Easy CGI Support
- support@easycgi.com
- http://www.easycgi.com
---------------------------------

I can't really blame them, this was, for the most part, my fault. If you have critical data, you have to keep local backups. As a side note, our new forum IS using MySQL and the new software has a very slick database backup and recovery tool built right in.

-=kipper

Hulk
08-23-2005, 11:21 AM
My old BlueMeanFish avatar pic was 205 x 212 at 25K. Any chance you could open it up to that? Unless you guys all prefer Britney?
Chris, send it to me and I can resize it. :cheers:

wesintl
08-23-2005, 11:36 AM
Problem with that size avatar is that the header will be huge to fit that icon... I have to think that the old forum resized it automatically. You can see the difference in the 80x vs 100x icon. The 100x icons are much crisper though. Maybe we can move them to the side like on mud because there is alot of wasted header space in the posts so you don't see as many posts on the screen.

Kipper, In the end I'm kinda glad it happened anyway. Live and learn, at least were on more robust software now :D

IanB
08-23-2005, 11:55 AM
Nice work on getting the new boards up so fast :cheers:

Hulk
08-23-2005, 11:58 AM
Here's what EasyCGI support had to say after MANY probes as to why there are NO backups...
<snip>
I can't really blame them, this was, for the most part, my fault. If you have critical data, you have to keep local backups. As a side note, our new forum IS using MySQL and the new software has a very slick database backup and recovery tool built right in.
-=kipper

I agree the we should have been making periodic backups ourselves, but they still screwed up. No backups since 2004? That's piss poor. Even if we lost a month's worth of data, that would be acceptable. But they should have had a tape somewhere with a complete server backup that gets rotated out every month. I think these guys were asleep and not doing their job. They cannot be counted upon, and we need to rely on our own backup system for the future.

Again, I will be glad to download whatever needs to be backed up on a regular basis -- and I shouldn't be the only one doing this. EasyCGI is cheap, which is great. We shouldn't expect their systems and service to be state of the art for what we are paying.

They still screwed up. I think we should ask them for a free year of hosting to make amends. We lost over a year's worth of trail reports, technical information, gallery pictures, land use discussions, Cruise Moab archives, meeting minutes, votes on various issues, baby pictures, and the whole Snackster discussion. We had a community library built up, which was helpful for old and new members alike. It was our club history.

Can we ask them to dig deep and see if they have ANY tape or server backups that can be accessed? If we can recover any more of our old forum, it would be really nice.

I do think it's great that we have upgraded to the industry standard -- it wasn't even that expensive. And I'm glad this happened now, instead of 5 years from now. We lost our record of our club history, but only for a year or so.

admin
08-23-2005, 03:45 PM
I just found a backup from April 27th of this year and restored it to the old forum. Thousands more threads are now availible again, but we still lost the whole summer.

I'll see if I can negotiate some kind of deal with the hosting company and try to get someone on the phone that is willing to help out.

Hulk
08-23-2005, 03:57 PM
Great job on finding the backup from late April! That means we'll have almost all our important Cruise Moab stuff. :)

Shark Bait
08-23-2005, 03:59 PM
Can we import the Cruise Moab Committee thread?

Kipper
08-23-2005, 06:00 PM
Can we import the Cruise Moab Committee thread?

I *might* actually be able to do that. I'm actually going to try to import as much as possible. This software came with an import utility, but it's all PHP and I'm a total amateur as of now, but I'm learning...

Shark Bait
08-23-2005, 07:21 PM
Cool! Thanks Kipper!! :p

wesintl
08-24-2005, 09:43 AM
I noticed the import feature... See how it goes on the Cruise Moab Committee section and then maybe try the others... Thanks Kipper :D

Rzeppa
08-24-2005, 01:36 PM
but it's all PHP and I'm a total amateur as of now, but I'm learning...
Hi Kipper, I thought PHP had to run on *nix boxes, and that in order to use ASP was were on a Windoze box. When you get a chance, could you explain that?

Nice work on getting us back up so quick, greatly appreciate all the help from everyone involved.

Side note: I do have backups of really old stuff, mirror of entire site at regular intervals back when I was interim webmaster for a couple stints. Basically everything up until we switched to easy cgi. At that point I figured I didn't have to do it any more :-(